Pics & Tidbits: CAA Winter Convention Hosts Industry Pros From Across the Nation

Check out this image gallery for highlights and takeaways from the California Alarm Association’s annual event in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Alarm Association (CAA) hosted around 500 installing security contractors, manufacturer representatives and other industry stakeholders from across the United States for its annual winter convention.

Held at the Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, the event (Dec. 4-7) offered attendees a series of educational sessions, a keynote presentation by former ADT CEO Tim Whall who shared best business practices, the annual Executive Symposium moderated by ESX Chair George De Marco, plus various 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 Bob Michel of Valley Alarm, a family operated business that has been serving the greater Los Angeles area since 1981.

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 latimes.com. 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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