Questions to ask yourself about Security Systems before you buy

Employees over 300 local people

Contact Larry Love (801) 428 1384 or cell (801) 898 6003 Larry@peakalarm.com

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Interactive SECURITY

Would you like to be able to arm and disarm remotely and be notified of troubles and be notified if you forgot to arm your system?

Would you like to be able to lock or unlock doors, turn on or turn off lights, check or change your thermostat remotely?

Have you ever forgot to close the garage door or even wondered if you did? Now you can check and close the garage door remotely.

Would you like to get a notification if the window or a door was left open?

Would you like to be alerted if there was a water leak or if the home or business dropped below 41 degrees?

Would you like to be alerted if your loved one didn’t get about of bed when expected?

Have you ever been concerned that one of your children or employees may be accessing areas that they should not access such as a liquor cabinet or gun storage area?

Check the Better Business Bureau complaints and ratings before you buy from any company. How many complaints has this company had in the last 3 years?

About Peak Alarm:

In business since 1969
Locally owned employing over 300 local people (Buy local)
UL listed Central Station
Only Alarm company with a full service Guard and Patrol as well as central station
A+ rating with the www.bbb.org Better Business Bureau
Peak Alarm does not run credit checks as most other companies do
Peak Alarm Sales Consultants are knowledgeable and will custom design a solution for you
Great monitoring rates and great pricing

ADT sues Utah Alarm Company and wins 10 Million dollars

ADT sues and wins a 10 million dollar law suit against a Utah based company using deceptive sales practices

Read article click this link

Don’t wait till you sign a contract to find out about the complaints.

Before you even get pricing from an Alarm Company do the following:

1. Check the Better Business Bureau www.bbb.org (Peak has zero complaints as of 01/06/18)

1A. Request to see their blue and white Utah DOPL license that each salesperson and tech are required to carry on their person. This means they have gone through an FBI check. Some companies hire people that are not licensed two such individuals came to my door and got reported. They just had their company ID and said the license was kept at the office.

Click here to verify a Utah Burglar alarm license

2. Ask if they require a credit check before you buy. (Peak does not)

3. Ask if they will charge your visa just to come out and give you a bid or a site visit. (Larry Love at Peak will come out at no charge) They say they will apply it to the purchase when you buy.

4. Clarify their contract length because many will say one thing and have you sign something entirely different, because of this one of the Utah companies has been sued in 32 states.

5. Beware of a salesperson saying things like “Your alarm company is going out of business or we will update your equipment for free” Article from ADT about deceptive salespeople click here

6. Beware of companies that say “Installation is FREE” often they will wrap the charges in elsewhere. Peak Alarm starts cell monitoring at $40 per month with interactive many others will charge over $60 or $70 and obviously since you are paying an extra $30 per month after 36 months you have paid an additional $1000 dollars so they can afford to give you a few free items but understand you are paying much more than you think.

7. Many of these companies hire clean cut individuals just for the summer and they can earn quite a bit in a summer so they can return to school so often their knowledge is very limited.

Check licensing before you buy

Call Larry Love with Peak Alarm for a no cost site visit and bid. (801) 428 1384 cell (801) 898 6003 Larry@peakalarm.com company web site Peak Alarm web site click here

Peak Alarm bullet points:

1. UL listed Central Station that is Local and 5 diamond certified (Only about 200 UL listed Stations in the Nation also have the 5 diamond certification)
2. Local company that employees over 300 employees and has 4 offices to serve you.
3. The only Alarm company that also has their own Patrol and Guard division. In Salt Lake City, West Valley and come other cities the police will not respond.
4. Licensed and insured. Each employee has been through the FCI background check and passed and has to pass these checks on an ongoing basis to keep working at Peak Alarm.
5. Zero complaints on the Better Business Bureau as of 1/6/18 some of our competitors have over 1000 complaints
6. Peak has been in the business since 1969 and many of their salespeople have extensive security, fire, camera and low voltage experience and certifications.
7. Peak has a fleet of over 100 vehicles.

Protect yourself from companies using deceptive sales techniques: Ask for their license, check their BBB report, read the fine print, read the complaints filed and check if the company is being sued currently and why. Some Alarm companies have been sued in several states, one Utah Alarm company has been sued in 32 States and has over 4000 complaints currently filed with the BBB.

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Call Larry for some of the most competitive rates on temperature monitoring solutions

4 Hardwired and 8 wireless zones monitoring high and low temperatures, flood, gas, humidity and more. This system will allow you to get email/text alerts when your temperatures go outside their set ranges. You can plug a USB in and off load temperature reports for your required logs. Call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 for more information and pricing. Larry@peakalarm.com

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New Tax Deductions for Security Systems

New Tax plan allows for tax deductions for small and medium businesses. See link below

https://www.securityindustry.org/2017/12/26/sia-applauds-key-provision-tax-reform-law-security-fire-protection-systems/https://www.securityindustry.org/2017/12/26/sia-applauds-key-provision-tax-reform-law-security-fire-protection-systems/

Contact Larry Love for the best deals

www.peakalarm.com Larry@peakalarm.com (801) 428 1384 Contact Larry Love for a great deal. Peak has their own UL listed Central Station and Guard and Patrol Service.

Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Utah Dealers

Here is a list of the main QOLSYS dealers in the Salt Lake City area.

www.qolsys.com

AAA Security 404 E 4500 S, Murray Utah 84107 (801) 534 7508 https://aaaalarm.net

Peak Alarm 1534 S Gladiola Street, SLC UT 84104 (801)428 1384 Ask for Larry Love or
call main number (801)486 7231 www.peakalarm.com

Protection Solutions 420 E 8800 S, 84070 Sandy Utah (801)305 1605 https://www.psscontrols.com

Silverline Security 2975 W Executive Parkway #177, Lehi Utah (877) 759 7233 http://www.silverlinesecurity.com/

AMP Security 1261 S 820 E STE 300 American Fork Utah (800) 817 3918 www.ampsmart.com

Mountain Alarm 4155 Harrison Blvd, Ogden Utah 84403 (888)349 3455 www.mountainalarm.com

Peak Alarm is the only local Alarm company with a UL listed Central Station, an inhouse Guard/Patrol Division and an inhouse AV Division all in one.

Call or contact Larry Love Larry@peakalarm.com (801) 428 1384 to make any corrections to this blog post.

It is best to check the www.bbb.org on all companies you intend on getting pricing from before you sign anything. Peak Alarm does not have any current complaints with the Better Business Bureau as of 12/27/17

Employees over 300 local people

Peak Alarm releasing a new product line for 2018

Contact Larry Love for the best deals

NEW RELEASE – Peak Alarm unveils a new product line for 2018. Contact Larry Love (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com for special pricing.

Decemeber 26, 2017 4:11PM

The new PeakLink Product Line is incredibly powerful and good looking.

Peak has been looking for the very best product line for home and small business encrypted security and now we have found it.

1. LTE / WIFI dual path commuications
2. S-Line 319.5 Encrypted connectivity
3. Built in ROUTER – secure private network
4. Built in Glass Break Sensor
5. Built in Panel Camera 5MP – takes disarm phontos and alarm videos
6. Optional bluetooth disarming
7. Z-Wave Plus for home automation
8. Software updates – future proof
9. Intuitive, upgradeable control panel
10. Add flood sensors, glass break sensors, motion sensors, temperature, smoke, CO and much more to this panel.
11. Geofencing
12. This product can expand to many more zones than our previous products and you can program in many more codes than before.
13. Quad-Core 400 Processor
14. Can be used as a picture frame for your digital pictures.
15. Smarthome automation technology
16. IQ Panel 2 is manufactuered by QOLSYS www.qolsys.com

About Peak Alarm:

In the industry since 1969 Peak Alarm is the only alarm company in Utah that has both a UL listed Local Central Station and a full service Guard/Patrol divison.

Peak Also has a full service AV Division. Peak Alarm is a leader in the commerical and residential markets but without the high presure tactics that you may find elsewhere.

Peak Alarm has top ratings with the Better Business Bureau www.bbb.org

Currently as of December 2017 Peak Alarm does not have any complaints filed against the company with the Better Business Bureau. Many of our competitors have a long list of complaints so always check the bbb web site before you do business with any company.

Peak understands that the future is here and this new product is reliable, easy to use and integrates with the alarm.com service and our elite control. Larry Love at Peak Alarm is available to come to your home or place of business to discuss your needs and the product pricing.

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Larry Love Larry@peakalarm.com (801) 428 1384 Cell 801 898 6003 can help you with pricing or a no cost site visit in the Wasatch Front area. Utah & Idaho.

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2018 has come so fast and as we reflect on the equipment that Peak Alarm installs we see that Peak has been updating and researching the best quality equipment to install such as Cameras from FLIR and Hikvision, new addressable fire alarms systems from Mircom and encrypted alarm systems from DMP and Qolsys.

You will pay a bit more for encrypted alarm systems but it is totally worth it.

I have put videos on facebook and youtube showing the different options available by using our security systems.

Peak Alarm is a local company with an A+ rating with the BBB and no current complaints filed against them.

Peak Alarm owns their own central station that is UL listed

Peak Alarm is the only alarm company that also has a Central Station and a Guard/Patrol Service.

Get alarm pricing

Call Larry Love at Peak Alarm 801 428 1384 email Larry at Larry@peakalarm.com Peak web site is http://www.peakalarm.com SPANISH/ENGISH ESPANOL / INGLES

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Peak Alarm is the only local alarm company in Utah that has their own Guard and Patrol division, Alarms and a UL listed Central Station for monitoring

As of this week Peak Alarm has only had one complaint made against it with the Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years

Monitoring pricing is like phone plans, it depends on how much you pay up front and the monthly will depend on the options you decide on.

Plans as low as $26 per month with monitoring over a phone line

Plans as low as $35 per month with a cellular unit so you don’t need phone lines

Plans as low as $40 per month with a cellular unit and the ability to arm and disarm remotely

Plans that are around $46 per month will allow Peak to subsidize a bit more of the equipment up front

Plans as low as $149 installed and $44 per month with Panel, Cell communicator, 1 motion and 3 door contacts

Same equipment as the above plan but $99 dollars installed and $46 per month (includes repair agreement with extended warranty)

Peak Alarm DOES NOT DO CREDIT CHECKS

Many companies start out with their interactive plans at $49 per month and that does not include the extended warranty plan in most cases.

There are many factors that come into play so let Larry come to your home or business and go over what your needs are. If the facility or home is larger than 3500 square feet you may need repeaters. If you have an existing system we can install a new BRAIN and monitor your existing hard wired points. Call Larry 801 428 1384

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The good bad and the ugly of Peak Alarm

Take the time to do your research

Take the time to do your research

Lets start with the bad and the ugly and then go to the good last.

There is a court case from several years ago that comes up where Peak Alarm dispatched the Police to a school based on information from a person on site at the school. There was some misunderstood communications between the person on site, the dispatcher and the manager in Peak Alarm dispatch. As it turned out the police department charged Peak with reacting improperly to an alarm and there was a court case where Peak came out on top. Peak Alarm then sued the city based on principle and did not win that case. You can read the court documents although like all court documents it is boring reading. The owners of Peak Alarm supported their employees in the decisions that were made and spent money defending them. As you may know Salt Lake Police currently has a non response policy when it comes to alarms in Salt Lake City unless they are panic alarms or verified alarms.

There are mixed feelings about that because many people believe the very fact that a police car drives through a neighborhood rather than siting in some parking lot somewhere is a deterrent. When criminals see police cars they are less likely to be as active in those areas.

The police department says that too many of the alarms are false alarms and that is why they don’t want to waste their time responding to them when they have many other important duties. Some cities will respond when they are not on a higher priority call although Salt Lake City has decided not to.

When researching you will find some negative information on most companies, Internet reviews are a mixed bag since many companies pay for those reviews and sites to move them up on the search engines. Hits on keywords such as the TOP 10 Security Companies in Utah provide you with lists of companies that in some cases have thousands of complaints that have been filed with the Better Business Bureau and some of those companies are being sued in several States. Once you get a company name off a list such as that, check the BBB, check their reviews before purchasing. Many times the low price leaders have thousands of complaints that have been filed.

Peak Alarm is a large company and as such you will find that their policies are set and they may not be as flexible as some smaller companies. Peak requires that you sign an agreement before they will do any work. This agreement protects them from law suits and sometimes you can go with a smaller company and get lower labor rates although sometimes you compromise when it comes to those companies being insured, licensed and them being able to provide the serivces they advertise. Many trunk slammers as we refer to them have lower labor rates but often are not licensed or insured.

Peak Alarm is not an insurance company although they carry over and above the recommended insurance for the State of Utah.

Peak is large enough that often their wait times can be longer than other companies because of the work load.

Having said that, the smaller residential systems can be installed generally within one week. Many of the other companies can install those systems on the same day although some of those companies are the ones that have over 3000 complaints in the last 3 years when Peak Alarm only has had 3 complaints filed in the last three years on the BBB site. There is a reason for this. Two of the complaints were about billing and one about product. The President of Peak Alarm takes those complaints seriously and has recently made some changes with the company that does collections for Peak Alarm and there has been additional training in the accounting department.

Peak Alarm strives to get repeat business and keep customers happy although to get parts delivered or have changes made to your project everything must be in writing. This is one of the drawbacks to being a very large company, nothing is done with a handshake. Good and bad I guess.

