Any company who installs burglar alarm systems in the State of California is required to be licensed by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services Department of Consumer Affairs. The company is issued an alarm company number which should be on all bids, contracts and advertising. Requirements to be a member of the Orange County Alarm Association includes having and maintaining this license.

You can contact the BSIS at 916-322-7530 or go to:

Many companies install additional types of systems that require a separate contractors license (CSLB#). These include:

  • Fire Alarm / CSLB# with C-10 Classification
  • Intercom Systems
  • Audio/Video Systems
  • Telephone Systems / CSLB# with C-7 or C-10 Classification
  • Electronic Access
  • Control Systems / CSLB# with a C-7, C-10 or C-28 Classification

11-17-08 Senate Bill SB 1362 – C-10 and C-7 Contractors Fee’s