Peak Alarm bidding out current construction projects

Peak can do any size project from start to finish

Peak can do any size project from start to finish

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We encourage Electrical Contractors and General Contractors to send us plans and specifications so we can bid the projects that you need proposals on. If you have a link to a job and need a price please let us know. Sometimes we have time to get you the bid and sometimes we don’t. If you ask for a price the same day that it bids out the chances are low that we will be able to get you pricing.

Call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com for pricing and he can come out and do a no cost site visit to make recommendations for your security, fire alarm, access control or cameras.

Peak Alarm bids out construction projects in Utah and Idaho. We have put some of the jobs that were are bidding online to encourage electrical contractors to call us for pricing. Peak is one of the largest alarm companies in Utah and the only alarm company that has their own local central station, AV Division, Guard /Patrol Division and their own UL Listed Central station.

Most projects have a specific list of manufactures listed in the specification so there are certain companies that can bid these project out and other companies that cannot. Often what occurs is that they will only flat spec products meaning that only one company in the State can bid the job. When they do this it is normally because the engineer is trying to match equipment with and existing fire alarm panel or they may want the same brand in all their facilities. The danger to this is having only one company that can bid so you are locked into their pricing for parts and labor. We call these products proprietary products.

Peak Alarm sends notification of those projects bidding but does not send out pricing to the contractors normally until the bid date and time. This helps prevent what we call price shopping where one contractor will call another subcontractor up to ask if they can bid the price that a specific company already gave them.

Peak Alarm strives to bid the projects to the Specifications and to the PLANS so we don’t have order changes later on. When equipment is not shown it makes this difficult because if the plan shows 22 smoke detectors and everyone bids 22 smoke detectors and then later on they add another 22 so the total is 44 this would change the price. This is the same when one flow switch and one tamper switch is shown on the plans and later they add 8 or 10 more monitor modules to monitor additional items. As a member of the Professional Estimators Society we were instructed to bid off the plans and use the counts listed on the plans so everyone is bidding the same equipment counts.

BID PROCESS:

OWNER HIRES ARCHITECT AND ENGINEERS TO DESIGN THE PROJECT
PLANS GO OUT TO GENERAL CONTRACTORS AND SUB CONTRACTORS TO BID THE PROJECT
LOW BIDDERS WIN THE JOB AND OFTEN LOW BID MAY NOT BE THE BEST BID SO REVIEWING THE BIDS IS AN IMPORTANT PROCESS
CONTRUCTION STARTS, SUBMITTALS ARE SENT IN AND PERMITS ARE APPLIED FOR AND THE PROJECT IS DONE AND INSPECTED

Peak Alarm among the best Monitoring rates in Utah

Call Larry Love at Peak Alarm for monitoring rates and pricing Larry@peakalarm.com (801) 428 1384 Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love

MONITORING RATES FOR OUR UL LISTED CENTRAL STATION vary with each plan and the equipment that is used. Some common rates so you can compare are as follows although you need to understand if you have a system with 20 zones or a system with 100 zones the time to test those points or zones will vary as will the pricing. Also if we use a Radio or High Supervision Cellular to monitor the prices are different than a normal cellular or phone lines. Rates are subject to change so call Larry for current a current price quote that will be customized for your situation

MONITORING PRICING FOR FIRE ALARM WITH AES RADIO IS $340.00 installation cost and $40.00 per month for 36 months

MONITORING PRICING FOR FIRE ALARM USING HIGH SUPERVISION CELLULAR IS $144.00 installed and $47.00 per month for 36 months

MONTHLY MONITORING PRICING FOR A SECURITY PANEL USING A CELLULAR COMMUNICATOR IS ZERO INSTALLATION AND $35 per month for 36 months

MONITORING FOR A SECURITY PANEL OR A FIRE PANEL USING ANALOG PHONELINES IS ZERO TAKEOVER AND $32.00 per month. Discounts for multiple accounts can be given and takeover fees depend on the exact number of points and if you have over 30 points that need to be tested call Larry and he can visit your site and get you exact pricing on your facility.

