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Daylight Saving Time and Your System

Daylight Saving Time is here once again. Follow these quick tips to make sure your security, video, access and fire equipment stay up to date.

Your Security System Keypad

Your security system records alarms and events, so it’s important that your system’s internal clock is correct. If you use our suite of interactive services, your system will update automatically and you don’t need to lift a finger. If your system is monitored by a standard telephone line, you may need to update the time manually. All systems are a little different, so if you don’t have your manual handy, call our office and our team can walk you through updating the time on your panel: 410-546-2210.

Smarter Security Your Alarm System Panel

Video & Access Control

As with your security system, video and access control equipment has an internal clock and the time may need to be set manually to make sure your event recording displays the correct time. If you aren’t sure what to do, just call our team and we will walk you through it: 410-546-2210.

Fire & Life Safety

The Consumer Product Safety Commission urges annual battery replacement at Daylight Savings Time for all electrician-installed or DIY smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. If your smoke or carbon monoxide detectors are monitored by Alarm Engineering, don’t worry about guessing when the batteries are low as we will alert you with a text, email or phone call. If you don’t want to get that phone call (which can happen any time of the day or night) when your batteries are low, we can update your account to send you a text or email alert for non-dispatch events like low battery alerts. Click here to update online or call our office with your Account ID and we will be happy to update your account preferences.

No matter what type of fire or security system you have, we always recommend testing your system on a regular basis. If we are monitoring your equipment, call our office and we can put your system on test and walk you through the process: 410-546-2210.


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 Alarm.com 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.


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