What is the MSCA?
The MSCA is a trade association of companies that are actively and currently engaged in the business of installing and/or servicing or supplying “electronic systems”. Established in 1978 as the Massachusetts Security Contractors Association, the name changed to Massachusetts Burglar & Fire Alarm Association in 1991. On January 15, 2003, we became the Massachusetts Systems Contractors Association, lnc. We now have a membership of more than 280 companies.
Who are the members of the MSCA?
The membership consists of companies that are all active in some aspect of the installation, service, maintenance, monitoring, distribution or manufacture of systems and equipment. Their sizes range from large national companies to individual proprietorships.
What does the MSCA do for you?
IDENTIFIES YOU AS A SYSTEMS PROFESSIONAL
Customers and municipalities can check you out by calling the MSCA. We will verify that you are a member in good standing and subscribe to our Code of Ethics. The MSCA handles complaints about members to ensure fair treatment of all concerned.
KEEPS YOU INFORMED
It is very hard to attend every meeting and every hearing regarding state regulations, Mass. C & D licensure, permit and wire inspector issues, etc. As a member of the MSCA, you can stay current on events that will directly affect the industry, and your livelihood. 0ur general membership dinner meetings, held 5 times per year, feature informational speakers, manufacturers’ displays of the latest equipment, and a report on MSCA activities.
SAVES YOU MONEY
Membership in the MSCA allows you to take advantage of reduced rates on educational training and license renewal courses. Each year, we published a Guide to Massachusetts Cities and Towns that lists the police and fire departments and wiring inspectors in every town in the Commonwealth. This guide is free to our members and is updated every year. Our office staff is available daily to help you with problems and get information to you.
ASSISTANCE AS CLOSE AS YOUR PHONE
As a member, we can assist you in identifying potential opportunities, and in addressing industry issues. Whatever your dilemma, if we can’t help, we can usually point you in the right direction.
HELPS YOU GET BUSINESS
Our members frequently refer business to one another all over the state, and the region. We send your name to consumers that call us for information on our members. And the website lets consumers look for members directly!
MSCA Board of Directors
President – Wells Sampson
American Alarm & Communications, Inc.
Vice President – George Condon
Northeast Security Solutions, Inc.
Treasurer – Paul Wright
Independent Security Systems, Inc.
Secretary – Ernie Parent
A.C.P. Communications Corporation
Chairman of the Board – David Duval
Protective Services Inc.
Tom Cappadona – ADI
Todd Carson – Honeywell Security Group
Jim Colleary – Colleary Electric
Susan Ferzoco – Safety Signal
George Fotiades – Aegis Security Systems, Inc.
Paul Hoey – NAPCO Security Group
Kelly Keane – Associated Alarm Systems, Inc.
Mark Migliaccio – TRI-ED
Alan Powell – Diamond Fire & Security
Mike Raspallo – Corner Office Financial, LLC
Howard Rothberg – Alarm Central, Inc.
Carl Satterlund – Basco Security, Inc.
Catherine Shanahan – Shanahan Sound
Greg Smizer – Sprint Security, Inc.
David Wescott – Instant Signal & Alarm Co., Inc.