ADT Westminster Home Security
Why choose ADT for your Home Security in Westminster?
ADT has been protecting homes, families, and businesses for over 140 years and are the most respected name in the industry. They now have over 6.5 million customers in North America. They have 6 monitoring stations watching over those customers 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. They also have the latest technology and home automation. Clearly the best choice for security in ADT Westminster.
Why choose Zions Security Alarms?
Zions Security Alarms is the only local ADT Authorized Dealer for ADT Westminster, California. These are some of the reasons why you should call us now for an estimate.
- Family Owned and Operated, Call the owner now for an estimate 714-782-7993
- Wireless and Hardwired options available – whichever is better for your needs
- Lower cost than other ADT dealers
- A+ BBB Rating
- Member of the ESA (Electronic Security Association)
- Free System Offer available
- Contract and No Contract Options
- Service Residential and Small Business
What are the most popular packages?
Most people are choosing one of the options below. Particularly the ADT Pulse options where you can control the system and home from your smart phone.
ADT Cellular Monitoring Features
ADT Pulse Basic Features
|ADT Pulse Premier
ADT Pulse Premier Features
|Starting Install Cost||
Other options available starting at $36.99/mo
that require a landline, but these are the most popular.
Go here for more monitoring options.
Mobile Access Features
With mobile access through ADT Pulse℠,
you control your home from the palm of your hand.
Use your smartphone to arm or disarm your system and
receive alerts through the app to notify you of intrusion,
fire, or flood. You can use as many devices as you would
like and even tablets or computers.
Text Alert Features
Through ADT Pulse℠, you could receive alerts for a variety of events. Like:
You can also set custom notifications to know when a door is opened or if there is motion or not motion.
Examples like your child arrives home from school, there is no motion at your mothers home,
or when a child opens a cupboard.
ADT Pulse Security Cameras
You can have up to 10 wireless cameras added to your ADT Pulse system. These cameras can record unlimited 30 second clips for one month when there is motion or another trigger. You can view live video to check on your home or business. There are indoor and outdoor cameras available.
Home Automation Features – Make your Home a Smart Home
Crime Stats in Westminster
The crime rate in Westminster is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 31 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Westminster is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, Westminster is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Colorado, Westminster has a crime rate that is higher than 82% of the state’s cities and towns of all sizes.
Westminster’s rate for property crime is 29 per one thousand population. This makes Westminster a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Westminster is one in 35.
Importantly, we found that Westminster has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Westminster is one in 355. You can do your part in making it safer to live in this community by using our quality and affordable security systems and alarms.
Westminster Alarm Permit
The Westminster Police Department responded to approximately 9,575 alarms from 2006 – 2009. Of these, only 239 calls (or 2%) were true alarm calls. Studies have consistently shown that 98% of the alarms that police respond to are false. Responding to false alarms consumes valuable police resources and unnecessarily prevents, delays, or diverts police officers from responding to essential calls for service and other needs in the community.
City of Westminster Goal
The City of Westminster False Alarm program’s goals are to protect our police resources by reducing the number of false alarm responses and to educate the community on how to avoid false alarms. The following information is provided to assist you in understanding your responsibilities as an alarm user and to be aware of the fines and penalties for excessive false alarms. The City of Westminster out sources the false alarm billings and collections through a well respected nationally known company whose mailing address for their California cities is centralized through Los Angeles.
In order to reduce the number of false alarms and preserve police resources, Ordinance Nos. 2458 & 2460 were adopted. The Westminster City Council ordained that anyone responsible for the operation of or in possession of an alarm system in the City of Westminster will be required to obtain a permit for operation of such a system.
How much is the new permit?
The fee is $30 for your new permit. Business alarm permits require an annual renewal and residential permits are renewable every three years. The renewal charge is $30. This fee applies to both commercial and residential alarm permit applications.
How often do I have to renew?
Permits must be renewed every year for commercial establishments and every three years for residential alarm holders. Your renewal deadline will be the last day of the month we issued your permit.
