HGCAA MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER


 


Our Sponsor in MAY 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

 

 


May 2018 Message from the HGCAA President – John Helweg

I’m back from my 4 day cruise-cation and we hit the ground running. The very next day we had a TBFAA Board meeting in Austin in conjunction with the Central Texas Chapter. Van flew in from Hawaii and meet me there. Their meeting went well. They had an amazing guest speaker. Quite possibly one of the best I’ve ever heard. His name was Richard Hellen. I’m gonna try to get him as one of our guest speakers.

We had a great meeting in April. I’d like to thank ECD for hosting us and providing food. We had a full house. Please remember, our associate members support us, so please support them.

Our guest speaker was RenEarl Bowie with DPS. He spoke with us about TOPS & Sunset among other things. The room was full, we had new members sign up and we had several new faces.

Our upcoming meeting is May 10th at Anixter North. Please don’t forget to RSVP. Our guest speaker is Aaron Thomas with DMP giving the second half of his How to Sell to Millennials presentation.

See y’all soon,

John C. Helweg

President/HGCAA


Secretary Report on April Meeting

Treasurers Report

 


Employee Retention – TBFAA Insurance Program

In a recent survey conducted the Top 10 risks to a business have changed dramatically from just a few short years ago. In prior surveys risks such as regulations, taxes and economy ruled the top concerns to business owners. In today’s market Employee Retention is #1. Finding and retaining top talent is key to a businesses’ financial success. As a Risk Advisor to clients we provide tools and processes to identify, quantify and manage risks just like Employee Retention. Attached is a Scorecard and a flyer discussing Employee Retention. Hope it helps your business in 2018.

Keep me in mind to discuss our Risk Retention Program and how different we are from your current broker.

Best,

Brian J. Villari, CIC, CLCS, CAWC

Risk Advisor

Direct: 443.738.2784 0 Fax: 443.738.0936


May 2018 TBFAA UPDATE BY PRESIDENT – KELLY RYAN

The Sunset Commission has released their report on the Department of Public Safety. In the report, there is a lot of detail as it pertains to the Private Security Board, and there are suggested changes that will directly affect private security companies.

For example, the report states that “Overregulation and Unclear Authority Hamper DPS’ Private Security Program,” and as it relates to the PSB, the report states “having a separate board impedes efficient regulation of the private security industries,” and that the PSB be changed to an “advisory committee.”

The Sunset report also recommends deregulating 10 registrations that includes security salespeople and qualified managers.

If you have not had a chance to review the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, I highly encourage you to review the document. The report is accessible through www.sunset.texas.gov or you can contact me at president@tbfaa.org and I’ll forward the report to you.

For those that don’t like the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, the time to act is now. Get involved with your local association as well as the TBFAA. Our legislative team is working on a plan to protect the interests of the alarm industry in Texas and your comments and involvement is needed.

Stay informed! Be sure to “like” the TBFAA Facebook group and follow @TxBFAA on Twitter. Make your plans to attend the upcoming TBFAA convention in Austin on October 11 th & 12 th . (October 10 th is golf!)

Sincerely,

Kelly Ryan



 Alarm Industry News


GREAT ARTICLE ON WHEN TO TELL YOUR EMPLOYEES YOU ARE SELLING YOUR COMPANY!


As of June 1, 2018, Verizon will no longer support the activation of new CDMA modules. To better support our Partners, Alarm.com has worked with Verizon to ensure that all existing CDMA modules in the field will continue to signal until December 31, 2022. Additionally, the Alarm.com Account Recycle feature will continue to be available for previously installed CDMA modules.

For the greatest customer life and value, we highly recommend the use of LTE modules whenever and wherever possible. Alarm.com offers LTE modules for virtually every panel we support. And with faster speeds, greater data capacity and extended network life, installing LTE modules now delivers a better customer experience and minimizes the need for future truck rolls.

Please contact your Account Executive with any questions.


 


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.

May 2018

5/10 – HGCAA meeting @ Anixter/Tri-Ed North

1646 Rankin Rd #800, Houston, TX 77073

June 2018
6/14 – HGCAA meeting @ ADI Pinemont

July 2018
7/12 – HGCAA meeting @ Electronic Custom Distributors

August 2018
8/9 – HGCAA meeting @ Automated Outlet

September 2018
9/13 – HGCAA meeting & elections @ 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


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