Are you a person who looks into industry credentials when choosing a new service provider for our home or business? The availability of online information affords all of us with more information than in the past. Learning about the associations or firms for which we wish to do business can provide crucial insights. Extra due diligence often accompanies selecting a home or business security firm.
One might ask some essential questions at the start of the process. Such as, how does this company keep up with the latest standards and technology? Are they good stewards of the community? What’s the perception of the company within the industry they operate? Reputable companies understand that to be the best, you have to tend to all these areas.
At Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. (ADS), we do much more than sell alarm equipment. We are active members of several industry associations. ADS could present a whole page or two on how these entities add value to our customers. But for practical purposes, in this post, we will focus on three significant customer benefits that manifest from our industry memberships. Learning more about groups we are involved with, in turn, will help you understand why we are the best choice for home or business security.
1.Speed and Accuracy of Emergency Communications
Have you wondered where emergency calls go, such as fire, police, or ambulance? Call centers known as Public-Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) receive them. It is where our central monitoring operators connect to local first responders if your alarm is activated.
The Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) is an emerging national standard that is the next generation for processing information from alarm monitoring stations ASAP. It saves time, improves accuracy, and increases efficiency between PSAPs and monitoring centers. ADS has been an instrumental partner in ASAP’s development.
TMA is a trade association representing installation, service, and monitoring companies within the security industry. The shared vision of the TMA and its members is to build a safer world through professional monitoring. ADS operates an award-winning central monitoring station. It is also Five-Diamond certified by the TMA. To achieve this high standing, ADS continually re-invests in training and equipment. As a customer, you can rest easy knowing qualified experts are monitoring your account.
2. Cost Savings and Proven Technology
No company can operate in a vacuum and still be on the cutting edge. It takes an understanding of current and future security trends to deliver the best experience to our customers. It also takes buying power to keep operating costs low to provide savings to our subscribers.
ADS is one of 39 security companies united under one umbrella to form the NetOne Association. Together, we comprise the nation’s 4th largest electronic security organization, with 172 offices across the United States and Canada. Over 7,000 NetOne employees serve more than 1,000,000 customers throughout North America.
Although ADS and other members operate as independents, we function as a single network, sharing expertise and industry best practices. ADS was a founding member when the organization was then known as the Security Network of America.
Since its establishment back in 1948, the ESA has become the largest trade association in the US. ESA supplies training, information, and tools, to the electronic and life safety industries
The ESA represents installers, integrators, and monitoring professionals for fire detection, video surveillance, and electronic access control systems. The four main sectors represented are commercial, residential, industrial, and government. Together, ESA member companies employ more than 500,000 industry professionals and serve more than 34 million clients.
3.Trust and Peace of Mind
The Better Business Bureau has been helping people learn about businesses for over 100 years. The vast information and services they offer to consumers are free. ADS is proud to carry an A+ rating with the BBB. We stand by our customer reviews and welcome critique of our operations.
The PSA network is all about integration expertise. Dubbed as the world’s largest systems integrator consortium, they represent over 7,500 industry professionals. Their industry focus is security, fire, life safety, and pro-audio-visual installations. Suffice it to say, membership with the PSA affords our technicians access to cutting-edge technology and information. Thus ensuring your alarm system will be installed by knowledgeable staff.
We invite you to visit the Why ADS page to check out a more comprehensive list of our industry and community partnerships. Keeping involved with these associations allows ADS to offer exceptional alarm service and expertise. Keep us in mind for your next security project. Our onsite and virtual consultations are always free. Call 630.844.6322 for more information.
About Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
ADS is one of the largest alarm firms in Illinois. It has been family-owned since 1968. ADS provides business alarms, fire alarms, card access, security cameras, and home security systems. Our main office is in the Fox Valley. We service all of Chicago, suburbs, and southern Wisconsin.