CSAA to Meet About PSAP, 2G Deadline and More at ESX
ESX is a great opportunity for the Central Station Alarm Association International Committees to meet and discuss issues that are affecting the security industry. The CSAA will be covering an array of topics at this year’s event, taking place June 23 – 26.
The ASAP Outreach Committee will kick off the committee meetings Monday, June 23 with reports and the status of the ASAP Program.
Discussions will include a list of active PSAPs, which ones are trying to get approvals, which alarm companies are active and the status of their readiness.
The Membership Committee will meet next, and a lot of issues will be covered, including the expansion of membership benefits, a re-introduction of the PALS program and a discussion surrounding by-law changes and their effects on the committee.
The International Outreach Committee, which has had extensive activity since its first forum in Quebec last year, will be updating the strategy for advancing CSAA’s global expansion — how the association can best serve members on a global basis to meet the expectations of the growing cliental, the Nexgeners.
The Membership committee will also hear reports from a PERS representative on the activities and opportunities available for members entering this market.
The Proprietary Council is focusing on a quality matrix and cross references between a Proprietary Monitoring station and its relationships to Global Security Operation Centers and commercial groups.
The Contract Monitoring Council is building white papers for release on the looming 2G deadline Jan. 1, 2017. The council will also discuss a nationwide licensing bill that is now moving forward. The Nationwide licensing act is an Alarm Industry Communications Committee sponsored bill for monitoring services only and seeking recognition that a license be honored on a national level.
“In other words, it does not cover the actions of installers,” said CSAA vice president of membership and programs Becky Lane. “We are only addressing the Central Station side.”
A wage and salary survey for the industry is also on the docket.
At the CSAA Education Committee Meeting, the committee will discuss the newly-released eLearning platform linked from the CSAA website. In addition to making final arrangements for the 2014 annual meeting and Fall Operations Management Seminar, the committee will kick off planning for the 2015 events.
As in all meetings, the committee will discuss ongoing education programs, such as the CSAA Online Operator Training and the CSAA Signature Series webinars, while brainstorming opportunities for new programs and discussing proposals brought to the floor.
For more information, check out the CSAA meeting schedule.
The ESX Deluxe Pass includes access to these meetings, as well as all educational seminars, networking events — including the CSAA Excellence Awards Breakfast, recognizing member central stations and their outstanding personnel —and the industry’s most focused expo. For those looking to register for meetings only, please select the free expo only pass. Register now.
This article was contributed by Becky Lane, Vice President of Membership and Programs at CSAA (Central Station Alarm Association).