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FREE Home Security System for Greg Reddell State Farm Customers

Alarm Engineering’s Greg Reddell State Farm Package includes our innovative Crash n Smash Technology, which alerts the central station when someone is tampering with or damaging your equipment in an attempt to stop the alarm.

Alarm Engineering’s Greg Reddell State Farm Package includes our innovative Crash n Smash Technology, which alerts the central station when someone is tampering with or damaging your equipment in an attempt to stop the alarm.

Frank Divilio State Farm has teamed up with Alarm                     Engineering to give you a FREE Alarm System! In addition to      securing your family, home and property, you can now control thermostats, lights, garage door and appliances with free apps.

Greg Reddell State Farm in Salisbury, MD has teamed up with Alarm Engineering to give you a FREE* Alarm System! In addition to securing your family, home and property, you can now control thermostats, lights, garage door and appliances with free apps.

Green solutions and technologies for your home are also available at discounted prices.

Did You Know?

A recent study found homes to be the burglar’s primary target, with commercial buildings next in popularity. Further, burglars most often consider the following factors while choosing their target. How does your home stack up?

Ex-burglars reveal it only takes 2 MINUTES to break into a home with no visible alarm system and 78% say that an alarm system would make them target a different home entirely. Read more about what burglars look for and how to deter them here.

Your FREE Greg Reddell State Farm Essentials Package Includes:

  • Master Control Panel
  • Wireless Graphical Display Keypad
  • Cellular Communicator (no phone line needed!)
  • Interior Siren
  • Back-up Battery
  • Interior Motion Detector
  • Smoke or Heat Detector
  • Up to 4 perimeter personnel doors armed
  • Remote access to your home with free apps. Get emails and text notifications, create custom user codes and more!

Alarm Engineering’s Greg Reddell State Farm Essentials Package includes our innovative Crash n Smash Technology, which alerts the central station when someone is tampering with or damaging your equipment in an attempt to stop the alarm.

The Greg Reddell State Farm Essentials Package also has the capacity to easily add features and customize the system to your needs and budget.

Go Green …Save Green!

Alarm Engineering tailors solutions to protect people and property important to you with some of the most innovative technology available. From sophisticated life safety and security systems to cost-effective intelligent threat detection, the goal is to deliver the highest quality products and services to our customers, commercial and residential. 

Not only can you go green, but you can save green because a professionally installed and monitored alarm system from Alarm Engineering may also entitle you to a discount on your homeowner’s insurance. Ask your agent Greg for the details!

Security and Savings. Together at Last.

The security system acts as the brain of your home; it knows whether your home is occupied or empty. Use that brain to automate your home and use your security system to its fullest potential!

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Free Onsite Consultation and Estimate

To learn your needs and provide a solution perfect for you, our Systems Specialist Lee Smith will meet with you and conduct a free, no-obligation security survey to ensure the Greg Reddell State Farm Essentials Package meets your needs. Once we know your concerns and understand the potential vulnerabilities of your property, we will schedule one of our technicians to install, test and demonstrate your system to you.

Many security companies want to sell you a package over the phone, but we believe seeing your home and hearing your concerns first hand is a crucial part of customizing the best solution for your home and your budget. 

Our installations are backed up by our 24 hour, same day service should you ever need us. When a system is activated, signals are sent to our 24/7 monitoring facility where trained security professionals are standing by, ready to alert the appropriate emergency response. Plus, when you call our office you’ll speak to a professional ready to help. You’ll never get caught up in a call center loop at Alarm Engineering.

Are you being monitored by a different Security Company now?

Do you have a home security system today that isn’t being monitored at all or is being monitored by another security company? No problem!  You can still enjoy savings! We can probably monitor the security system you already have installed in your home. Our technician will come to your home to reprogram and test all your equipment at NO CHARGE! 

Plus you’ll get your first 3 months FREE and our legendary customer service too. What do you have to lose?

Tell us a little bit about yourself and Lee will answer all your questions about this offer. Don’t forget to put REDDELLFREESYSTEM in the promo code section below.

