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Feb 19 2021

COVID Relief: Sorting it All Out Webinar Presentation

On February 3rd 2021, the CAA / OCAA sponsored a webinar: “COVID Relief – Sorting It All Out” with special guests Alyson Pattie, Principal & CPA at Barkin, Perren, Schwager & Dolan LLP and Mitch Reitman, Managing Principal at Reitman Consulting Group. The latest coronavirus relief bill includes a 2nd round of PPP with $284 billion…
Sacramento Legislation Update

Feb 16 2021

Legislative Update: 2.16.21

This week, proponents of the effort to recall Governor Newsom announced that they have surpassed the 1.5 million signatures required to qualify the recall election.  They acknowledged, however, that more signatures are needed to ensure that there are enough verifiable signatures to qualify.
Legislation Sacramento Update

Feb 1 2021

Legislative Update: 1.29.21

Californians have had the right to recall elected officials for 110 years.  In that time, 54 attempts to recall a California Governor have been launched.  Only one of these has been successful. In October 2003, Californians voted to recall Governor Davis.  When the recall effort got started in 2002, it was underfunded and easy to…
Legislative Update

Jan 18 2021

Legislative Budget Update

Last week, Governor Newsom unveiled his proposed $227 billion 2021-2022 budget. As the Governor noted himself, the last 12 months have been a financial roller coaster for the state.  Coming into 2020, the Governor enjoyed a large budget surplus and healthy reserves.  Soon after the state’s response to the pandemic intensified in March, revenues were…
Legislative Update 1.8.21

Jan 13 2021

Legislative Update: January 2021

With all eyes turned, understandably, to Congress this week, it would be easy to miss recent developments in Sacramento. Governor Newsom released his 2021-2022 proposed state budget today.  We will report on the budget more thoroughly in a separate report when we have had a chance to review it in detail.  The Governor was proud…

Dec 21 2020

Legislative Update: 12.18.20

The state’s financial distress, brought on by our response to COVID-19, was arguably the largest issue facing the California Legislature in 2020.  With the Governor laser focused on the response to the pandemic, the Legislature was able to assert itself on budget issues in a way that it hasn’t in a decade. According to a recent budget…

Dec 7 2020

CAA Board Meeting at the 2020 Winter Convention (Video)

Since the first winter conference in December of 1992, The CAA has been inspiring and educating generations of industry leadership. This year, the the CAA winter conference once again provided updates on programs and services from the association along with a series of compelling workshops to help you propel your business into the future. The…
Presidential Election 2020

Nov 6 2020

Election 2020 Update from EGRS

California experienced what appears to be record voter turnout, with high early votes from Democrats and high day-of voting by Republicans.  In past elections, late-mailed ballots and provisional ballots trended to the Democrats.  Through the morning of November 6 late ballots have trended towards Republicans.  However, there are 4.5 million ballots remaining to be counted…

Oct 19 2020

An Exclusive VIP Invitation for Member Dealers & Integrators

The VIP Peer-to-Peer Networking Groups from Total Tech Summit bring together networking (everyone’s favorite part of Total Tech) with the convenience of your home. These year-long group conversations will take place each month and will be guided by the CE Pro, Commercial Integrator, and Security Sales & Integration editorial staff. Each group will be custom-created…

Upcoming Events

From regional networking luncheons to the major conventions, the CAA and its regional associations will host a number of exciting events this year. 

  • CAA Spring Convention 2021

    Our annual Spring conference will be live and in person in Palm Springs, CA at the Hilton Convention Center. Online registration is open now! RSVP, and view and sign up for seminars. 

  • Regional Chapter Events

    Local events are being held every month throughout the state. Join your local chapter for fun opportunities to network and learn from your peers.

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About the CAA

The California Alarm Association develops and manages programs to benefit members and to promote the growth of professionalism in the electronic security industry throughout the state of California. Membership dues provide the foundation for funding these programs, but we rely on the financial support of individuals and companies to expand existing programs and launch new initiatives. These non-dues revenues are critical for the protection of the industry in which we all make our livelihood, and to preserve our ability to enhance public safety in our communities.


  1. Serve our members and associates by being the industry advocate and liaison with public safety agencies, government bureaus, and licensing, standards and regulation bodies.
  2. Serve the people of California by being a reliable and trusted resource for safety and security information and services.


Promote growth, professionalism and innovation in the security industry, and to make all Californians safer and more secure.


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