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Keeping up-to-date with all the changes in technology and regulatory requirements is a must for professionals in the security and life safety field. Amherst Alarm has proudly earned its certifications and is a member of the major industry associations.

IQ Certification


The IQ Certification Program sets rigorous standards to provide consumers with a way to identify alarm companies that are committed to excellence. The program is based on a simple principle: Security and life safety systems that are properly designed, installed by trained technicians using the finest equipment, monitored correctly and operated by trained users typically function without fault, failure or false alarms for years.

Underwriters Laboratories


UL is the trusted source across the globe for product and service compliance. Benefiting a range of customers – from manufacturers and retailers to consumers and regulating bodies – Amherst Alarm has met all UL Central Station Requirements.

Factory Mutual – FM Approved


Amherst Alarm is proud to have been certified FM Approved in the category Central Station Company (Full Service). Because central stations provide around-the-clock alarm signal monitoring and reporting as well as the installation, testing and maintenance of the signaling equipment installed at the protected properties, FM Approval has worked with the fire alarm industry to develop standards consistent with NFPA 72. “The National Fire Alarm Code” requirements.

The TMA / TMA 5-Diamond Certification


The Monitoring Association (TMA) is a trade association that represents companies offering security (alarm) monitoring systems through a central station.


Amherst Alarm has been awarded Five Diamond Certification from the TMA (The Monitoring Association), which testifies that 100% of our central station operators are certified, having achieved proficiency by passing the Central Station On-Line Operator Training Course.

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The Monitoring Association – TMA


The Monitoring Association (TMA) is the trade association that represents companies who install, service, and monitor security systems for commercial, government, and residential markets, in addition to manufacturers and industry service providers.

NICET Fire Alarm Certification


NICET certification is granted when the applicant for certification has demonstrated, through examination and submission of qualifications, the knowledge and skills required to properly function in a capacity relevant to the certification.

The Electronic Security Association


The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is the largest professional trade association in the United States with the purpose of representing, promoting and enhancing the growth and professional development of the electronic life safety, security, and integrated systems industry.

New York State Electronic Security Association


The New York State Electronic Security Association is the trade association for the New York Alarm Industry and represents Security Alarm Companies, Manufacturers, and Distributors that do business in the State.

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Buffalo Niagara Builders Association


The Buffalo Niagara Builders Association, a non-profit organization, is the recognized voice of the building, development and associated industries. The Association advocates choice in housing, economic growth and quality of life in our community.

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Amherst Chamber of Commerce


At the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, we believe in strength in numbers. With more than 2,000 members from across Western New York, our Circle of Influence is far reaching. Membership in the Amherst Chamber is an investment in your company’s future as well as the future of the entire community.

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Clarence Chamber of Commerce


The Clarence Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic organization dedicated to fostering the growth of business and the Clarence Community since 1954. We’re dedicated to helping area businesses prosper through marketing support, educational enrichment, business mentoring and networking opportunities.