Combat False Alarms

Education Is Key

We believe the key to reducing false alarms is user and installer education. Make sure when you purchase an alarm system that your HGCAA alarm professional explains how to use the system thoroughly to everyone who is going to use it. If you have questions ask them. The HGCAA alarm professional is there to help you.

We also believe strongly in reducing false alarms. HGCAA worked with Texas alarm associations and NESA to create a video to help consumers understand the importance of reducing false alarms and what you can do to help. Please take a few minutes to view the video by clicking here.

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If your equipment malfunctions immediately call your alarm company. If you forget how to use the system refer to your manual or call the alarm company. They key is communication and education. HGCAA members are trained to help you!

Use a Professional HGCAA Member

When selecting a company to install and monitor your system, make sure the company is a member of the Houston Gulf Coast Alarm Association (HGCAA).

  • HGCAA members are dedicated to providing the highest level of service and also adhere to a stringent Code of Ethics. As part of the Code of Ethics our association members follow strict guidelines to help reduce false alarms.

As professional security installers we believe it is our responsibility to help combat false alarms.

  • HGCAA members work hard everyday to prevent false alarms and we take pride in the work we have done to reduce false alarms, but we need your help.
  • HGCAA members regularly are given information on how to reduce false alarms. Our members also attend conventions and meetings on false alarm prevention and under law must take classes to keep them up-to-date on installation practices including false alarm prevention.

Register Your System

Contact you local police to see if a permit is required. Visit our Alarm Permits page for more information

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For information on how alarm users can prevent false alarms visit the False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) Alarm User Site.

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