ADDING REMOTE ARM/DISARM or what we call ELITE Control or INTERACTIVE adds $5 dollars per month. This only works with Cellular service so if you have Radio and you want Elite control we would need to switch to cellular. If you have Standard Cellular with out Elite that is normally $10 per month so having both adds $15 per month. Additional services such as controlling your lighting adds $4 per month, controlling your thermostat adds $4 per month, adding remote control to your house locks also adds $4 per month. We have package deals that have several of these items together to save you money. Adding cameras to your security system adds $10 per month to the monitoring fee for the first 4 cameras. These cameras can be viewed using the app that also arms and disarms your security system. We have other options for cameras that do not have monthly fees so just ask about cameras and we can come out and go over your questions with you.

ADDING A REPAIR AGREEMENT IS A GOOD IDEA SO YOU DON’T have to pay hourly rates which could be very expensive. This monthly fee will vary depending on how many points you have on your system. A basic system repair agreement only adds $7 per month to the monthly fee.

ALARM RESPONSE is only $10 per month and provides you with Guard response in covered areas up to four times during the year for no additional cost on alarms. That is $120.00 a year and up to 4 Patrol Responses which only comes to $30 per guard response compared with $75 per guard response on a normal dispatch.

KEY RESPONSE IS ONLY $20 per month. This means we will respond to your home or business up to 4 times during the year and we will enter the premise and check the property rather than just driving around it. If it is evident that there was or is a break in Peak Alarm will call the police.

UL2050 High Security Services add things such as Supervised Schedules, openings and closing and UL Certificate to the agreement. Call Larry for a no cost estimate for rates on a UL2050 high security installation or monitoring.

Many of our competitors have higher pricing after all is added into the pricing. Make sure you are comparing apples to apples before you make a decision on your monitoring. Also it is prudent to call or look up the www.bbb.org Better Business Bureau since many of our competitors have hundreds or thousands of complaints and Peak Alarm has only had 3 complaints in the last 3 years.

Peak Alarm offers 60 month agreements, 48 month agreements, 36 month, 24 month, 12 month or even month to month agreements depending on your needs. When you go with a higher down payment we can lower the length of the agreement, when you want a lower down payment or installation price we can adjust the monthly amount as well as the length of the agreement. The examples above are done using a 36 month agreement. We have pricing for all of the above plans figured up using the different agreement lengths. An example of this would be that you do not want a long term contract because you may only be in the building for 2 years so security monitoring using a standard cell phone communicator on a 2 year agreement would be $185 down and $35 per month or $75 down and $46 dollars per month depending on the plan you would like.

The benefit of using a RADIO is that the monthly charge for two phonelines often exceeds $100 per month for the phone service, the cost of high supervision cellular costs more than radio and if technology changes on the cellular as it just did you may need to purchase new equipment. Example: 2G cellular will no longer be supported by the cell towers so you need to upgrade to 3 or 4G. The Radio is maintained by Peak Alarm and remains property of Peak so if the radio stops working Peak comes out and fixes it.

Peak Alarm holds the STATE MONITORING CONTRACT so if you are a State facility you can take advantage of lower monitoring rates through the State Contract.

Peak Alarm has been in business for over 47 years and holds 5 different Certifications with UL for installation and monitoring. Peak Alarm has over 270 employees here in Utah and we have offices in Idaho and Southern Utah as well. Peak Alarm also has a full Guard and Patrol Division and an AV Division.

Radio

Radio

Understanding Security Systems

Picture of Bosch Security System

Picture of Bosch Security System

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Understanding Security Systems

Main Security Control Panel with back up battery (Often in an electrical closet/sometimes combined with the keypad in one)

Keypads –Used to arm and disarm(Many systems will allow you to use your smart phone to arm/disarm)

Motion detectors – Many will detect heat and motion. There are different brands and qualities

Door and Window Contacts report if a point is opened (devices can be wireless or hardwired)

Glass Break and Shock sensors – Detects the frequency of breaking glass or vibrations

Panic buttons – can be programmed for medical alert or duress situations

Smoke/Heat/Freeze detectors – These report to the Central Station and the Fire department will be dispatched. 120 Volt smoke detectors in your home do not report to the central station they are made just to wake you up.

