When alarm installers first search for an insurance package that works for their business, they tend to have a lot of questions about what type of insurance is necessary for the installation work they do. At El Dorado we’re happy
We’ve discussed before how alarm installers can get sued for forgetting parts of a contract or making mistakes on a job. But there’s another risk that installation companies should know well before they start making their marketing materials or sales
From business owners to technicians on the ground, many alarm installers often make common and avoidable communication mistakes when engaging with inexperienced owners seeking security solutions. Recognizing that these interactions present excellent sales opportunities, we understand that you likely have
When was the last time you looked at your customer contracts? Not all installers spend much time on creating or customizing contracts. In many cases, alarm installers may have found a template to use or were provided with a boilerplate
The dropping temperatures of winter have many businesses and homeowners considering how to make their properties safer and warmer. They also want to be secure against threats like burglary (which tends to pick up around the holidays) or power outages.
We keep an eye on the alarm industry on behalf of our clients — and to better understand its current landscape and the risks involved. One question that alarm installation businesses always have is the possibility of growth. Is now
You may have already heard the infamous story about how, a few summers ago, a janitor at a private research university in Troy, New York heard what was described as “annoying alarms.” While cleaning up, he found the equipment that
Even highly advanced alarm and security systems can suffer from issues — often related to human behavior. Human reactions and habits are one thing that’s very hard to plan for. An excellent example is the problem called “alarm fatigue” that
Around 2.5 million burglaries occur every year in the United States – and those are just the thefts that get reported to legal systems and are collected by the Department of Justice. In many cases, larcenies and thefts are additional
Homeowners often have plenty of questions about home monitoring services when they pick a security system. They want to know about the monthly costs, if it’s worth it, privacy issues, how fast response times are, and plenty of similar questions.