How much time should I budget for having an alarm system installed for my shop?
That will depend on what type of alarm system you plan to install. A simple door alarm system can be installed in just a few hours, but if you also intend to install motion detectors and access control components you should plan on setting aside a full morning or afternoon. You can schedule a date with your supplier, who will usually be flexible and try to work around your schedule. You should line up a few price quotes and compare them to be sure to get the best deal for whatever configuration you choose to install.