Security Systems

What Should I Do If My Alarm System Says SYSTEM LO BAT?

What Should I Do If My Alarm System Says SYSTEM LO BAT?

If your Ademco or Honeywell alarm system is beeping with a low battery, you’re not alone. This is a common issue that many homeowners experience. This blog post will provide some tips for solving the problem. We’ll also discuss what to do if the low battery warning continues to occur. Thanks for reading! How can…

Why is My Security System Displaying FC or Comm Failure?

Why is My Security System Displaying FC or Comm Failure?

Alarm systems communicate with the central station in two ways, either through a phone line or a cellular connection.  The message of FC or Comm Failure stands for communication failure. It means that your alarm system’s control panel attempted to dial out to the central station and failed.  An FC or Comm Failure message displayed…

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Home Security System?

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Home Security System?

There are two things to consider when purchasing a home security system: the upfront cost of the installation and the monthly fees associated with monitoring the security system. How much does it cost to install a home security system? A home security system can cost as low as $299 for a basic system to $2,500…

What Is Better, Wired or Wireless Security Systems?

What Is Better, Wired or Wireless Security Systems?

I have installed thousands of wired and wireless security systems over the past two decades. For commercial installations, we have always used hard-wired systems for their durability and low maintenance operation, and for residential applications, wireless systems have become the standard due to the low cost and ease of installation. What is better, hardwired or…

Home Alarm System Contracts: What to Know Before Signing It.

Home Alarm System Contracts: What to Know Before Signing It.

If you’re thinking about installing a home security system, one of the things you’ll have to do is sign an alarm system monitoring contract. Just about every alarm company will require that you sign a contract, and a standard alarm contract is for a term of 3-5 years.  Most people never read the contract, and they…