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Licensing Requirements for the State of Texas

Low-Voltage/Limited-Energy License: A statewide license is required for Fire Alarm and Alarm Systems.

Low Voltage Specialty Licenses:
Fire Alarm Planning Superintendent
Fire Alarm Monitoring Technician
Residential Fire Alarm Superintendent
Alarm System Company Installer
Alarm System Company Monitor
Alarm System Technician

Texas Department of Insurance
State Fire Marshal's Office
333 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 305-7900
www.tdi.state.tx.us/fire/fmlialarm.html


Electrician: A statewide electrician license is required.

Electrical Contractor: A statewide electrical contractors license is required.

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
P.O. Box 12157
Austin, TX 78711
(512) 463-6599
Fax: (512) 475-2871
electricians@license.state.tx.us
www.license.state.tx.us/electricians/elec.htm


Additional Information:
License is required for installation of a security system. Section 1702.328 provides a specific exception for "any person who owns and installs a burglar detection or alarm device on the personís own property or if the person does not charge for the device or installation, installs the device for the protection of the personís personal property located on another personís property and does not, as a normal business practice, install the devices on the property of another."
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