East Texas Alarm is an alarm monitoring company serving East Texas. Our company has been owned and operated by the Hodge family since 1965.
We are the only Underwriters Laboratories listed Central Station within 100 miles of Tyler, Texas. East Texas Alarm is licensed to install, service, monitor and issue U.L. Certificates for both burglar and fire alarm systems.
Our trained dispatchers and technicians are licensed and background checked through the State of Texas and are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. When a customer calls East Texas Alarm, they speak with an actual East Texas Alarm employee directly about their security or fire alarm monitoring and service needs.
When your alarm system is installed, serviced and monitored by the same security monitoring company, you will get quick response times to any concerns and issues that you may have. East Texas Alarm is rigorously inspected by Underwriters Testing Laboratories annually and meets state law requirements. Having your alarm system monitored by our U.L. listed Central Station also qualifies a customer for insurance premium discounts.
Signals are transmitted to East Texas Alarm over the cellular network. We consider this the best method used today for your alarm system monitoring. Signals transmitted over the cellular network are also about 10x faster than over your basic phone line.
Signals are transmitted to East Texas Alarm over your phone line. This is the most common method used today, but not the most reliable because your phone line can be disabled, and signals would not be transmitted to East Texas Alarm's central station. However, your siren would still sound at your location. Please understand that while an alarm signal is being sent over your phone line, your phone line will be seized and unavailable for approximately 30-40 seconds. Always notify our office if your phone line is disconnected or if you make any changes to your phone service or provider.
Signals are transmitted to East Texas Alarm over the internet connection. Signals transmitted through the internet are about 10x faster than over the basic phone line. There are a few issues to consider, one being that you may want to have a UPS (unlimited power source) in case of power failure. Also, be aware that you will still have the risk of your cable lines being disabled, and signals not being transmitted to East Texas Alarm's central station. However, your siren would still sound at your location. Always notify our office if your internet connection is disconnected or if there are any issues with your connection.