Message from CSAA Executive Director Jay Hauhn: Urgent Need for AES Radio Modules


CSAA members:

Due to an emergency situation, Alarm Detection Systems (ADS) has an immediate and urgent need for AES radio modules. Due to the failure of the network, thousands of locations are without monitoring.

The parts needed are only the transceivers within the AES product. Please do not ship the red boxes or attached boards.

The required part # is “MFG# 52-7085UES”. The radio frequencies are software programmable, so the frequency with which the unit is “preprogrammed” is not an issue.

In addition non-programmable radio models 7080 can be used if they are on one of the following frequencies:

  • 465.9125
  • 465.9625
  • 460.9125
  • 460.9375
  • 460.9625
  • 460.9875

Thousands of radios are required.

Please assist ADS with this immediate need.  Units should be overnighted to ADS at 1115 Church Rd Aurora, IL 60505. (630.844.6300)

If you can assist, please ship ASAP and drop an email to  Ed Bonifas at to send the tracking number.

Once this situation is corrected, ADS intends to share lessons learned, to hopefully avoid it impacting your AES networks in the future.

Thank you.

Jay Hauhn,
Executive Director, CSAA


CSAA Fall Ops to Focus on “Monitoring Excellence”


This year’s Fall Operations Management Seminar promises a rewarding program and lively discussions. Session topics include mobile PERS, specialized training techniques for monitoring operations, interaction with PSAPs, how monitoring centers should arm their operators against cybersecurity, and more. In addition, the popular “Roundtable” session will be expanded from one to two following the enthusiastic response to CSAA’s request for input from past participants.



2015 Fall Ops attendees participate in a Roundtable session.

The seminar includes a tour of Affiliated Monitoring, a CSAA Five Diamond-certified, ASAP-active monitoring center, and the opportunity to meet and ask questions of Affiliated’s leadership.

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Affiliated Monitoring

View the complete Preliminary Program and register today for Fall Ops, the one industry event for central station personnel presented by central station personnel!


UL 827 at the CSAA Annual Meeting: Seeking input and participation from wholesale and multi-site branch monitoring centers

A new session has been added to the CSAA Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 24 that focuses on UL 827 and remote locations.

Numerous member companies have expressed concern about how UL will be inspecting and validating the provisions of section 17.12.6 — specifically, the provision for remote locations to have Extent 3 coverage if access to customer information is available in these locations. This would potentially include dealer locations, remote branch offices and other locations that aMarco-Island-Logo_vertre not within your central station site. UL has agreed to open dialogue on how to address this issue from an alarm company perspective and from that of field inspectors. Your input is critical!

Please join us at the CSAA Annual Meeting for a working session in which we’ll discuss this recent change and how it could impact your company. We will explore options for alternative language for this section, plus have the opportunity to discuss with UL’s Steve Schmit any questions about changes in the 2017 inspection expectations.  Individuals who wish to attend but have not registered for the CSAA Annual Meeting should contact  for details.

UL 827 Work session: Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 am-8:30 am, Marriot Marco Island, Coconut Room
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CSAA 2016 Annual Meeting: The Impact of the New Overtime Rule and Minimum Wage Increases on Your Business


Join our “sofa round-table” panel moderated by John Colehower, Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions LLC, to discuss the impact that overtime and minimum-wage laws will have on the security industry, and Marco-Island-Logo_vertwhat businesses can do to cope with the changes.  John will be joined by Kelly Kolb, a shareholder of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, who will review the legal issues; Mike Bodnar, President of Security Partners, who will discuss the challenges to Contract Central Stations; and Shannon Woodman, COO of Washington Alarm, who will discuss the impact on Installing Security Dealers.

Specifically, the panel will cover:

  • The new rule announced by
    the Department of Labor that would extend mandatory Overtime Pay to more than 4 million workers on December 1, 2016;
  • Existing and proposed state law changes to Minimum Wage Standards; and
  • Proposed federal law changes to Minimum Wage Standards.

There’s still time to register for the CSAA Annual Meeting!