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Jun 12 2020

An Election Preview

The Governor and the Legislature continue to negotiate on a budget that would resolve the state’s $54 billion deficit. The state Constitution requires the legislature to pass a balanced budget by June 15 or not get paid. Recognizing this leadership in the Assembly and Senate announced Wednesday that they would adopt their version of the…

Jun 2 2020

Budget Update: Cuts or Taxes?

As we have reported previously, Governor Newsom released his May Revision to the Budget on May 14, announcing that the state is facing a $54 billion deficit.  The May Revise proposes to balance the budget with a mix of reserves, internal borrowing, federal funding, and short-term revenues.  However, the backbone of the Governor’s May Revise…

May 26 2020

Reopening and Legislative Oversight

The following update is provided courtesy of Edelstein Gilbert Robson & Smith As we have reported previously, Governor Newsom has enjoyed enormous power since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis both legally, under the Emergency Services Act, and politically, given the hundreds of thousands of viewers tuning in to watch his noon press conferences almost daily.…

Apr 28 2020

President’s Corner: How We’re Handling COVID-19 Heading Into the Summer

We are entering that time of traditional family vacations, loading the kid and spouse into a vehicle and heading out on our annual adventure. Are we there yet? Depending on the age of your children, and possibly the patients of your spouse, you have heard this never-ending question. Our world has changed. Like you, I…

Apr 27 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Possible Return of The Legislature

Here is the latest update the legislative update from Sacramento from Edelstein Gilbert Robson & Sith, CAA’s lobbyist regarding activity in the Capitol. This week, Governor Newsom announced the opening of new testing facilities and the receipt of new testing supplies. The Governor has a goal of eventually being able to test 80,000 Californians per…

Apr 27 2020

A Message From the National Fire Sprinkler Association

Dear Board, Councils, Committees, and NFSA Staff, We have been very hopeful since our Board meeting last week that this would be isolated and not cause a total shutdown of our country. Well, I am afraid our governmental intel is telling us to prepare for two plus weeks of isolation and shutdown. It is highly…

Apr 3 2020

California State Fire Marshall Update: Essential Workers for Fire Alarm

Dear Stakeholder, Industry Associations, Local Government Partners and Cooperating Agencies: As the COVID-19 emergency continues to evolve, fire departments and fire protection contractors must ensure fire prevention and life safety systems and equipment are in working order. These systems and products are essential functions in safeguarding the public, businesses and institutions. The CAL FIRE –…

Mar 26 2020

AB-5 Update

AB 5 is a bill the Governor signed into law in September 2019 addressing employment status when a hiring entity claims that the person it hired is an independent contractor. AB 5 requires the application of the “ABC test” to determine if workers in California are employees or independent contractors for purposes of the Labor…

Mar 24 2020

Defining Essential Workers in California: An Update from the CAA Board

For the past two weeks we have been operating under conditions that no one would have imaged at the time of our Winter Meeting last December in San Francisco. Not since 1918/1919 has the world and the United States been under attack by a invisible operator. Over one-hundred years ago it was the Spanish Flu. …

Mar 2 2020

CAA Updated Coronavirus Information

Click on the city or county below to see the amended Orders regarding COVID-19.  They are from the following cities and counties: Fresno, CA Long Beach, CA Long Beach Appendix A Los Angeles County Pasadena, CA These orders have three points in common: Extension of Shelter in Place until May 15th Requirement that a Social…

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.

Mission

  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.

Vision

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

Resources

For a complete listing, please visit our Resources Page

Regulatory 

Bureau of Security and Investigative Affairs (BSIS) http://www.bsis.ca.gov
(916) 322-4000


Contractors State License Board
http://www.cslb.ca.gov


Associations

Electronic Security Association (ESA) 
http://www.esaweb.org 
(888) 447-1689
Fax: (214) 260-5979 


National Training School (NTS)

(866) 636-1687 


California Automatic Fire Alarm Association (CAFAA) 
http://www.cafaa.com 


WBFAA UATC Apprenticeship Program 
http://www.wbfaa.net


Alarm Response Information

Security Industry Alarm Association (SIAC) 
http://www.siacinc.org 
http://www.pleaserespond.org


Security Industry Trade Magazines

Security Magazine 
http://www.securitymagazine.com


Security Distributing & Marketing 
http://www.sdmmag.com


Security Systems News 
http://www.securitysystemsnews.com


Security Director News 
http://www.securitydirectornews.com


Security Products 
http://www.secprodonline.com


Cygnus 
http://www.securityinfowatch.com


Security Sales & Integration 
http://www.securitysales.com


Campus Safety 
http://www.campussafetymagazine.com


GSN: Government Security News 
http://www.gsnmagazine.com

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