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*FREE system free cannot be combined with other offers and must include a standard agreement. New customers only, please.

Summer means many kids will be spending more time at home without direct supervision. That means fun for them, but often some apprehension for you.

Summer Safety & Security Tips: Kids Home Alone

Summer means many kids may be spending more time at home without direct supervision. That means fun for them, but often some apprehension for you.

Consider these Summer Safety & Security tips for kids home alone:

Emergencies

  1. Create and review an emergency plan so kids feel confident about what to do. Make sure kids know what the smoke or security alarm sounds like and what to do when a central station operator calls.
  2. Make a list of important phone numbers including how to reach you and a family member living close by or a trusted neighbor.
  3. Make sure they know where to find flashlights and batteries if there is a power outage.
  4. In the event of a tornado, make sure kids know that the safest place to take cover is the basement. If you don’t have a basement, they should go to an inside room without windows on the lowest floor, says the CDC.
  5. Review how and when to use 911.

Strangers

  1. You never know who is going to show up at the door. Kids may not be confident about who they should or shouldn’t talk to.
  2. Remind your children that if they don’t know the person at the door, they shouldn’t open it. Make it easy with a doorbell camera so you can talk directly with anyone who rings the doorbell right from your smartphone or tablet, as if you were home.

Security

  1. Make sure the kids know to keep the doors and windows locked when they are home alone. Review the security system and its’ use.
  2. Consider the addition of an Image Sensor or live video in the home so you can peek in and check on them from anywhere.
  3. Set up no-show alerts if the children are to be home at a certain time, so you get an alert if they aren’t home on time
  4. Check in on your kids while you’re at work with our Interactive Services on your smartphone and see for yourself that they are safe and sound at home. Get real-time emails and text messages when they go in and out so you know when they left and returned.

Don’t spend your summer worrying. Arm your kids with these important security tips and you can breathe easy. Read on for more important summer safety tips for kids here.

About Alarm Engineering

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

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 and LiftMaster Garage Control, and the Doorbell Camera 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: check out our five star Google Reviews.

 

The convenient new Scenes buttons in the Alarm.com app let you control several smart home devices at once with the touch of a single button.

Creating Your Own Home Control Scenes

The convenient Scenes buttons in the Alarm.com app let you control several smart home devices at once with the touch of a single button.

We’ve provided four Scenes to start with, each one tailored to make a specific moment of your day easier. They’re easy to edit and you can also create new Scenes from scratch for any situation. Here’s how.

1: Getting Started

You can create Scenes in both the desktop and mobile versions of your Alarm.com app. We’re going to use the desktop version. Log into your account, click the emPower tab, then click Scenes.

You can create Scenes in both the desktop and mobile versions of the Alarm.com app. We're going to use the desktop version. Log into Alarm.com, click the emPower tab, then click Scenes.

 

You’ll see four pre-set Scenes, which you can edit from this page.

To create a new one, click New Scene.

You'll see four pre-set Scenes, which you can edit from this page. To create a new one, click New Scene.

2: Create a button for your Scene. 

Let’s create a ‘Movie’ Scene so you can get ready for movie time with one touch once the kids are in bed. Enter your Scene name and click the three-arrow icon. You’ll see a drop-down menu of icons to choose from, along with a choice of colors.

Enter your Scene name and click the three-arrowed icon. You'll see a drop-down menu of icons to choose from, along with a choice of colors.

3: Specify what your Scene will control.

After creating your button, you’ll see a list of all your system devices below. 

For example, you may want this Scene to set the security system to Arm Stay, with the front door locked.

To include a device, check the circle to the left of it, then specify what you want the device to do.

If you like to stay cozy under a blanked, let’s turn the temperature down for this Scene too.

Movies require a blanket, so we're turning the temperature down for this Scene.

Of course the lights have to go off for the movie. 

Finally, we're going to have the hallway and living room lights turn off, for perfect movie ambiance.

4: Use your new Scene!

