posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 1:49 PM by administrator

Mississippi Fire Marshall Warns of Scam Installers

Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney is cautioning citizens to be aware of reports of unauthorized alarm system salesmen in the state.

Chaney said the sale, installation and monitoring of all residential alarm systems in Mississippi is regulated by the Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s Office, per the Mississippi Residential Electronic Protection Licensing Act passed by the state legislature in 2006.

An important part of the licensing process includes criminal background checks on those who sell and install these systems as well as requiring these individuals to have the proper training to ensure competency, he said in the release. “If someone comes to your door trying to sell an alarm system, ask to see their license and photo ID issued by the State Fire Marshal’s Office,” Chaney said.