Connecticut Alarm & Systems Integrators Association

March President's Message

President’s Message

CASIA is back! Welcome to the first issue of our newly redesigned and re-launched monthly newsletter, The Communicator. For those of you that have been around for a while like me, I hope that bringing back The Communicator in a new form spurs a little nostalgia and reminder of the vibrant CASIA community we are a part of. In addition, I am thrilled to share some major milestones with you that CASIA has accomplished in the last 60 days!
Our team led by newly appointed Executive Director Shannon Few, working alongside Pat Remes has been hard at work. This week we released our new website and association management platform to elevate CASIA's infrastructure, enhancing our ability to deliver seamless services and support to members. With technology evolving at a rapid pace, CASIA recognizes the critical importance of staying ahead of the curve to meet the diverse needs of members and the industry at large.

The overhaul of our back-office systems encompasses a wide array of upgrades, ranging from finance to member management, streamlined event registrations and communications platforms. By leveraging our cutting-edge software solution and embracing automation, CASIA aims to optimize member services and empower the team to focus on high-impact initiatives that bring value to you.

One of the primary objectives of this endeavor is to enhance your member experience, engagement, and bring more value to members than ever before. Our new website is a user-friendly portal that will be accompanied by a CASIA mobile app, providing members with convenient access to resources, education, events, and networking opportunities.

CASIA has also been active on the legislative front monitoring bills and working to protect the industry’s interests. In particular, we worked with our lobbyist and other industry organizations to amend SB-3-An Act Concerning Consumer Protection. CASIA submitted testimony at the public hearing to voice our industry concerns. The bill has been amended and passed by the General Law Committee on a 14-8 vote.  The Right to Repair section of significant interest to our industry is still in the bill; however, they have heard our industry concerns and included language that specifically excludes alarms systems from the definitions. We will continue to monitor and share information with you on SB-3 and any other bills that could impact our industry.

As we embark on this transformative journey, collaboration and feedback from you will be pivotal in shaping the direction of CASIA moving forward. If you haven’t been involved recently, we want you to re-engage with CASIA at our monthly membership meetings, the upcoming Lobster Bake and Golf Tournament!

I hope to see you soon!

Dana Klesh
CASIA President