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The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) is a trade association representing providers, users, bureaus, and other agencies of Central Station protection services that are certified by a CSAA-approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), such as UL, FM and/or ETL.
It is legally entitled to represent its members before Congress, regulatory agencies on the local, state and federal levels, and other authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) over the industry.
Since its incorporation in 1950, CSAA has served its members interests in an ever-increasing variety of ways.
CSAA was incorporated on November 30, 1950 in Illinois as the Central Station Electrical Protection Association. In 1989, the Association formally changed its name to the Central Station Alarm Association.
The purpose of CSAA is:
Since its founding in 1950, CSAA 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.
Some of CSAA's major goals are:
As the Association continues to expand, there is little doubt that its mission will also continue to evolve and grow.
In addition, CSAA recognizes other goals essential to the well-being of its members, including, but not limited to: