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C and B Electric

C and B Electric is a solutions provider serving Dallas County located in Grand Prairie, Texas. C and B Electric specializes in security systems, home automation, locksmith, home theater systems and alarm system monitoring.

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About:

Founded in 1973, C and B Electric is a service provider. C and B Electric offers security services using Nest products.

Areas of Expertise:

Security Systems:

A security system, in its most basic definition, is a structure of components to detect intrusion into a home or business. Security systems are used in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings to monitor and prevent theft or property damage. It is the cornerstone in defending any property against intruders, from indoor to outdoor surveillance. Some security systems operate with the single purpose of intruder protection. Other more sophisticated systems provide a combination of security methods, including fire detection, security monitoring, security guards, and CCTV surveillance. How a security system works in the event of a break-in will depend on the type of system installed, and the monitoring service purchased. Many security companies offer very affordable DIY systems, while others provide a more robust option as a professional security system. Professionally monitored security systems are a more reliable way to keep a home or business protected. It is considered normal in today’s technology that security companies enhance their systems with an array of smart automation products and third-party integrations. Products like indoor and outdoor cameras, smart locks, lights, thermostats, and more, are usually part of a more robust security system. However, due to the new product offering by security companies, the cost of these systems is now more accessible to the average customer.

Home Automation:

Home Automation is the automatic centralized control of a home, called a smart house or smart home. It allows control over lights, thermostats, locks, shades, entertainment systems, appliances, and home security. A home automation system usually connects to a centralized Hub or Control panel, that works as the “brains” of the system through a local wired or wireless network. Numerous smart devices through third-party companies that share the same technology can be added to the smart home system to make it more robust. Home automation delivers the ability to program scenes for smart devices. It allows the user to schedule events, like turning on the lights when the doorbell rings or increasing the temperature of the thermostat when no one is at home. Nowadays, many home security systems come with home automation capabilities to bring comfort to the customer. Setting up a home automation system improves efficiency among smart products while delivering savings on utility bills. Home Automation systems typically require the installation by a certified dealer of a contractor to provide the highest quality of performance and factory standards.

Locksmith:

A locksmith is an individual who works with locks, keys, safe boxes, and security systems. Locksmiths provide services for achieving entry to locked homes, vehicles, or any other lock. They offer handiwork on key replacement, unlocking mailboxes, keypads, smart locks, cars, safes, and more. A specialized locksmith can extract snapped or broken keys from existing locks, and make new keys to gain access. Their extensive knowledge does not stop at key making. Locksmiths are often certified in specific skills, like installing security systems and access control to residential and commercial security. When in need to pop a lock, contacting a local locksmith is the best way to go. Locksmiths near you will arrive quicker, delivering a much-needed fast service.

Home Theater Systems:

Home Theater systems are home entertainment audiovisual systems designed to recreate a movie theater experience at home. It uses a mixture of electronic components, such as video and audio equipment. Typically, a home theater system consists of a large screen television or video projector with high resolution, surround speakers, a powerful amplifier, and a low-frequency subwoofer. A home theater is designed to experience effects from movie soundtracks throughout its surround sound, setting it apart from an ordinary television setup. Home theaters can be assembled by obtaining individual components or by purchasing a preset Home Theater System that has wired or wireless options. A professional installation is recommended with hardwired systems because of all the intricate wiring and calibration. An expert technician is crucial for wired installations since they have the know-how on setting up all the cables and configuring the equipment. The technicians will provide the Home Theater System up and running at optimal performance, and could even adapt it to be operated through a smartphone or tablet.

Services Offered:

Alarm System Monitoring:

Alarm System Monitoring is an intricate communication between a security system and a central station (monitoring center) of a security company. Typically, a Hub or control panel is the backbone of a network of sensors such as window or door sensors, motion detectors, environmental sensors, etc. that make up a security system. The Hub receives a signal when one of its components is triggered, then immediately sends a notification to the monitoring center. A certified monitoring team will contact the customer first to verify it is a false alarm or if a possibly dangerous situation is taking place. In case the monitoring center fails to contact the customer, they will call the proper authorities on behalf of their customers, sending them to the client’s home or business. Some security systems provide additional features, like fire alarm monitoring, which will contact the fire department when a smoke or fire detector is triggered. Many security companies offer alarm monitoring systems for home and businesses, where customers may choose between a self-monitoring security system or a professional monitoring one. With a professional service, the customer will have experts monitoring their home or business 24/7, for a more secure and reliable option. Home security monitoring has become an essential part of today’s alarm systems, offered by the majority of home security companies in the market today.

