How to Choose the Right Security Stickers for Your Alarm Company

Jun 10th 2019

How to Choose the Right Security Stickers for Your Alarm Company

When selecting a security sticker to represent your alarm or security company, there are several things to consider.

1. Design & Colors

The first thing to decide on when purchasing security stickers is the overall look and feel. Security Signs & Decals makes this portion very easy with their FREE design services. All you need to do is decide on the shape that best fits your company or logo. They offer standard shapes such as octagons or circles along with 100s of uniquely shaped badges and shields. If you don't see the particular shape you are looking for, reach out and let them know. Next, select how many ink colors you'd like to use. Keep in mind that adding multiple colors can significantly increase the cost of the decals.

2. How Will the Decal Be Applied?

The next decision to make is the application type. Will the sticker be applied to the outside of the window/door, the inside of the glass, or would you like a double-sided decal that can be applied from either the inside or outside?

Outside Window Application

These are the most popular and cost-effective type of security decals. They are versatile and will stick anywhere. The material is white so this eliminates an extra ink color charge. In other words, if you'd like a red and white decal, you'd select 1 color imprint for this option. 

Inside Window Application

Inside window application are reverse printed on the adhesive side of the sticker so they can be applied from the inside of the window. These are printed on a clear vinyl which means that if you'd like a red and white decal, you'd select 2 color imprint for this option.

Double-Sided Decal

Double-sided decals are great for companies wanting to show their logo on both sides of the window. Decals can be applied on the outside or inside of the window and the message is visible from both sides. There is a white barrier applied in between the front and back so the design does not show through. If you'd like a red and white decal with this option, you'd just need to select 1 color imprint. This is the most expensive type of decal application since it requires the image to be printed on both sides.

3. Material

The next step is to decide the type of material you'd like your decals printed on.


White Vinyl
This is our most commonly ordered and most cost-effective material. It is used for outside window application only. White vinyl is 4-mil thick and has the durability to make it suitable for a wide variety of applications. All white vinyl decals/stickers have permanent acrylic adhesive that can be applied to aluminum, fiberglass, plastics, glass, and most non-porous painted surfaces. All white vinyl material decals are back-slit for easy application.

Silver Chrome Finish
Our silver vinyl has a metallic look to them and is available for outside window application. All silver chrome security decals / stickers have permanent acrylic adhesive that can be applied to aluminum, fiberglass, plastics, glass, and most non-porous painted surfaces. These decals are not supplied with a back-slit. With this option, anything that appears white in your design will be replaced with metallic silver unless white ink is specified in those areas.

Clear Vinyl
This material is used for outside and inside window application decals. All clear polyester security decals / stickers have permanent acrylic adhesive that can be applied to aluminum, fiberglass, plastics, glass, and most non-porous painted surfaces. These decals can be supplied with a back-slit by request.

3M™ Reflective
3M™ Engineer Grade Reflective vinyl has a silver like finish although it is considered a white material. When light is shined on reflective stickers or decals, they will bounce / reflect the light, making it appear as if the sticker or decal is glowing. These decals are not supplied with a back-slit.

4. Would You Prefer a Single Product or Complete Package?

While some customers are only in need of security stickers, most customers prefer a more complete solution. Security Signs & Decals is proud to offer several packages ranging from a sign & sticker combo through a more robust package which also includes keypad decals, panel stickers, fleet magnets, and refrigerator magnets.

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