Read this before you sign on with any alarm company in Fresno.

We want you to take this free checklist and make sure you get everything you need to protect your business, warehouse, home, and family. First, do you even need a business security alarm system or a home alarm? You might feel like you’re in a nice neighborhood. You may never have had a problem with theft or burglary (the Bureau of Justice reported the rate of property crimes at 110.7 per 1,000 households or 11% in 2015). Maybe you don’t think you have much worth stealing (the FBI reports the average loss in 2014 was $2,251).

Or perhaps your business is service-based and you don’t have merchandise, inventory, or valuable items in your office (but think about computers, laptops, and other electronics and the data on them). You’d be surprised at what people will steal. And how much damage they can do to a home or business in looking for it. A 2016 small business survey by Insureon revealed that the average burglary or theft claim is $8,000. We don’t want to pile on a lot of statistics. You can find those everywhere. If you’re here, you’re probably ready for a home or business alarm system. Let’s focus on what you should look for before making your final decision. Use this checklist to help you find the right alarm company in Fresno (or Madera, Clovis, or surrounding areas) for you.

Get the answers to these questions from all the alarm companies you are considering.

We’ve helped you get started by filling in the answers about Turner Security Services. Want to ask us directly? Feel free to call us at (559) 486-3466.

1. How long have they been in business?
Turner Security was founded in 1972

2. Are they big enough to be effective? But not too big to care?
We have over 50 patrol vehicles and 300 security officers, as well as more than two dozen employees working in administration and monitoring. We are locally owned, not a franchise, and not part of a national corporation. Our owner, John Turner, was born and raised in Fresno. He’s involved with every division.

3. Do they provide local, 24 hour security services and monitoring?
At Turner Security, we built our own private, central monitoring station in Fresno in 2010.

4. Will they help you completely understand how to use your security system?
54% percent of home security system owners are unsure of how to operate their systems according to Our customer service team will spend as much time as you need to make sure you can use your system. You might find this FAQ helpful: Frequently Asked Questions About Business Alarm Systems and Home Security

5. Will the police come when the alarm company calls?
Reputation matters. Turner Security has a long history of working with and being trusted by the Fresno Police Department.

6. Do they do their own installation?
Some companies use contractors to install your alarm system. At Turner Security, we use all of our own employees who have been thoroughly vetted.

7. Can they monitor other vital security needs?
We have fire alarm monitoring, door open/close monitoring, A/C protection, temperature monitoring, and more to give you a full range of monitoring and alarm services.

8. Do they have patrol vehicles and standing guard options?
Businesses may want to supplement their protection with the visible presence of patrol vehicles or standing guards.

9. How much does a security system cost?
That is a very important question! It depends on the services you want and any add-ons. Cost is not as important as value. As a business owner himself, John Turner, our CEO knows that you can’t put a price on being able to sleep at night. Fortunately, peace of mind is not hard to buy and it doesn’t have to be expensive.

We’re very happy to show you what we can do. No obligation.

Call us at (559) 486-3466 and we can review your needs over the phone. Or if you’ve got a large or complicated business layout, we’ll come out, take a look, and give you an estimate.

Security Cameras Video Analytics

The real time alarm, which uses perimeter and area protection, will sound and light up to ward off intruders, then capture video of the scene and upload it to the alarm center.

This technology also makes it possible for home and business owners to monitor what’s happening on their mobile device.