Flood and Temperature sensors can often save you just as much or more in the long run than a burg system. Detecting that the home or business is below 41 degrees will allow you to mitigate damage before pipes freeze or burst.
Security systems have additional sensors such as tilt sensors for artwork or specialized equipment for specific circumstances including pressure sensor mats, bill traps etc…

Additional items can be controlled by your security system such as Locks, Cameras, Lighting, Garage door, Thermostat control just to name some of the items all can be added to your security system.
Notes:

Geo-fencing can be set up so when you get close to your home the lights come on the temperature is adjusted. The same geo-fencing can be set up so when the last cell phone leaves the area of the home or business the system will arm, garage door will close, lights will come on or off and the temperature can be adjusted.

A basic security system that has contacts for the entry and exit doors and one strategically placed trap motion can be purchased with the control panel, 3 Door Contacts and a motion for a very economical price and Peak Alarm offers very competitive monitoring rates.

The cost of the sensors will depend on the quantity and the quality and features that you decide upon. Additional services can also affect the monthly cost depending on your needs. When a higher down payment is made the monthly can often be reduced and when the monthly is higher we can lower the down payment that is required.

You can contact each and every window and each door and put motion detectors in all the rooms although in most cases this is not necessary.

Recommendations:
1. Peak Alarm recommends that you have at least one smoke detector on the top floor and one on the bottom floor. This is not referring to fire code requirements for businesses or placement since the 120 volt smoke detectors will be in each bedroom and in the hallway outside each bedroom. Businesses will need to be designed per code whereas the additional smoke detection added to a home can be done without fire marshal approval and this is in addition to code requirements.

2. We recommend that trap motions be placed in areas of the home where burglars would most likely access. This reduces how many motions you install and still gives you coverage. If however you are concerned that someone may break into one room and then leave without going anywhere else, we can design a system with complete coverage.

3. It is recommended to install a water sensor in the area where the washer is, where the dishwasher is and anywhere you feel pipes could have issues such as water heaters etc…

4. It is recommended that you contact your garage door so when you check it remotely you can tell if is open or closed. You could also have Peak install a garage door module that would control your opener so you could remotely close the door if it were open.

5. Adding a repair/extended warranty onto the monthly fees is an option that will help you avoid paying hourly service rates when a covered issue occurs. This repair agreement also covers the replacement of batteries.

Older security systems were tied to phone lines which could go down or be cut by burglars
Security systems that are being monitored by 2G cellular will stop working next year in 2017 or this year because the cell towers will no longer support the 2G technology.

New Security Systems give you the ability to monitor them via Radio or Cellular Communicators

Cellular Communicators allow you to arm and disarm your system from your smart phone remotely

Most of the time your insurance company will give you a discount when your central station verifies that you have a monitored system that protects
against burglary, temperature fluctuations, fire and flooding.

Call Larry Love at Peak Alarm at (801) 428 1384 or (801) 898 6003 for a no cost estimate for any of these services. Larry@Peakalarm.com

Utah UL Central Stations

It might be less expensive but most of the time the cheap systems work out costing much more than getting it done right by a UL listed company.

It might be less expensive but most of the time the cheap systems work out costing much more than getting it done right by a UL listed company.

There are different UL listings in different categories so when you decide on a Central Station and installation and service company make sure they have the certifications in the different areas that you will need for your specific projects such as High Security, Fire Alarm, UL installation and such. Just because the Central Station has one UL certification does not mean they are qualified in the other areas that you may need.

The official UL web site

UL listings for local Central Stations in UTAH

There are only 4 local UUFX listed companies in Utah for monitoring fire alarm as of 5/27/16

1. Avantguard (S3955) Avantguard web site
2. Peak Alarm (S1548) Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love
3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints COPB (S25044)
4. VIVINT (S24880) Vivint web site

The LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints only monitors their own facilities.

There are only 5 local CRZH listed central stations in Utah for monitoring high security industrial facilities such as SCIFs as of 5/27/16 ( NISPOM, DOD 5520.22-M, DOD 5100.76-M, JFAN 6/9 and ICD/ICS 705-1) This certificate is for Installation, Testing, Service and Maintenance as well as Monitoring.

