DPS Warns Residents to Check Out Alarm Salespersons, Installers and Companies - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/17/08

DPS Warns Residents to Check Out Alarm Salespersons, Installers and Companies

Posted:

The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texas residents to make sure that any alarm salesperson, company or alarm installer that they hire is licensed by the State of Texas.

"We urge anyone who is considering hiring an alarm company or installer to check whether they are actually licensed in Texas, as required by state law," said Capt. RenEarl Bowie of the DPS Private Security Bureau. "Alarm installers and salespersons are required to undergo a criminal background check before being licensed, to help ensure the safety of the public."

The Private Security Bureau has initiated investigations in Houston and San Antonio following reports that numerous unlicensed salespersons, installers and companies have been aggressively marketing their services to residents in those cities. Other cities may also have experienced an influx of these salespeople. DPS is working with the alarm industry trade associations to investigate these claims.

To check whether an alarm company is licensed in Texas, please (click here).

To check whether an installer is licensed in Texas, please (click here).

Tell us what you think...
Kcbd.com Message Boards
Sound off on news or current events on our message boards!

Powered by WorldNow

5600 Avenue A
Lubbock, TX. 79404

FCC Public File
publicfile@kcbd.com
806-744-1414
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KCBD. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.