With ACT Security you have a Honeywell Security system installed for approximately 30% to 50% off ADT's suggested install fee.
Example of a wireless system
Shown here is a Lynx wireless system.



Did You Know?
Interesting Facts.

Security Networks is the 16th largest Commercial and Residential Alarm company out of approximately 30,000 alarm compainies in the United States.

The State of Florida has over 1,800 security alarm companies registered.

ACT Security has been a member of the Alarm Assoiciation of Florida (AAF) since 2002.

The founder of ACT Security, Dale Burger, has been on the board of directors for the Alarm Association of Florida since 2007.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question:
Do I need an alarm system?

Response:
Take a look around your area, if many homes have an alarm and yours doesn't, you stand more chance of being burgled. Of course, this does depend on many factors. Statistically, one in four homes will be the target of a violent crime or theft every four years. Most people have an alarm system installed after an incident.

Question:
How much does it cost to have an alarm system?

Response:
Not a lot when you compare it to the cost of having your home broken into. Crime statistics prove that you are 6 times less likely to have a burglary if you have an alarm system. A break in can result in thousands of dollars in damage to your home because most burglars will trash your home looking for your valuables. And the more time they spend in your home, the more damage is likely to be done.

The installation price will depend on many factors. e.g. - The size of the house, the number of floors (stories), the type, number and style of your windows and doors, if you have pets in the house while you are out, if you want panic buttons, if you only want protection when no one is there, if you want protection only when you are there...etc.

There are many things you can do to protect your home and then back up everything with a minimum system. Under any circumstances, we try to satisfy your concerns with a minimal cost.

Question:
What's the difference between a control panel and a keypad?

Response:
The Control Panel is the brain of an alarm system. It's what turns the alarm on and off (arm/disarm), provides some information, detects an alarm condition from a connected security device and trips the signaling devices (sirens and monitoring equipment). Most control panels are armed/disarmed via a digital keypad that uses a four-digit code.

The keypad is equivalent to the keyboard of a computer. In some security systems the two are combined. Normally, the keypad is mounted by the door that is used to enter and exit the premises.

Question:
Do I need a separate phone line?

Response:
No. The security system does not require a separate phone line. The communicator uses the existing telephone line and seizes the line (takes control of the line) via an RJ31X phone jack during its dialing and reporting state.

NOTE
It is advised to have a working phone line. However; with today's technology we can supply a cellular communication link to the monitoring center when land lines are not being used.


Question:
How do I go about getting an alarm /security system?

Response:
When you contact a security company be sure to ask many questions. You need to know the following:
1. Are they licensed in your state.
2. Do they have the state required liability insurance coverage (minimum $300,000.00 aggregate $600,000.00 policy).
3. Do they carry workers comp insurance on all employees.
4. Are the representatives coming to your home or office (sales reps and installers) employees of the company and covered under liability insurance and worker comp policies.
5. Do the have state required Burgler Alarm System Agent (BASA)/Fire Alarm System Agent (FASA) 14 hour certifacation.

NOTE
Never allow independent agents onto your premises. In the state of Florida it is illegal for an alarm company to use unlicensed independent contractors.


Question:
What is required to get a security system?

Response:
Most companies require that you own the site /location to be monitored. Some have separate agreements for renters. Good credit is usually required and most importantly, you need a working telephone line and power.

Question:
Do I need a permit?

Response:

NOTE
Some cities require the alarm company to obtain a permit for the installation.


In that case, it is the responsibility of the alarm company to get the permit while the homeowner bares the cost of the permit. Some cities require the homeowner to have a 'users permit'. In most cases this is the homeowner's responsibility.

Question:
What is a 'User's Permit'? And how do I know if I need one?

Response:
A 'User's Permit' is a decal or registration number issued by some cities /municipalities to homeowners and businesses who have a monitored security system. You must call the city you live in and ask if it is required.

Question:
Do I need to register my alarm?

Response:
Some cities police departments require alarm users to register their alarm and display a user's permit in a front window.

NOTE
You can call your local police non-emergency telephone number to find out if you are required to register your alarm.


Question:
What Is A False Alarm?

Response:
When the police and/or fire fighters reach the premises and find no evidence of a disturbance, then the alarm is classified as ‘False’. When the monitoring center receives a signal from a security system they first call the premises. If there is no answer at the premises; next according to Florida law they must call the next person on the call list. They then dispatch the police and/or fire department and start calling the rest of the names on the call list.

NOTE
If you have a false dispatch you should inform your alarm company to avoid future problems.


Question:
My Alarm Went Off And No One Called, Why?

Response:
The alarm industry is working diligently with police throughout the nation. Now some monitoring centers allow the alarm owner 60 seconds to enter their alarm code which CANCELS the alarm. This helps to eliminate or lessen the number of ‘False’ dispatches. If you question your connection to the monitoring center, call them and set up an alarm test to check your alarm.

Question:
Why Does The Alarm Beep Every Time A Window or Door Opens?

Response:
That is the 'Chime' feature. This lets you know that a zone has been opened. It is perfect if you have children and want to know when they leave the house or open a window. Most alarm systems allow you to turn of the chime if it is bothersome.

Question:
My Alarm Is Going Off, What Do I Do?

