2015: The Year in Review

What an eventful year for the Central Station Alarm Association International! A new executive director, a new president, a re-imagined annual meeting, a vote on net neutrality, new resources … and much more! Check out The Year in Review for a recap of important events and activities in 2015. CSAA thanks our members for their support and participation! To get more involved with CSAA in 2016, contact Becky Lane at membership@csaaintl.org.

CSAA Releases 4th Edition of Fire Alarm Guide

The Fourth Edition of CSAA’s “A Practical Guide to Fire Alarm Systems” is now available. “This update has been the most significant ever with literally hundreds of changes, including charts and diagrams,” said Stanley Oppenheim, DGA Security Systems, who oversaw the project. “I would like to especially recognize the efforts of Shane Clary, Vice President, Codes and Standards Compliance at Bay Alarm Company, who was the lead fact reviewer.”

This definitive guide was designed for the lay reader as well as for fire and insurance professionals and industry personnel. The new edition includes chapters on: Basic Fire Alarm Systems; Selecting a System; Components; Transmission Systems; Equipment and Personnel; Certificate Programs; Complying with Insurance Requirements; Special Appliance for Fire Protection; and more.

Now available immediately via digital download for $90. CSAA members receive the discounted price of $72. Visit csaaintl.org/publications to order. Login is required for purchase and to get the CSAA member discount.


A Futurist and an Economist to Address ESX 2016 as Main Stage Keynoters

The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) – a national trade event for electronic security and life safety dealers, integrators, and monitoring professionals –  announced the opening and closing keynote speakers for its annual event, June 8 -10, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. CSAA co-owns ESX with the Electronic Security Association (ESA).

The Opening Keynote Luncheon, sponsored by Security America Risk Retention Group, will feature Nicholas Webb, world-renowned business futurist and innovation thought leader. Mr. Webb is the author of “Innovation Playbook” and “The Digital Innovation ESX for SignalsPlaybook.”  He is also a successful inventor with more than forty-five patented technologies, ranging from one of the world’s smallest medical implants to consumer and industrial products. He currently provides business and innovation strategy consulting to his clients, ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

“The opportunity to hear what Nick Webb has to say is worth the price of the entire conference,” stated George De Marco, Chairman of ESX.  “It is an excellent opportunity for our attendees to gain a unique and valuable glimpse into the future, helping to effectively position their innovation and business strategies.”

Back by popular demand is Dr. Alan Beaulieu, President of ITR Economics, who will present during the Closing Keynote Luncheon, sponsored by NAPCO Security. Mr. Beaulieu is highly rated as an engaging and interactive keynote speaker. In fact, he was recently voted one of Meeting & Convention Magazine’s “Planners’ Favorite Speakers,” recognized alongside Bill Clinton and Anderson Cooper. In more than 150 appearances each year, Alan’s humorous and straightforward approach on how to forecast, plan and increase the profits of companies has entertained thousands of conference attendees globally. In addition, Beaulieu has co-authored books and written numerous articles on economic analysis, helping business owners and executives capitalize on emerging trends.

Featuring these dynamic and relevant keynote speakers at ESX 2016 will provide a compelling business perspective and actionable solutions for those who attend the conference,” commented De Marco.

ESX will unveil its conference program and speaker line-up in January of 2016.

About ESX

ESX (Electronic Security Expo) brings together professionals who are passionate about the business of electronic security and life safety. Dealers, integrators and monitoring professionals attend ESX to connect with like-minded peers, learn from business thought leaders, and discover emerging trends and technologies. Exceptional peer-to-peer education delivers strategies that help security and life safety professionals run, grow, and maximize their businesses–as well as rethink the future. The exhibit hall showcases the latest products, technologies and services, while dynamic networking events offer professionals opportunities to engage and collaborate. Learn more at ESXweb.com or follow us on Twitter @ESXweb and Facebook at Facebook.com/ESXweb.

CSAA Annual Meeting Photo Gallery

The 2015 CSAA Annual Meeting drew raves from attendees for its combination of education, networking, and enjoyable events. Don’t miss the 2016 CSAA Annual Meeting in Marco Island, FL – October 22-26!

CSAA thanks Brandon Freedman for his photography.