Frequently Asked Questions

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The Maryland Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (MDBFAA) is the trade association representing the electronic systems industry in the state of Maryland. 

How Can False Alarms Be Avoided?

False alarms can be avoided with proper use, design and installation of alarm systems. The steps that you can take vary slightly depending on where the system is installed and your role. Users and alarm companies all have a role in preventing false alarms. For more information visit the FARA alarm user information site.

Where Can I Get Insurance Geared to Our Industry?

Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Association has partnered with Consolidated Insurance to offer MDBFAA members a one stop shop for all your insurance & benefit needs. With years of service to the security industry, Consolidated offers a unique knowledge of our industry and an unmatched suite of offerings. Download a Flyer

Why Should I Join?

MDBFAA provides you with opportunities an information that you can not get anywhere else. MDBFAA is your advocate at in the state of Maryland. MDBFAA is your liasion to National Associations. MDBFAA provides you with the means to improve your business.

What Does MDBFAA Do?

1. MDBFAA is a part of the National Electronic Security Alliance (NESA).
2. MDBFAA represents the electronic systems industry to government agencies and provides consumers with a source of information.
3. We work to inform consumers to enable them to use their systems responsibly and effectively.
4. We represent and advocate our industry to local, state and national government.
5. We are our members link to National Trade Associations including the National Electronic Security Alliance (NESA) and the False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA).
6. We provide opportunities for members to network and exchange information to improve the operation of their businesses.
7. We liaison with industry standard making organizations.
8. We provide information and techniques on false alarm prevention to installing and monitoring dealers and alarm users.
9. We provide training to enable our members to grow and allow them to meet licensing requirements.

How Can MDBFAA Benefit An Electronic Systems Dealer?

MDBFAA provides networking opportunities, access to training and information. MDBFAA is your advocate to government, national associations and standards making bodies. We work to inform you so you can improve your business.

What Does It Cost To Be A Member?

Cost of membership depends upon the type of your company.
Regular Member: $255-Open to any business entity licensed by the State of Maryland for the installation, monitoring and/or servicing of electronic alarms
Associate Member: $150-Open to any individual or business entity which shall be committed to the objectives and purposes of the MDBFAA
Public Safety Member: $25 – Open to any member of a governmental organization or agency concerned with law enforcement or fire safety shall be eligible for Public Safety membership. Public Safety membership shall continue only so long as the enabling employment continues.

How Can I Join?

Visit our membership information page or call us at 301.519.9237.