Who we are:

Alarm Detection Systems is a family owned and operated company that has been in business for over 54 years. We are currently one of the largest privately owned security companies in the nation. We have employed over 300 people, continuing to have a strong family atmosphere, offer same day service to our customers and have an award winning UL Listed Central Station.

Alarm Detection Systems is an EEO employer.


  • Paid time off and holiday pay
  • Holiday pay for worked time on a Company paid holiday
  • Medical, life, dental and vision Insurance
  •  Company paid short-term disability
  • 401K with a company match
  • Company summer outing (Friends and family welcomed!)
  • Education assistance
  • Generous employee discount

Dispatch Operator Job Summary:

The dispatcher’s job is to handle life safety alarms with care, in a timely manner and with accuracy. They will work closely with field technicians and handle all incoming calls when the main office is closed. Multitasking, prioritizing calls and communicating to the Police and Fire Departments clearly and efficiently is essential to the job.

Alarm Site Responder Job Summary:

This service is designed to have a responding party to check a location so the customer does not have to. In some cases, they will meet the Police or Fire Departments to give them access to the location. There will be times they will respond to check for evidence of a break-in or false alarm and will need to reset the system. When they are not out in the field, they will assist the Central Station with daily operations and basic building maintenance (ex: shoveling, salting, stocking necessities, etc…).

The right candidate will be able to:

  • Drive a manual stick shift vehicle
  • Sit and remain alert for extended periods of time
  • Work 4PM-12AM, weekends and holidays. As well as have schedule flexibility to meet department staffing requirements
  • Maintain a calm and professional demeanor during stressful or critical situations

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be able to obtain a Permanent Employee Registration Card from the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Must have a High School Education or equivalent
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