The ugly as promised: I worked at a small company for 16 years before coming to Peak and now that I have been here for over a year I have seen the good things and the not so good things. The red tape is often hard to deal with. Where I was before, I did the estimating, the ordering, the delivery and sometimes the installation. That is not the case here at Peak. They have different departments and paperwork takes a bit longer to move through the chain of command. The owner still looks at each and every job and he still signs all the checks. After you turn your paperwork in to a salesperson, it goes to a secretary that checks it for errors and kicks it back if there are signature or initials missing. Then it goes to a manager for approval and then it gets scanned and sent to the different departments such as accounting, installation and the department that orders the parts. When the paperwork is filled out properly everything goes well, if something was left off for example like a camera mount then an order change has to go back through the same process so the time it takes to do this adds a bit of frustration for some people. When the manager that checks those documents is in a meeting sometimes the paperwork gets put off for a few hours until he can get to it. Almost everyone here at Peak Alarm is cross trained so if you get sick or die the process does not stop but keeps going. Large companies have a harder time being personal although Peak still does ok at many things when it comes to this but they are a business so they run like one.

CHEAP FAST OR GOOD – (Pick two) This is so true so be careful when picking an alarm company.

THE GOOD –

Peak Alarm is a local family owned business and has been in business for over 46 years (Since 1969)
Peak Alarm was awarded “Alarm Company of the year in 2015” Utah Security Association
Peak Alarm is rated #61 in the Nation this year By SDM MAGAZINE 2015
Peak AV was rated #18 in the country by CE PRO MAGAZINE 2015
Peak Alarm has their own Patrol and Guard divisions when most other companies hire this service out
Peak Alarm is a UL listed Central Station also certified for high security installations such as UL2050
Peak Alarm is among very few companies that are UL listed and 5 Diamond Certified (Each dispatcher trained to respond to emergency situations)
Peak Alarm has offices in Salt Lake, Saint George, Boise and Idaho Falls to serve you in Utah and Idaho
Peak Alarm has over 270 employees
Peak has an A+ rating with the BBB Better Business Bureau http://www.bbb.org
Peak Alarm does not pull your credit report like most security companies do
The company has NICET technicians and techs that are certified by the Utah State Fire Marshals office
With a CAD department that can design and print your alarm layouts Peak separates itself from most local competitors
Certified and factory trained in several brands of Alarm systems – DMP, Hochiki, Silent Knight, DSX etc….
With a full working AES Radio network Peak uses state of the art technology to monitor your alarms either cellular, radio, internet or phone lines.
Peak is a Netone company meaning it is part of a network of the best security companies in the US. There is only one Netone company for Utah/Idaho

Peak Accounting department now has a non-recorded line they switch you to when you use a card or checking account to pay so that information stays private. Peak asks customers to not email or fax their credit card information to keep it safe.

Peak Alarm also installs Qolsys and DMP encrypted security systems and they do cost a bit more than un-encrypted systems but you get what you pay for. www.qolsys.com

FIRE ALARMS – INTRUSION – CAMERAS – ACCESS CONTROL – NURSE CALL – INTERCOM

Hochiki – Bosch – Silent Knight – Firelite – DMP – DSX – AXIS – FLIR – are a few of the lines that Peak Alarm installs

Can I interest you in a false sense of security?

Would you get close to her?

Would you get close to her?

Companies offer FREE equipment and then end up locking you into a longer term contract or higher monthly payments. Don’t buy without taking time to think it over. Consider a local company instead of a National Company where you will have issues even calling someone for help.

Call Larry Love at Peak Alarm for Utah and Idaho where you can have an actual security designed with quality equipment

Larry’s phone is (801) 428 1384 or toll free at (888)822 7231 x384 or email him at Larry@hotmail.com Larry has over 20 years in the industry has experience and training in several different products such as Bosch, DMP, Readykey Pro and is currently an Axis Certified Professional and NICET level 2 and State of Utah Master Fire Alarm tech level 3.

Peak Alarm Web site

Many salesmen will give you a song and a dance but Larry can give you the actual information without the pressure.

Call the BBB Better Business Bureau and get the reviews and complaints before you buy. Peak has only had 3 complaints in the last 3 years compared with several of our competitors that have several thousand complaints each. Look them up, be sure to look up their DBA company names because several of our competitors have changed their names because of legal issues.

Normally Peak Alarm does not install FREE systems and that is one of the reasons we have stayed in business for over 46 years. You get what you pay for no ands ifs or buts about it.