When should I upgrade my security system?

Ask for Larry Love at Peak Alarm to help you design your security system including additional sensors.

Ask for Larry Love at Peak Alarm to help you design your security system including additional sensors.

Knowing when to upgrade anything is a difficult decision because technology moves quite quickly

When do I upgrade and how?

Look at the technology that may benefit you and consider upgrading to a panel that will have these abilities for the future. When you call us we can go over the options with you. For home owners we make it quite affordable. The basic system comes with the Panel, cell communicator, Siren, keypad, 3 door or window contacts and a motion all for $99 installed and $39 per month for 36 months.

Examples of upgrades you may want to consider depending on your needs

Change your cameras to IP High Definition MP cameras from Analog cameras in order to get 5 times or more the resolution. You can see more of an area and even zoom in after the fact. Normal analog cameras do not allow you to do this.

Upgrade to a security system that has Z wave so you can control your garage door, lights, locks, house temperature,cameras tied to the system and much more, upgrading to a system that has the capability to add these things that you can control remotely from your smart phone is a prudent move.

Recently AT&T announced that they will no longer support 2G technology so any security systems that were sending signals using 2G will stop working sometime between now and 2017 so those systems need to be upgraded.

If you are done with your contract on your security system now is the time to consider those upgrades.

Peak Alarm can do an agreement for any length of time, the most popular agreement is for 36 months since it does not lock you in for a long time yet Peak can still subsidize part of the equipment so you won’t have to pay as much up front.

When a company offers you a FREE camera or FREE motion detector understand that nothing is every free. You will either end up paying for a longer period of time such as 60 months (Five years) or you will end up having a higher payment. It is the same with cell phones. One of my kids bought a phone for over $600 but they don’t have a high monthly payment like their brother who bought their phone but signed a contract so he got the phone for right around $200 but his monthly payment is higher.

We can do a monthly payment for around $39 per month which includes the monitoring and the cellular monthly fee and when you want to control your system remotely with your smart phone then add another $5 per month so that puts your monthly around $44 per month.

If you want to pay less upfront we can make the monthly payment higher

When you to purchase more equipment you can either pay for it up front and have a lower monthly payment or the other way around.

Ask for Larry Love (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com

Temperature freeze sensors, water flood sensors, smoke detection that notifies authorities. (You room smokes normally don’t call authorities they just wake you up and sometimes people never wake up)

When you decide to upgrade call Larry at Peak Alarm and he can come to your home or business and go over the options.

Some upgrades that can be added to the monthly payment would be adding an optional repair agreement so you would not need to pay the hourly rate when something stops working or when the batteries need to be changed. The repair agreement gives you the peace of mind that when a tech needs to come out to your site you won’t end up with a large hourly bill.

Another upgrade would be ALARM RESPONSE, within the Salt Lake area we have Guard/Patrol response for $10 extra per month which gives you up to four responses per year and then they are normally $50 to $70 each response after the first four.

Adding camera control adds $10 per month for the first 4 cameras, adding temperature, lock control or lighting control only adds $4-$5 per month, web access is only $5-7 per month depending on your exact situation. Having this web access allows you to get on the internet and check your account. If you want us to send you a report of when your system is armed and disarmed we can do that for only another $5 per month. This is called openings and closings.

Having this can help a business owner know when his or her employees are coming and going. A tanning salon owner found that employees were going in at 3AM with their friends to tan and these reports allowed him to take care of this issue before it got too expensive.

Adding a high supervision cellular communicator or an AES radio to your commercial fire alarm will allow you get rid of your 2 analog phone lines that you have been paying for each month. The monthly charge for this high supervision cellular is $22 to $25 per month and the AES radio is $15 to $20 per month.

Peak Alarm can also do your annual fire alarm inspection that is required by law and we can bill this either monthly quarterly or annually.

One question at a time 15 being right

Would you get close to her?

Would you get close to her?

Being right often gets in the way of having a good relationship or a great one. We should not let people walk all over us although don’t get caught up in the small things. Ask yourself what really matters, will this small trivial thing really matter 5 or 10 years from now?