1. Peak Alarm (BP20762)
2. L3 Communication Systems WEST (BP9385) L3 Communications West web site
3. Stanley Convergent Security Solutions (BP6295)Stanley Convergent Security Solutions Web site
4. The Boeing Company (BP6569) The boeing Company web site
5. TYCO Integrated Security (BP6471) The TYCO company web site

L3 Communications monitors the secure facilities associated with their facilities.
There is only 3 local CPVX listed central station in Utah for UL Central Station Burglar Alarm Systems monitoring.

1. Peak Alarm (BP2433)
2. Stanley Convergent (BP2072)
3. TYCO Integrated Security (BP34)

There is only 3 local CVSG listed central stations in Utah for Mercantile Burglar Alarm Systems. Safe, Vault, ATM or Night Depository.

1. Peak Alarm (BP8607-1)
2. Stanley Convergent Security Solutions (BP8367)
3. TYCO Integrated Security (BP8617)

There are only two CRZM local listed central stations in Utah . This certificate is for Central Stations that have personnel trained and on duty to specifically handle signals covered under the CRZH listing that is above so the system is installed properly and then monitored by a certified company. It is best when the company has both certificates.

1. Avantguard (BP10390) *
2. Peak Alarm ( BP20783)

UL updates their records on an ongoing basis so be sure to verify on their web site. This information was as of 5/27/16. On the UL site go to online certifications directory at the bottom to find the companies in an area or state that hold certifications. All of this information is public record on the UL.com site. When you find any errors on this blog please inform Larry@peakalarm.com and he will correct those errors after verification of the correct information.

*Mountain Alarm/FPS Mountain Alarm web site sold Avantguard a while back although they still use Avantguard as their Central Station and apparently there is still a relationship between the companies as far as ownership goes. Mountain Alarm is the security side of the business and FPS is Fire Protection Services which does fire alarm etc…

There are about 200 Central Stations in the US that are both UL and 5 Diamond Certified and Peak ALarm is one of those. The CSAA 5 Diamond certification indicates that all of our Central Station dispatchers/employees are highly trained to react calmly and appropriately to high stress situations.

It is best to look up the complaints on the Better Business Bureau The official Better Business Bureau web site

From the information that we have about the UL listed Central Stations in this document the LDS Church does not monitor accounts as a business nor does L3 Communications West or Boeing so those Central Stations hold the proper listings in order to meet the criteria and provide services within their realm so you can’t call them up and have them monitor your security or fire alarm accounts. UL listed Central Stations out of State can be used although some Fire Marshals request that a local Central Station be used in certain cases. Often insurance companies and other requirements are in play so they want a local central station to do the monitoring and provide the installation and service when needed.

Peak Alarm is the only company that currently holds all 5 of the above UL Certifications in Utah

Peak Alarm also has a full Guard and Patrol division as well as armed or unarmed guards. Peak Alarm has been in business since 1969.

Call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 or email him at Larry@peakalarm.com for more information on this blog or for pricing for monitoring, Security, Fire Alarm, UL2050 installations, access control or camera systems.

CSAA 5 diamond information

Geo fencing and Security Systems

Peak Alarm integrates Geo-Fencing into their operations

Geo fencing makes life better.

Geo fencing makes life better.

Geo-fencing and Security Systems

A new feature called geo-fencing will allow you to have your alarm system automatically arm, lights turn on or off, and adjust the temperature on your heating and cooling system all when the last cell phone tied to your security system leaves a specific area around your home. We don’t incorporate features like disarming your system or anything that could compromise the alarm system.
Examples:
When you get home the system recognizes that your cell phone has entered the geo-fence and it can turn the lights on, adjust temperature etc…
When you leave your home the system recognizes that your cell phone has left the geo-fence area and it can close the garage door, lock the doors, adjust the temperature, turn the lights on or off and arm your security system.

