Alarm Datacom, Inc.

Low Voltage Integrators Serving All of Central Florida

Phone: (407) 491-0000 • (407) 831-6003 | Fax: (321) 445-5190

Florida License: EF20000435


Low Voltage Tips & FAQ

These are the most common questions asked by our clients in the Orlando and surrounding area. Contact us today at (407) 491-0000 so that we can discuss your security needs, since each security configuration and design is different we will study your case and provide an array of options.

Do you have to be licensed and are you?

Anyone hired to do security work on your property requires a license. . We are fully licensed and insured. It's just as important to be insured as it is to be licensed, because not every accident incurred is covered by a homeowner’s policy and a mistake could get costly. Most importantly, though, we constantly train our experienced staff and strive safety first, so we tend to just avoid mistakes.

Can I install my own security system?

In most areas, you can, but in some places you cannot. You need to check with your local zoning board or electrical inspector if you are unsure. You also better be sure you know what you are doing. A simple mistake, even with security, can be very costly in the long run. At the very least, consult with an alarm contractor.

I bought a new CCTV/Surveillance system. It's state of the art. Has a manual. Why shouldn't I just read it and install it myself?

First off, if you bought a new CCTV/Surveillance system, you spent a good deal of money on high tech equipment that you likely want to use for a long time. So the short answer comes in the form of a few questions. Why wouldn't you want to spend a few dollars more to make sure it's properly installed? Why would you risk such a sizable investment to save a couple dollars? When you hire an expert to install your CCTV/Surveillance, you can rest assured it will be installed and work properly. You're simply protecting your investment.

How do I find a good alarm contractor?

As they used to say in school, do some homework. Ask for references. Make sure they are licensed and insured. Ask all questions before you contract them. Also, it's smart to get at least three bids to make sure the company isn't charging too much or too little. Either one could be a problem. Too high, you're getting soaked, too low, you might get soaked a lot more when the job goes sour.


While with most projects involving electricity, even low voltage electricity, require the hands of an experienced technician, some small problems can be handled by the homeowner. We've listed a few tips to help you if you want to try and tackle that small problem on your own. If you don't, or the problem is too complex, feel free to contact us. We're here, we're ready and able to help. We look forward to hearing from you.

* Never start any electrical project with your power being live. Always, always shut off the power at the source, no matter how small you think the job might be or how experienced you think you are. Working with live electricity can have devastating effects. Shut off the breaker or fuse that controls the circuit you're going to be working on, then you can do the work you need to do.

* Land phone lines can have many problems, if the problem is caused somewhere before the gray box attached to your house, then it's the phone company's problem, but if the problem exists beyond the box coming into your house and you don't have insurance from the phone company, it's your problem. Some simple problems are easy to fix. Buzzing in the line can be caused by faulty wiring, check the wires to make sure they are properly color coded. Static could mean wires are loose or moist. Check inside the phone for moisture and for a loose connection. If you have no sound at all, the power could be unplugged. If it's something more than this or something you can easily identify, you likely need to contact a professional for help.

* So what is low voltage power? Low voltage power is 60 volts or less. So any piece of electronic equipment that runs off of that amount of power is considered low voltage, be it a doorbell, a thermostat or a phone. How it is your 120 volt supply doesn't overpower your 60 volt equipment? That is because a low voltage transformer is transforming the power. Usually transformers/power supplies are mounted on your junction box or inside of the equipment.

About a Certified Alarm Contractor

At Alarm Datacom, we believe customer service, safety and fair prices are very important. We are central Florida’s number 1 choice for certified alarm and low voltage experts who go the extra mile to make certain that our contractors experienced, well trained and skilled. Our contractors know exactly what they are doing, therefore they don’t need to waste time fumbling around or figuring things out (although we are great at coming up with solutions that make you get what you want) so this helps keep our labor rates down. We pass that savings on to our customers and have been doing this for several years.


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Alarm Datacom, Inc. is the leading alarm contractor you will find in central Florida, specializing in Fire Alarm Systems, Alarm System Services, surveillance and access control. Contact us, and you're low voltage needs will be taken care of promptly, safely, and cost effectively. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and constantly update and train our contractors on all the new trends in the ever changing world of safety, technology and communications.