Sometimes being right does matter even when we are swallowing our pride and trying to be humble. We don’t want to give up our principles and we don’t want to admit that we could have been wrong. Sometimes people will hang on to ideas, thoughts, feelings and beliefs even when it does not make sense to others.

In many third world countries people have superstitions and beliefs that may not make sense to us. They make seem silly or foolish yet the people continue to believe in them. In Guatemala people will place a small piece of red thread on the forehead of a baby when they get hiccups and they strongly believe that this will help. Does the string actually make a difference, is it the persons faith that makes something like this work? Family or culture traditions continue to be taught even though society is moving forward. Some of the young people point out to their parents the foolishness of these old ways of thinking and they let their parents know what a myth is and often they often the older generation because of their lack of respect. Interestingly enough I have taken time to listen to many of these old traditions from the Philippines, Mexico and Guatemala. Sometimes there may be some truth among the traditions and learning them and respecting the older people enough to be interested makes all the difference in the world.

I suppose learning some of your culture’s traditions and respecting the elders is very different than allowing your entire life to be determined based on what your parents believe. Each generation has to decide these things for themselves. Religion overall is evolving in such a way and it seems to be changing because of the Internet and all the available information that is out there. We do need to be careful as we can get so much information and much of it is not dependable.

Having faith in something that you cannot see is difficult. We look at the effect of religion around the world and we look at the effect of it on our parents, family and culture and overall we need to ask if it has benefited them or not. People are deciding to move into other aspects of being spiritual and often these do not include a religion or church. Organized churches can help us or sometimes they can close us in from the world where we close ourselves off to others. Analysing our past, our present, our beliefs is not a bad thing. Sometimes loosing something we have had helps.

China has been learning for thousands of years and some of their herb remedies and things like acupuncture techniques have been honed over so many generations and some of the herbs may not be based in science although I have seen people treated with these things when traditional medicine was not effective.

The cure is often the disease

Los pasos de arrepentimiento

El hijo prodigo. Aqui estoy como padre en este musical.

El hijo prodigo. Aqui estoy como padre en este musical.

PASOS DE ARREPENTIMIENTO

Hay que reconocer que necesitamos cambiar y tenemos que tener el deseo de cambiar.

Como recibir el perdón:

1. Tener el deseo de cambiar

2. La fe en Cristo conduce al arrepentimiento (Véase Alma 34)

3. Sentimos pesar según Dios (Véase 2 Corintios 7: 9-10) Reconocemos que lo que hicimos o estamos haciendo no está bien.

4. Dejamos de hacer lo malo y continuamos haciendo las cosas correctas.

5. Confesamos nuestros pecados, y confesamos pecados graves a los líderes de la Iglesia, quienes nos pueden ayudar
a arrepentirnos (Véase D.Y C. 58: 43) ORAR – Pide perdón a Dios y a las personas.

6. Restitución – Hacer todo lo posible para corregir los problemas que nuestras acciones hayan causado. (Ejemplo: Si robaste algo debe pagarlo)

Recibimos el perdón: el remordimiento y el pesar son reemplazados por la paz. (Véase Alma 36: 17-21)

English:

Have a desire to change
Faith in Jesus Christ leads to repentance
Feel bad when we sin
Recognize that what we did or are doing is wrong
Stop doing bad things and do good things – Leave places and people better than you found them.
Confess our sins – In prayer and also to the proper people – Say I’m sorry and ask for forgiveness.
Restitution – Do everything possible to correct the problems our actions caused. (Pay back etc…)
Receive forgiveness sorrow and hurt are replaced by peace

One question at a time 14 answers

Lets get along

Lets get along

An error that many Mormons make is trying to get people to join their church for the wrong reasons.

Most Mormons learn their basic doctrines and when you ask them about their Church they will quote the 13 Articles of faith which goes over their basic beliefs. Many Mormons are a bit pushy and try to get you to come to Church. They feel it is their duty to help you, to encourage you to learn about their religion. They feel they are obligated to share the gospel which is part of the promises they make when they become members of the Church.

