Alarm

Advice on Picking an Alarm Pro

Picking an alarm pro who suits you can make a big difference to your project. If you take the time to find the ideal tradesperson then you’re much more likely to get quality work at a good price.

Choosing a tradesperson

There are a few things you can do to help you find a trusted pro for your project:

Read reviews

Look around for online customer reviews on the pros you find. This will give you an idea of how reliable they are. If you can’t find any, ask them to provide you with customer references.

Stay away from cold callers

It’s best not to hire tradespeople who turn up at your door without an appointment. You can’t be sure about their identity or whether they do good work. Instead, ask friends or relatives for recommendations or use our service to get in touch with trusted pros.

Confirm their company name, address and insurance

Another good idea is to ask pros to provide proof of their company name, address and insurance. This way you’ll know for sure who they are and that they’re insured. If you’ve used our service to find pros, we’ll have already done this for you.

Get lots of quotes

Make sure you get quotes from lots of different alarm professionals. This will help you work out what a fair price is for the work you need doing. Avoid tradespeople offering unusually cheap prices as you might not get the standard of work that you want.

Get tradespeople to come to your property

Make sure that you get the tradespeople you find out to your property to quote. If they’ve seen your property and any current alarm systems you have, their quote will be more accurate than if they’ve just discussed it with you over the phone. Meeting them also gives you the chance to decide whether they have the kind of qualities you’re looking for in a tradesperson.

Picking an alarm pro

There are some extra things that are worth doing if you’re specifically picking an alarm pro.

Find out if they’re a member of a trade association

You don’t have to be a member of a trade association to be a good alarm installer. But if an alarm installer is a member of a trade association like the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) or Fire Industry Association (FIA), it makes it more likely that they’ll do a good job.

Ask about their qualifications

There aren’t any specific qualifications you need to be an alarm installer, but to do quality work you need sufficient training and experience. If a pro can’t show you proof of any training they’ve done then the chances are that they may not be skilled enough to do the job.

If you’re finding picking an alarm pro difficult, we can help. Complete our online form and we’ll put you in touch with up to 4 alarm installers in your area.