What matters most about Alarm Systems?

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

What services does Peak Alarm offer that most other alarm companies don’t offer?

Local UL listed Central Station that is owned by Peak Alarm (Most alarm companies contract a 3rd party Central Station) 24 hour 7 days a week
Locally owned Guard and Patrol – Peak Security – Peak Guards – Peak Patrol
Many alarm companies do not have licensed, factory trained techs and sales people. Every employee at Peak has been through the FBI background check.
Same day or next day service

What services does Peak Alarm offer that other alarm companies also offer?

Camera Systems, Access Control Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Security/Intrusion Systems, Intercom, Nurse Call, PERS Systems

Peak has their own CAD department so we can help you with drawings for the fire marshal, annual inspections and service.

How do you purchase from Peak Alarm? Buy outright and sign a month to month agreement, Buy at a subsidized rate on a 36 month agreement or lease. The Lease will have higher monthly payments but a lower installation rate. Credit Card, Check or Cash.

Will you benefit from the systems we sell you? Camera systems can lower your liability and prevent accidents and be used as positive training aids. Cameras are also a deterrent to crime.

Fire Alarm systems are often to required and often your insurance company will give you a discount when you have a camera and burglary system.

Will our company keep our promises? Peak Alarm has been in business for over 47 years and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Do you believe what Larry Love says and that Peak Alarm can deliver? Larry has been in this industry for over 20 years. Larry is more of an estimator than a salesman so you are not going to get a song and a dance but you will get valid and solid information and a fair price.

Is price the only factor when purchasing an alarm system? If it is then you have not done all the research. There are other companies that charge less but they don’t have as many technicians nor are they trained the same way. Some alarm companies charge less because they don’t have as high of an overhead but they can’t offer the same services either. Make sure you verify all the PROS and CONS before a purchase.

How will this come together? I will come out to your facility, lay out the pricing, explain the system, explain the options and let you decide. When you decide to move forward we will need signed paperwork and a deposit and then we can get the project scheduled and order equipment. We will need a dwg file for fire alarm systems so we can design the alarm system and turn in the drawings and submittals to the fire marshal.

What matters most about Alarm Systems?
Peak Alarm http://www.peakalarm.com Larry@peakalarm.com (801) 428 1384

What matters most is how we treat you, what protection we can provide and the services that will make your life easier and safe.

Comparing Alarm Companies in Utah

deciding on an alarm company

deciding on an alarm company

I will list come criteria below and then some of the Alarm companies here in Utah for comparison. I have listed the DOPL web site below and you can look up current licensing information on that web site to verify a company’s current status. If there are any errors on this blog please email Larry@Peakalarm.com and I will correct those errors. This is not a complete list of companies. Low price is not the best criteria when looking for a solid professional alarm company.

AAA Security 1/12/13/14
Alarm Control 1/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13
ADT (Protection One and ADT are now one company) 1/5/6/7/8/13/14
Alpha Security 1/6/
Anchor Alarm 1/12/13
AMP Alarm 1/10/F score on Better Business Bureau
COMCAST BROADBAND SECURITY, LLC DBA as XFINITY HOME 1/12/
DELTA FIRE SYSTEMS aka 3D Fire Protection 1/6/7/8/12/13/14
Elite Home Security LLC 1/6/10
Gray Security 1/2/6/7/
Peak Alarm 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/12/13/14 Only 3 complaints listed in the last 3 years
Platinum Security Solutions 1/6/12/13
SIMPLEXGRINNELL -Multiple offices 1/5/6/7/8/
STONE SECURITY 1/6/12/13 Zero Complaints in the last 3 years
TRI-CITY ALARM 1/6/12/13 Only one complaint in the last 3 years
TYCO INTEGRATED SECURITY LLC (TYCO merged with Johnson Controls) 1/5/6/7/8/10 C- on BBB Score
UTAH CONTROLS 1/6/7/8/12/13 Zero Complaints in the last 3 years
VIVINT 1/2/5/6/ This company has over 3662 complaints in the last 3 years although they do a great deal of business

