When to reuse existing alarm equipment

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

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When I visit someones home to make recommendations of what equipment to reuse if any I look for a few things:

1. Are the smoke detectors over 10 years old, if so they should be replaced. This refers to smoke detectors tied to your alarm system. You should also replace your old 120 Volt smokes with 9 volt battery backup that are not tied to your alarm. You should have at least one smoke detector up and one down that is tied to the system so the authorities will be alerted when you are not there.

2. I look for hardwired zones because Peak Alarm can simply add a take over module and monitor existing hardwired zones. Depending on the size of your system we can use different brands to accomplish this.

3. I look for the brand and model numbers of the equipment. Often we can reuse wireless equipment by adding a module or special receiver which will save you money and we will simply put new batteries in those devices.

4. If you want to use your old loud siren we will need to add a relay and a power supply. It is quite simple but it does cost a bit more if you are going to one of the new systems that has the siren built in.

5. Consider water sensors, temp sensors if the temperature drops below 41 you can get notified before the pipes freeze and then cause a flood when they thaw. Monitoring for water and temperature is wise and can mitigate possible problems.

6. I look for existing wiring and how it was done.

7. Give me a call and I can come out and look at your system and make some recommendations. 801 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com

8. Monitoring typically costs between $45 and $55 dollars. When I bundle the system I can lower the overall costs of monitoring

Contact Larry and he will come out and help you decide which equipment to reuse.

Examples:

$30 Typical Monitoring cost
$10 Typical cellular monthly charge
$5 Typical interactive (Elite) to alarm remote arm and disarm using your cellular
$10 Typical charge for areas like Salt Lake or WVC to have a guard respond since police won’t. (Peak has their own guards/patrol)
$7 Starts at $7 and goes up depending on the size of the security system for a repair agreement extended warranty

When I do a bundle I can offer some discounts.

$25 Monitoring
$13 Interactive
$7 Repair agreement
$10 Alarm response

Total $55 per month for a home or business in Salt Lake with alarm response. Most companies start interactive at $49 without alarm response or a repair agreement. Without alarm response it would be $45

If you add camera control that adds $10 per month for 1-4 cameras for cameras that are part of the security system. When they are separate there is not a monthly fee.

Most companies use a third party central station or an out of state central station. Peak Alarm is local and employees over 300 people here in Utah and Idaho.

When you are a senior citizen we can lock your monitoring rate in for life so please call me about this. I don’t know of any company that does this in Salt Lake.

Peak Alarm bidding out current construction projects

Peak can do any size project from start to finish

Peak can do any size project from start to finish

Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

BID PROCESS:

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

New Construction Projects for Alarms in Utah

Call Larry Love at Peak Alarm (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com or visit our site at Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love

Some of the projects that are bidding or have bid out:

Salt Lake Fire Station #14 (Peak Alarm is bidding)
Natural Grocers (Larry Love with Peak Alarm is bidding)
Weber County Library site visit 4/7 (Peak Alarm is bidding)
Prestige Financial LHM (Peak Alarm is bidding this project) We sent out pricing for Fire Alarm, Area of Refuge and Access Control 4/13
Hyatt Place in Moab (Peak is bidding this 4/21- Contact Larry Love for this one 801 428 1384)
Holiday Inn Express in Brigham City (Our Boise Office is bidding this project- Bret Anderson 208 323 1199 )
Clark Planetarium – (Jessie Lopez at Peak Alarm is bidding this) 801 486 7231 x382
Burlington Coat 4/21 (Peak Alarm is bidding this, contact Larry Love 801 428 1384 for pricing)

Projects Peak reviewed but is not bidding:
Solar City – Spec said Mircom then found out NOTIFIER
(Peak is not bidding this since this is FPS Mountain Alarm only)

U of U Ski, U of U Meb – FCI Nelson Fire only (Peak not bidding)
Granite Schools – FCI and EST only (Peak is not bidding)

UVU Valley View 4/28 Notifier only FPS Mountain Alarm (Peak is not bidding)

IHC Heber Valley medical remodel 4/21 (Peak is not bidding this one) FIKE is the early warning system and MIRCOM is the fire alarm.(Gary Powers)

Utah Cultural Celebration – Gamewell/FCI by Nelson Fire, Notifier by FPS Mountain Alarm or Simplex Grinnell LP by Simplex. These are the only three that can bid to my knowledge since the Engineer/owner has limited who can bid the project.

Peak Alarm can do full installations including conduit, wire, devices, programming, testing, training and CAD drawings although most bids go through the Electrical Contractors and Peak supplies parts and smarts or equipment and programming and the Electrical contractor supplies wire, conduit and installation.

When you have corrections or updates to this information please notify Larry@peakalarm.com so we can get those entered in. Thank you

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Utah Fire Alarm jobs bidding

Larry Love at Peak Alarm (801) 428 1384 can help you with Commercial Fire Alarm bids for Hochiki, Silent Knight, Bosch and Firelite. Larry@peakalarm.com

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Peak Alarm can bid many of the Fire Alarm projects although if the project has existing equipment that we need to match then we may not be able to bid that project if it needs to be a specific brand that we can’t do. Below you will see several projects that require certain brands and certain installing companies. Peak can submit unapproved alternate bids. Just call and ask for Larry Love at extension X384. The main number is 801 486 7231 and Larry’s direct number is 801 428 1384

Old Mill Project 3/22/16 Fire Protection Company only
US Attorney’s office 3/15/16 – FCI Fire Alarm only which is Nelson Fire
Airport project – Simplex only by TYCO
Delta Fire Station bid 3/22 – Peak Alarm sent this bid out on 3/11
Salem Nursing – FCI only by Nelson Fire
Lehi Nursing 3/24
New Wasatch Elementary and Sterling Elementary – FCI only by Nelson Fire and then EST was added in an addendum
Kiesel Fire Alarm in Ogden – Peak Alarm sent this bid out on 3/25/16
USU Wattis – Notifier only by FPS Fire Protection Services which is Mountain Alarm

Hotels, Motels, Assisted Living Centers are now required to have Low Frequency Horns in the Sleeping rooms and Low Frequency Horn/Strobes in the ADA sleeping rooms.

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Call Larry Love x384 or 801 428 1384

Peak Alarm has a CAD department to help you with your Fire Alarm drawings and our certified NICET designers can help you from the design stage of the project passing it off to our professional consultants and Installation team.

Peak Alarm has been in business for over 46 years

Peak Alarm is the only local company with a UL listed Central Station, Guard & Patrol Division, AV Division and a full Alarm installation and service company.

You get what you pay for so pay a bit more and go with the best. We are not low bidder very often but understand that often companies that are low bid have left something out of their proposal and many times they have to look for ways to cut corners. Peak Alarm does it right.

larry@peakalarm.com

(801) 428 1384