Response:
The first thing you do is enter your code to cancel the alarm. If you have done this within 60 seconds, the monitoring center may NOT call. However, if enough time passes before you can enter your code to cancel the alarm you will receive a phone call and they will ask for your name and password.

NOTE
It is not necessary to call the monitoring center if it was accidental. Remember, if they call you and get a busy signal, you may have a false dispatch.


The keypad will show the zone number that initiated the alarm. Make sure the zone is intact and enter your code plus OFF to clear (reset) the security system.

Question:
What If Someone Breaks In?

Response:

VERY IMPORTANT:
If you return home and the siren is going, DO NOT ENTER. Call the police from a safe location outside. If you return after an alarm has occurred and the siren has shut itself off, the keypad will beep rapidly upon your entering, indicating that an alarm has occurred during your absence. LEAVE IMMEDIATELY, and call the police from a safe location outside.


In the event of an actual break in, the burglar usually leaves as soon as he hears the siren. 60 seconds after the siren sounds and no attempt (or a failed attempt) has been made to enter a code to cancel the alarm; the monitoring center calls the premises. They will ask the person who answers the phone for a password. If the correct password is given and the person assures them that everything is okay the call ends. If there is no answer, the police are dispatched and the monitoring center begins calling the people on the call list.

Question:
What If There's An Emergency?

Response:


NOTE
If you can get to a phone, you can dial 911


There are many types of emergencies. Alarm systems are usually designed with panic features for fire, intrusion, and home invasions. You need to check with your alarm company on the features available to you.

Question:
What About DSL?

Response:
Most security systems today are built to handle DSL. Older systems will require an alarm system DSL filter. Your alarm company can supply and install a DSL filter for you.

Question:
What Is ACT Security?

Response:
We are a full service security company that is also a Security Networks Authorized dealer. We specialize in installing and servicing monitored and un-monitored security systems for homes and offices.

Question:
What Does ACT Stand For?

Response:
ACT is an acronym for Access Code Technology. ACT Security is a registered d.b.a for Access Code Technology, Inc., a Florida corporation.

Question:
Where are you located?

Response:
We are located in Margate Florida, Broward County

Question:
What Areas Do You Cover?

Response:
All of southeastern Florida from St Lucie county to Dade.

Question:
What Does 'Check 04' Mean?

Response:
A display of 'Check' and one or more zone numbers indicates that a problem exists with the displayed zone(s) and requires your attention. See if the displayed zone(s) are closed. If the problem has been corrected you can clear the display by entering your code and pressing the OFF button, then enter your code and off a second time.

NOTE
If your keypad says CHECK 70, you should call for service.


Question:
Who do I call to fix my alarm?

Response:
Call us at 1-800-527-9305. We service all of southeastern Florida.

Question:
Why can't I arm my security system?

Response:
Before arming your security alarm system; make sure all windows and doors are closed. Also make sure that there is no movement near or around the motion detector.

Then go to the keypad and see if the green ready light is on. No green ready light could mean that a window or door is open or there is movement in front of the motion detector.

When the green ready light is on; that means you may enter your alarm security code to arm your security system. You may also use 'quick arm' feature.

Question:
All windows and doors are closed; Why can't I arm my security system?

Response:
If your keypad displays 'Not Ready' or the green light will not come on, and you've made sure that all windows and doors are closed; then you may have a bad contact or transmitter on your system. Call ACT Security 954-956-7070 for service.

Question:
How much does a security system (alarm) cost?

Response:
The cost of an alarm system will depend upon how much security you want for your home. Security systems can get expensive when you add on a lot of equipment. How you feel about your safety and the safety of your loved ones and/or your valuables will determine how much you are willing to spend to secure them. The basic security system should secure the doors and include a motion sensor on the inside. If a burglar breaks into your home a motion on the inside can sense him.




Family MISSION STATEMENT

ACT Security's business mission is to:
  • Protect people in need with superior products and service at affordable prices.
  • Provide employment and income opportunities for quality minded people.
  • Become the envy of our competitors in our market places.
  • Build a quality based company to be the "Company of Choice" in our market.
  • Earn the respect of all the police agencies that we serve.



Trained Security Technician With ACT Security, our focus is on customer service. We take pride in quality installations and complete customer satisfaction. With over 60 years of combined experience we know how to customize a system to your specific needs and lifestyle. A lot of our business comes as referrals from our customers because we take the time to design a system with them. After installation, we do follow up training to ensure everyone knows how to use the system from turning it on to using panic buttons and silent hostage features. Our job is not complete until our customers are comfortable with their systems.

Dale Burger, President
Access Code Technology, Inc.

Areas Covered

  • Broward County
  • Palm Beach County
  • Miami Dade County

Alarm Components

  • Keypad systems
  • Keyswitch alarm
  • Touchpad alarm
  • Silent alarm system
  • Alarm siren
  • Audible alarm
  • Wireless alarm system
  • Wireless security system
  • Central Station alarm system
  • Home Automation
  • Remote Door locks
  • Remote Energy Management
  • Alarm System Cameras

Alarm Actions

  • Alarm monitoring
  • Silent alarm system
  • Alarm siren
  • Local alarm
  • Unmonitored alarm

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