713-467-6666 president@hgcaa.org


 


Our Sponsor in July 2018 for our Monthly Meeting

 


HGCAA Board of Directors

2017 – 2018

President
Vice
President

John C Helweg
713-467-6666
President@HGCAA.org

Van Mayorga|
281-932-2270
VicePres@HGCAA.org

Secretary
Treasurer

Mary Edmonson
713-799-3022
Secretary@HGCAA.org

Penny Mayorga
979-478-6432 x103
Treasurer@HGCAA.org

Sergant-at-Arms
Parliamentarian

Amanda Jackson
713-861-9418
SGT@HGCAA.org

Calvin Stewart
832-642-3702
PARL@HGCAA.org

Editor
Membership
Director

Steven Carr
713-553-6212
Editor@HGCAA.org

Dennis White
713-870-3702
Membership@HGCAA.org

Education
Director

Van Mayorga|
281-932-2270

Education@HGCAA.org

Past
President

Brian McKinney
713-9830182
PastPres@HGCAA.org

 

 


JULY 2018 Message from the HGCAA President – John Helweg

I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July. Our June meeting went well at ADI Pinemont. Amanda was back and it was great to see her. We also met the new branch manager Matt Wilson. I’d like to thank ADI for hosting us and providing great food. Please remember, our associate members support us, so please support them.

We discussed the DPS Public Safety meeting that TBFAA represented us at and how it went. We discussed one of the articles in last months newsletter about web site optimization for mobile devices and how that can affect your web site placement going forward on search engines. We also gave a reminder to keep your technicians hydrated.

Our guest speaker was Steven Beers with the Growth Coach, Business & Sales Coaching. He had a nice presentation with handouts. He also had his book available. If you’re not coming to the meetings, you’re missing out on CEU’s, great speakers and lots of inside information.

Our upcoming meeting is July 12th at Electronic Custom Distributors. Danny Cranford from Pro-Vigil video monitoring will be our speaker.. Perennial Software was supposed to be here, but they were acquired by another company and the wires got crossed somewhere. I’m working on getting them at a later date.See y’all soon,

John C. Helweg

President/HGCAA


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JULY 2018 TBFAA UPDATE BY PRESIDENT – KELLY RYAN

The TBFAA has changed the newsletter to an electronic format. While the paper version of the Transmitter worked well for us in the past, it’s time to leave the print in the past and provide a timelier newsletter. There are a few ways to receive the new Transmitter: As a member, your email is already positioned to provide the Transmitter to you weekly. If you receive the NESA National Monitor emails, look for the “Texas Edition” tab. If you’re not a member (which you should be), you can email the
TBFAA to be added to the distribution list.

Registration for the 2018 TBFAA Convention is active! If you have not yet made plans to attend the convention, please do so. The convention hotel will fill-up, and we want as many of our members to stay together, so secure your registration now! With the revised sunset recommendations expected to be delivered prior to our convention, we are sure to have an informative and exciting convention in Austin! Information is available on the TBFAA website.

Have you recently hired any new technicians or sales people? Do you have any installers wanting their Residential Alarm License or to prepare for their FAL test? Be sure to check out the training opportunities on the TBFAA website. The next Houston area Level 1 class will be September 20 th & 21 st . The RAL course in Houston will be on August 10 th , and the FAL prep-course is August 23 rd & 24 th . Be sure to register through the TBFAA website to ensure you or your employees have the training they need!

For those that use social media, be sure to join the Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Association group on Facebook. We are also on Twitter using @TxBFAA, and you can find us on LinkedIn as well. We are using #TBFAA2018 to post updates on the upcoming convention in Austin. Be an active member! Help spread the word about the upcoming convention and the benefits of TBFAA training. For more information about TBFAA, please email me at president@tbfaa.org.

Sincerely,

Kelly Ryan



 

 


 


CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2018

HGCAA meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 11:30-1pm.

See below for the locations.

Dates and locations may change as needed.

July 2018
7/12 – HGCAA meeting @ Electronic Custom Distributors
4747 Westpark, Houston, Texas

August 2018
8/2– Anixter (Tri-Ed west) on Mitchelldale

September 2018
9/13 – HGCAA meeting & elections @ Anixter(Tri-Ed North)

PLEASE THANK OUR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
FOR PROVIDING FOOD AND HOSTING OUR MEETINGS
BY PURCHASING THEIR PRODUCTS




Automated Outlet Houston has moved to:
6300 Westpark Dr., Suite 100
Houston, Texas 77057
Thank you for being a loyal Customer!


 


Houston Alarm Detail

Check with the City of Houston to make sure your company is listed on their alarm permit web site.

They have a  specific form you need to fill out and submit to them for inclusion.

You also need to be sending municipalities notice of alarm system activation.

Please make sure your customers are using the most current alarm permit form.



Harris County Alarm Detail

Please make sure your customers are using the most current alarm permit form.


Ft Bend County Alarm Detail

Be sure your customers are securing an alarm permit from Fort Bend County upon activation. Their alarm permit can be found here.


Montgomery County Alarm Detail

Check with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to make sure your company is listed on their alarm permit web site.

Please make sure your customers are using the most current alarm permit form.

Alarm ordinance – Montgomery County are actively ticketing homeowners that don’t have alarm permits.


 

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

HOUSTON GULF COAST ALARM ASSOCIATION
PO Box 19484
Houston, TX  77224-9484

Comments, questions, change of address or material for inclusion in this publication should be directed to the Editor. Other associations wishing to use material from the “Communicator” are welcome to do so as long as proper credit is given to the author and publication.


NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING

We are renewing ad spaces for 2017-2018.

The ad spots are $300/yr. The ads will move around as content dictates.

Ads are 5” wide x 7” tall and may be updated monthly.

The revenue generated by our Newsletter helps support our Association, Scholarships and our Industry.

Contact us for additional information – John C. Helweg  713-467-6666