Preparing for TELUS Secure Business installation

How to prepare for your TELUS Secure Business installation plus frequently asked questions about what comes after

Appointment scheduling & length

How soon we can install your system will depend upon installer availability. We’ll provide you with options at time of booking. Depending on complexity, installations typically take between 4 and 6 hours.

Get permission

If you rent your work space, ensure the landlord or property management have approved any drilling that will be required as part of the installation. The technician may need to reach the property management contact for questions, and gain access to the phone room.

Equipment placement

Clear areas for access where you would like equipment installed. Your equipment placement will be finalized in consultation with your technician during installation. Ensure there are available power outlets near areas where equipment is to be placed. The following equipment requires a Power Outlet: QOLSYS IQ2 PLUS PANEL, Indoor & Outdoor Wi-Fi Cameras, Secondary Touchscreen Keypad, ADC 1TB Stream Video Recorder, POE Switch, Smart Plug - Dimmer, Smart Appliance Plug.

Onsite Contact

The Telus Secure Business installation process requires that the key decision maker of the business is onsite. The technician may have questions during the installation, initial walkthrough and/or the account setup and it is important to receive direction and approval from the customer in order to finalize the equipment placement and account configurations. Please ensure the mobile number of the onsite contact is provided to TELUS at the time of scheduling an installation appointment. This will allow for proper coordination of the appointment with the technician.

Confirm your emergency contacts

At installation, you’ll be asked to provide information for the three people you’d like us to contact for you in case of emergency.

Walk-through & demonstration

Once the installation is complete, the technician will demonstrate the features of your system, including how to arm/disarm and using the TELUS Secure Business mobile app. Ideally, everyone who will be using the system on a daily basis should attend the demonstration.

Access to existing security equipment

Make sure you know where and how your existing security equipment is set up so you can walk the technician through it at time of install.

Download the TELUS Secure Business mobile app

The TELUS Secure Business mobile app gives you total control and convenience:

  • Check in or adjust TELUS Secure Business settings on the go
  • Let in trusted people & packages when you can’t be there
  • Arm and disarm your security system, and lock up automatically
  • Visit the App Store or Google Play and download the TELUS Secure Business app

Getting Started Guide

Getting started with TELUS Secure Business

Download the Getting Started Guide and learn how to do the following:

• Access the online portal
• Download the mobile application
• Create user codes
• Configure notifications
• Set up reports

Understand the use of your password

If you have not disarmed your alarm at the panel in time, our Central Monitoring Station (CMS) will contact you in an attempt to verify the alarm event. The CMS will dispatch the authorities unless an event is verified to be a false alarm. We require a verbal password when contacting you and your emergency contacts in order to prevent the dispatch for intrusion or panic events. For both of these events, we require a password each time you are contacted by the CMS, even if your passcode has been entered into the panel. It is important to remember this password and remind your emergency contacts to remember their password to avoid emergency service providers being dispatched in response to false alarms.

After installation FAQ

How do I change my emergency contacts?

Call us at 1-855-818-3587

Is my equipment under warranty?

All equipment is warrantied for as long as you contracted with TELUS.

What happens if I want to make a change to my service? Can I upgrade or downgrade my plan? Can I add more accessories?

To change your plan we will cancel the current agreement and start a new agreement for you with the new equipment requested. A service technician will be dispatched to install the new devices for you.

Will my system continue to work if the power goes out?

Rest assured, your system includes a back-up battery which lasts for 6 hours and is rechargeable.

If my business gets broken into, does TELUS Secure Business replace my things?

No, your business insurance policy will compensate you based on your coverage.

How do I contact TELUS Secure Business?

TELUS Secure Business Customer Support:

Billing and Account inquiries
8am - 6pm MST, Monday - Friday; 24/7 Technical Support
Hours of operation:

Where can I access my bill?

You can access your bill anytime, anywhere by signing up for My TELUS. When you sign up, you can:

  • Get notified when your bills are ready
  • View and pay your bill any time, from anywhere
  • View detailed bills from up to 18 months ago

Sign-up for MyTELUS now

What is the Central Monitoring Station?

Our Central Monitoring Station (CMS) is a highly secure, ULC-certified, TMA Five Diamond rated facility which houses trained professionals and critical information to monitor a business security and/or personal emergency response (PERS) system on a 24/7 basis. To ensure redundancy and reliability of your services, we have two monitoring facilities prepared to receive alarm signals at all times. The station will receive alarm signals from security and/or PERS devices and the operator will use customer account information and a specific action protocol (based on proven industry best practices) to take action. In the event of an alarm (fire, intrusion, panic, duress, medical or environmental) the agent will contact the customer, starting with 2-way voice to the premise, and then if necessary by phone. If the alarm is unable to be verified, the CMS will follow a standard action protocol, which involves contacting emergency contacts and dispatching a guard (if applicable) and/or emergency service providers (police, fire, ambulance) as required. In the case of a confirmed emergency, as confirmed by the customer, the customer’s emergency contacts or through your on-premise devices, emergency service providers will be dispatched immediately.

Can I self-serve and update my information for the Central Monitoring Station?

You need to call TELUS to make updates to your account information housed at the Central Monitoring Station given the sensitivity of the data and the security protocols in place. Call us at 1-855-818-3587.

What happens if there’s a false alarm?

For every alarm, the Central Monitoring Station (CMS) will attempt to verify the alarm by contacting the customer, starting with 2-way voice to the premise, and then if necessary by phone. If the alarm is verified to be false, no further action is taken. If the alarm is unable to be verified, the CMS will follow a standard action protocol based on proven industry best practices, which involves contacting emergency contacts and dispatching emergency service providers as required. If an emergency service provider is dispatched in response to a false alarm, the customer may incur false alarm charges. Please note it is the responsibility of the customer to pay these charges. Call 1-855-818-3587, and select option 2

What is an insurance certificate and what does it do?

Having a monitored security system from TELUS can reduce business insurance rates. If your insurance company offers such a discount, you can use the insurance certificate we issued to you as proof of the system installed in your premises and monitored by TELUS. You can expect to receive an insurance certificate following your installation. If you need to request another insurance certificate, contact TELUS by phone at 1-855-818-3587.

What happens if I move to a new location?

If you move, we will install a new system at your new location, provided you enter into a new agreement. If you bring your own equipment, you will be charged just an installation fee of $100. Otherwise you can pay a cancellation fee.

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