Our mission is to promote and advance professional monitoring to consumers and first responders through education, advocacy, and the creation of standards.
The Monitoring Association (TMA) is the trade association representing the professional monitoring industry. Our membership community includes companies spanning all industry sectors, including monitoring centers, systems integrators, service providers, installers, consultants, and product manufacturers. TMA is dedicated to the advancement of the professional monitoring industry through education, advocacy, standards, and public safety relationships.
TMA was incorporated on November 30, 1950 in Illinois as the Central Station Electrical Protection Association (CSEPA). In 1989, the Association formally changed its name to the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). In 2017, the Association was renamed “The Monitoring Association (TMA).”
Since its founding in 1950, TMA has worked to foster and improve relations between its members and various related groups–law enforcement and fire officials, the insurance industry, equipment suppliers and government/regulatory agencies.