A Brief History
In 1977 when Dave started Black Forest Home Security Systems, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, most alarm companies were small family businesses owned by local families. They depended on local homeowners and businesses for their livelihood and they spent their money in the community they served. How things have changed!
Today most alarm companies are franchises or affiliates of large national companies like Security Link, ADT, Brinks, First Alert, Honeywell, Westec and others. Their main concern is getting big. Often, in the rush to mass market, quality takes a back seat to quantity. Many installers are paid by the job to encourage them to work quickly. The question is not, "How good a job can you do?" rather it is, "How many systems can you install in a single day?"
The rush to finish and get to the next job does not promote thoroughness and attention to detail but rather the opposite. The "make it cheap, sell it cheaper" approach works very well for the national companies and their affiliates because most people buy on price and are attracted to the low price bait.
For the rest of you, the seekers of quality adrift on the stormy sea of mediocrity, Black Forest Home Security Systems is an island of hope. A unique company that still provides personal service, experience, quality and pride in craftsmanship.
The very first system we installed was still working fine 20 years later when the customer got two cats and wanted to upgrade to pet immune motion sensors. He remained my customer for another10 years until he passed away in 2007.