The Pennsylvania Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (PBFAA) is a trade association that promotes the use of reliable electronic life safety and security systems.    “Welcome,” to the PBFAA website!



Business Seminar Sessions

May 22 @ 8:00am - Ask The Attorney


Have you ever had the desire to sit in a room with an attorney and ask them all of the burning legal questions you were afraid to ask ??? 

This session provides you with that opportunity… Attorney Revness will facilitate an open legal forum and answer all your legal questions. 

Don’t miss out on this huge member benefit.

Presented by: Michael J. Revness

Michael is a founding partner of Kurtz & Revness, P.C. and chairs the Security Alarm practice group and co-chairs the Firm’s Business practice group. 

Michael is also the founder of www.AlarmLegal.Com and

Michael is a leading legal authority in the security alarm industry, where he serves as General Counsel to the Pennsylvania Burglar and Fire Alarm Association and the New Jersey Electronic Security Association.

Michael drafts security alarm contracts; handles mergers and acquisitions in the security alarm industry; and, on a day to day basis, advises security alarm businesses on the vast legal topics and challenges which confront the industry.

Further, Michael is a highly sought after and frequent guest speaker before a variety of different professional associations within the alarm security industry.

May 22 @ 3:00pm - Cybersecurity and Your Security Installation Business

What do owners and employees of security installation companies really need to know about cybersecurity?

What are the cybersecurity risks that we encounter every day at home and in the workplace, and what can we do to protect ourselves and our businesses?

Join cybersecurity expert Chuck Davis, Director of Cybersecurity for Hikvision, and former Manager of Global Cyber Defense for the Hershey Company and Executive Security Architect for IBM, for an informative and interactive discussion focused on cybersecurity basics.

Walk away from this session armed with an understanding of cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities, with best practices and handy resources to manage cybersecurity risks.

Presented by: Chuck Davis, MSIA, CISSP-ISSAP | Director of Cybersecurity, North America | Hikvision USA Inc.

Chuck Davis Director of Cybersecurity.  A 20-year cybersecurity veteran, Davis has worked in a variety of technical and management roles in the cybersecurity field. He is a member of the Security Industry Association’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board.

Davis has close ties to Pennsylvania. He grew up in Valley Forge, PA where Davis Road is named after his family. Chuck attended Penn State University and raised a family in Hampden Township, where his kids graduated from Cumberland Valley High School. Prior to joining Hikvision, Davis worked as an Executive Security Architect for IBM, managing the global malware defense and vulnerability management programs. Previously, he worked as the Manager of Global Cyber Defense for the Hershey Company in Hersey, Pa., and before that, he spent 14 years working for IBM as a Senior Security Specialist, Senior Security Architect, and Global Security Operations Manager while living in Hampden Township.

A true technologist, Davis holds seven US Patents, three Patents-Pending, 10 invention disclosures, and he has also co-authored two books. Davis holds numerous certifications, including the CISSP-ISSAP. He is an ISSA senior member, former board member of ISSA Denver Chapter, and former Chapter President of ISSA in Central PA. Davis architected, designed and deployed many solutions including, Data Loss Prevention, Network Access Control, Malware Defense, Computer Forensics, Intrusion Detection/Intrusion Prevention (IDS/IPS), two-factor authentication, and secure, crown jewel source code development. Davis has a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. He also has a Master of Science degree in Information Security and Assurance from Norwich University in Vermont.

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