Residential Security Services:

Some companies and certified professionals provide solutions that are focused on delivering a set of products and services for residential customers only. They are designed to fit any home’s needs, from certified locksmiths and electricians to home security systems, home automation, and home theater systems. Companies offering residential services dedicate themselves to provide excellent service to customers who live in different types of homes, from small apartments to larger homes.

Smoke Alarm Installation:

Household smoke alarms are self-contained devices that detect smoke and broadcast a visual or audible warning locally. Smoke alarm installations are typically seen in residential apartments and homes. Smoke sensors come in hardwired or wireless option, powered by electricity or battery-powered. Smoke detectors also sense smoke but are not self-contained. Instead, they operate as part of an interconnected fire alarm system. Smoke detector installations are commonly set up for commercial applications, such as hospitals, warehouses, and hotels. They are usually controlled by a central fire alarm system with battery backup. Smoke detectors are connected wired or wirelessly. In many jurisdictions, they require professional installations by certified technicians. Additionally, an expert operator is employed for all smoke detector repairs that may arise.

Lighting Installation:

Lighting contractors can help customers calculate the number of fixtures needed and the ideal layout to reach a target level of illumination for a specific area. They can help pick the right lighting products for its clients, depending on the commercial or residential needs. The lighting contractors can install many different lighting products, such as indoor lighting for kitchen lights, panel ceiling lights, under the counter lights, and more. Outdoor applications may include security lights, wall packs, floodlights, recessed lighting, roadway lights, and many more. Lighting installers can also set up exit and emergency signs for business and residential buildings. Nowadays, most of these lighting products are energy-efficient LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes), used among smart home automations and inside devices such as cameras and motion detection sensors. Contractors provide installation and maintenance, as well as repairs, for all the customers lighting needs.

Outlet Installation:

An electrical outlet is a socket that connects electrical equipment to an electricity supply or grid. The electrical supply provides alternating current to the 110V AC outlet. They are also known as electrical sockets, plugs, outlets, and wall plugs. There are two main types of outlets: domestic and industrial. Typically, electrical outlets are installed on wall surfaces, but they can also be installed in the floor or ceiling. There is an ample number of applications for these boxes, like housing connections for electrical appliances, lighting fixtures, smart plugs for home automation, ceiling fans, and more. An outlet box installation is also used for joining wires in electrical circuits and wiring, which can protect against short circuits and electrocution. When in need to install outlets or switches, it is best to hire a certified electrician. They can provide correct and safe installation, maintenance, and reparation of any of the circuitry and its components.

Electrical Panel Installation:

An electrical panel is a metal electrical service box also known as distribution board, breaker box, or panelboard. It accepts the main power to a property, like homes, business, buildings, while it divides the electrical power feed into various circuits throughout the house using circuit breakers. It is made up of the main switch and one or more residual current devices to provide protection from a peak of current that could harm any connected device. Electrical panel installations need a professional electrician to connect the circuit breaker panel to the main service wires in a property, such as homes, apartments, buildings, etc. An electrical panel upgrade may be necessary for older homes or include a new breaker box installation, to bring the house up to city code regulations. Always hire a certified electrician for any electrical panel installation, repairs, and upgrades. Also, they can diagnose your system and repair electrical panels when needed, executing routine maintenance on every circuit breaker panel in a home to keep electrical systems running at their best performance.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation:

An Electric Vehicle (EV) uses one or more electric motors for propulsion, unlike conventional vehicles that only use a gasoline or diesel-powered engine. Depending on the type of EV, it may be powered by off-vehicle sources, such as self-contained batteries or solar panels, or an electric generator to convert fuel to electricity. Some EV have converters that can be plugged into standard outlets, while others require a charging station. The electric vehicle charging station (also called EV charging station, electric car charger, or charging point) includes monitoring and performance information. But its main action is to supply electrical energy to the electric vehicle. The EV charging station installation may require high-voltage, electrical work, and an EV charger installation permit. Working with a licensed electrician will certify the quality and safety of the charger station and its installation. The installer may need to talk with the client in advance for any kind of home preparation that may be required. Many EV charging station electricians deliver prompt repair or replacement, depending on the location.