Congratulations, you’ve created your first custom Scene! The next time you log into your security system app, you’ll be able to use it. Swipe left on the Scenes bar to find the new button, and tap once. On the confirmation pop-up, you can see all of the commands you specified. Tap ‘Confirm’ and you’re done!

4: Use your new Scene!   The next time you open your Alarm.com mobile app, your Scene will be there. Swipe left on the Scenes bar to find the new button, and tap once. On the confirmation pop-up, you can see all of the commands you specified. Tap 'Confirm'... and enjoy your Scene!

Get Started and Save

If you don’t have Alarm.com integrated into your security system yet, just let us know. You might qualify for big savings by using your Customer Loyalty Rewards.

If you’re with another alarm company now or don’t have any security equipment installed, tell us a little about yourself and remember to use FIRSTMONTHFREE promo code for extra savings.

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About Alarm Engineering

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

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 and LiftMaster Garage Control, and the Doorbell Camera 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: check out our five star Google Reviews.

 

One Button Home Control with Our highly rated free app gives you the ability to control your security and integrated smart home features from anywhere.

One Button Home Control

We’ve all wished for that one ‘magic’ button that took care of things around the house to save time. Well, that button is here.

Our highly rated free app gives you the ability to control your security and integrated smart home features from anywhere. If you don’t have access to your home or security system through our app, our Customer Loyalty Rewards may allow you to upgrade your system free.

What do Scenes do for me?

With our app, you have access to ‘Scenes‘. Scenes are actions you frequently take with your home grouped together so your home can respond with the touch of a button to your every command. Here are some examples…

  • Leaving the house? Tap the new ‘Away’ Scene and your security system can arm, your front door can lock, your garage can close and your thermostat can set back to save energy.
  • Ready for bed? Tap ‘Sleep’ Scene to have your thermostat dial down or switch to the bedroom temperature sensor for perfect comfort, lights can turn off, while your house secures itself for the night.
  • Home, Away, Sleep and Wake Up. Each scene is configured for a moment in the day where you need to adjust several things at once: arriving home, leaving the house, going to bed and getting up in the morning.

All four scenes are easy to tweak as you like. You can add a porch light to your Home scene or set your downstairs lights to turn off automatically when you tap the Sleep button.

Create Your Own Custom Scene

Want a button for one of your other frequent patterns? It’s easy to build your own scenes with commands for your security system, locks, garage door, smart lights, smart thermostats and even your smart water valve.

Just pick a name for your new scene—Dinner, Movie Night, or Kids Bedtime and more. Log into your account and select the devices and what you want them to do. Then, it will appear at the top of your app, ready to use. If you need help creating your new Scene, click here

Get Started and Save

If you don’t have Alarm.com integrated into your security system yet, just let us know. See how much you could save using your Customer Loyalty Rewards.

If you’re with another alarm company today or want to learn more about Alarm Engineering, tell us a bit about you and we’ll provide a no-charge security assessment. Remember to use FIRSTMONTHFREE promo code for extra savings.

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About Alarm Engineering

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

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 and LiftMaster Garage Control, and the Doorbell Camera 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: check out our five star Google Reviews.

 

Doorbell Video Security Camera

Yes, We Have the Doorbell Security Camera

There is so much activity around your front door. Now, you can take advantage of smart home technology that not only increases your security in this high-traffic area, but also is so convenient. Stay in total control of your front door from anywhere with a touchless video doorbell.

Video doorbells have increased in popularity over the past couple of years because of their versatility and broad range of uses. As soon as someone is detected at your door, you’ll get a mobile alert, and the doorbell will start recording a video clip. This means you’ll always know when a delivery has made it to your front door.

The smart doorbell camera can be completely integrated into your smart home security system, letting you see who’s at the door whether you’re home or not, have a two-way audio conversation with visitors through your Alarm.com app, and even unlock your front door’s smart lock from that same screen.

