Utah Alarm Pricing

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When a product is quite a bit less expensive you need to question why.

Contact Larry Love at Peak Alarm for all your alarm, access, fire alarm, intrusion, cameras and intercom needs. Larry@peakalarm.com (801) 428 1384

We can lower your installation cost when you sign a 3 year agreement because we can subsidize some of the cost over time. We can do contracts that are less time but we would not be able to lower the install as much. We can even do month to month agreements but the upfront cost would be more.

Any time you have a licensed, insurred and certified company you will end up paying a bit more for their services although this is worth it.

Labor rates at Peak are $100 per hour for residential and $145 per hour for commerical. When I am in a bidding situation I can lower the hourly labor rate a bit when we run it through my department.

Check the Better Business Bureau on all of your alarm companies. Peak has a very good track record at the BBB. In the last 3 years we only have one complaint that is shown on our record. Many of our competitors have a great deal more complaints.

Security Alarm options in Utah

Take the time to do your research

Take the time to do your research

Pricing examples are as follows. Each system will be different depending on several factors.

Monthly Monitoring $40 per month this includes the elite (interactive arm/disarm) and it includes the cellular service as well (monitoring is 24/7 through our UL listed central Station) We are a local alarm company.

Alarm Packages from: Panel with Keypad and siren, Cell communicator, 3 Door Status Switches, 1 Motion Detector – $99 installed and $40 per month (36 month agreement)

Additional equipment:
Glass Break sensors $130 installed
CO Detectors that are tied to the alarm system $150 and nothing extra per month
Smoke Detectors with Heat and Freeze sensors built in $130 installed and nothing extra per month
Extra Motion Detectors $130 extra installed each one
Door or window Contacts $65 for each additional contact (surface mount) Recessed are $75)
Lighting control varies for which lights you need to control and how many. It adds $4 per month but the install depends on other factors. One Z-wave remote control light bulb is $60 installed and programmed.

Indoor Cameras $249 installed and $10 extra per month (This includes 1-4 cameras)
Outdoor Cameras about $430 per month each installed and $10 extra per month per 1-4) If you have 3 indoor and 1 outdoor it only adds $10 per month extra for the bandwidth usage and it also requires WIFI to work

Remote locks starting at $325 and $4 extra per month – If special work is needed because of fancy hardware then that would be extra.
Thermostat (Can control using your alarm app remotely with your phone) $249 and $4 extra per month
Garage door status switch with universal opener : this way you can open or close your garage door from the phone app. $215 installed and $4 extra per month

If you are going to add several items let me to a package for you to get you the best price. I can also come out to the home and do a no cost site visit. I have been doing this 20 years and I would be happy to come out and look at the home.

A repair agreement on the basis system listed is only $7 per month and includes batteries. This can save you money in the long run. Service rates are $100 per hour. Batteries last 3-5 years normally.

Call Larry Love 801 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com http://www.peakalarm.com

Learn before you buy a DIY alarm system

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Negative experiences from customers about one of the DO IT YOURSELF ALARM COMPANIES.

I chose this company because of their online information _______________________________ however I found out that is totally a sham. I am visually disabled and required my friends help to install the system it turned out to be way more difficult than suggested on their website and they do not provide support whatsoever. The problem was the alarm before it was even configured kept setting itself off with a piercing siren and the only way to turn it off with cutting the wires and they still would not help me. Do not purchase the system under any circumstances if you are not technically inclined

_________________________is not a good business and does not really care about its customers and here are three concrete examples that can illustrate the issue. 1. You can upgrade the service online anytime! Really easy to pay more to use an app that should be included in basic service. But to Downgrade they force you to call in to dissuade you with wait times and just pure inconvenience. Not focused on the customer clearly just the bottom line. 2. When you call to downgrade. They do not credit you any part of the month that you did not get access to the upgraded service. So you have to call on the day it renews or they will profit for “enhanced services” they did not provide. May be a good class action suit because I am not sure that is legal.. If they provide the upgraded services for 1 out of 30 days you call to downgrade but they keep the money for the full month? That should not be legal and it is certainly not customer focused. __________________________could build customer loyalty and a better brand by simply changing these practices but they rely on the fact that you have invested in the product and now are stuck.

I was a customer of _____________________________, and i received a motion sensor that kept notifying an alarm. I moved the sensor around to different locations and it was always the same sensor that kept giving false alarms.This happened 4 times and i received an outstanding bill for $450.I received a new sensor and the false alarm stopped; this let me know it was a faulty sensor. I tried calling the company to see if we can come to an agreement, and they told me that they could not help in any way.They didn’t offer a solution or even attempt to keep me as a customer. I wonder how a company that doesn’t stand behind their products is still ____ accredited. All i wanted was home security and instead i have an outstanding amount due of $450. needless to say i would not recommend _____________________ to anyone.

