Facebook Page

In today’s business world, it’s practically unheard of to not have at least a website and social media set up for your business. So I’ve got the blog here, and now a Facebook page as well. This blog is referenced on the page, and the Facebook page will have to be searched as “Art Dunn, Alarm Company Operator” until I get a username. If I understand correctly, at that point I’ll be able to have a proper URL for you.


Gun Myths

Here’s a link to an article about gun myths.


It’s funny and informative, so I thought it was worth posting. Of course those of us who have actually fired real guns know some of them, but even if you are an experienced shooter there are a few gems in here.

One thing I learned in my classes was about how quickly someone can attack you with lethal force from a surprising distance, and how slowly we can bring a weapon to bear and deliver a shot that might stop that attack. After that I was equally dismayed to learn that even after you shoot someone right where you’re supposed to they might not oblige you by falling down. One officer- the survivor- recounted how after the bad guy killed his female partner, he managed to shoot him in the head with a .357 Magnum. He said he could see through the man’s head, but that didn’t stop him from fighting for a bit longer after saying “you got me!”. If I can find that video, I’ll most certainly post it. It will give you nightmares.

The lesson is that there’s no subsitute for thinking, preparing, and a good relationship with God.

Ten or Bust Sale Results

The “Ten or Bust” sale is a sale I have offered by referral only. I’m expanding my unique Dedicated Armed Responder System client base, but I had to find a way to do so in a controlled fashion. I anticipate ten new customers in a few weeks or less, which is about as quickly as I prefer to add them at the moment.

I’ve just finished composing the cover letter and second page with the price sheet on it. If someone shares it with you, I’d appreciate your comments and questions regarding this offer. I’ll update this post to reflect how many openings are left. I look forward to doing business with you!


Who and Why of this blog.

Thanks for visiting my blog. As this is my initial post, I think this would be the best place for me to write down some of the important things about me and what I’m trying to achieve with this blog. I’ll offer you facts and opinion digest, allowing you to get what you need quickly and acting as a resource for you if you want more information.

I’m a licensed Alarm Company Operator in the State of California. I’ve put the licensing information at the bottom of this post so as not to bore you with the legal stuff unless you want it.

A security contractor has one goal, the protection of you and your stuff. One of the first services I can provide you is information to help you achieve this goal. On this blog I will post:

  • Information about the services I offer
  • My thoughts and information on security trends
  • News stories related to crime
  • Security solutions and strategies
  • Interesting opportunities.

I’m located in the central valley of California, near Modesto. I travel the state as needed to serve my clients.

My contact information:

 Personally, over the years I have gained experience from my education and work:

  • Navy education in electronics
  • Alarm installer and service tech
  • Foreman union (I.B.E.W.) electrician
  • Alarm Company Operator
  • Licensed California electrical contractor 

Alarm company licensing:

I’m licensed in the State of California by the Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (B.S.I.S.). I hold several licenses, including Alarm Company Operator, Alarm Company Qualified Manager and I have a permit for an exposed firearm (FQ license). These are all a matter of public record and can be verified by entering my license number 6658 http://www2.dca.ca.gov/pls/wllpub/wllqryna$lcev2.startup?p_qte_code=AC&p_qte_pgm_code=2420