Geo-fencing with Guard/Patrol

Peak Alarm also uses geo-fencing so that we can make sure that our patrol accounts get patrolled at specific times. There is a geo-fencing map that our employees and our customers can see and when their address appears in green it means the patrol car has already patrolled their facility. If the address flag turns yellow it alerts the guards that they need to get to these locations. As soon as their vehicle gets to the facility the flag will turn from yellow to green on the computer MAP.
If the flag turns red that indicates that our Patrol offices only have an hour to get to that location and it becomes critical. Before we had geo-fencing we were not able to keep track of it like we do now. We also have a map that shows all of our patrol vehicles and where they are at any given moment.

As technology get better Peak Alarm takes advantage of it and uses it to give our customers the very best services we can.

Call Peak Alarm at 1 (888) 822-7231 or (801)-486-7231 for a free estimate on a security system.
Call Peak Security (888) 445-5731 for Guard and or Patrol Services
http://www.peakalarm.com

Call Larry Love with Peak Alarm 801 428 1384 or on his cell at 801 898 6003 Larry@peakalarm.com

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UL2050 High Security IDS Intrusion Systems in Utah

Peak can do any size project from start to finish

Peak can do any size project from start to finish

Call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 Larry@PeakAlarm.com Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love for pricing for your high security installation such as secure facilities and SCIFs. Larry Love is certified through UL for designing for compliance to UL2050.

Peak Alarm holds the UL2050 listing for installation and monitoring

Peak has been in business since 1969 and has 4 offices to serve you.

Peak has a UL listed Central Station

Peak Alarm also has a full Guard and Patrol Division with unarmed and armed guards.

UL2050 installations are a bit different than normal security system installations:

1. We install an approved alarm system that will communicate using encrypted signals. Normally Bosch or DMP
2. Peak ALarm will install the entire system in CONDUIT with BOXES and Tampers in junction boxes were required. We grind the screws off the conduit after we install it.
3. Our installers will put tampers behind the alarm can and inside the alarm enclosure to sent an alarm if opened or pulled off the wall.
4. Motions in many of the facilities are required below and above the drop tile ceiling to meet UL2050
5. In most of our installations we install a vibration sensor inside the panel which will trip if there is drilling or tampering with the can.
6. Motions need to be in every area except restrooms. You can’t take 3 steps without setting the alarm off.
7. A UL2050 installation also needs to be monitored by a UL2050 Central Station and Serviced by a company that is certified.
8. With the monitoring schedules and openings and closings need to be programmed in as part of the how the system is configured.
9. Special BMS Balanced Magnetic Switches that hold the High Security listing need to be used and these contacts cost over 10 times as much as a normal security contact.

There are very few companies in Utah that can provide these services. you can look on the Official UL Website website for certified companies.

Large Security companies merge

Peak Alarm can help you get the best resolution for your camera system

Peak Alarm can help you get the best resolution for your camera system

Apollo now owns ADT and Protection one so essentially they are the same company but they are currently still operating as two different companies. Always check the better business bureau on the current and the older companies names before you purchase.

TYCO and Johnson Controls recently merged. Often the engineering specifications will list one of these installing companies as a brand name rather than an installer and the engineers list them as manufacturers. TYCO does manufacture products but those are separate from this business as far as I know.

Tyco and ADT were together and now that they are separate

Normally these companies purchase OEM products and put their name on them. Some other examples of Companies buying other companies:

Bosch bought Phillips and they also bought Detection Systems and Radionics several years ago.

Call Larry Love at Peak Alarm for all your Security, Fire Alarm, Access Control, Cameras, Intercoms & Mass Notification needs.(801) 428 1384 at the office or cell is (801) 898 6003 Larry@peakalarm.com Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love

Always read the fine print and call the Better Business Bureau

Security Systems in Utah and Salt Lake City

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Always read the fine print and always check the Better Business Bureau first Better Business Bureau web site www.bbb.org

Peak Alarm is not affiliated with ADT in any way. I listed some information as found on ADT web sites and I listed the sites below for comparison only. Customers should do their own research. Customers should always read their contracts/agreements whether with ADT, Peak Alarm or any other Alarm company and we encourage customers to search the BBB web site for feedback and ratings on all alarm companies before you buy.

