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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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  • Meet the Women in Security
    This month we feature three women from the CAA’s Women In the Security Evolution,”WISE”. Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein, Shannon Beritzhoff, and Sarah Wilson 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 […]
    CAA Staff
  • WISE Words: Empowering Women in the Security Evolution
    Women in the Security Evolution, “WISE”, is a CAA group focused on promoting women in the electronic security industry through increased visibility, inclusivity, resource support and equality. WISE currently meets monthly and is dedicated to preparing and planning the right way to create a solid foundation for all members. The post WISE Words: Empowering Women […]
    Shannon Beritzhoff
  • California Alarm Association Launches Women in the Security Evolution (WISE)
    The California Alarm Association (CAA) recently announced the launch of the Women in the Security Evolution (WISE), a committee that is dedicated to supporting, empowering, and promoting women across all disciplines within the security industry spectrum of professional roles. The post California Alarm Association Launches Women in the Security Evolution (WISE) appeared first on California […]
    CAA Staff
  • President’s Message – A New Era for the MIRROR
    As we step further into this exciting year, I am thrilled to share with you the exciting developments and upcoming events that underscore our Association’s dedication to progress and advocacy in the security and life safety sector. The post President’s Message – A New Era for the MIRROR appeared first on California Alarm Association.
    Sean Cooke
  • California Alarm Association Board of Directors Meeting – Governmental Affairs Committee Report
    The Governmental Affairs Committee has been busy during 2023 monitoring bills that have been introduced in both the State Assembly and Senate. Life has returned to more of a normal operation within the halls of the Capitol, with offices being open for visits with the Members and their Staffs. The post California Alarm Association Board […]
    CAA Staff
  • Adapting to Change: Evolution of Security
    Security solutions market has calmed post a COVID spike and the rapid growth rate of DIY security systems during the COVID lockdowns. The post Adapting to Change: Evolution of Security appeared first on California Alarm Association.
    Elizabeth Parks
  • Three WISE Women: Meet the Women in Security
    Vanessa Castro’s career began with a non-profit providing assistance to the homeless. From here she entered the security industry as an alarm installer and has progressed to now Chief Operating Officer with Varitec. Recognized as an industry leader, her company now writes security plans for cannabis related businesses and is NICP certified. As a business […]
    Vanessa Castro, Tracy Larson, Alyson Pattie
  • What is a Reasonable Compensation for Owners of S Corp?
    If you have read many of my columns over the years, you probably know that a “S Corporation” is the preferred entity for most alarm companies with a single, or few, individual shareholders. As you may already know, An S corporation is a type of corporation that passes its taxable income, credits, deductions, and losses […]
  • Relational Customer Satisfaction Surveys and Their Importance to Your Livelihood in 2024
    Over the past 44 years in this wonderful industry, you’ve heard me dwell on the importance of customer interaction and satisfaction. You simply can’t have one without the other. MacGuard has conducted numerous client satisfaction surveys for our clients, but some integrators have resisted conducting relational or annual surveys, called CSAT surveys. The post Relational […]
    Kirk MacDowell
  • WISE Words: Empowering Women in the Security Evolution
    The electronic security sector is witnessing a significant shift towards inclusivity and gender equality based on the efforts of several leaders and industry groups across the nation. One of these groups is the fast-growing CAA based organization, Women In the Security Evolution “WISE”. The group is dedicated to supporting, empowering, and promoting women across all […]
    Cathy Rempel

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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