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Our Customers Say

“The Wicomico Liquor Control Board has dealt with Alarm Engineering for many years for all of its security needs. I commend them for their outstanding service and support. A few months ago, they upgraded our camera equipment in two locations. The camera systems have worked superbly helping the Liquor Control Board monitor all of our day-to-day activities.

A few weeks ago, we had a robbery at one of our locations after closing Saturday night. Alarm Engineering responded immediately after my call Sunday morning to assist the police getting information from our new digital recorder camera system. Because the cameras worked so well, and Alarm Engineering’s quick response with assistance, the police had no problem apprehending the robber a couple of days later.

The Wicomico Liquor Control Board has been very satisfied with Alarm Engineering. Their service has proven itself to be an invaluable asset. I would highly recommend them to anyone”  

-Anna K. B., Wicomico Liquor Control Board

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The most common door-to-door scams involve selling meat, magazines, asphalt paving and alarm systems.

Watch out for Door-to-Door Sales Scams

Many scammers are still knocking on doors, especially as the weather warms up. Be wary when a stranger shows up at your front door with a “limited time offer” that has to be purchased RIGHT NOW! TODAY! The most common door-to-door scams involve selling meat, magazines, asphalt paving and alarm systems.

The Better Business Bureau has issued multiple warnings about these companies and their tactics. Attorneys General in several states have been after these companies for years as well.

Don’t fall for these popular alarm system scams:

What Scammers Say

The Truth

“This is a limited time offer. You MUST sign up today to get a FREE security system.” No reputable company will pressure you to “sign right now.” Many scam artists will push free systems but not disclose high monthly fees.
“There have been lots of burglaries in your neighborhood. You really need to buy an alarm system today to protect your family.” Reputable home security companies do NOT use scare tactics. A quick call to your local police non-emergency number will let you know if, in fact, there has been a rash of burglaries.
“I’m with Alarm Engineering and I’m here to upgrade your system FREE.” Scam artists who use this approach will sign you up with an entirely different company. Alarm Engineering employees NEVER drop in on our customers unannounced. Call us at 410-546-2210 if someone tries this scam at your front door.
“We bought out Alarm Engineering and are here to upgrade you.” Again, if another company tries to convince you that Alarm Engineering has been sold, give our office a call right away. We have been locally owned and operated since 1985 and we plan on sticking around to serve our customers for years to come. 410-546-2210


Alarm Engineering doesn’t use high pressure sales tactics or door to door drop-ins.

Remember…never sign anything until you call our office to double-check.

All Alarm Engineering employees arriving at your home for an appointment will carry identification and will be wearing an Alarm Engineering shirt and driving a company vehicle with a logo. If you ever have a question about the veracity of someone claiming to be an Alarm Engineering employee, call us and we will be happy to confirm for you: 410-546-2210.

A trained professional is always here to help 24/7, give us a call if you have any questions: 410-546-2210.

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About Alarm Engineering

Locally owned and operated, Alarm Engineering has been securing Delmarva since 1985. In that time, we have developed a reputation for integrity, reliability, and quality with our emphasis on superior service to our customers. We know you have many choices when it comes to your security system, so here are some things you should know about us. 

Alarm Engineering is leading provider of electronic security systems and services in Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. From integrated home security systems with home automation and video to large enterprise-level integrated systems and small business solutions, our highly trained and professional staff will get the job done right. As an Authorized dealer, we offer exclusive Crash and Smash technology, Geo-Fencing, Doorbell Camera and LiftMaster Garage Control as part of our Home Automation offerings.

For more about what sets us apart from the crowd, click here or give us a call at 410.546.2210. But don’t just take our word for it: read what our customers are saying.