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Illinois Gun Shops Instructed By Law To Invest In Video Surveillance Posted on January 30, 2019 by

Video Surveillance for Gun Shops in Illinois

Just weeks into 2019, Gov. Pritzger signed the bill requiring gun shop owners in Illinois to invest in video surveillance systems.

At Security Alarm, we know this is a low blow to many of the gun owners in the area. It’s also a hard hit for small gun shops in Southern, IL. Suddenly being ordered by law to install video surveillance is an expense most businesses didn’t account for in the budget.

As a local, family-operated company in Southern Illinois, we understand business ownership can be challenging at times, and money doesn’t grow on trees. Let us support you in your efforts to not only remain in compliance but keep your business safe and secure.

Complying With New State Firearms Dealers Regulations

At Security Alarm, we would like the opportunity to send one of our guys out to quote you a cost for video surveillance.

Yes, you could just go buy cameras from a warehouse club or another retailer, but opting for a professionally installed system, perfectly suited for your business and your budget is even better. And, it doesn’t have to cost more money.

4 Reasons To Choose Professional Video Surveillance Installation

Here are four reasons why we suggest an installation with a security provider you trust (even if it’s not us).

1. Custom Installation

This allows you to have a system designed for your specific needs. Our techs are experts, and they can make a lot happen for you.

2. Ongoing Support

With professional installation comes professional support.  

If your camera is having issues, you just call our local office and talk to Daniel, our in house tech. He will help over the phone and if he can’t fix it, we will get a tech on the road.

Camera systems from big box stores either don’t offer tech support or if they do, you’re going to be on hold for a long time.

3. Accessing Footage

What’s video surveillance without access to clear, accurate footage?

We often get calls from customers needing help transferring video footage from their cameras to a flash drive. Daniel is able to quickly talk them through this process.

As stated before, good tech support with retail cameras simply isn’t available.

4. Replacement Cameras

When you choose to work with a security provider like Security Alarm, getting replacement cameras are not an issue.

However, if you buy a camera system from a retailer or online, and one of those cameras goes bad, it’s going to be very difficult to find a replacement camera that works properly with the rest of the system.

Keep The Livelihood Of Your Business In Check – Choose Professional Video Surveillance Installation

Changes in gun control legislation have affected businesses across the country. Don’t let recent laws set your business back. Take steps to protect your business’ livelihood while remaining in compliance with new state laws.

Reach out to us for a no pressure meeting and fair estimate with one of our guys. If we can help you, we’d like to be given the opportunity to show you the Security Alarm advantage

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Dan Rainbolt
20:51 09 Oct 19
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Eddie Dean
12:32 05 Oct 19
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Vicki Baker
Vicki Baker
16:55 01 Oct 19
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Jason Henry
23:35 29 Sep 19
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Steve Robbs
22:29 18 Sep 19
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Dennis Shelton
18:28 06 Sep 19
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Kendra Smith
20:52 05 Sep 19
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Ramsey Roye
Ramsey Roye
15:18 04 Sep 19
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Julie Roye
Julie Roye
15:14 04 Sep 19
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Peter MEYERS
21:17 02 Sep 19
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17:01 23 Jul 19
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Scott Walker
14:07 10 Jul 19
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Tracy Johnson
21:26 01 Jul 19
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Dana Waggoner
18:28 30 May 19
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hr sheevam
22:05 20 May 19
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12:02 02 May 19
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Randy Sherri Clark
11:16 07 Apr 19
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June James
03:05 20 Feb 19
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Susan Wilson
23:40 08 Feb 19
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Robin Brooks
15:43 25 Jan 19
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Mary Naegele
16:05 16 Jan 19
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Wendy Carlton
22:08 15 Jan 19
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Peter Meyers
16:48 30 Nov 18
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Brian Van Horn
00:02 28 Nov 18
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chris frost
17:00 20 Mar 18
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Michael Neal
14:30 08 Dec 17
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Wes Monken
19:49 09 Aug 17
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Shelli McIntosh
14:34 02 Aug 17
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Richard Golding
15:48 30 Jun 17
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Justin Owen
16:25 23 Jun 17
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Chip Fox
21:56 19 May 17
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Lynn Nicole
06:13 30 Apr 17
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Randy O.
03:12 27 Apr 17
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Susan Colbert
Susan Colbert
13:58 21 Apr 17
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Talon Anderson
18:47 11 Apr 17
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Sara Fike
01:23 05 Apr 17
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Mike David Slover
23:15 14 Mar 17
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Ashley Thompson
17:28 05 Jan 17
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