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Security Alarm Worker Licenses Required for Customer Protection

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If you invite a burglar alarm technician into your home or talk with an alarm dealer at your doorstep, then you should ask to see their professional license. If you invite a burglar alarm technician into your home or talk with an alarm dealer at your doorstep, then you should ask to see their professional license.

PASCO, WA - If you invite a burglar alarm technician into your home or talk with an alarm dealer at your doorstep, then you should ask to see their professional license.

Many people don't even know that they should ask, but it's a requirement for any alarm worker in Kennewick.

Alarm companies are in the business of security, but the criminals you're trying to protect your house from might just make it in to work on the system you think keeps you safe.

Kennewick is the only local city that requires a city license I.D. for every alarm worker doing business there. The license is issued after an annual background check.

"I've had people that have been convicted felons. I've had people that have been registered sex offenders. I've had people that have active warrants sign up, come in and turn in an application to be an alarm dealer, salesperson or installer," said Mike Blatman, Kennewick Police Department.

Moon Security in Pasco does work in Kennewick and across the region. They require their technicians to carry multiple certifications and I.D.s.

Technicians tell me people rarely ask to see their licenses, but they should.

"If you don't ask, you're have people that don't have background checks or they don't want to respect the law that Kennewick is trying to protect the people with, then they are really not taking advantage of the protection that's being offered to them," said Jade Kozelisky, Moon Security alarm technician.

Kozelisky says he knows of local companies that try to operate without worker licenses.

He says it's up to the customer to keep themselves safe and ask the right questions.

"Where are they from? Have they had background checks? If you don't know those things and you're letting them put in a system, there is a risk that you're taking when you're trying to protect your family or to protect you assets," Kozelisky said.

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