Educational Consumer Tips

Alarm systems

Author: Better Business Bureau

In selecting an alarm system, there are two basic types: a wired system with sensors connected to a central control and a wireless system with sensors transmitting to a central control. Look for systems bearing the "UL" seal. You will also have to decide whether you want your system monitored by an outside agency over
phone lines. The type of system and extent of monitoring can have a big impact on total cost. If you are going to have your system installed, get bids from several installers. You will also want to become familiar with any local codes regulating alarm systems. Make routine checks of your system to insure working order.