Austin Alarm Permit

January 26th, 2022|

Do you really need an Alarm Permit in Austin? When getting your Home Security System installed in the Austin Area, there is one important thing that you might not be aware of - the security alarm permit. There are many cities and counties that require a permit for your alarm. This helps to reduce the overall costs of false alarms so that emergency services can maintain their budgets. Unlike other states, it is usually not a requirement to get an alarm permit in Texas, it is highly recommended that all customers get their alarm permit for a few reasons. At Alamo Smart Home, we will always remind you after your installation to get your alarm permit, however it is up to you to make sure [...]

San Antonio Alarm Permit

August 30th, 2021|

Do you need an Alarm Permit in San Antonio? When you get your Home Security System installed in San Antonio, there is one requirement that you might not be aware of - the security alarm permit. Many cities or counties require a permit to reduce the costs of false alarms so that emergency services don't have to be unnecessarily taxed. While most places in Texas do not require a permit, it is highly recommended that all customers get their alarm permit for a few reasons. At Alamo Smart Home, we will always remind you after installation to get your alarm permit, however it is up to you to make sure the paperwork gets filed. An alarm permit will help responders get to the homeowner faster in [...]

Best Security Systems for Business

July 26th, 2020|

Best Security Systems for Business – Choose the Right Tech Today To maximize protection of your commercial property, choose the best security systems for business on the market today. Not only will the latest smart devices help, but a professional installation company can help design a unique solution that covers every corner and gives you peace of mind you need every day. Decisions about brand names matter less than the choice of system components that work together seamlessly. Choosing the Right Tech Level for Commercial Systems  The first lines of defense for an office, retail shop, restaurant, warehouse, or light industrial workplace include sufficient lighting, strong door locks, fencing, and similar things. These types of low-tech security options should exist before you even consider digital or smart [...]

No Contract Home Security – Is There A Catch?

July 23rd, 2020|

No contract home security - is it possible? As with any serious purchase, when you’re looking for a home security system, it makes sense for you to look at several security system installation companies before making a final decision. Consumers have more choices than ever, and with that comes a lot of decisions that a homeowner needs to make. Two of the most basic choices to consider are: is your home going to be monitored and if so, is the monitoring on a contract?   MONITORED OR NOT MONITORED? You can find two types of security systems: professionally monitored and unmonitored. In the former, when an alarm goes off, a professional monitoring company receives a notification and then attempts to contact you and, if need be, your [...]

Wireless Security System – Pros and Cons

July 23rd, 2020|

PROS AND CONS OF WIRELESS SECURITY SYSTEMS If you don’t have any home security or alarm system set up, you’re far from alone. In 2019 only 17 percent of homes in the United States had some sort of security system in place. However, experts predict that over the next five years, the number of homes with security systems will increase by 64%. Why? The reason is simple. Statistics show that security systems do serve as a deterrent to the burglar in the first place, and more people have become aware that they need to take the protection of their home seriously. Does a Wireless Security System Really Prevent Burglaries? The purpose of having a home security system is to protect you, your family, your home, and your [...]

Choosing The Best Home Security Camera Installation

July 23rd, 2020|

There are so many options out there for a home security system -- there are DIY (do it yourself) systems and there are professionally installed systems. What is the best home security camera installation? Before you jump into any system, you should compare the pros and cons of each. And it’s not all always just about cost -- both a DIY security system and professionally installed home security system can be similarly priced. So then what are the benefits? Which one will fit your particular need? DO IT YOURSELF -- OR NOT? First, let’s look at DIY systems. One of the positive aspects of DIY security systems is that most are sold as starter kits, so you can add features as you need them or can afford [...]

Alarm Installation: DIY vs. Professional Installation

March 31st, 2020|

As smart home technology becomes more and more accessible, a rising number of homeowners are choosing to install certain features themselves. While going the DIY alarm route might seem compelling at first blush, the reality is that it could prove problematic in the long run. If you’re thinking about tackling a smart home installation all on your own, make sure to read this post first. What exactly is the difference between a alarm installed DIY or installed professionally? Trust us, you’ll be glad you did:  Benefits of DIY Installation The most obvious benefit of installing smart home features by yourself is that you could end up saving a lot of money. Not only can you avoid paying a professional for installation services, but you can pick and [...]

4 Tips For Choosing A Security System Installation Company

March 24th, 2020|

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of a security system for a home or small business. Put simply, the quality of a security system –– and the quality of its installation –– can be the difference between a safe home and a vulnerable one. And not only may improperly installed security systems fail to provide adequate coverage, but they could also cost consumers hundreds of dollars in regulatory fees and fines. So it’s imperative to partner with a reputable security system installation company. Thankfully, here are four tips to help you do just that:  Check Reviews & References As with any serious purchase, it makes a lot of sense for consumers to do their homework on several security system installation companies before they make a final decision. [...]

Do You Need a Permit for a Home Security System?

March 17th, 2020|

A home security system is a serious investment that acts to protect your loved ones and your belongings in the event of an emergency. Yet, if you don’t sign up with the proper authorities and get the right paperwork sorted out before installation, an unregistered alarm system could end up costing you hundreds –– if not thousands of dollars in fees and fines. So, to put the question to bed once and for all: do you need a permit for a home security system? The answer is a definite yes! Why Do Home Security Systems Require Permits? It’s your home –– why should you have to get a permit for a security system on your own property? It’s a good question, but one with a reasonable answer. [...]

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