September 25, 2020
You’re getting ready to install a new security system in your home to protect your family and your property. While installing a home alarm system can be a relatively straightforward process, there’s a little more you need to do to get that security system up and running. Like most cities and counties across the United States, Harris County requires homeowners with security systems to obtain alarm permits.
Failing to register your security system and get that Harris County alarm permit could set you up for unexpected penalties and fees. Thus, it’s important you obtain a permit before you install and arm your system.
Harris County requires homeowners to obtain monitored alarm system permits for a security alarm, a fire alarm, or a combination of the two.
Even if you already have an alarm permit, make sure you stay on top of renewals. Also be sure to advise the Harris County permit office if you are planning any upgrades or changes to your home security system.
It’s relatively easy to get an alarm permit in Harris County. While you can certainly visit the permit office, Harris County also offers online permits. All you have to do is sign up for an account. Then you can both purchase and renew your alarm permit from the comfort of your home.
The fee for a new permit is $35, and the alarm permit renewal costs $10. If you have questions, you can contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for more information.
Once you have your Harris County alarm permit, you can go ahead and order installation of your security system. While there are dozens of options for home security systems, not all alarm companies are equal. Your family’s safety and the security of your property and possessions is paramount, so before selecting a home security system provider, consider the following:
Ease of installation
Strong customer service
Value for your investment
Research your options for alarm system providers in Harris County carefully, and select a company you feel you can trust to protect your family and property for years to come.
Ready to get started with monitored home security? Contact Brinks Home™ for a quote.
Allison Clark is a senior writer for Brinks Home. She enjoys educating others on the benefits of smart home security and using technology to simplify everyday life.
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