Video Doorbell Camera Powered by Alarm.com

Once installed, this smart doorbell can also be a smart home security camera, able to record and send you motion-detected or doorbell-activated clips. This new security camera can also send you clips triggered by other devices like your garage door. The smart doorbell motion sensor can also trigger other devices, such as your porch lighting, to deter potential intruders.

Professionally installed and configured by our team and completely integrated into your Alarm Engineering smart home, this technology is available now!

The doorbell camera isn’t the only thing that’s new. Even more features have been integrated with the Alarm Engineering’s Alarm.com platform. 

Revolutionary One Button Home Control

You now have access to ‘Scenes’ in the Alarm.com app. Scenes are actions you frequently take with your home grouped together so your home can respond with the touch of a button to your every command. Here are some examples:

  • Leaving the house? Tap the new ‘Away’ Scene and your security system can arm, your front door can lock, your garage can close and your thermostat can set back to save energy.
  • Ready for bed? Tap ‘Sleep’ Scene to have your thermostat dial down or switch to the bedroom temperature sensor for perfect comfort, lights can turn off, while your house secures itself for the night.
  • Home, Away, Sleep and Wake Up. Each scene is configured for a moment in the day where you need to adjust several things at once: arriving home, leaving the house, going to bed and getting up in the morning.

No problem, easily build your Movie Scene, and your system can turn off the lights, lock the door, set the alarm system to Stay with one click on the app. Click here to learn more and here for a quick how-to for building your own custom Scenes.

Hey Alexa

You may already be familiar with Alexa, Amazon Echo’s voice-controlled assistant (think Siri!). Alarm.com now is compatible with the Echo, you can now control your smart home with the hands-free convenience of voice commands.

Change the temperature, turn your living room light off or even check the arming status of your security system. Even better, you can control all these at once with a single voice command to Alexa. Just say “Alexa, ask Alarm.com to…” followed by your command or question. Alarm.com can either answer you through the Echo or can automatically trigger the device to the action requested. 

Get Started and Save

If you’re already our customer, take advantage of big savings with our Customer Loyalty Rewards Program. If you’re with another alarm company or want a quote for doorbell video, tell us about you and remember to use FIRSTMONTHFREE promo code.

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About Alarm Engineering

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

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 and LiftMaster Garage Control, and the Doorbell Camera 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: check out our five star Google Reviews.

 

Aggressive Door-to-Door Alarm Sales teams may be swarming your neighborhood soon. You may be surprised to learn many of these "seasonal" companies target homes that already have security signs in the yard.

Guard Against These 5 Door-to-Door Alarm Scams

Aggressive Door-to-Door Alarm Sales teams may be swarming your neighborhood soon. You may be surprised to learn many of these “seasonal” companies target homes that already have security signs in the yard. Many agencies including the Federal Trade Commission, States Attorney and other state officials urge caution when approached by a door to door alarm representative.

Here are some examples of the tactics these companies use to scam homeowners. Remember, we are here to help with any question you have.

  1. “Alarm Engineering is in your neighborhood today offering free system upgrades.”
  2. “This is a limited time upgrade offer. You MUST sign up RIGHT NOW to get your upgrade.”
  3. “Alarm Engineering has gone out of business or sold out to us.”
  4. “Our computer has detected a glitch in your system and we’re here to check it.”
  5. “We are General Electric Security.”

Our team will never show up to your home unannounced. 

Now that we’ve introduced you to some common ways these companies gain entry into your home, here are some details to keep in mind. If you are ever unsure if the person at your home is really from Alarm Engineering, call our office to verify at 410-546-2210.

“Alarm Engineering is in your neighborhood today offering free system upgrades.”

Scam artists who use this approach will sign you up with an entirely different company. Alarm Engineering respects your time and our team members NEVER arrive at your home unannounced. Call us at 410-546-2210 if someone tries this or any alarm scam at your door.

“This is a limited time upgrade offer. You MUST sign up RIGHT NOW to get your upgrade.”