This is nothing big but first impressions are important. They had already charged for the system and monthly payment. Gave us a tracking number that cant be tracked, looks like they haven’t ship it out yet. No one responds to our email and it has been a week since we place an order. We are extremely disappointed and will consider keeping the system or not after receiving it.

I just contacted Tech Support because the ******* ***** ****** stopped working a couple of days ago. The technician I spoke with was less than interested in my problem and said there was nothing he could do and I would have to reset the system and see if that corrected the problem. I have ________________________ and am paying so that when I’m away from home I will know that my home is protected. However I now find out that when I’m away from home and have a problem with the system, _______________________ can be done nothing to correct a problem. Unbelievable and I think the technician I spoke with is better suited to work where there is no customer contact.

Have had ___________________________ service for 4 months and 2 failures with the system requiring me to manually reset the system. I am out of town and cannot physically reset the system, so what good is it ?

I have been a paying customer with this alarm company only to find out that I have been paying for a service that was NOT in place from their company!!! They are NOT registered with the police department. Therefore, if my burglar alarm is triggered, they WILL NOT dispatch the police due to a mistake on their part. Even worse, my home alarm was triggered and I received a call from ________________ who then notified me that the police will not come to my home due to ____________________________ not having a contract in Colorado Springs! What the hell am I paying for? to hear that my property is being robbed and they are not dispatching police?? I feel like I have ripped off!!!

These are only some of the examples of the complaints against this company.

Peak Alarm is Licensed, is insured and has trained technicians that can install your system professionally and our central station is UL listed and 5 diamond certified. I cannot guarantee that you won’t have any problems although as a local company that has been in business for over 47 years Peak Alarm strives to provide a great service for a fair price. Peak is considering offering do it yourself kits and we will research the information and look for the best system if we decide to go in that direction. As a local company we provide a professional service that out of state companies cannot.

The complaints above are from a company that does not provide the same type of monitoring as Peak Alarm does. The systems purchased above were bought and the customers had to install the systems themselves. Peak Alarm has live operators that will talk to you 24 hours a day. We also have Guards that can respond in Salt Lake City for a very reasonable price and no other security company in Salt Lake has their own guard/patrol service, AV division, alarm division and a UL listed Central Station all in one company.

http://www.peakalarm.com

The Salt Lake City Police will not respond to security alarms unless they are PANIC alarms in which case they will respond hence if you go with Peak Alarm for only $10 per month we will add Alarm response in certain areas of Salt Lake City so we will send a guard out. We include 4 alarm responses per year and additional responses will be $50 per response. So with 4 included that comes to $120 per year or $30 per response which is a very fair price for sending out a licensed security patrol guard.

Call Larry Love 801 428 1384 for more information about alarm systems with a no cost quote and I can email you additional information to help you with your comparisons. Larry@peakalarm.com If there is anything posted on this site that is found to be offensive or in violation of any copy write law please notify Larry Love and it will immediately be taken of the web site. These complaints do not list which company is being refereed to and are real complaints and our suggestion is that you research all companies ahead of time before you purchase so your experience will be an informed one and a better experience than these customers had.

Central Station Call List options

Get the same great service for monitoring but you will be even more secure

Get the same great service for monitoring but you will be even more secure

WE CAN DO THAT !

Peak Alarm UL listed Central Station can do many things when it comes to setting up your call lists:

1. You fill out a general call list and Peak can customize additional lists as you see fit.
2. We can have separate call lists for troubles, supervisory signals, fire alarm, burg etc….
3. We can set schedules so we only call certain people at certain times depending on the signals.
4. Example: If you get a low battery on your security system we can program the system to call after 6AM so we don’t wake you up.
5. On a PANIC alarm we only call the POLICE and they dispatch
6. If you want we can program in to call the people that live close as the first people on the call list. (You decide)

WEB ACCESS $5 per month and you can print your own reports, email them and much more.

AUTO TEXT to your phone on specific alarms and troubles

Call Larry Love 801 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com http://www.peakalarm.com

Call an alarm expert before you buy

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Learning about how things are done to harvest bananas in Guatemala 6 days a week for $200 dollars a month on the best paying jobs.

Take time to speak with an expert before you buy an alarm system of any kind. Larry Love has been in the industry for over 20 years. If you buy inferior equipment or fall for the “free equipment” sales pitch often you will be upset later. Call Larry and go over your options. Peak Alarm offers different contract periods and different lines of equipment depending on your needs.

When an alarm company tells you that they will give you free equipment make sure to check the contract because nothing really ends up being free, you will pay either now or later. Peak offers very competitive monitoring rates. If you pay $35 per month for security monitoring we can subsidize part of the equipment and if you pay a bit more we can subsidize more and if you buy a repair agreement then it can help you avoid hourly labor charges and changing batteries.

