Mike Horgan Appointed to SIAC Board

Horgan Joins George Gunning as NBFAA Representative


Irving, Texas, Jan. 25, 2007 – The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) has announced the appointment of Mike Horgan, Stevens Point, Wis., to the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) board of directors.

Horgan was president, Horgan Sales & Service, Inc. until Jan. 1, 2007 when he became an owner of H&S Protection Systems, Inc., a newly merged company consisting of Horgan and Sentra Protective Systems, Inc., Waukesha. The immediate past president of the Wisconsin Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (WBFAA), Horgan has also served as an NBFAA board of director and has chaired the WBFAA's Alarm Response Management Committee. He currently serves on the NBFAA Industry Affairs Committee. In 2005, NBFAA honored Horgan with the Chartered State Association President of the Year Award. Horgan has a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. He joined the security industry in 1994.

"We selected Mike because of his enthusiasm and leadership, especially in this area," said NBFAA President George Gunning, CEO of USA Alarm, Inc., Monrovia, CA. "His experience as president of the Wisconsin chapter during a time when serious alarm response challenges faced the industry there will lend an experienced voice in alarm management discussions."

Horgan, who replaces Chris Cage of Brink's Home Security on the SIAC board of directors, joins Gunning, NBFAA's other SIAC board representative, and representatives from the three other major alarm industry associations. "I'm honored and am looking forward to begin working with the other members of the board," said Horgan. "I was first introduced to SIAC when they helped us fight an ordinance in Milwaukee. It's a great organization and I'm excited to be a part of it."

"Mike will be a welcome addition to our board," said Stan Martin, SIAC executive director. "His experience in Wisconsin will give us a state-wide perspective and help us to deal with this very important issue."

NBFAA, a non-profit 501(c) 6 trade association, is the nation's oldest and largest organization dedicated to representing, promoting, and supporting the electronic life safety, security, and systems industry. Member companies specialize in a wide spectrum of services to commercial and residential consumers, including security and fire alarms, video surveillance, access control and monitoring. In cooperation with a federation of state associations, NBFAA provides government advocacy and delivers timely information, professional development tools, products and services that members use to grow and prosper their businesses. The NBFAA may be reached at (888) 447-1689 or on the Web at www.alarm.org.

SIAC is comprised of four major North American security associations – the Canadian Security Association (CANASA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), and the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) – and represents one voice for the alarm industry on alarm management issues. SIAC's primary mission is to significantly reduce calls for service while strengthening the lines of communication with law enforcement professionals and end users. More info: www.siaonline.org.