Finding Quality Home Security Systems Installers in Sydney
Finding the best installers of home alarm systems in Sydney can be challenging. Whilst the profession of electronic security draws upon skills that can be learned in the electrical and communications trades, it still requires some unique technical and physical skills of its own, without being a trade in itself. This means that formal training and qualifications unique to the electronic security industry are practically non-existent, allowing easy access for would-be technicians looking to make some extra income, and thus making the industry more vulnerable to illegitimate practices.
Vetting Your Alarm Technician
Whilst it can be difficult to detect a dodgy technician, there are some things you should be leery of before choosing one to install your home security system. Firstly, your instincts of a person should not be ignored; people who are hiding something often subconsciously reveal things about their integrity through their behaviour, which is easy to pick up on. Requesting on-site quotes is a great way to test the character of potential technicians and also get competitive prices. If a technician insists on only email communication or refuses to drive out and provide an on-site quote, put them on your blacklist and do not even consider them any further. When one does show up to quote, judge how professional their appearance is and the vibe they give you.
Secondly, for Sydney-based home security technicians, specific class security licences are required, and for a sole trader or business owner, a security master licence is required. Whilst these licences provide absolutely no indication of the technician’s competency, they do indicate that appropriate criminal background checks have been performed and that the person has been deemed suitable for a security position and the privileges that come with it. Therefore, we recommend you request to inspect the technician’s security licence before even allowing them inside your home to quote on your security system (which they should be displaying on their person anyway).
Thirdly, where do their leads come from? If you found their business on a site like Ebay, Oneflare, or some other cheap lead generation site, then they may not be an established business. This isn’t the best indication of their quality (or lack thereof), but it is still a factor to consider, especially in comparison to those businesses you find using more expensive paper advertising or Google ads — platforms that require a few grand for basic advertising campaigns. Additionally, finding their professional-looking website in Google’s organic search engine results is also a good sign.
Lastly, there are several established companies that have a reputation in the security industry, such as Chubb, ADT and NRMA, in addition to smaller businesses with a steadily growing customer fanbase and solid online presence, such as Cygnus Electronics security systems installers in Sydney.
Selecting the Best Home Alarm System
Your chosen installer will most likely have one or a few brands that they primarily work with, such as Bosch, Ness, Hills, or Honeywell — these are all great brands that provide premium alarm systems that will perform well in protecting your home. You most likely are already considering one of these brands, but if you have something different in mind, your technician should be able to guide and inform your decision, or you can contact a reputable electronic security source for more information about a particular system. However, whilst we strongly advise against buying cheap/no-name home alarms or security systems from places such as Bunnings, Jaycar, or Ebay, it is important to remember that amongst the reputable brands, the key features remain much the same, so choose the system that you feel will best compliment your home and don’t get too hung up on complexities.