What began as a collective effort on the part of eight forward-thinking security industry leaders on a cold night in 1949 has grown and evolved over seven decades to become The Monitoring Association (TMA), the internationally recognized non-profit trade association that represents professional monitoring companies, security systems integrators and providers of products and services to the alarm industry. 

“This year, as the TMA community joins together to celebrate this historic milestone, I am honored to be its president and to have the great and humbling opportunity to recognize the amazing men and women whose joint innovation, dedication, leadership and tenacity have positioned this organization and our industry to advance and thrive for seven decades,” said TMA President Don Young. “If our past is indicative of our future, I am certain TMA’s relentless commitment to excellence and its tireless defense of security monitoring will continue to propel its members to great success in all aspects of their business.”

Personal remembrances will be shared throughout 2020 across all of TMA’s communications, and a special celebration will take place at TMA’s 2020 Annual Meeting, Oct. 24-28, 2020, in Marco Island, Fla. If anyone would care to share a remembrance, text or photo, please contact communications@tma.us.