The Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (TBFAA) Recommends That Consumers Consider the Following Before Selecting A Systems Contractor:
Use Only Licensed Contractors
Why Take a Chance? Use a Licensed Professional
Individuals may be unlicensed because they may not:
- meet financial requirements
- be able to pass a background check
- meet experience requirements
- meet insurance requirements
It’s the Law
Texas law requires any person or company who provides investigations or security services (including burglar alarms, closed circuit television systems and access control systems) in the state to be properly licensed to offer or to engage in such services.
Hiring or employing a unlicensed company also carries this penalty
This requirements of law was originally passed by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and has been in effect ever since. To offer or provide a service required to be licensed without a license carries criminal penalties of up to a year in jail and a $4,000.00 fine.
Each person or organization engaged in the business of planning, certifying, leasing, selling, servicing, installing, monitoring, or maintaining fire alarm or fire detection devices or systems shall have a certificate of registration issued by the Texas Commissioner of Insurance.
Use A TBFAA Member
TBFAA members make the best business partners. We strongly suggest that all Texas consumers include TBFAA members in their comparative shopping. We believe this will lead consumers to the right system at a fair price, combined with the best possible service.
- Committed to Code of Ethics – TBFAA members are dedicated to providing the highest level of service and also adhere to a stringent Code of Ethics. As part of the Code of Ethics our association members follow strict guidelines to help reduce false alarms.
- Licensed & Insured – TBFAA members are required to be licensed in Texas. Licencing requires a minimum level of insurance.
- Educated Professionals – TBFAA members employ technicians that have completed state approved training on burglar & fire alarm systems. TBFAA members also attend conventions and meetings on false alarm prevention and under law must take classes to keep them up-to-date on installation practices including false alarm prevention.
We sincerely believe that you will receive a better mix of price and quality by doing business with a TBFAA member company. If not, we are here to help resolve any issue that might occur when doing business with a member.