President's Corner

Insights from the Board President of the California Alarm Association

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Board President

Tim Westphal

Tim serves as the President of the CAA. He is the COO and Co-owner of Bay Alarm Company. 

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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…

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. …

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 San Francisco Winter Convention 2020

    The 2020 winter San Francisco convention will be taking place from December 2nd-5th at the Fairmont Nob Hill in San Francisco.

  • 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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