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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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 (All three BBB complaints have dropped off as of 12/11/17 so they have 0)
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

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.

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.

Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love