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Recommending Security Cams: What Advice Should Installers Be Giving?

As security camera technology progresses, it’s important for alarm technicians to understand what features add the most value, and what to recommend to clients. Many clients, especially commercial customers that have security systems at least several years old, may be interested in upgrading or adding a security cam for a specific purpose. Security cam systems [...]

By |2021-10-25T15:15:41-06:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|

7 Key Signs of a Vulnerable Alarm System

Spotting alarm system vulnerabilities is an important quality-of-life service for alarm installers, as well as a way to consult about potential security corrections or upgrades. Here are several common vulnerabilities in alarm systems to watch for during this phase. There Are No Interference Alerts Today’s security systems use a variety of sensors that can be [...]

By |2021-09-22T12:12:54-06:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|

New Trends: Alarm Installation for Seniors and Aging in Place

A growing sector of the alarm installation market is focused on providing solutions for those who plan on aging in place or working with clients that manage assisted living facilities. We are seeing some very innovative applications in this area, such as IBM Research’s trial run using lidar from self-driving cars in seniors’ homes to [...]

By |2021-08-17T11:14:22-06:00August 10th, 2021|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|

Voice Assistants are More Popular than Ever in Security Alarm Systems: Here’s Why

Over The past several years, we have seen popular voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant spread throughout the smart home – and arrive in alarm systems. What started out as an add-on or gimmick has quickly become an important feature to many buyers, more so in 2021 than ever before. Let’s take a look [...]

By |2021-07-22T17:00:05-06:00July 19th, 2021|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|

What Security Installers Should Say When Owners Have Privacy Concerns

Privacy is on everyone’s mind lately: There’s always a new headline about hacked data, stolen identities, and general examples of how modern technology isn’t always safe when personal data is concerned. That leads to a rising number of questions from clients who are interested in a new alarm or security system, but are wary of [...]

By |2021-06-21T10:55:40-06:00June 16th, 2021|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|

New Fire Alarm Regulations to Watch for in 2021

If you’ve been keeping up to date on our insights for the alarm installation market, you know that we’ve recommended taking a look at ongoing updates to fire alarm systems as opportunities for new marketing and supplemental work throughout the year. Since alarm regulations are often implemented year by year as legislation goes into effect, [...]

By |2021-05-18T16:48:40-06:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|

Key Signs That a Commercial Fire Alarm System Needs to Be Replaced

Many commercial fire alarm systems can exist in a kind of gray, where if they are operational and can be properly maintained, a replacement is not required…not until a significant change occurs. Local and state laws can have an impact here, which is why it’s always a good idea to keep up with the latest [...]

By |2021-04-20T10:51:55-06:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|

Your Guide for When Clients Want to Cut Down on False Alarms

A popular security news story is making the rounds about how a key security upgrade for the El Pollo Loco restaurant chain managed to reduce false alarm costs by 95% while fixing enormous vulnerabilities in the alarm system that had led the company to pay for services it wasn’t even receiving. Stories like this tend [...]

By |2021-03-25T08:04:16-06:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|

How to Explain Built-In Alarm Delays to Customers

When a business or homeowner purchases a security system, they want alarms that will immediately make a difference. In particular, those with monitoring services will expect that the alarms installed will instantly lead to an alert with the monitoring company and resulting emergency response. After all, that’s how the building is protected, and the damage [...]

By |2021-02-22T07:32:46-06:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|

How to Explain Alarm Verification to Your Clients

Traditionally, alarm verification included basic methods to help reduce the likelihood of false alarms from a variety of security equipment. For example, smoke detectors would need to be triggered twice within a short period of time before an official alarm was started. As installers know, these features are important to help prevent false alerts at [...]

By |2021-06-21T13:13:08-06:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|
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