The problem is that most Mormons or LDS people don’t know how to go about sharing the gospel the right way or in an effective way. I myself normally give out too much information and too many facts which would scare most people away fast. Some of them feel they need to become your friend by inviting you to play a sport and unfortunately when you play the sport and don’t accept the gospel message sometimes the Mormons stop being your friend which is nuts and sad. I suppose those people just go on to the next person and try it all over again.

If we as mormons were more concerned about the questions other have instead of our own prepared answers we might actually have more success. In a time when most religions are loosing people not to other religions but to sports, hobbies and attitudes of “I don’t have time because of work or family” Mormons really need how to share their message to show how being Mormon will help their lives if they join the Church.

Many people don’t really want to be helped but they have a desire to help so we all need to feel needed. If the LDS Church were more inclusive and let people know they were needed they would get more people to come to Church. So I am admitting the Church is not inclusive? Yes I am, you see sometimes the church seems like a club and when people that don’t conform to the LOOK or the rules come they get looked down on. We have a young man that has been investigating the Church that has very long hair (very nice and clean) and some people have made comments about his hair in a negative manner. This just shows the insecurities of people because it should not be about the hair but about the person.

Other people feel the church can financially help them and they try to use the church in that way. This works for a while although later on when the Bishop wants them to do service and assignments they lose interest in the Church because they can no longer get free things without doing something so they leave.

The people that actually get into the doctrine and find that the church helps them because better and have more joy are the ones that can really spread the gospel in a genuine way because they are happy people. You see, in any group of people you will have some of them that are sad, depressed, some that are happy, some that are mean, some that are nice and others that are not so nice. The key is getting into the doctrine and helping people see it can help them become happy, it can help them change and not be mean, it can help them learn to be more loving people. This only happens when people want to change and have a desire to be better.

To do this we really should address their concerns individually and answer their questions not with our canned answers but with a genuine heart.

One question at a time 13 Mountain Meadow Massacre

Picture taken by Larry in Guatemala

Picture taken by Larry in Guatemala

Black mark on the History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons/LDS) when a group of LDS People attacked an innocent wagon train heading to california passing through Southern Utah.

Brigham Young who was the leader of the LDS Church after the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith sent people throughout Utah and even into other states to start colonies. You will find small towns about every 50 miles which is how far you could ride on a horse per day back then.

One of these small towns was called Mountain Meadows and the people that went down had been through much persecution back East when they had lost their homes and been kicked out of different towns because they were Mormons. The basic account is that the people of Mountain Meadows heard that a group of persecutors were headed towards them and they got together and decided they were not going to take it any more. They did send word to the Prophet Brigham Young and they got his reply a day late that said to let them pass in peace. The Mormons of Mountain Meadows dressed up like Indians and painted their faces and attacked the wagon train killing almost everyone. Some of the children were later adopted by the Mormons and raised as their own. This horrible tragedy cannot be excused although we may be able to understand why it happened after we study what the Mormons had been through. Much research has been done on this and some stories claim the people knew they were a peaceful wagon train headed for california and they attacked them anyway. Other stories say that they really thought the wagon train was a violent mob that was coming to continue persecuting them.

I don’t excuse their behavior yet if I were to be taken back in time and if I had suffered the same things they had suffered and if indeed I really believed that a mob was coming to kill my family and others I can’t say that I would not have done the same exact thing to protect them. It is very difficult to judge anyone without having the entire story and without having all the facts. As a rule the Mormon people are non-violent.

You will hear of Mormons that secretly got together to take revenge on those that had participated in persecutions against those in the Church. This similar thing was occurring during the time of Jesus when the zealots, a radical jewish group was taking matters into their own hands to go against the Romans to get justice. Jesus when he came did not condone violence and nor did the leaders of the Mormon church except when in defence of yourself or your family.

