The Sate of California requires special licensing for Low Voltage Electrical Contractors, and for the installation and maintenance of burglar alarms.
Low Voltage Systems Contractor
C-7 License: Low Voltage Systems Contractor
Installs, services and maintains all types of communication and low voltage systems which are energy limited and do not exceed 91 volts. These systems include, telephone systems, sound systems, cable television systems, closed-circuit video systems, satellite dish antennas, instrumentation and temperature controls, and low voltage landscape lighting. Low voltage fire alarm systems are specifically not included in this section.
Burglar alarm work
- Alarm Company Operator License
Needed for a business that sells, installs, monitors, maintains, services or responds to alarm systems. In order for a company to seek this license, there must be a Qualified Manager on staff.
- Qualified Manager
An individual who will manage the business on a day-to-day basis. Must have passed the licensing examination.
- Alarm Agent (registration)
Employed by an alarm company operator to sell, install, monitor, maintain, service of respond to alarm systems or to supervise such actions.