Annual Convention & Trade Show

Plan to join us on October 24 & 25, 2019
Hilton - Dallas - Rockwall Lakefront

    Hotel Information

    Hilton - Dallas - Rockwall Lakefront

    2055 Summer Lee Dr
    Rockwall, TX 75032

    Tel: 214-771-3700


    Hotel Reservations

    Call by 10/1/19 for TBFAARate of $149 per night 

    Call 866-235-1108 Give code TBF
    Book Hotel Room Online

    Registration Information

    Click Here to Register for a Booth
      Early Bird By 6-15 Standard 6//15 to 10/14Late 10/15 
    Booth TypeMember   Non MemberMember   Non MemberMemberNon Member
    8x10 Booth$625$775$725$875$775$925
    8x8 Booth $500$600 $550$700 $600$750
    Click Here to Register for Golf 
    • Golf Teams with Hole Sponsor - $600
    • Hole Sponsor Only - $150
    • Single Golfer - $125
    Click Here  to Register to Attend
    •  All Access - All Events & CEU's - Member $125
    • All Access - All Events and CEU's - Non Member $175
    • Trade Show Only -  No Food or Classes - $0



    For More Information Contact

    Brad Shipp- 877-908-2322     Email
    Mary Edmonson713.799.3022 Email
    Kelly Ryan - 210-491-3400      Email

    Schedule of Events

    Subject to Change
    Day & TimeEventLocationDescription
    WEDNESDAY 10/23/19
    Noon to 5pmGolfStone River Golf ClubRegistration & Lunch at Noon  - 1pm Shot Gun Start
    3-5pmNESA Board Meeting  
    THURSDAY 10/24/19
    7am-2pmRegistrationRegistration Desk 
    7:30-9amOpening Networking Breakfast Meet and greet your fellow attendees
    10-1pmExhibitor Setup  
    8:30-10:20amFire Alarm Communication Technologies Malcolm Reed, Southwest Dispatch Center- Learn about Fire alarm communication and signal transport technologies currently available for the fire alarm industry. 
    8:30-9:20amEmployees can make or break a business Dera DeRoche-Jolet, Alarm Monitoring Services will show effects of poor services by employees on customer services and prove a 6 step program on how to service customers
    8:30-9:20amGrow your Portfolio, Reoccurring Revenue, and Profits Gunfire Detection Systems. Elizabeth Clune, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development | Safe Zone Gunfire Detection, an AVIdea Group, Inc. company. Active shooter situations have become the norm these days; many businesses, schools, house of worship, late-night retail, hospitals, and governmental offices feel “under the gun” to mitigate risk while providing a connected and complete safety plan for their employees, students, worshipers, and customers.  Safe Zone Gunfire Detection Technology has answered the growing concern by developing the first affordable indoor, easy to install, automated wireless gunfire detection system providing actionable intelligence to law enforcement, first responders, and onsite personnel.  Safe Zone’s open design works with both new generation security or legacy control systems providing incremental acquisition, retention, and growth opportunities with rich margins, reoccurring revenue stream, and simplified installation. The gunfire detection market in 2016 was $736M and is poised to grow to more than $7B by 2025. 
    8:30-9:20amWhat Employers Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation And Managing The Cost Of Job Related Injury Pat Crawford Workers’ Compensation/Return to Work Specialist for the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation. Workers’ compensation and dealing with job related injury can be costly, confusing and complicated. The cost can have devastating consequences to an organization if not managed carefully. All employers, small and large, need a basic understanding of workers’ compensation and the unique choices Texas employers can make regarding the purchase of workers’ compensation insurance. This session will provide the information employers need to make informed decisions, learn how to control their costs, and how to avoid some of the difficulties and problems employers and employees face following an injury.    Employers will learn how to work effectively with their insurance carrier, doctors and injured employees for the best results.
    9:30-10:20amFARA Chapter A joint meeting with local alarm industry & public safety
    9:30-10:20amManaging Firestop in Today's Construction Environment BW Brisco ot STI Firestop - will educate and train participants in the fundamentals needed to become a resident firestop specialist. This course is excellent for designers, installers, code compliance officers and anyone seeking a basic understanding of firestopping.
    9:30-10:20amAlarm Company Valuation 
    Mitch Reitman, Reitman Consulting Group - We all need an exit strategy, for our burg, fire, or systems integration business.  Even if you intend to “keep it in the family” you will need to know the value for estate and inheritance tax purpose.   We hear terms such as RMR and Multiples thrown around, but nobody seems to be able to tell us why they are what they are.   Mitch Reitman has been performing business valuations for over 35 years and has valued hundreds of security, fire, and systems integration businesses for divorces, partner disputes, law suits, estates, and other purposes.  We will discuss, different methods used to value businesses, including cash flow, future earnings, asset, and others.  Mitch will explain what goes into a business valuation model and terms such as RMR, attrition rate (gross and net), Steady State Cash Flow, net monitoring margin, expected rate of return, control discounts, marketability discounts, and other factors in a business valuation.  He will also discuss items unique to our business such as type of service, customer quality, contract issues, geographic compactness, transaction size, line ownership, downloadability, pass through charges, and a host of other factors.  You will leave this discussion knowing why its about “more than paper and multiples.”
    9:30-10:20amTBFAA Risk Reduction Program Brian Villari & Josh Marvel, Consolidated Insurance-
    10:30am-11:20amTBFAA Legislative Updates Chris Russell, TBFAA Legislative Chair & Dean McWilliams, TBFAA Lobbyist - Updates will be given on Legislation.
    10:30am-11:20amPublic Safety Meeting A meeting just for Public Safety Attendees-an opportunity to get to know each other and what common issues we face.
    11:30am-12:20pmTBFAA Membership Meeting TBFAA will hold elections, vote on bylaws changes and members can ask questions. All are welcome.
    11:30am-12:20pmHow Public Safety Can Deal with New Technology  Do-it-Yourself, Monitor-it-Yourself and Doorbell Cameras how does all this technology affect Public Safety
    12:30- 1:20pmNetworking  Lunch  Sometimes the informal networking is the best networking.
    1:30-2:20pmFire Updates State Fire Marshal’s office
     Private Security and Code Updates
     DPS Private Security Bureau
    3:30-6:30pmTBFAA Trade Show See the latest tech and make new contacts and catch up with established ones.
    6:30-7:30pmPresidents Networking Reception Meet and greet your fellow attendees
    7:30-9:30pmTBFAA Roast & Toast Dinner Join us to honor and roast ??? - it is sure to be a unique and unforgettable evening.
    9:30pm-MidnightNo Host PartyBarSometimes the informal networking is the best networking.
    FRIDAY 10/25/19
     Registration Desk
    7:30-9amNetworking Breakfast Meet and greet your fellow attendees
    9-11:50amGet the Competitive Advantage Ron Bowden, UCC - This is not your typical meeting where various vendors present their products in hopes that you will purchase. Instead, this is a "Business Development" meeting geared towards presenting ideas and concepts that address the challenges that you, the Independent Alarm Dealer, face each and every day.
    9-9:50amDigital Watch Dog Aaron Thomas, TBD
    10-10:50amNational Electrical Code  
    Noon-2pmTBFAA Board Meeting