What Does it Mean to be a UL Listed Alarm Company?

Here at Denalect, we’re proud to tell folks that we’ve been a UL listed and compliant alarm company for both our Burglar and Fire system installation and our alarm monitoring services since 1980.

But what, you may ask, does UL listed even mean? Why is it important and how does it impact you, the customer?

First, let’s start with what UL is. UL stands for Underwriters Laboratories, an independent, non-profit, world-wide consulting and certification company dedicated to promoting safe living ...

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Business Video Surveillance 101

Is a video surveillance system right for your business? Whether a company is large or small, video surveillance can enhance current security, protect valuable assets and employees, and improve and increase productivity. From evaluating your business’s needs to selecting system features, here are some tips on how to determine if a video surveillance system is right for your business.

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Video Surveillance for Your Home

If you’re considering a home video surveillance system, you’re not alone. More and more Bay Area homeowners are enhancing their current security systems by installing video surveillance inside and/or outside their homes. From evaluating your needs to selecting features, here are some tips on how to decide if a video surveillance is right for you.

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Helpful Online Crime Report Sites

Finding neighborhood crime statistics and safety ratings online is easier than ever thanks to these helpful websites. Remember, you don’t just live in a house, you also live in a neighborhood. Being aware of your area’s crime can help you best protect your family as well as your property.

iStock_000034696832SmallCrimeReports. Ranked in 2014 by Time Magazine as one of the 50 best ...

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When to Contact Your Security Provider

If you have an alarm system installed in your home or office, then you know to contact your security provider if the system is triggered or if you need to schedule routine maintenance. However, there are a few other situations when they need to hear from you, especially if you’ve done or plan on doing any of the following.

  • Remodeling. Your alarm system was designed and installed to meet your home or business’s original security
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Is 24-Hour Monitoring Right for You?

Homes and businesses with security systems are six times less likely to be broken into but a sounding alarm doesn’t always frighten intruders away. That’s where 24-hour monitoring comes in. Benefits of monitoring include:

Denalect monitors client systems

  • Immediate response. Offered by most security providers for a monthly fee, alarm monitoring doesn’t rely on your neighbors to contact the authorities if your alarm is ...
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How to Think Like a Burglar

To help protect your home against burglars, you need to learn how to think like one. Each year more than two million U.S. homes are broken into, with an estimated $4.6 billion in goods stolen and property damaged. Not to mention a break-in’s impact on your sense of safety and well-being. Here are some tips on how you can enhance your home’s security.

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Choosing the Right Home Security System

With all the hundreds of different home security systems available on the market, how can you choose the best one to give you piece of mind, works within your lifestyle and fits into your budget? From evaluating your needs to selecting a security provider, here are some tips on how to decide which alarm system is right for you.


  • Evaluate your lifestyle. How ...
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Basic Security System Components

A good security system is more than the sum of its parts. But have you ever wondered what, exactly, are those parts? Even a rudimentary understanding can help prevent false alarms, increase confidence in your system, and ease communication with security providers. Here’s a breakdown of the four basic components you’ll find in most business or residential security systems.

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Preventing Security System False Alarms

False alarms can have a serious impact. Not only a noisy nuisance, false alarms can take police away from other emergencies and other life-threatening situations. They can also cost you hundreds of dollars in fees, create dissatisfaction with your system and your security provider, and make you reluctant to use your system, exposing your property to theft. Here’s how you can help reduce your chances of a false alarm.

  • Change any system batteries every three years.
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