Consumer Information

Consumer Information

 

BE SURE YOUR COMPANY IS LICENSED

Look at the business card your security company gives you. Every California alarm company must have a state-issued alarm company operator’s license, and the license number must appear on business cards, advertising, and contracts. Installers of fire alarm systems, security cameras, and other security equipment must have a state contractor’s license.

 

License Lookup

Verify state-issued alarm company operator’s license here

Verify an Alarm Employee Here

Verify state-issued contractor’s license here

 

CHOOSE AN SCSA MEMBER

The Southern California Security Association is a trade association of professional security companies. Members meet monthly to exchange information and keep up on the latest developments in the security industry. SCSA members are professionals who take your security very seriously.

 

 

CENTRAL STATION MONITORING

Your system can automatically transmit alarm signals to a monitoring center, or “central station”, where trained operators can dispatch the police or fire department as needed, and notify someone you select.

Alarm signals are usually transmitted over telephone lines, and some systems can transmit signals by radio or cellular phone for added security. Central station monitoring can safeguard your property, even while you’re away.

 

SECURITY SYSTEMS WORK!

It’s a fact – locations with security systems are burglarized less often and suffer smaller losses than locations without security systems. Many insurance companies offer premium discounts if you have a security system – and insurance companies are not known for throwing money away on things that don’t work!