For more details on the massacre you can read the information off the LDS Church web site below. There are also other accounts although I would read all of them rather than just one side or the other. When I was researching anti-mormon material I found that much of it was fabricated and that was disappointing. Many of their references were made up or non-existent. Many of the authors quoted other anti-mormon authors rather than historical records and such. Reading through the accounts of anti-mormon doctrine I found that quite a bit of it started in England and there is even printed material saying that Mormons would take your women or young girls and kidnap them and then later throw them off the top of the temple into the Great Salt Lake. This material was made to discourage people from even investigating the mormon church but when you lie many times that same material makes people want to know the truth and they investigate only to find that the Great Salt Lake is many miles from the LDS Temple and the kidnapping was simply not happening. There are negative things that have occurred in the Mormon Church and like any group Mormons have good people and bad people inside their group. Mormonism has become a culture not just a religion. There are Mormons that strive to live the commandments and Mormon rules and there are Mormons that do not live those rules. Some of them that do not live the rules actually believe the church is true while others do not believe it. Being raised in the LDS Faith can have a great impact on your life, your idea of what is right and wrong and your values. This is the same in any culture. There very positive aspects to being raised Mormon and there can also be some negative ones as well. Many Mormons feel they need to be perfect so they feel extremely guilty when they don’t meet the requirement of being perfect so they get depressed. Obviously this is not Mormon doctrine although it can be the perception which becomes your reality even when it is not how it should be. Mormons are taught a strong work ethic and a strong service ethic.

LDS site with information on the Massacre

What is different about Peak Alarm?

I took this picture because the tree was so different

I took this picture because the tree was so different

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Value of a security system

Peak Alarm does it all

Peak Alarm does it all

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Often we will spend a great deal of money for our cell phones and we think nothing of it. $500 to $700 dollars a pop and many young people think nothing of paying an extra $15 dollars a month on their cell bill for insurance

When we get a security system we are protecting the lives of our family and our valuables yet we want the least expensive system. How does this compare with us going for the phone with the most features. Getting a repair agreement for a low monthly payment which is an extended warranty is also prudent just like getting the insurance for your phone incase your screen cracks. Give us a call and we can show you the real value of getting a state of the art security system that you can arm and disarm with your cell phone.

Call Larry Love 801 428 1384 LarryLove@PeakAlarm.com

Peak Alarm has been in business for over 46 years and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Many of our competitors are not accredited with the BBB and have very low ratings and lots of complaints. There is a reason for this. Peak offers quality and does a professional job of installing the systems.

One question at a time 12 Main complaints about LDS Church

This is me, do I look like a wise old man? This is from a recent production I was in. The beard is real if your wondering.

This is me, do I look like a wise old man? This is from a recent production I was in. The beard is real if your wondering.

Some of the main complaints against the LDS Church and some of the reasons people decide to have their records removed from the membership of the Church.

1. Many people disagree with the rules and commandments in the LDS Faith and many people fall into sin and then decide it is easier to leave the church than to live these commandments and rules. It is said that any church that will have power to help the people will require sacrifice and churches that don’t require sacrifice will have very little power to make lasting changes in peoples lives.

2. Some people question the wisdom of the Prophets thinking that they behind the times that younger people would make better decisions. These men were called of God and are serving as called. It is true that many of them still have weaknesses and as time goes on they become better and strive to work on those weaknesses. The wisdom gained by years of service and the ability to judge wisely gives these men and women an edge.

3. Many people use doctrine as a reason to leave the church claiming that the doctrines are not correctly interpreted and they question the actual validity of the restoration.

4. Some people leave because they learn more about history and sometimes they learn of facts that disturb them. I have read much of these historical accounts and my testimony is still unwavering. I know that it depends who is writing the accounts and I also understand that there are always several versions of history. I don’t justify wrong doing nor does God although God works with humans and allows us to make mistakes in order to learn. I meet with people every week that are dealing with major issues in their lives and often I send these people to professional therapists so they can receive additional help. It is interesting to meet with someone that has a conflict with another person and they will lay out their side of the story and sometimes even in writing and it sounds very logical and makes them sound like they are in the right. Then I will will meet with the other person and get their side of the story and new facts will be introduced and with this new information the logic of the first person will open up the truth. Many times the truth is somewhere in between the two stories. This is similar with History, I have read so many accounts and you could spend the rest of your life investigating history, facts and learning more about different accounts of the past. The mountain meadow massacre is a good example of looking at history. I attended a seminar and we even listened to a speaker that was not from the LDS Church talk about this specific case. What happened was wrong and cannot be justified although by looking at history and what the people had been through previously you could understand what happened. It is a sad time in the history of the LDS Church.

