Member Benefits

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Why you should participate in the TBFAA
Thousands of trade associations exist today. They provide specialized services enabling their members to perform more efficiently.

Businessmen and women participate in these organizations because they can accomplish more collectively than they can individually.

Associations help members:
  • solve mutual problems 
  • channel resources
  • exchange information
  • develop leadership
  • promote the industry
  • increase business
They do all these things at little cost with the utmost efficiency for both large and small companies.

In short . . . it’s a sound investment.

Join TBFAA today and you’ll be dealing with the people who shape the future of the burglar & fire alarm industry.

TBFAA provides you with:
  • Exchange of information and experience from other professional companies in your business
  • Bimonthly meetings held in cities all over the state
  • Discounts for products and services
  • Discount rates on insurance. This is real insurance, not some group that lets YOU assume the risk.  Check them out!
  • Quarterly Transmitter Newsletter
  • Weekly NESA Online Newsletter
  • Staff to answer questions
  • Lobbyist working for you year round to protect and promote our industry and to keep legislation from putting you out of business
  • Discounts on training to meet licensing requirements
  • Liaison to False Alarm Reduction Association
  • Access to National Issues and expertise from other states thru membership in the National Electronic Security Alliance (NESA).

Types and Cost Of Membership

Regular Member

Dealers, Contractors, Integrators or Central Stations who must be licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety - Private Security Bureau and/or the Texas State Board of Insurance - Office of the Fire Marshall. Regular members receive full member benefits. Dues are based on the number of employees in your company in Texas.
Number of  Employees Annual Dues
 1 125
 2-5 200
 6-25 350
 26 or more 550

Associate Member

Manufacturers, suppliers, or distributors of products or services relating to security, fire or life safety equipment or systems. Associates receive full member benefits.

Annual Dues 375.00

Public Safety Partner

Any employee of a law enforcement or fire safety governmental organization or agency can be a Public Safety Partner as long the enabling employment continues. Employees of school districts or other agencies that install and maintain their own security or fire systems are not eligible. Entitled to TBFAA benefits including; receiving member services at the member rate, serving on committees, except that they shall not vote and shall not hold office.


Applicant Membership

Any entity that satisfies every requirement for Regular Membership as cited in these Bylaws, except that the entity has not been licensed in the State of Texas with the Texas Private Security Board, and/or The State Board of Insurance Office of the Fire Marshal. The Applicant Member shall be entitled to benefits of this Association including; receiving member services at the member rate, serving on committees, except that they shall not vote and shall not hold office. An Applicant Member may remain an Applicant Member for a period of one year. At the expiration of the one-year period, if the Applicant Member has not been appropriately licensed in the State of Texas, then the Applicant Membership shall automatically terminate.
Number of  Employees Annual Dues
 1 125
 2-5 200
 6-25 350
 26 or more 550