1.Licensed and Insured
2.Local UL listed Central Station
3.Local UL2050 listed Central Station for high Security
4.Full Guard and Patrol Division
5.Several Offices to serve you
6.Factory Trained and Certified
7.Fire Alarm Certified for commerical systems including inspections and installations
8.NICET technicians on staff
9.Under 1000 complaints on the BBB web site Better Business Bureau web site in the last 3 years
10.Under 100 complaints on the Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years
11.Under 10 complaints on the Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years
12. Under 5 complaints on the Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years
13. A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau
14. BBB Accredited

Some of the listed companies concentrate on residential home security systems and other companies do more commercial security. Some of the companies do Fire Alarm and some don’t so trying to compare is difficult. Trying to find a company that meets all of your requirements is possible and some people like to buy or support local companies which is another factor to consider.

When you have updated information please contact Larry Love at Larry@peakalarm.com and he can update your company information on this post. If there is incorrect information please make us aware of this as well. On the below web site you can look up Burglar Alarm companies or Contract Security Companies (Guard/Patrol) and you will find many companies that have had their licenses expire, some have been revoked and just in the list of Contract Security Companies 20 of those licenses have been denied. Do your research before you buy or invest with an Alarm company or Security Company.

This is not a complete list of companies so you can see the complete licensed list on the site below.

Verify a Utah DOPL Alarm company license

3-Mountain Communications RENEWAL DENIED
5 Diamond Home Protection LLC REVOKED
Absolute Alarm LLC DENIED
ADSCO Administrative hold
Advance Protection Services DENIED
Advanced Security Systems Administrative hold
AES Systems, Inc. DENIED
Affiliated Central Inc. DENIED
Alarm Services Inc. Administrative Hold
Alert Center Inc. Administrative Hold
Alert Electronic Alarm Company Administrative Hold
Alert Technologies Administrative Hold
All West/Utah Inc. Administrative Hold
Allied Security Administrative Hold
American Alarm Systems Administrative Hold
Ampition Home LLC – REVOKED
Anser-fone, Inc. RENEWAL DENIED
Any Hour Inc DENIED
Apartment Protection Sys Inc DENIED
Automated Security LLC DENIED
AXIOM Sales LLC REVOKED
AVI Security Renewal DENIED

As you can see from this small sample of just the A letters that many of the licenses get denied or revoked. I did not list the expired licenses which just on the first 4 pages were 16 of the approximate 44 companies which is 36%. There are several reasons that a company could be put on administrative hold and you would need to check with DOPL to verify individual companies. Also the citations that DOPL gives out our public record and can be viewed on their web site. DOPL is The Division of Occupational Licensing. To get a State of Utah license companies have to show that they have current insurance, training and they need to have a qualifying agent that works for them. You can look on the same web site to see a list of items you would need to apply as a burglar alarm company or company agent. There are tests that need to be passed and an application process that does take some time. Trying to wade through the hundreds of companies is a chore.

Very few of the above companies have the entire list of services. Some of the National Companies such as TYCO and ADT do have most of the services but their central stations are out of state but they are UL listed, licensed, factory trained and they do have insurance.

Many web site say TOP 10 companies or the best 5 or top 5 companies but what you need to understand is to be on those lists you simply need to pay to get on those lists. You don’t have a have a good BBB Better Business Bureau report or even be licensed. That is why I suggest you looking at a few other criteria other than a top ten list to decide which company to use.

In the above list there is a company that has been in business since 1969,is licensed, insured, factory trained, BBB accredited with an A+ rating,has a UL listed Local Central Station to monitor your security and fire accounts, has the UL2050 listings from UL for high security, has a full Guard and Patrol Division and offices in Idaho and Utah to serve you. Peak Alarm is a clear choice when you need to decide on a security company to do your commercial or residential installations. Call Larry Love 801 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com for more information or with corrections to this article.

UL 2050 High Security installation and monitoring

46 years in business

46 years in business

UL 2050 High Security installation and monitoring in Utah and Idaho call Larry Love at Peak Alarm 801 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com

Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love

UL2050 installations are installed and monitored a bit differently than normal security installations. There is a special training for those that design UL 2050 systems and the Central Station has to maintain a special certification and stay in compliance with specific requirements in order to maintain that certificate.

