Burglar Alarm Systems

5th edition now available! The 2018 edition of TMA’s best-selling burglar alarm guide is designed for insurance agents, underwriters and loss-prevention specialists. It provides information on how to select the most cost effective burglar alarm system, and explains the advantages of Underwriters Laboratories’ Burglar Alarm Certificate Service Program.

$62.50 nonmembers / $50.00 members. Available in print only currently.

Fire Alarm Systems

FireAlarmSysGuideThis is Fourth Edition of the TMA Practical Guide to Fire Alarm Systems. This definitive guide was designed for the “lay reader”, as well as the fire and insurance professionals and industry personnel. The new Guide encompasses chapters on: Basic Fire Alarm Systems; Selecting a Fire Alarm System; Components; Transmission Systems; Equipment and Personnel; UL, ETL and FM Certificate Programs; Residential Fire Alarm Systems; Complying with Insurance Requirements; Highly Protected Risk Fire Protection and Surveillance; Special Appliance for Fire Protection; Maintenance, and more.

Price:  Member: $72 / Non-member: $90  (Login Required) Digital Download

TMA Dispatch

The TMA Dispatch, the official newsletter of TMA, contains news about association events, committee actions and other activities, legislative developments affecting the alarm industry, and industry trends. It accepts advertising and it is mailed quarterly to all TMA member companies and branches. View past issues (member login required).

For inquiries on additional copies please contact or 703-242-4670 ext. 18. For advertising information, view the current media kit or contact Leigh A. McGuire at

TMA Signals

TMA Signals is an e-mail bulletin sent to all TMA member companies and designed to convey news of fast-breaking legislative, regulatory and industry developments to central station alarm companies.



TMA is an ANSI-accredited standards writing organization. As such, the TMA Standards Committee works on standards that benefit consumers, regulators and the security industry.   For the professional monitoring industry, standards enhance its overall image by assuring all participants will install, monitor, and service to a minimum standard, which opens the markets to all by promoting, fair competition. For more information and to view current standards please visit our standards page.

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