We don’t believe in high pressure tactics and never tell you to “sign right now.” We do offer free Customer Loyalty Rewards upgrades that offer the added security of cellular connectivity, remote access with free apps, lights, locks, video (including doorbell cameras) and more. Give us a call to discuss all your options at 410-546-2210.

“Alarm Engineering has gone out of business or sold out to us.”

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 since 1985 and we plan on sticking around to serve our customers for years to come. 410-546-2210

“Our computer has detected a glitch in your system and we’re here to check it.”

Slick scammers claiming to be remote access technicians from reading your yard sign may tell you “the company computer” has noticed recent glitches in your system and they’ve been sent to repair it. Their goal: To con you into letting them into your house on the pretext of “fixing” or “examining” the existing security device. In fact, they’re tampering with the alarm system so they can return and burglarize your house or sign you up with a different company.

If there is an issue with your system that we detect, our team will contact you and look to set an appointment time that works for you, not just show up claiming it needs to be repaired. If you ever are concerned that your system isn’t working right, give us a call to troubleshoot it. Also, we highly recommend you test your system regularly.

“We are General Electric.”

These people coming to your door may even have GE logos on their clothing. They are not GE Security. Legitimate manufacturer representatives will not arrive at your home to make any changes to your system. The Alarm Engineering team provides all your service directly.

The Real Deal

We appreciate you trusting Alarm Engineering with your home or business security needs. Customer Loyalty Rewards offers you up to $500 towards your system upgrade.

Since a worn yard sign is more likely to be targeted by such individuals, just let us know if you need replacements here

About Alarm Engineering

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

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 and LiftMaster Garage Control, and the Doorbell Camera 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: check out our five star Google Reviews.

 


You might think that smart devices are the definition of a smart home. Smart devices are an important part of building a smart home, but some smart devices alone doesn't make a smart home.

Smart Devices are Only a Part of The Smart Home

You might think that smart devices are the definition of a smart home. Smart devices are an important part of building a smart home, but some smart devices alone doesn’t make a smart home.

So what makes a home smart?

The Coach

Think of your favorite sports team. Each player has important and specialized skills, but they can only win games by working together.

The foundation of a good team is the coach. Throughout the game, the coach gets information from players and assistants to understand the big picture of what’s happening on the field. With this information, he can call the plays and makes sure each player contributes.

The true smart home has such a coach: your security system. Your security system controls every device in the home. It gathers intelligence from around the home and coordinates actions to make the home safer, smarter and more efficient.

You might not see what’s happening behind the scenes, but you will definitely notice the unique features and value that only a security-controlled smart home can deliver.

Your smart home using integrated video

Video monitoring is a popular smart home security solution. Standalone smart cameras record motion-triggered clips of activity in the home and send them to the homeowner, providing valuable awareness of what’s going on.

An integrated video system can do more. The security system can tell the platform who disarmed the system or where important activity is happening, such as someone entering the back door. With this information the platform intelligently directs the camera to capture important activity and then alerts you with a video clip on your smart phone.

When the homeowner disarms the system, the camera doesn’t record. The platform enhances awareness when you’re away and privacy when you’re home.

Your smart home sensing opportunities to save energy

A standalone smart thermostat knows when you walk in front of it. But that’s not a lot of information to decide whether it should make the entire home comfortable, or set back to save energy. 

A smart home can trigger energy saving opportunities depending on where you are. For example, if you’re away the thermostat can automatically change to the ‘away’ temperature and the lights shut off if they were left on. This saves you money and time. You’re also not sacrificing comfort because when you are near home, the thermostat readjusts to a comfortable temperature, the lights come on and the door unlocks for you.

Your smart home on the lookout for water damage

Smart devices can help protect your property. For example, a water sensor can alert you that a pipe is leaking in your second home hours away.

A smart home can go further and respond proactively. When the water sensor is triggered the platform immediately commands a connected water valve in the basement to shut off the home’s water.

And that’s just the beginning. While the standalone device offers value in each case, the platform is the key to multiplying their value and solving complex, real-life challenges for homeowners. 

