"Arson stripped church communities of their place of worship, but more than that it left [them] feeling powerless," says Bradd Shipp, NBFAA
Once you've narrowed down your selection, see if the security company is a member of a trade association such as NBFAA. Members of this organization must maintain a standard of ethics and are monitored by the association.
For a free copy of the NBFAA's brochure, Safe & Sound: Your Guide to Home Security, and a list of NBFAA member companies in your area, call 301-907-3202 or log on to www.alarm.org.
Employment is expected to grow rapidly, according to the NBFAA, reflecting the rapid growth of new alarm construction, repair, and renovation.
For information about work opportunities and standards for alarm installers and repairers, write to the following organization: National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) 7101 Wisconsin Ave.
"The way we reduce false alarms by 50 percent nationwide in one year is with the cooperation of all parties concerned," says Robert Kerman, chairman of NBFAA's False Alarm Prevention Committee.
Contact NBFAA for additional information on reducing false and unnecessary alarms or for its help in creating a FACT team.