Looking for the least expensive service like phone service can often bite you in the butt later on. Often the least expensive service gives you the least service as well. Look for a company that is solid. (47 years in business) look for a company that does not have to go to a third party to provide you alarm response with guards. (Peak has their own guards) Look for a company that has their own central station. (Peak is the only central station in Utah to hold 5 different UL certifications) Peak is certified for UL2050 installation and monitoring.

Larry Love (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com http://www.peakalarm.com

The truth about security monitoring

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What is the lowdown on security system or fire alarm system monitoring? Call Larry Love 801 428 1384 at Peak Alarm for more information Larry@peakalarm.com

$26-$32 per month for monitoring over analog phone lines. (The concern is that normally analog lines cost about $40 per month each line)
$35-$45 per month for cellular monitoring for security systems
$48 per month for high supervision cellular for fire alarm (no phonelines required) These dial out every 6 minutes
$41 per month for AES Radio monitoring
$5 extra for smart phone arm/disarm
$ extra for repair or extended warranty starting at $7 per month for small systems

When you pay around $14 per month for central station monitoring often you are giving up dealing with a live person or a local company and often the service you get is below par.

Peak Alarm has been in business since 1969 and currently only has 2 complaints on file with the Better Business Bureau www.bbb.org

Peak Alarm is the only Alarm company in Utah that has their own UL listed Central Station, a full Guard and Patrol Division and same day or next day service.

There are other companies out there that have over 3,000 complaints on the BBB in the last 3 years and that is concerning. Many of these companies are currently being sued or have been in litigation with several states. Many of the companies that appear in the top 5 or top 10 alarm companies online are some of the worst companies as far as BBB reviews and customer reviews. Check before you buy.

I don’t want a long term monthly security monitoring contract

Month to month agreements are available

Month to month agreements are available

I would rather pay month to month than sign a long term monitoring contract

Peak Alarm offers different types of monitoring agreements including:

The following examples are based on Installation of the Control panel, cellular communicator, 3 Door Contacts and one motion detector. All of these plans include elite control which is interactive services that include remote arm and disarm. The monthly charge also includes the extended warranty repair agreement to avoid hourly labor charges on covered needed repairs. Many other companies that offer the interactive services start out at $49 per month and that does not include the repair agreement as ours does.

Month to month $890 down $46 per month
12 month – $660 down and $46 per month
24 month – $355 down and $46 per month
36 month – $99 down and $46 per month
48 month -$75 down and $46 per month
60 month – $49 down and $46 per month

The more you pay on the system the lower the contract length can be. This is the same with cell phones and other items as well like cars. I use the example for a cell phone because my kids both bought I-phones but one signed a longer agreement and paid less upfront. We can subsidize part of the equipment when you sign a 36 month agreement. Other companies tell you that you will get FREE equipment but don’t believe it because nothing really is free. You will either sign for a longer period of time or a higher monthly fee but it won’t be free. Security companies are in the business to make money and provide a service.

Adding a smoke/heat/freeze sensor, glass break or additional motion detectors would add $130 each per item added or $65 each for additional door or window contacts. Pricing is subject to change.

When you mention to me that you saw our TV commercial I can offer you 3 months of free monitoring and yes that is free but it is not equipment so we can do that for you.

Companies that charge very low monitoring rates normally lack in other areas because much of the time their service is automated and they don’t give you full service options. Make sure you verify before you buy

Peak Alarm has been in business for over 47 years (Since 1969)

Peak Alarm is the only local company in Utah that has both a Guard/Patrol Division and a UL listed Central Station. Other companies contract out their guard services or use a 3rd party central station and many of them our out of state. When you are talking to someone in NY and trying to tell them that you live closed to 106th south and Redwood Road it means nothing to them whereas our dispatchers are all local. Peak employees over 270 employees. Buy local it helps keep the money in Utah.

Peak Alarm has 4 offices to service you as well as being insured and licensed which many companies cannot boast.

Peak Alarm also has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau www.bbb.org and has only had 3 complaints in the last 3 years.

Contact Larry Love at Peak Alarm (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com Peak Alarm web site I can come out to your business or home to do a no cost site visit and provide you with pricing.

Call Larry at Peak for best National Alarm Monitoring rates

Too small or too big can be an issue.

Too small or too big can be an issue.

Call Larry Love at Peak Alarm for best pricing on National Account Monitoring rates. (801) 428 1384 Larry@PeakALarm.com Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love

UL Listed Central Station
5 Diamond Certified
47 years in business
Mirrored backup Central Stations out of State
Full Alarm Divisions in Utah and Idaho
Full Guard an Patrol in Salt Lake City
Four Offices to serve you
Complete AV Division
5 UL Certifications including UL2050 High Security SCIF certifications

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

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