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Orange County Alarm Association!

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Elizabeth Courtney
Beacon Security, Inc.

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The Orange County Alarm Association exists to promote the interests of the electronic security industry in Orange County, California. The association facilitates communication among members engaged in the sale, installation servicing and monitoring of alarm systems, industry suppliers, and public safety officials by providing a forum for the discussion of ideas, problems, and solutions.

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News / Events

Security Dealer Marketing David Morgan

Jun 4 2021

SDM Award Nomination

We’re so proud to announce that SD Marketing’s VP, David Morgan was recently nominated for the CAA Mark Schubert Memorial Award.

Dec 2 2020

Expert Tips for Choosing An Alarm Company

You may only get one chance to protect yourself from harm. Keeping this in mind, choose your security company with care. We recommend the following steps for consumers to take to help make the right decision in choosing the services of a reputable security and fire alarm company: Ask your family, friends or business associates…

Dec 2 2020

Protecting Your Home From Porch Pirates

For criminals, porch piracy is one of the easiest types of theft because they can carry it out swiftly and silently. In the winter, when valuable gifts are being delivered and the sun goes down earlier, porch piracy is in full swing. In the cover of the dark, criminals speed toward victims’ porches, grab their…

Dec 2 2020

Smart Things to Do with a Doorbell Camera

If you haven’t yet invested in a doorbell camera, you’re missing out on a powerful home security tool. There are so many smart things you can do with a doorbell camera; here are some of the smartest. Catch Criminals in the Act From our daily meals to our large electronics, just about everything can now…

CAA News

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  • President’s Message: July 2024
    Dear CAA Members, Our industry continues to play a vital role in safeguarding homes, businesses, and communities across the state. As we navigate through an everevolving landscape of security and life safety challenges, our collective commitment to excellence and innovation remains our guiding light. Firstly, I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to each member […]
    Sean Cooke
  • President’s Message: June 2024
    I am thrilled to share with you the tremendous success of the CAA Spring Convention. With over 210 dealers and manufacturers in attendance, the event was a remarkable gathering of industry professionals dedicated to advancing the security and life safety industry. The post President’s Message: June 2024 appeared first on California Alarm Association.
    Sean Cooke
  • CAA President’s Message: May 2024
    As we reflect on recent events and anticipate upcoming opportunities, I'm excited to update you on several fronts. First, our Day on Capitol Hill on March 12th was a great success. The post CAA President’s Message: May 2024 appeared first on California Alarm Association.
    Sean Cooke
  • 17th Annual SAAA Police Forum Recap
    The Police forum provided a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge technologies, innovative strategies and regulatory measures int he field of video monitoring. The post 17th Annual SAAA Police Forum Recap appeared first on California Alarm Association.
    CAA Staff
  • CAA President’s Message: April 2024
    I hope this message finds you well. As we look ahead, I want to highlight a couple of areas where our community continues to make strides. The post CAA President’s Message: April 2024 appeared first on California Alarm Association.
    Sean Cooke
  • Meet the Women in Security
    This month we feature three women from the CAA’s Women In the Security Evolution,”WISE”. Tatiana Abramek, Gianna Azbill, and Tauni Wallace share a brief overview of their background and what they anticipate the future and impact for women in security will be. The post Meet the Women in Security appeared first on California Alarm Association.
    WISE Staff
  • Empowering Women In Security: A Glimpse into WISE’s Strategy
    The electronic security industry has traditionally been male dominated, yet the Women in the Security Evolution (WISE) is carving out a space dedicated to advancing women within the industry. With a clear mission to promote visibility, inclusivity, and equality; WISE's strategic initiatives and areas of focus are clearly outlined. The post Empowering Women In Security: […]
    Sarah Wilson
  • President’s Message: March 2024
    As spring unfolds and brings new beginnings, I am thrilled to address you with exciting developments and opportunities within the California Alarm Association. One of the most heartening initiatives that stands as a testament to our commitment to community and professional growth is the CAA Youth Scholarship Program. The post President’s Message: March 2024 appeared […]
    Sean Cooke
  • Women’s History Month and CAA WISE
    Women's History Month, celebrated annually in March, is dedicated to recognizing and honoring the achievements, contributions, and history of women throughout the world. The post Women’s History Month and CAA WISE appeared first on California Alarm Association.
    Cathy Rempel
  • Empowering Women In the Electronic Security Industry
    In the constantly evolving landscape of the security industry, the role of women has often been underrepresented. Yet, women have excelled across a variety of roles, from the strategic decisions made in the C-suite to the innovative campaigns crafted in marketing and sales, and the groundbreaking solutions developed in engineering. The post Empowering Women In […]
    Nicola Oakie

Why Join The Association?

Management Programs

Alarm management programs and literature are available to assist your company and your subscribers to ensure appropriate response to calls for service from alarm owners.

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Education & Webinars

Education seminars and training are scheduled in various locations throughout the state. In addition, access to online webinars & classes are available exclusively to OCAA members.

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Networking Opportunities

Meetings at your local and state conventions give you the opportunity to meet in workshops and seminars with your peers to learn and to exchange ideas on topics relative to your business. Network!

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Public Relations

PR activities disseminate positive information about the alarm industry to consumer and law enforcement agencies. The OCAA is dedicated to the growth and professionalism of our industry.

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One Membership, Two Associations

With one membership, you belong to two associations: The Orange County Alarm Association (OCAA), and the California Alarm Association (CAA). Dues are paid quarterly by electronic debit or invoice.

Frequent Legislative Updates That Impact Your Business

Licensing requirements do change and as a member you are kept informed. We also work on your behalf with cities throughout Orange County and the state of California to watchdog local ordinances (and fines).

Rod Uffindell

Denelect Alarm

“I wanted to learn about the industry and I heard from a police department friend that there was a bay area alarm association in Oakland so I went to a meeting. From there I learned of the WBFAA, now the CAA.”

Chuck Petruska

Advanced Alarm

"I have been able to experience first-hand the benefits of the association and encourage any alarm company to join or attend any CAA event. They are iconic to our industry and they grow and offer members high opportunities for networking and gaining knowledge in our industry.”

Dawn Smith

Total Monitoring Services

“While working for King Central, I became their Regional Account Manager. I wanted to be aware of what was going on in the industry so I began attending the Sacramento Area Alarm Association meetings. I did not expect the true friendships I have made over the years through the different Associations. I carry some of the people I’ve met through the years very close to my heart.”

Together, We Can Achieve More!

These are only some of the benefits derived from membership with The Orange County Alarm Association. Benefiting your bottom line, enhancing your professionalism, and working with your industry colleagues are the common values that we all share.

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