The wire is installed in conduit and the screws are cut off to make it more difficult to defeat the system. Only certain products meet the requirements for these high security installations. Peak Alarm is both a Bosch and DMP dealer and both of these manufacturers meet those requirements when using certain systems such as the D9412GV4 or the DMP550 panels.

We normally install tamper switches inside and on the back side of the security panel as well as in the junction boxes depending on the specific installation. We will design your system to meet the requirements of UL2050. We also have vibration sensors we can install inside the panel and the contacts we use are special BMS balanced magnetic contacts that make it much more difficult to defeat the magnets since you cannot just put a magnet up next to them to bypass them. We also have special Bosch motion detectors that are tritech and we have ones that will alert you even if someone spray paints the motion to try to defeat it. Other motions will cease to function when they are sprayed with paint. The Bosch one I am referring to will also not function properly after it is sprayed although it will send you an alert when this happens.

UL2050 installations require special response times as well as schedules which will alert you if your system is armed up too late or disarmed too early etc… (depending on the requirements) If your facility is not supposed to open before 8AM and someone disarms it early that would send a signal to the central station. A system that is installed using these higher standards and a system that is tested using these higher standards is not only more reliable but it is more secure.

UL2050 installations by Peak Alarm are done by a local company that is certified and authorized to install and monitor these systems

Utah Peak Alarm museum in top ten in country

Peak Alarm has one of the largest Alarm museums in the western United States and we are in the top ten in the country. Ask for Larry Love x384

Baked Scallop California roll is done professionally just like we do things at Peak.

Baked Scallop California roll is done professionally just like we do things at Peak.

Larry@peakalarm.com

(801) 428 1384 Alarms, Fire Alarm, Security Intrusion, Access Control, IP Video, Cameras and Intercom

Peak Alarm is putting the finishing touches on the Alarm museum remodel and will soon be ready for preauthorized private tours.

Peak has been in business for over 46 years, maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau http://www.bbb.org Peak has their own local UL listed Central Station that is 5 Diamond Certified. Peak AV (Audio Visual) is rated in the top 18 by CE Pro Magazine. Peak Alarm was placed in the top 61 in the country by SDM magazine.

The majority of our business is commercial although we do our fair share of residential systems as well. Because of our professional commercial installations our residential systems are not “stick and lick” type systems that many other companies install. Peak Alarm will design a system based on your needs and budget.

Check the Better Business Bureau before you buy since many of our competitors have hundreds of complaints logged with them.

Base your decision on factors such as how long the company has been in business, the BBB rating, are they licensed and insured?

Basing your decision off of price is like shopping around for the least expensive parachute.

(It doesn’t make sense nor does looking or the cheapest security system because you get what you pay for)

Our museum one of the top ten Alarm museums in the country

Our museum one of the top ten Alarm museums in the country

Fire Alarm, Access Control, Security, Intrusion, Utah, Salt Lake, Cameras, Idaho, Boise, Idaho Falls, Best Alarm companies, Fire Alarm Companies, Silent Knight, Firelite, Hochiki, DMP, DSX.

Improve the quality of life get peace of mind

They come sealed in the plastic vacuum packed bag and they are hard boiled.

They come sealed in the plastic vacuum packed bag and they are hard boiled.

As we go through life we constantly ask ourselves the question “Will this improve my quality of life”? We decide when we will exercise, or eat well and when we don’t we suffer the consequences many times with negative health and loss of energy.

When we purchase a security system often we do so to help us feel safe. Some people worry about fire so they tie their smoke detectors into a monitored system so the fire department will be dispatched on CO detection or fire. This can not only improve your quality of life it can extend your life in certain circumstances.

When we purchase a system that our Mother or Father may use if they fall down and can’t get up it give us peace of mind and helps them be independent.

When we purchase a camera system we can check with our phones that can also allow us to check on our pets, children or just check on the home to give us peace of mind when we are away. This can improve our quality of life knowing that we can feel better and when our mind is calm we can function better as well.

One of my sons, one of my daughters and my brother have all become vegetarians. They all have lost weight, have more energy, sleep better and they feel better. I have thought about it although most likely I only have 30 years left of life and I need to decide if I want to cut some of the things I enjoy out of my life in order to get the benefits. Anything that is worth something normally takes time and sacrifice. Quality items normally last longer and the same goes with security systems. You get what you pay for. Cheap systems end up costing more in the long run.

