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Rated 5 Stars!“Compliments to your company! Brian really listened to us when we explained Mom’s vision problems. He designed just the system we need! The installers, Howard and Chip, worked diligently to get everything connected efficiently. They were personable and made us feel secure and very good about choosing a local company. Thank You!”

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ADT Security vs. Alarm Engineering – Security Comparison

You know all the benefits of a monitored home security system, including (but not limited to) 24/7 monitoring, wireless technology (no phone line needed), real-time notifications, smart home technology, and homeowner insurance savings. Now you’ve started the process of researching the best home security alarm company for you.

Most locals know Alarm Engineering, but if you haven’t heard about us yet here’s a a little about our team and what we stand for. We are locally (and family) owned and have been around since 1985.

Big Enough…and Small Enough

You may wonder whether local is the best choice when it comes to security. Rest assured, with Alarm Engineering you get the best of both worlds. We are the largest locally owned and operated alarm company on the Shore – so we are large enough to serve your needs 24/7, but still small enough to care about you. Check out our Google Reviews to hear it directly from our customers.

Perhaps you’re considering ADT Security, too. You see lots of ADT ads – they are the national name everyone knows. Without any experience with either company, how can you make the choice that’s best for your family, business, church or community?

We believe in education, so you can make the decision that’s best for you. We don’t believe in high pressure nonsense. When our customers switched to us from ADT Security, we asked why they made the decision to switch and have compiled the most frequent answers.

Do You Already Have Hardware Installed?

Even if you already are with ADT Security or anther company, we can probably monitor your currently installed system. We’ll send a technician out at no charge to test and reprogram your system for free!

 

Here’s a quick checklist of the important differences between Alarm Engineering and ADT 

Security FAQ

Alarm Engineering

ADT Security

Does this company offer 24/7 professional monitoring and a system I can control and monitor with my smartphone?

Yes

Yes

Is this company licensed, bonded and insured?

Yes

There are both ADT Corporate and ADT Authorized Dealers. Check with the entity you’re getting the quote from to be sure.

Does this company have a same day service guarantee anywhere on Delmarva?

Yes

Many customers who came to us from ADT Security had a hard time getting service (after the sale) here on Delmarva.

Does this company start with a ‘teaser’ monitoring rate, then raise prices frequently once you sign up?

Never. In our 30+ year history, Alarm Engineering has raised our monitoring nominal amount, for a TOTAL of $2.50.

Many customers who leave ADT Security called us because their rate just keeps going up and up – just about every year in fact. If you’ve been with ADT for more than a couple of years, we can likely save you money.

Have I read 5 star independent internet reviews about this company?

Click here to read our 5 star Google Reviews.

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Does this company value current customers with programs like Referral Credits and Customer Loyalty Rewards?

Yes! We appreciate current customers, and most of our new customers come from one of our happy customers telling someone they know about us. Check out the details about our Referral Credit and Customer Loyalty Rewards.

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Let’s Get Started – Your First Month is on Us!

Security for your home or business is such an important decision – your irreplaceable family and valuables are at stake. We believe that in order to best serve you, we need to start with an onsite visit to your home to best understand your home and your needs. Counting doors and windows over the phone is just not enough.

Let’s get started and schedule your free, onsite, no-pressure consultation now. Plus, your first month is on us. Tell us a bit about yourself and don’t forget to put AE1STMONTHFREE in the promo code section below.

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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.

 

During tax season, your accountant isn’t the only who is busy processing your information. Identity thieves are also staying busy. The IRS reported that identity theft investigations have risen 66% since last year. What can you do to protect yourself from threats to your identity?

Protect Against Identity Theft Scams

During tax season, your accountant isn’t the only who is busy processing your information. Identity thieves are also staying busy. The IRS reported that identity theft investigations continue to rise. What can you do to protect yourself from threats to your identity?

  • Never carry your social security card in your wallet. This number is the skeleton key to unlocking identity vulnerabilities if your wallet is falls into the wrong hands. Credit cards can be cancelled –  your social security card cannot.
  • Be cautious of providing any information to phishing schemes. When you receive unsolicited emails or phone calls asking for any personal information from you, check the source before providing anything. Your bank, the IRS and your security company will not contact you via email and ask for your social security number, birth date or address.
  • If you are contacted that you’ve won a contest you don’t recall entering and are required to give information to secure your winnings, be wary. The only ones winning these sweepstakes are identity thieves.
  • Protect your child’s identity, too. One of the fastest growing segments of identity theft is the stealing of a child’s Social Security number, name and other identifying information. Often, it is a relative or a close friend of the child’s parents who steals the information to set up new credit or bank accounts. You may not know there is a problem until you try to get your child a driver’s license, open up a checking account for him or her, or apply for a student loan. You can pull a child’s credit history once he or she turns 13, and you should do that annually once your kids are teenagers.

Try These Tips

The best way to avoid a scam is to make sure you’re always in control of your money and personal financial information. Here are some things you can do to protect yourself according to the FBI:

  1. Ask for a call-back number. If someone calls and says he or she is from your bank, credit card company, doctor’s office or another place with which you do business, tell the person you’re too busy to talk and ask for a phone number to call him or her back. If the individual says, “I’ll call you back at a more convenient time,” then hangs up, you can then call the doctor’s office, bank or credit card company and ask if they are trying to reach you for any reason.
  2. Report the scam to the company in question. If it turns out that no one at the bank, credit card company or doctor’s office called you, you’ll know someone tried to pull a fast one. Ask for the department that monitors fraud and tell them what happened.
  3. Report the scam to the FTC. While the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) won’t investigate individual complaints, it does catalog them and look for trends and large-scale fraud. You can file a complaint at ftc.gov. If the fraud involves the IRS (such as someone pretending to be from the IRS or if it involves children), you can call the Treasury Department directly to file a complaint.
  4. Hang up. The easiest way to avoid a scam is to decline to give any personal information over the telephone to anyone. If someone hits you up for a contribution to a charity, ask them to mail you information instead.

Learn More

If you’re interested in learning more about security, life safety, automation or video for your home or business, tell us a little about yourself and we’ll provide a no-hassle onsite security and safety assessment. Remember, even if you’re with another alarm company, most of the time we can use the equipment you already have installed and reprogram at no cost to you.

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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.

Salisbury’s False Alarm Penalty Rates Increasing

March 27, 2013 Salisbury, MD – The City of Salisbury has passed an ordinance changing the fees/fines charged for false alarms. Council members are on record stating to the news media that they have reduced the false alarm fees, however this is incorrect. Not only are the new fees higher, but they are also higher than virtually any other jurisdiction in the country.

The Comparison

82% of those subject to the fees will see a 155% increase in costs on average.

As shown below, the home or business that experiences a third false alarm sees a 392% increase in the fee/fine. Any location experiencing 3-10 false alarms will pay a higher fee than before. On the other end of the spectrum, those using/abusing the city’s resources the most, with 14 false alarms, receive a 42% discount.

The Issue

In summation, the vast majority of those affected by a false alarm fee will pay more, significantly more. The very small number of people experiencing 11 or more false alarms in a year, are the only ones benefiting from a fee reduction, yet they are the ones putting the most strain on the city’s limited resources.

Giving “frequent flyer discounts” to those who have the most calls for service is totally contrary to the purpose of the fee/fine.

Escalating fee/fine structures like the one Salisbury had in place prior to this change, are in use in almost all jurisdictions across the country, are proven to significantly reduce the number of false alarms, and have been successfully defended in many courts.

Voice your opposition to the new “False Alarm Fee Schedule for Police Response”:

 

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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.

 

 

 


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