5. Many people that leave the church become bitter, they spend a great deal of time trying to prove the church wrong. Many times when this occurs the contention that happens at the time of their excommunications involves arguments and differences of opinion about doctrinal issues. Sometimes people leave the church because of other people. Early in the church a dispute about cream lead to very serious problems. Some times we as humans not only make a mountain out of a mole hill but we have so much pride we don’t know when to apologize and we always think the other person should do so first. We are easily offended and looking at the doctrines that Jesus taught we can learn to change that and become better. We don’t have to let people walk all over us although being wise and prudent we can handle situations differently. We can’t control the actions of others although we can control how we react to others.

6. There were several versions of the first vision. Long ago I read four or five of those versions and recently I went over them again. Each one was different depending on who Joseph was writing the letter to. This would be the same if I were writing an experience to a very educated man and a separate letter could be sent of the same experience to someone that had little education and a separate version could be given to a younger person. We do this all the time when we teach younger children, we look at what we want to teach, simplify it and teach them the basic principles. Telling certain people you had seen God himself may be much harder for them to believe whereas if you told them you had seen two heavenly messengers they may actually hear you out. Joseph saw God and Jesus and they were two heavenly messengers. If you are going to get hung up on these types of things you may miss out on so much more light and truth simply by not allowing yourself to get past the fact that human men and women were involved with the restoration and they made mistakes but that fact alone gives me hope to think if God could work with those human men with weaknesses then he can work with me as well.

7. Either the first vision occurred or it did not. If it did not then the church is not true. If it is not true it should not prosper. Lies eventually catch up to us and things would fall apart. Many of the main witnesses in the church left the church but none of them denied their spiritual experiences because they said they could not deny the truth. One of them even took the time, money and effort to publish a newspaper article refuting gossip that he had denied his story and witness.

8. The Church is ran by human men that are imperfect and it prospers, it does much good in the world and continues to grow.

9. Some leave the church because of the church stance of those of same sex attraction. Some leave because they believe women should be ordained to the priesthood. Those that go against the church in these matters can decide to stay in the church or not. If the Lord reveals through his Prophets that women should be ordained to the priesthood I will sustain the Prophet in that movement although I don’t feel it is appropriate for people to try to tell the Lord or the Prophets what to do or when to do it. Either the leaders are called of God or they are not. Some feel the church is ran by a bunch of old outdated men. These old men have gained much wisdom through the years and they pass on their wisdom to younger men whom they work with.

10. Doctrinal matters such as the Trinity, Mormon beliefs about becoming Gods, Questionable historical events, or the restoration and the book of Mormon sometimes are reasons for someone leaving the Church. Is there a place for the restored church in this modern world? Can church members live in a world where ideas that people call progressive are becoming normal when they are considered sins by those that still believe in the Bible?

11. My stepfather told me that excommunication was the best thing that happened to him and questioned him as to how that could be. He explained that when you go through the temple you make serious promises and covenants and he had broken those covenants and felt such a heavy load on his shoulders of guilt and hurt. When he was excommunicated he they released him from those promises and he was able to work his way back within a couple of years and receive a restoration of his temple blessings. I admired Ron Gillett then and I still do now. He helped me understand that is it not a court of discipline but a counsel of love. I have been on two high counsels in the Church in two different stakes and both Stake Presidents were great men of God and very loving. I participated in the disciplinary counsels several times and can tell you that they were always done with the best interest of the person and the best interest of the Church in mind.