Get Started and Save

Tell us a little about yourself and we’ll perform a no charge security assessment today. Remember to use the promo code FIRSTMONTHFREE for extra savings.

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About Alarm Engineering

Locally owned 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 and LiftMaster Garage Control, and the Doorbell Camera 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: check out our five star Google Reviews.

 

Savvy homeowners want to take advantage of every available tax deduction. Wondering if your security system qualifies? The answer is maybe!

Is my Home Security System Tax Deductible?

If your home security system is only used to secure personal property only, it falls under the IRS’ list of nondeductible expenses. 

Home Office

However, if you claim a home office or use your home for a business like a child care facility, you may also be able to claim a portion of your home security system. As with most home office expenses, you must regularly and exclusively use the home office for business. If your home business is a daycare, there are other requirements as the portion of the home doesn’t have to be exclusively used for business.

The Fine Print

The IRS states that if you “install a security system that protects all the doors and windows of your home, you can deduct the business part of the expenses you incur to maintain and monitor the system. You also can take a depreciation deduction for the part of the cost of the security system relating to the business use of your home.” Since the tricky part of this is the exclusivity for business, please discuss in detail with your accountant or tax advisor.

Because your alarm system is professionally monitored, this cost also falls into the umbrella of your home security system tax deduction according to Safewise. Read the full Safewise article here.

Of course our expertise is security and life safety, so please confirm all information in this article with your chosen tax professional!

More Savings

We’re looking to help you save money in other ways. Our Customer Loyalty Rewards program offers big savings to current customers towards upgrading your current home security system.

Did you know you may qualify for home insurance discounts due to your monitored security system? Check with your home insurance carrier for all the details.

If you’re with another alarm company or looking for a no-cost security assessment, tell us a bit about you and remember to use FIRSTMONTHFREE for extra savings.

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About Alarm Engineering

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

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 and LiftMaster Garage Control, and the Doorbell Camera 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: check out our five star Google Reviews.

 

You’ve heard how Smart Home technology can be integrated with your security system to bring a new level of convenience and savings. But how about time? Our time is increasingly our most important commodity.

Save Time with Smart Home Technology

You’ve heard how Smart Home technology can be integrated with your security system to bring a new level of convenience and savings. But how about time? Our time is increasingly our most important commodity.  

A recent survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate and CNET finds the majority of Americans with Smart Homes say that these products do save them about $1,000 per year and an average of 30 minutes per day! Here are some of the ways Alarm Engineering can help:

Keep it Secure

How many times this month have you rushed out of the house in the morning and couldn’t remember if you locked your door? Have you ever left the neighborhood and wondered whether you remembered to close the garage door?  If you’re like most, you go back by to make sure it’s closed.

Not anymore. The Alarm Engineering smart phone app powered by Alarm.com lets you secure your home from anywhere with one touch of a button.

Don’t Wait Around to Let Visitors or Workers In

Allowing safe access to your home for a visitor or worker used to mean time sitting around the house waiting. With the Alarm.com mobile app, you can unlock your door from anywhere when your worker or guest arrives. If they are a trusted person in your home and will be coming again, you can easily create them a custom user code. It’s much faster and more secure than making and keeping track of spare keys.

Worry Less 

Worry is always a sneaky time thief, especially when you’re trying to relax and enjoy yourself, like on vacation. 24/7 professional monitoring lets you enjoy your time away from home knowing all is well. Plus, with Alarm.com’s mobile app, you can peek in at any time and see for yourself that all is well.

Watching your Energy Bills

Smart devices make it possible for you to turn any appliance into a smart appliance. Just use Alarm.com’s Smart Plugs to turn your coffee pot, slow cooker or light on or off on demand or set up schedules. Turn your lights on and off and adjust your thermostat automatically when you come and go. 

Setting up Smart Home Equipment

Don’t worry about setting up your own Smart Home, our installation professionals will install it for you, show you how to use it and test it before we leave. 