A Customer told me that my monitoring price of $46.00 per month was higher than ADTs pricing. Pricing is relative, it depends what services you are getting. With this $46.00 per month my customer was getting MONITORING, CELLULAR INTERACTIVE (Elite Control) to be able to arm and disarm remotely and THERMOSTAT control. Peak Alarm is a local company and very competitive with other monitoring and security companies.

ADT charges as low as $36.99 for their essentials package and this is monitored over the phone line and with all packages there is a minimum monitoring agreement period. Most of them are 36 months. I did find one ADT site that said monitoring STARTING AS LOW AS $28.99 for traditional security. So read the fine print and make sure when getting quotes that you let them know exactly what you want. Monitoring over a landline (analog phone line) is different pricing than cellular. Interactive cannot be done using a landline.

Often they will tell you the system is free and sometimes there is an installation fee, an activation fee, cancellation fee and some companies also check your credit report as well. This package from ADT does not include interactive or cellular.

ADT PULSE Interactive starts at $49.99 yet on a recent web site I found it starting at $52.99 so make sure you double check. If you have cameras there are additional costs involved. For more information about the ADT plans here is a web site so you can compare and read the fine print. ADT packages web site

ADT main web site

Understand that ADT is a very large company with several out of state central stations. Often you may have an ADT dealer come to do the installation or service your ADT account rather than ADT National.

I mentioned ADT because my customer used them to compare monitoring rates. So I always say, go to the source rather than guessing. ADT is a licensed and insured company. Understand that the dealers are affiliated with ADT but they are also licensed and insured separately.

Call Larry Love at Peak Alarm (801) 428 1384 or on his cellular 801 898 6003 or email Larry@PeakAlarm.com Web site is Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love

Peak Alarm has 4 offices in Utah and Idaho. Peak Alarm has a full Guard/Patrol division, an AV Division, an Alarm Division and a local UL Listed Central Station which is also UL 2050 for high security installation monitoring.

Peak Alarm is a large company but not too big

Too small or too big can be an issue.

Too small or too big can be an issue.

Alarm companies that are too big are harder to deal with. Peak Alarm is local and has 88 employees on the Alarm side of operations. This means we are big enough to do any size project and still provide same day or next day service.

Some companies that are National are harder to deal with because some of those companies have a month waiting list when you need service and when you have proprietary equipment installed there is nothing you can do about the wait time and the equipment costs are normally double what other equipment costs are. Just food for thought. Peak Alarm does not install Proprietary equipment that would leave you stuck with only one vender.

Contact Larry Love (801) 428 1384 Larry@PeakAlarm.com for questions on pricing or for a free site visit. Peak has four offices to serve you. Salt Lake, Saint George, Boise and Idaho Falls.

When you call you Speak with real people.

Same day or next day service calls

Installations are done on a first come first serve basis. Smaller residential installations have a shorter wait time because we have a team that does just the smaller projects.

Commercial projects are a bit more involved and if it is a fire alarm job we are required to have plans signed off by the local fire marshal before we can start work to meet Utah Law and NFPA 72 code.

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Configuring Intrusion systems and Access Control

I took this picture in Guatemala, Isabal

I took this picture in Guatemala, Isabal

Contact Larry Love for pricing and assistance with your commercial security, access, cameras and fire alarm systems. Larry@peakalarm.com (801) 428 1384 or cellular 801 898 6003 Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love

Example of how the Security and Access Control Systems are set up here at Peak Alarm

Here at Peak Alarm we the following configuration of systems that are set up independently of each other:

A.ACCESS CONTROL LIMITING ACCESS INTO THE BUILDING AND ALLOWING ACCESS OF CERTAIN PEOPLE INTO SPECIFIC AREAS ON TIME SCHEDULES.
B.SECURITY (INTRUSION) SYSTEMS LIMITING WHO CAN DISARM SPECIFIC AREAS DURNING SPECIFIC TIMES AND DAYS.
C.FIRE ALARM INCLUDING SMOKE DETECTION,SPRINKLER MONITORING,PULL STATIONS AND OTHER DETECTION 24/7
D.DIGITAL HIGH DEFINITION CAMERAS THAT ARE REMOTELY MONITORED AND RECORDED.
E.INTERCOM SYSTEMS