Heater Installation:

Boilers are large water heating appliances used to warm up homes and buildings. They usually operate on closed-loop systems, such as radiators and air heating systems. They can also provide hot water to water-using appliances, such as faucets, showers, and dishwashers. On the other hand, a water heater is a device that stores water while increases the temperature of the liquid until it is used for showers, washers, or any other need. Boiler and Water heating installations require certified technicians for safe and correct connections. Permits are required for proper heater installations since they are one of the most dangerous appliances in a building. The risks of an error in the installation process can cause fuel, gas or water leaks, fires, explosions, mold, and structural stability, amongst others. Licensed heating contractors make sure that everything is up to code, have all permits in place required to pass inspection. As far as the range of services, heating contractors offer the entire boiler or water heater installation, inspections, maintenance, and repair. Some companies offer 24/7 emergency boiler and water heater repairs for quick, and easy local service.

Appliances Installation:

New home appliances may require professional installation to work correctly, such as freestanding refrigerators, ranges, washers, and dryers. For home or kitchen appliances that are purchased from furniture or home improvement stores, appliance installation may be included in the price. However, for retailers that don’t include it, the customer may need to hire expert technicians for a professional installation. The installer will connect the new appliances to existing plumbing and electrical or gas outlets and pipes. They will test the new device to guarantee its correct use. Some appliance installers will even haul away old appliances when hooking up the new ones, for an extra cost. Along with appliance installations, many companies offer maintenance as well as a repair service for many home appliances. Basic appliance installations do not include alterations of the home’s layout or the utilities to which the appliance must be connected. Many appliance installers offer to do these complex installation services for an extra cost. Additional adjustments may consist of hooking up gas lines, water pipes, electrical wiring, built-in appliances, smart home product installations, and more. Improper installations of an appliance can cause severe damage to a kitchen or the entire home through incorrectly installed ductwork or overloaded circuits. Flooding and water damage can also occur from incorrect installation of water lines or pipes. It is always recommended to hire a certified, professional installer near you that can provide quick response time in case of an emergency.

Broken Key Extraction:

After prolonged usage, keys made out of metal becomes brittle or soft. When keys deteriorate, they can easily break off inside a lock, leaving a person locked out of a property or car. Locks can malfunction due to broken keys or another piece of fragment lodged into the lock keyhole. When dealing with a jammed keyhole, it is best not to try to attempt to remove it by sticking anything else in the opening. This can make the problem worse, causing more blockage or ultimately damaging the lock. A certified locksmith is essential to retrieve broken keys or any other debris removal. If the key to a residence, vehicle, or commercial property breaks, expert locksmiths nearby can handle the extractions with the proper tools stat. The locksmith will come out and remake the key and repair the lock, without collateral damage.

Availability:

Serving Cities:

  • Grand Prairie

Business Hours:

Mon 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Brands Used:

Nest

Contact:

C and B Electric

(972) 790-0707

225 Gilbert Cir

Grand Prairie, Texas, 75050

https://cbdallaselectrician.com

Reviews:

I'm really not sure if they're new on this business, but I had worked with other providers before, and I know, more or less, how this works. I hired them to automate my house, and they were saying that they needed more things to be done in my house before they could even give me an accurate quote. The services they required me to do were going to cost me a fortune, so I decided to quote the home automation system with another provider. To my surprise, all those extra services they were requiring were not essential for them to install the system; they just wanted to get more money out of me. This doesn't seem ethical to me.

April 02, 2020

Reviews:

I'm really not sure if they're new on this business, but I had worked with other providers before, and I know, more or less, how this works. I hired them to automate my house, and they were saying that they needed more things to be done in my house before they could even give me an accurate quote. The services they required me to do were going to cost me a fortune, so I decided to quote the home automation system with another provider. To my surprise, all those extra services they were requiring were not essential for them to install the system; they just wanted to get more money out of me. This doesn't seem ethical to me.

April 02, 2020