Get Started and Save

If you’re already an Alarm Engineering customer, you can save money upgrading your system too with our Customer Loyalty Rewards. You can save up to $500 towards your upgrade. Many of our customers have received a free upgrade due to this program.

If you’re with another alarm company or looking for a no-charge security assessment, tell us a little about yourself and remember to use the FIRSTMONTHFREE promo code for additional savings.

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About Alarm Engineering

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

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 and LiftMaster Garage Control, and the Doorbell Camera 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: check out our five star Google Reviews.

 

Just like medical professionals suggest you get a periodic physical to identify possible issues with your health, we recommend periodic testing of your alarm system, at least annually but even as often as monthly.

Tested Your Alarm System Lately?

The Importance of Testing your Alarm System

Just like medical professionals suggest you get a periodic physical to identify possible issues with your health, we recommend periodic testing of your alarm system, at least annually but even as often as monthly. 

We highly recommend testing your system immediately if you have:

  1. Recently changed phone service or had any phone service done on your home.
  2. Switched to an internet phone service like Vonage or Magic Jack.
  3. Cancelled your landline to use only your cell phone.
  4. Haven’t tested your security system in the last year.

This test will cover two important system communication checks:

  1. Make sure that the alarm hardware in your home or office is communicating to the panel properly.
  2. Make sure that your alarm system communication to the Central Monitoring Station is working properly.

Testing Your System is Easy

Before you test your system, make sure to let us know you plan on testing it.

  1. Call our office at 410-546-2210 and listen for the prompt to test your system. Be ready with your Account ID or passcode.
  2. The operator will ask you for your address and the Account ID. Next, the operator will ask how long you would like the system on test. You can either tell them a span of time (like one hour, for example) where the system will automatically send signals again after that span of time or tell them you’ll call back when you’re done to put the system live again.
  3. Now that your system is set to test mode your alarm will sound and Central Monitoring Station will get the signals, but they will NOT contact the authorities since they know this is just a test.
  4. Arm your system.
  5. Walk around your home or office and test each device and let the alarm sound for about one minute. So, open the window and make sure the system goes into alarm using the keypad display and/or your siren. Reset the alarm and move to the next device.
  6. Once your testing is complete, call the Central Monitoring Station back and make sure the signals were received.

You have now tested your system! As always, our service professionals are here 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.

Who is on your Security System Call List?

This is a great time to think about who is contacted when your alarm sounds. You created your call list when we initially installed your system. Do you remember who is on your call list?

Many of our customers set their call list more than twenty years ago! We recommend checking your call list at least every couple of years to be sure the information is up to date. Remember to have your Account ID or Passcode handy when you call our office, or complete this online form so we can validate your identity. 

Best Practices 

We recommend listing yourself and any close neighbors or family you trust to be able to check on your property at any time or the day or night. 

Each person on your call list should:

  • Be trained in the operation of your system.
  • Be able to access the protected building(s) on your property.
  • Know the code to arm and disarm your system.
  • Know the system Passcode or Account ID.

Passcode vs. Account ID

Your passcode is a single word designated by you that is able to declare a false alarm. Your Account ID is a unique series of numbers and letters provided to you on installation day on black and white cards the size of a business card. Keep this Account ID safe as knowledge of this ID will allow the bearer to make any changes or updates to your account by calling our office or completing this online form. If you haven’t assigned an account passcode or if you don’t remember what it is, just call our office with your Account ID and we can either remind you or change it: 410-546-2210.

If you aren’t yet an Alarm Engineering customer, experience the customer service difference a local, expert team offers. We’ve been serving your friends and neighbors since 1985.

Get Started and Save

Been thinking about upgrading your alarm system? Take advantage of savings with our customer loyalty program.

Are you unhappy with your current alarm company or looking for a no-charge, no hassle security assessment? Tell us a little about yourself and remember to use the FIRSTMONTHFREE promo code to save even more.

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  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

About Alarm Engineering

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

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 and LiftMaster Garage Control, and the Doorbell Camera 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: check out our five star Google Reviews.

 


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