12. In the Church we say that we will gladly and freely devote our time and our talents to the building up of the Kingdom of God here on the earth. When we decide to go against the Church and promote doctrines, attitudes or ideas that will not build up the church but that create doubts, then we are no longer in line with the purposes of the Church to perfect the people, share the gospel, redeem the dead and care for the poor inviting all to come to Christ so we put ourselves on a different path. When we associate ourselves with any group or person that is against the Church we make a decision that we would rather not be part of the LDS Church and that is our decision to make. When we fight against it later and get upset because action was taken we really need to step back and look at our own behaviour and what leads to a disciplinary counsel in the first place. Most Bishops, Branch Presidents and Stake Presidents are fairly reasonable and normally they don’t go around looking for people to excommunicate. When something happens they strive to meet with the individual and talk with them, reason with them and help them work out a solution. After an excommunication the person is normally welcome to come back to the Church and get re-baptized and become part of the Church again. Some people say “Yeah when they decide to fall in line and tow the line.” The Church is a Church of order so when someone wants to put it that way I suppose they could although the Church does not dictate what you think, your opinions or how you live unless you want to influence others and draw them away from the Church then it becomes a matter where it may be best if you were not part of the Church calling yourself a member when you are being an instrument in leading others away from the Church.

One question at a time 12 The church as a business

The LDS Church is organized as a business and as a Church

The LDS Church is organized as a business and as a Church

Why does the LDS Church have a business arm and a religious arm?

The LDS Church or Mormon Church or the official name The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has a business arm of the church and a spiritual arm of the church.

The Church operates under a business name of The Corporation of the President and with this business organization the Church is able to do much good, feed and clothe the poor and help in times of large disasters.

Many of the Church leaders serve without pay such as all 29,000 Bishops and Branch Presidents and local leadership. Many of them spend hours each week serving in their callings. With the General authorities many of them are full time workers and do receive a stipend so they can still take care of their families and yet still be able to do the work of the Lord full time. The office of a seventy is also similar and there are eight quorums or groups of seventy men in each group. Some general authority callings are temporary whereas the calling of an apostle is for life. Three new apostles were just called and that will affect their lives from now on until they die. Each apostle will make at least 2 trips out of the country a year and most of the time be outside Salt Lake City 40 or so weekends out of the year.

The business arm of the church is able to send books, sacred temple clothes, informational instruction materials and other supplies to all 29,000 units. This business arm also works hand in hand with other charitable organizations throughout the world. The work of building temples requires engineers, architechs, contractors, interior designers and the list goes on. Temple building provides work to men and women throughout the world. The buildings are very nice and have beautiful lighting fixtures which also require labor in many countries to construct and make each piece. We walked through a recent temple and I asked my son’s friend to count the pictures or paintings of Jesus that he saw in the temple. At the end he came up to me and said 37 and I asked him 37 what and I had almost forgotten what I had asked him and he said there are 37 paintings of Jesus in this temple. I personally know one of the artists that does paintings for the temple and doing this helps him earn a living for his family.

Some people feel that the general authorities should not be paid anything yet doing so allows them to focus on their callings and not worry about temporal matters. The Bible talks of not paying your ministers that go out and preach and our over 80,000 missionaries that are our serving and preaching are not paid, on the contrary, they pay for their own missions which for a 2 year period comes up to just over 10,000 dollars each and the Church does subsidize some of that cost when it comes to airfare, rent etc… since the rent in California may be over 1000 dollars yet the rent in Guatemala might be 200. Some of the general authorities have spent their lives in specific professions and when they are called they need to stop and focus on the Lord’s work. Some people that learn of the amounts of money tend to judge and complain and I understand when people do so when there are starving people in the world yet I don’t question the way that it is being done because becoming a general authority in the Church is not a way to get rich, in fact their lives are dedicated to the Lord’s work and very little time is left for diversion or vacations. I have a friend that was in Church security for years and he has told me of many of the experiences with the Church authorities and it only made me respect them even more to hear of some of the inner workings and what they are like behind closed doors.

One question at a time 12 Do we even need a Church

Mi familia

Mi familia

Do we really need a Church in order to be Spiritual or to worship God is a question that requires some thought.

The belief that belonging to a Church to receive specific ordainances such as Baptism,sealings,confirmation, adminstering the sacrement, helping each other progress is sometimes questioned. When we are at Church we can learn and be strengthened by others with similar beliefs. This is a time and place to leave the world behind. We can take the sacrament and renew our promises to remember Christ and live his commandments. As a church we can help the poor in a more effective manner. Looking at how and why Christ set his Church up and how it was organized is a first step to understanding why we need to have an organized Church.