Our mission at Certified Alarm Protection Systems (C.A.P.S.) is to provide security services to each client with a commitment to quality. Our focus is to make the world safer!
We offer affordable cost services. Peoples' safety should come first...at any cost. But that doesn't mean it has to cost you a fortune to get the protection you need. Whatever bells and whistles most consumer and commercial vehicle locators and asset management systems offer -- at the end of the day they are not cost efficient for most applications. So, you end up paying huge sums of money for services and functions that don't really meet your needs or your wallet.
In most cases there is no cost for the conversion. This is usually predicated on the ability to download new data to your alarm system's control panel. In most instances, if your system cannot be downloaded, a trained technical support personnel will attempt to walk you through a process that will enable reprogramming of your system to accept downloading. This is usually done from your alarm system keypad and sometimes done from the alarm control panel. If your system is still unable to be downloaded, the next option is usually an in-home service call. Your system will be reprogrammed on-site to accept downloading and the on-site service technician will also thoroughly test the system. The cost for this on-site service is generally $50.00 to $75.00, depending upon location and the time required.
If your system can be downloaded, then converting your system can usually be accomplished within 24 hours. If you use an answering machine, fax machine or modem on the same telephone line your alarm system is connected to, then you may be need to be available on the phone for a few minutes to complete the conversion process.
After the conversion is completed, you will immediately be asked to test your system. You should test your system at least monthly. We recommend weekly testing.
Consistent with most local laws, your alarm system does not directly connect to local emergency response agencies. Instead, most security systems utilize your pre-existing telephone line as the primary communication link to an alarm company's 24-hour call center facilities.
When your alarm activates, call centers respond immediately. And, consistent with local laws, will notify police, fire or ambulance services after verifying a true emergency. Please note: Some local governments have placed various conditions or restrictions on their response policies and do not dispatch emergency personnel based solely on alarm signals. You should contact your local government, police or fire department to determine response policies.
Most alarm systems use equipment that includes back-up batteries to provide a secondary power supply for your security system. In the event electricity fails, the system automatically switches to the battery. Most secondary power supplies will recharge once electricity is restored to the system. For specific information concerning use of the secondary power supply, please consult your alarm system user manual.
In the event you cannot remember your access code, please contact your Alarm Company's Customer Service Department. In most cases we have representatives available 24/7 to assist you with changing the code.
Most companies will attempt to resolve any problems by telephone or by downloading to your alarm control panel. If this is unsuccessful, you generally have the option of an in-home service call by a trained technician. The cost of this is generally $50.00 to $75.00 depending upon location and the time required.
Two perimeter door or window sensors; one dual-technology motion detector; one siren; control panel with a back-up battery in case of power outage; one keypad; telephone hookup; one yard sign and three widow decals.
Costs vary depending on your area. Normally monitoring fee average around $27.95 per month residential and $49.95 for business.
The Control Panel, the brains of our system. It's like our little valedictorian. Usually placed in a closet, the control panel "controls" every part of the protection. Once it's in place, there's nothing you have to do to manage it. It automatedly works 24 hours a day, without reciting any long graduation speeches!
Though the typical range to install a system is about $120 to $600, each install will depend on the complexities of the system you choose. Choosing wired over wireless will increase installation costs but decrease component costs.
The layout of your home will be the largest factor in a home alarm system. Since a basic system comes with 2-3 window/door sensors, you may need to add additional sensors at about $40 each. Add on smart home features, like heat and light controls, and equipment and installation costs rise.