CAA Celebrates Silver Anniversary at 2017 Winter Conference

California Alarm Association presented its annual winter conference in San Francisco, Nov. 29- Dec. 2. You can view several images from the event in this slideshow.

CAA Celebrates Silver Anniversary at 2017 Winter Conference

ESX Chairman George De Marco, left, moderated the 2017 CAA Executive Symposium.

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Alarm Association (CAA) hosted several hundred installing security contractors, manufacturer representatives and other industry stakeholders from across the United States for its annual winter conference.

Held at the Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, the event (Nov. 29- Dec. 2) marked CAA’s 25th anniversary and offered attendees a series of educational sessions, a keynote by Rancho Santa Fe Security CEO Denise Korenek, the annual executive symposium and networking activities.

A highlight each year is the bestowing of the CAA George A. Weinstock Award during a formal dinner and ceremony. The award recognizes lifetime achievement and service to the security industry. This year’s honoree was Mike Matson of Fresno, Calif.-based Matson Alarm.

He was praised by the CAA for more than three decades of leadership to his company, which he runs with his brother Larry Matson, and service to the industry. During the ceremony Matson’s industry peers praised him as a tireless fundraiser through the years, with donations benefiting various police, fire, sheriff and K-9 organizations, as well as public outreach facilities.

In this image gallery, you can view scenes from the event’s various general assemblies, panel sessions, gala tribute dinner and more.

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Although Bosch’s name is quite familiar to those in the security industry, his previous experience has been in daily newspaper journalism. Prior to joining SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION in 2006, he spent 15 years with the Los Angeles Times, where he performed a wide assortment of editorial responsibilities, including feature and metro department assignments as well as content producing for Bosch is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a degree in Mass Communication & Journalism. In 2007, he successfully completed the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association’s National Training School coursework to become a Certified Level I Alarm Technician.

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