Call Larry Love x384 or 801 898 6003

(801) 428 1384 larry@peakalarm.com

DMP Wireless Pricing in Utah

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RE: Pricing examples for DMP Security using an expandable Security panel (DMP XR150) when access control, multiple keypads, partitions or over 48 zones is required. Be sure to call for current prices. Each Project may have specific requirements that will require the pricing to be altered slightly. To get special Pricing on your commercial or residential project contact Larry Love at 801 428 1384.

Basic DMP 150 Panel, battery, wireless receiver, 3 wireless door contacts, 1 wireless motion and a wireless remote fob. (Communication over analog phone line or see cellular below)

$499.00 install price and $39.00 per month for 36 months.

Pricing for additional DMP devices:

Door/Window wireless sensors $75 each installed
Wireless PIR 90 degree motion or wireless Glass Break Sensor $130 installed
Wireless Smoke/Heat Detector $134 Installed
Wireless Carbon Monoxide CO Sensor $135 installed
Additional Key fob $65
Z-Wave module $85 installed
If a repeater is needed add $260
Cellular communicator $338 installed and $22/mo extra for High Supervision cellular or $10 for standard cellular or $15 dollars for Elite control with Cellular. (Allowing control from your smartphone)
Indoor HD Day Night wireless camera $350 installed (Works with the smartphone app)
Outdoor SD Day Night wireless camera $400 installed (Up to 6 cameras using app +$10/mo )
DMP wireless IP router with WPS $168 installed
Wireless Locks $400 installed – Pricing will depend on each individual model number and installation time.

Other Z-wave devices can be quoted upon request (Lighting control, locks, temperature control etc…)

NOTE:. The expandability to over 100 points on the 150 model and up to 500 on the DMP550 panel gives you great versatility. The 150 panel can also partition into 8 areas and have up to 8 access control doors.

When hardwired systems are installed there is a charge for wire/cable and time to install the cable including drilling and or installation of conduit and or wiremold. Having a PREWIRE done while your building is in the stick phase is very prudent. On a hardwired system you don’t have to change the batteries at the device location just at the headend location once every 3 or 5 years. (Normally)

The PeakLink can also have a repeater added to the system allowing you to have the less expensive system installed in your larger home when 48 points is sufficient.

Contact Larry Love 801 428 1384 Larry@PeakAlarm.com for a customized quote and additional information. Be sure to check the Better Business Bureau on every company you deal with. www.BBB.org Peak Alarm has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Peak Alarm installs Cameras, IP camera systems, Fire Alarm including Hochiki, Silent Knight and Firelite. Peak Also installs 2GIG, DMP, DSX (Access control) and other low voltage systems such as intercom and lock control. Peak Alarm is one of the top companies in Utah and the most experienced locally owned security company having been in business for over 45 years. Peak put all their employees through mandatory drug testing and FBI background checks. Peak Alarm is licensed and insured.

We were honored to work with Cactus Jack in this production. Larry Love on left, Cactus Jack center and Claudia Paredes on right

We were honored to work with Cactus Jack in this production. Larry Love on left, Cactus Jack center and Claudia Paredes on right


Alarms in Utah

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Peak Alarm

Contact Larry@PeakAlarm.com or go to Peak Alarm www.PeakAlarm.com for more information. Call Larry Love at 801 428 1384 for a consultation.

Peak Alarm can install, program and monitor all your alarms including Fire Alarm, Security, Access Control and Camera Systems. Peak Alarm also installs intercoms and video intercoms as well. Here are some example of camera prices.

