The Monitoring Association (TMA), formerly Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), is an internationally-recognized non-profit trade association that represents professional monitoring companies that are listed by a TMA-approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, such as FM Approvals, Intertek/ETL or UL.
Since its incorporation in 1950, TMA has served its members’ interests through education, online training, meetings and conventions, certification, insurance, and industry standards.
This mission of the Association is to advance the professional monitoring industry through education, advocacy, and public safety relationships.
Our vision is that the value of professional monitoring is universally understood.
Since its founding in 1950, TMA 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.