Will the City let me know when it’s time to renew?
As a courtesy, renewal forms will be mailed to all permit holders at the mailing address on file. However, it is the responsibility of the permit holder to ensure the permit is kept up to date.
I’ve never had an alarm permit – who is required to get a permit?
Anyone with a security alarm system (monitored or unmonitored) in a home or business within the Westminster city limits must have a permit.
I have a fire alarm and a security alarm. Do I have to get two permits?
No. Only one alarm permit is required per address.
I just moved into a new home/business with an existing alarm. Is the old permit still valid?
No, permits do not transfer to new owners or new locations. As a new owner, you must re-apply for the permit and pay the fee. We also will need to update the information for that address.
What is the penalty for operating an alarm system without a permit?
- Penalty per violation:
- First violation: $100
- Second violation: $200
- Third and subsequent violations: $500
Getting Your New Permit
An application must be filled out and returned with the $30 fee to get the new alarm permit.
What’s the process for getting my new alarm permit?
You can pick up an application at the Westminster Police Department or download an application:
Alarm Permit Application
Fill out the alarm permit application and mail it with a $30 check or money order to:
City of Westminster
False Alarm Processing
PO Box 742845
Los Angeles, CA 90074-2845
Why is the payment address located in Los Angeles?
The City of Westminster outsources the false alarm billings and collections through a well respected nationally known company whose mailing address for their California cities is centralized through Los Angeles.
How much is the penalty for false alarm activations?
False alarm activations are calculated during a 365 day period.
- False Alarm – No fee, warning only.
- False Alarm – $75
- False Alarm – $100
- False Alarm – $150
- False Alarm – $200
- False Alarm – $250
- False Alarm – $300
- False Alarm – $300
Every false alarm activation causes the police department to respond which results with a documented call for service. An written notice will be placed at the location. A warning letter, an invoice for any fees associated, and a revocation of your alarm permit will occur after excessive false alarms or non payment of your fines.
What if I think I was billed incorrectly?
For questions about your billing or the procedures for disputing a bill, please contact the City’s alarm billing and processing company for assistance at (877) 263-6029.
Educational Steps to Preventing False Alarms
BEFORE YOU ACTIVATE YOUR ALARM SYSTEM:
- Be sure you know how to use your system. Your alarm company should demonstrate this after installation. Make sure to ask lots of questions.
- Secure all doors and windows.
- All pets should be properly contained.
- Turn off any unnecessary electrical appliances, heaters, air conditioners, or fans.
- Make sure your monitoring station knows how to reach you or someone responsible in case of emergency, especially if you are out of town.
- Verify that your system is ready to activate. Most systems have an indicator light.
- After activating the system, leave within the specified time period.
- If you must return to the alarmed location, turn the system off immediately even if you just activated the system.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF ALARM USERS
The alarm mechanism will be adjusted to suppress false indications of force so that the alarm system will not be activated due to:
- Transient pressure change in water pipes
- Flashes of light
- Wind noise caused by rattling and vibrating windows or doors
- Vehicular noise
- Electrical power fluctuations
- Other forces unrelated to an actual emergency
The permit holder is responsible for all false activations due to faulty equipment.
The alarm system will be adjusted to allow a sound total of no longer than 10 minutes of sound after activation.
The alarm must not be manually activated for any reason other than the occurrence of the event that the system was intended to report (I.e. activating a robbery or panic alarm for any reason less than life threatening situation).
Property is properly secured to prevent birds, animals, rats, rodents, and other animals from entering the premises and activating the alarm system.
What to do if you accidentally activate the alarm:
- Immediately turn the system off.
- Use your abort code if you have one.
- If your central station verifies alarms, wait for the call. Do not attempt to call them (unless your alarm company specifically instructs you to do so).
- Know your password – the central station will need it to verify the alarm.
- Make sure anyone with access to your home or business knows the system code and password, and is instructed in operating the alarm.
- Have the telephone number of your central station or alarm company handy