1. Peak Alarm has 2 large buildings that both have Fire Alarm, Access Control, Intrusion and Cameras.

2. Security Systems in both buildings are partitioned and manager codes can disarm anytime and other codes are limited to areas and specific times. An example of this is that Sales People cannot disarm the installation department, the shop or the accounting office but they can only disarm the sales offices. The installation department is similar that they can come in early but cannot disarm the other areas but only installation and the warehouse shop area. Some entry level or residential security systems do not have the ability to partition into areas and many of them are limited on how many users you can have so do some research before you buy so you can have a professional company do the installation the proper way.

3. Independent of the security system is the access control system. Prox cards that have been issued will allow you to open specific doors in specific areas but then you need a security code to disarm those areas. Some companies say “It would be easier if we could read our prox card and have it disarm the security system” and yes that would make things easier for you and for those trying to defeat your system if they found a prox card. It is best to keep these two systems separate. Peak Alarm can install a system that is integrated but if something happens to that system both your access control and your security system could be compromised.

4. In a separate 24 hour manned area Peak Alarm has a bank of cameras that monitored all four of our locations. This central station has bulletproof glass, a man trap. (An entry where you enter into a small hallway and cannot go out or in when one of the doors is open without approval from those inside.) The access, security, fire alarm and the cameras are monitored from this central station as well as thousands of our accounts. Peak Alarm has a large Guard Division both armed and unarmed to respond to alarms and customer concerns. One of our most valuable services is when we get temperature alarms from either vacation homes or homes of people that are on vacation. This can indicate that the heat has gone off and we can get a guard up there to help get it back on before the pipes freeze and or burst, this avoids expensive repairs to a home. Smoke Detectors are not normally tied to the security systems in most homes so we recommend that you install additional detection and we have smoke detectors that detect smoke, heat and also low temperatures.

5. Every night our main server is backed up in the other building and the server in the other building backs up to the one in the main building.

6. We have emergency generators that will kick on within seconds in a power failure and batteries that hold the power so there is no delay or loss of data in our central station. Our dispatchers will only know there has been a power outage because of an emergency light that lights up.

Larry Love has over 20 years of experience in the security industry and holds current training certificates for security, access control, cameras and fire alarm. Larry is NICET level 2 certified in Fire Alarm through the National Institute of Certification Engineering Technologies program and a Master Fire Alarm Tech with the State of Utah level three. Larry is an AXIS Certified Professional for AXIS Cameras and has passed the Bosch Access Control training which was a week long class in california to get certified in Access Control Systems. Larry is also trained and holds a 2015 Certificate for UL2050 High Security Installation design and he can help you with all your security design needs. (801) 428 1384

Peak Alarm has been in business since 1969 so over 47 years in business serving the Utah and the Idaho area. Peak has a full Guard and Patrol Division, AV Division, Security, Cameras and Access Control Division and a Full Service UL Listed Central Station that is also 5 Diamond Certified. There are only 200 UL listed Stations in the country that are also 5 Diamond Certified. This means each employees has been trained to handle emergency situations in a professional calm manner and was not just trained by answering the phone.

A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau Better Business Bureau web site – look up zip code then company names with only 3 complaints make and closed out in the last 3 years

47 Years in Business

UL listed Central Station that is 5 Diamond Certified and UL2050 Certified

Licensed and Insured (Many companies operating do not have the proper insurance and licensing)

Factory Trained in Access Control, Fire Alarm, Mass Notification, Voice Evacuation, Intrusion, Cameras, Nurse Call and Intercom

CAD DESIGN and DESIGN DEPARTMENT WITH NICET LEVELS 3 & 4 to design, sign off and stamp your plans to submit to the fire marshal

Peak Alarm is large enough to do any type of project with over 270 employees

Peak is locally owned and operated and a NETONE company as well as ranked number 58 in the Nation in SDM Magazine

Peak can do any size project from start to finish

Peak can do any size project from start to finish