CAMERA OPTIONS:

Peak Alarm Company offers the following cameras options installed with up to 100 feet of cable:
1. Color Indoor Analog Dome Camera with 2.8 to 12mm verifocal lens 600 TVL .5 lux $260 (D920)
2. Color Outdoor Analog Dome with 2.8 to 10mm verifocal lens 700 TVL & 33 IR LEDs $462 (VX30)
3. Color Bullet 4mm lens 600 TVL 21 IR LEDs $305 each installed
4. Box cam + 2.7 -13.5 mm lens Day Night + Outdoor Housing & Mount = $529 each
If you are looking for a larger housing this is it otherwise you can go with a smaller dome or bullet camera option. This camera does well in low light and you can’t miss the large housings. It is also prudent to have good lighting installed outside your building and post signs ($7)
5. Pan Tilt Zoom Camera Outdoor installed $1,960.00 each
6. HD CAMERA AND DVR OPTION: HD-SDI 1080P Resolution cameras run about $300 each and the DVRs cost more ($2257.00 for 3TB and 16 Channel 1920 x 1080) but these cameras have a much higher definition than the analog cameras but keep in mind they take up more storage on your DVR as well. You can install these cameras using normal Coax so for improving your resolution using existing cable this is a great option. Example: CE-X1HD is a 2.1MP which is 3 -4 times the resolution as most analog cameras $322 with mount and lens.
ANALOG DVR OPTIONS
7. 4 Channel 1TB DVR installed $642.00 (R4S)
8. 8 Channel 2TB DVR installed $1038.00 (R8S)
9. 16 Channel 3TB DVR installed $1,222.00 (R16S)
10. Faster Processor 16 Channel 3TB DVR installed $2,257.00 (DVR1600/3000)
Keep in mind that your labor and wire will be the same no matter what quality camera you purchase.

8 Camera Power Supply installed $250 or 16 Camera Power Supply Installed $262 so if you think you may add additional cameras later on make sure you get the larger power supply and an expandable DVR/NVR. The POE cameras do not use the same power supplies but they get their power from the POE Switch.
Six camera system using 2 Indoor cameras from option 1, four outdoor cameras from option 4, Power Supply and the 8 Channel DVR including 2 penetration holes. Monitor provided by customer. $4,084.00
POE Camera options on page 2 of 2

CAMERA PROPOSAL FOR:

Attn: Larry Love 801 428 1384
IP CAMERA OPTIONS:

NVR with POE Switch
Option A . 4 Channel NVR 2TB with 8 Port POE switch installed $870
Option B. 8 Channel NVR 4TB with 8 Port POE switch installed $1,712
Option C. 16 Channel NVR 6TB with 16 Port POE switch installed $2,386
Option D. 2.1 MP Ball Camera 3.6mm lens 60’ IR installed $302
Option E. 2.1 MP Vandal Dome 2.8 to 12mm lens 65’ IR Micro SD installed $603
Option F. 2.1 MP Motorized Verifocal lens Dome 3-9mm 80’ IR installed $789
Option G. 2.1 30X PTZ Speed Dome 4.3 to 129mm lens 80’ IR installed $2,511
Option H. 3MP IP 2.5-12mm Vandal resistant installed $1,679 also 5MP camera same price
Option I. 5MP IP , HDTV 720p, 3.3mm-12mm Vandal resistant installed $1,937

Example of a six IP camera system from Option B and six cameras from option D installed $3,524
This does not include monitors or outdoor cameras. Any cable runs over 100 feet will required additional cable.

Keep in mind if you already have some analog cameras and you want to add IP you can purchase a Hybrid DVR/NVR that will allow you to have both IP and Analog cameras on the same unit and you can slowly switch over to IP as budget allows. Both types of systems will allow you to remotely view your cameras.

These pricing sheets are to be used as example prices only. Once we determine the needs of your specific site we can put together a custom proposal for your site. Peak Alarm also offers Leasing options OAC if you want to lower the upfront payment and extend the payments over a longer time period.

Get rid of your phone lines to your Fire Alarm panel for monitoring

When water flows through the pipes this switch sends a signal to the fire panel

Monitor your flow and tamper with a fire alarm panel.

Since analog phone lines are expensive ($50 per month for a dedicated one as you should have on your fire panel) and on their way out we have two solutions. One is a high supervision cellular unit that meets the code by sending a signal out every 6 minutes and the other is an AES Radio system.

Monitor your Fire Alarm with PEAK ALARM by calling Larry Love today 801 428 1384

EQUIPMENT:
1-Fire Panel 4 zones (Non-expandable) and batteries (This system is for a small building where you need to monitor flow and tamper)
1-Fire Communicator Cellular or Radio (See options)
1-Double Action Pull Station per code
1-Smoke Detector per NFPA 72 Code
1-Zone tied to flow
1-Zone tied to tamper
Installation and testing included – If Fire Marshal test is required add $300
If submittals are required add $200

Option 1 – Fire Panel with equipment above and AES Radio installed $789.00 $54/mo (36 month contract)
Option 2 – Fire Panel with equipment above and Cellular fire unit $699.00 Installed $61/mo (36 month contract)

Both of the pricing options above include $29 monitoring, either $22 for high supervision cellular or $15 per month for AES Radio and $10 dollar per month to pay for yearly required inspection.

Option 1 or 2 could be used for locations that do not currently have fire alarm panels.

Option 3 – AES Radio tied to existing Mircom FA-300 Panel $199 and $54 per month (Mircom panel is just an example)
Option 4 – High Supervision cellular tied to existing Mircom $99 and $61 per month

We can back out the inspection fee and the monitoring cost would drop $10 per month and the equipment cost would increase slightly.

SERVICE RATE: Can be billed monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually.

Peak Alarm UL Listed Central Station Alarm Monitoring Service…………$29.00
High Supervision Cellular Monthly Service communicates 10X per hour ..$22.00
Annual Fire Alarm Test & Inspections (Includes fire alarm green tag ……$10.00
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Total Service Rate $61.00 per month

We can change the 4 zone panel to an 8 zone panel with a small increase. If you need elevator recall (Monitoring only $15 per month) and if you need annunciators and duct detectors call Larry Love at 801 428 1384 for a customized quote. Larry@PeakAlarm.com

**These are specific examples to show pricing options. Each existing panel is different so we can come out to your site and do a free evaluation. Prices will vary slightly depending on your existing equipment.

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Peak Alarm can work out special plans to meet your needs with a longer term contract of 60 months, 48 months, 36 months, 24 months, 12 months or even month to month.

When you go month to month the upfront costs are more as well as the monthly monitoring. When you go with a longer term Peak Alarm can subsidize the equipment making the upfront charges more affordable.

PLEASE NOTE: Fire systems required by code to be monitored, will require two forms of communication connected to the fire alarm control panel which are normally analog phone lines with the first one being dedicated and the second phone line that can be shared or an approved alternative such as Radio or High Supervision cellular to eliminate the analog phone lines. The customer is responsible to provide the phone lines or purchase one of the other options. The customer is responsible for contracting an electrician to provide 110V connection to the fire alarm control panel on a dedicated circuit. Fire alarm system design is subject to final approval by the Authority Having Jurisdiction and may affect the total system cost. Any additional devices or appliances not listed on the counts above will only be provided after a signed change order or purchase order is received.

AES Radio to remain property of Peak Alarm

TOP 10 Home Security Systems & Home Alarm companies in Utah County may need to be updated

Update your top ten company list with companies that have a good BBB rating

Update your top ten company list with companies that have a good BBB rating

Top 10 Home Security company systems and home alarm companies in Utah county needs to be updated. One company is listed twice and the name of that company was changed to another name a couple of years ago and another is on the BBB alert list because their phone numbers have been disconnected and the mail comes back as un-deliverable.

The ratings are done by a company that you can pay for and they show up in the top portions of the search engines and they do exactly what they say they will do, they get you to the top of the list and apparently it does not matter how many complaints your company has had filed against it or how many current law suits are being filed against your company you can still pay for and get to the top of the search engine.

Now lets look at the results and look up the Better Business Bureau rating on each of the companies and see how they match up to other security companies in Utah

Two of the supposedly best 10 Home security companies in Utah and Utah country have a score of F with the Better Business Bureau www.BBB.org

Another of the listed and reviewed TOP ten companies has a score of D and one of the companies has an alert with the BBB because they are apparently out of business because the mail is returned and the phone numbers have been disconnected. It may be a good thing to make up your own top ten list with current information using our list below.

One of the companies listed has had over 3200 complaints filed in the last 3 years. How do you suppose the ratings were done if not from customer reviews? Looking at the issues filed there are many issues with sales, advertising and equipment problems

Now when we look at two of the largest Utah companies who have been in business for many years what did we find?

Mountain Alarm has an A+ rating with the BBB and only one complaint filed in the last 3 years. www.mountainalarm.com

Peak Alarm also has an A+ rating www.PeakAlarm.com and has only had 5 complaints filed in the last 3 years with no complaints filed in the last year. Peak Alarm has been in business for over 45 years and they are licensed and insured and Interestingly enough neither of these high rated successful companies made it to the TOP 10 HOME SECURITY UTAH COMPANIES.

When you need pricing for security, fire alarm, access control or cameras check the BBB.org site before you buy and make sure you don’t fall into the trap of picking one of the top 5 companies that may or may not really be in the top five companies. The company that reviews does say it is their top 5 picks so do some more research and come up with the real top five alarm companies in Utah that meet the following criteria.

1. Check the Better Business Bureau www.BBB.org Valid complaints that are presented to the BBB are submitted and researched.
2. Check DOPL Utah Division of Professional Licencing
3. Check online reviews – All large companies will have some negative comments posted and some of the negative comments are done by the same people.
4. How many years has the company been in business?
5. Does the company have their own UL listed Central Station for monitoring or do they sell their accounts to other companies?
6. Does the company have a Security Patrol or Guard Patrol Division (Especially useful where the police have a non-response policy)
7. Does the company have experience with commercial and residential or mostly residential?
8. Does the company have certified NICET technicians and certified techs through the State fire Marshal’s office?

Once you have the answers to these questions you have done your research and you can now decide which three bids you want to get rather than wasting time on companies that have thousands of complaints and companies that are currently being sued in several states. TOP TEN HOME SECURITY COMPANIES IN UTAH SHOULD BE UPDATED TO INCLUDE CURRENT INFORMATION

Top 5 Home Security company Picks in Utah a bit misleading

Security in Utah

Security Systems in Utah

Top 5 Home Security company Picks in Utah is a bit misleading in my opinion.

The ratings are done by a company that you can pay for and they show up in the top portions of the search engines and they do exactly what they say they will do, they get you to the top of the list and appartently it does not matter how many complaints your company has had filed against it or how many current law suits are being filed against your company you can still pay for and get to the top of the search engine.

Now lets look at the results and look up the Better Business Bureau rating on each of the 5 companies and see how the match up to other security companies in Utah

One of the supposedly top 5 Home security companies in Utah has a score of F with the Better Business Bureau www.BBB.org

Another of the listed and reviewed TOP five companies has a score of D-

One of the companies listed has had over 4699 complaints filed in the last 3 years and another one of the top five has over 3200 complaints filed. How do you suppose the ratings were done if not from customer reviews? Looking at the issues filed there are many issues with sales, advertising and equipment problems

Now when we look at two of the largest Utah companies who have been in business for many years what did we find?

Mountain Alarm has an A+ rating with the BBB and only one complaint filed in the last 3 years. www.mountainalarm.com

Peak Alarm also has an A+ rating www.PeakAlarm.com and has only had 4 complaints filed in the last 3 years with no complaints filed in the last year. Peak Alarm has been in business for over 45 years and they are licensed and insured and Interestingly enough neither of these high rated successful companies made it to the TOP 5 HOME SECURITY UTAH PICKS.

When you need pricing for security, fire alarm, access control or cameras check the BBB.org site before you buy and make sure you don’t fall into the trap of picking one of the top 5 companies that may or may not really be in the top five companies. The company that reviews does say it is their top 5 picks so do some more research and come up with the real top five alarm companies in Utah that meet the following criteria.

1. Check the Better Business Bureau. Valid complaints that are presented to the BBB are submitted and researched.
2. Check DOPL Utah Division of Professional Licencing
3. Check online reviews – All large companies will have some negative comments posted and some of the negative comments are done by the same people.
4. How many years has the company been in business?
5. Does the company have their own UL listed Central Station for monitoring or do they sell their accounts to other companies?
6. Does the company have a Security Patrol or Guard Patrol Division (Especially useful where the police have a non-response policy)
7. Does the company have experience with commercial and residential or mostly residential?
8. Does the company have certified NICET technicians and certified techs through the State fire Marshal’s office?

Once you have the answers to these questions you have done your research and you can now decide which three bids you want to get rather than wasting time on companies that have thousands of complaints and companies that are currently being sued in several states.