Beware of TOP alarm company lists

Top alarm company lists are a tangled mess

Top alarm company lists are a tangled mess

BEWARE of the TOP ALARM company lists on the Internet. Many of them are just PAID advertisements.

On a recent TOP ALARM company list for Salt Lake City these are the results:

They listed a company in the number one position that is an out of state company that also provides out of state monitoring and that has over 70 complaints filed with the BBB in the last 3 years.

In number two position they listed a company that also has out of State monitoring and has over 4,000 complaints with the Better Business Bureau http://www.bbb.org

In number three position they listed another out of State company that has over 450 complaints against them on the Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years.

In fourth place they listed a Local company that has over 3,600 complaints that have been filed against them on the Better Business Bureau and they are not even BBB accredited.

Two companies that were not even listed in the Top Positions were:

Mountain Alarm which has an A+ rating with the BBB and only 2 complaints filed in the last 3 years.

Peak Alarm which has an A+ rating with the BBB and only 2 complaints filed in the last 3 years.

So to figure out why two of the actual best alarm companies in Utah were not listed is easy because they did not pay for the advertizing but if you have thousands of complaints you can still be on the top 10 or top 5 companies in Utah or Salt Lake City.

Call Larry Love Larry@peakalarm.com 801 428 1384 for information or pricing. http://www.peakalarm.com Ask for Larry Love

Call Mountain Alarm at 801 363 9696 http://www.mountainalarm.com

Worst Alarm companies in Utah to avoid

Give us a chance to make it right

Give us a chance to make it right

Worst alarm companies in Utah to avoid. Check the better business bureau before buying from any company.Better Business Bureau Official Site

Alarm companies with very low labor rates often come with one or more of the following issues:

Companies with more than 100 complaints (On the better business bureau there are many of these and some with thousands of complaints)This list is long so make sure you check before you buy.

Companies with complaints that they are not resolving.

Companies that are being sued in several states

Alarm companies that have changed their name to avoid ongoing legal issues

Companies that are not insured. Many smaller alarm companies charge less per hour but don’t pay their insurance.

Alarm Companies that have had their alarm or security licenses revoked, denied or are on administrative hold.Division of Occupational Licensing in Utah Official Site This list is very long so be prudent and check the DOPL web site before you invest with a business.

Companies that don’t have workers compensation insurance. Always ask for the proper insurance paperwork before you sign.

Companies that don’t pay their taxes

Companies that are not factory trained

Companies that don’t pay their car insurance policies

Peak Alarm is a company you can trust

Peak Alarm is insured, licensed, factory trained, only has 3 complaints in the last 3 years with the BBB, has a UL listed central Station, has been in business for over 47 years, is ranked in the top 100 alarm companies in the Nation by SDC magazine, provides local jobs to over 270 people, has 4 offices and Peak pays their taxes.

Peak Alarm has a higher labor rate than some of the smaller companies because they do things the right way. Peak Alarm has a fleet of vehicles that are clearly marked and the maintenance is kept up so our overhead is a bit higher than some smaller companies but many of the smaller companies cannot do the size and type of projects that Peak Alarm can do.

Peak Alarm is a company that works with the local Fire Marshals installing per NFPA 72 code because we care about public safety. One of the complaints listed on the web was because Peak Alarm would not bypass the fire marshal in order to help the customer save money. Peak cannot compromise on safety issues even if we lose a customers. We will try our best and do every thing we can to help save a customer money although safety is very important.

Peak Alarm is a business and if you don’t pay your bills Peak Alarm will try to collect on those bills. There are a few comments on the web dealing with this aspect of Peak Alarm because people did not pay and their accounts were sent to collections. Peak Alarm pays attention to customer concerns so we have changed the way we do collections and it is more professional now although we are still a business and expect to be paid when we provide services. The person making these complaints did not file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau because they knew that both sides of the issue would be investigated bringing out the truth.

Peak Alarm is not perfect although Peak is large enough to take on any size project, Peak has been in business long enough to be one of the most stable companies in the State and Peak is the only company with a full service UL listed Central Station, A full Guard and Patrol Division and a full service AV division.

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

Burglar Alarm licenses Revoked in Utah

Check licensing before you buy

Check licensing before you buy

Burglar Alarm licenses revoked in Utah DOPL Web site in utah This list was current as of 6/1/16 So we encourage you to go to the current Licensing web site and verify any and all information. If there are errors on this page please inform Larry@peakalarm.com and he will make corrections in line with the current DOPL web site information. Sometimes there are explanations for having your license revoked and if you would like that information to be public on this blog I would be happy to post it.

5 Diamond Protection Inc. REVOKED
Ampition Home LLC REVOKED
Axiom Sales, LLC Lindon Utah REVOKED
Checkpoint Systems, Inc. Chanhassen REVOKED
KGO Inc Washington REVOKED
Moore Motorsports Marketing Incorporated MESA REVOKED
National Alarm Company LLC MESA REVOKED
S.L.V.P.A Salt Lake Valley Corporation REVOKED
Security Investments Utah LLC Westerville REVOKED
Smart Alarm LLC. North Salt Lake REVOKED

Information is power and doing a bit of research on the companies before you purchase will allow you to sleep with confidence that you have made a good decision with the right security company. The list of licenses that were denied is much longer and the list of administrative holds is also a long list. For this reason it would be prudent for you to check each company before you do business with them. Check the DOPL web site above and check the Better Business Bureau site Better Business Bureau web site

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.

Get new alarm with no credit check

No Credit check

Call Larry Love for a new Alarm system without a credit check in Utah or Idaho. (801) 428 1384 or email Larry at Larry@PeakAlarm.com

We have plans starting at $40.00 per month. We can work with you if you have had bad credit or if you have poor credit. Generally the installation starts right around $125 when you get the Panel, keypad, cellular communicator, siren, 3 door contacts and one motion detector.

Peak Alarm does large commercial projects as well as residential. You can add smoke detectors, CO sensors, Temperature sensors, Water Sensors, Garage Door openers, Lighting Control, Thermostat control, door lock control, cameras that you can connect to the same security system all to this same panel so it is expandable. You can remotely arm and disarm the system for only $5 more per month.

Peak Alarm web site

Peak Alarm has been in business since 1969 and uses top of the line equipment. Peak has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and has their own local Central Station that is UL listed and Five Diamond Certified. Peak has 270 employees and their own Guard and Patrol Division and AV Division.

No job is too large or too small for Peak Alarm

Peak Alarm is factory trained in AXIS, Pelco, DMP, DSX, Bosch, Hochiki, Firelite and Silent Knight as well as 2GIG and several other brands of products.

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

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UL 2050 installations in Utah

Peak Alarm is certified to install UL 2050 installations for rooms and vaults. UL 2050 installations are for special secure facilities both private and Government.

Our UL 2050 installations don't look anything like this. I took this picture in Guatemala.

Our UL 2050 installations don’t look anything like this. I took this picture in Guatemala.

Peak Alarm has a A+ rating with www.BBB.org better business bureau.

www.PeakAlarm.com

Contact Larry Love 801 428 1384 for more information and pricing on these services. Peak Alarm is a Bosch and DMP dealer both of which meet the requirements of such installations.

Some of the installations practices for such installations are as follows:

1. Screw head cut off of the conduit piping
2. Balanced Magnetic Contacts on the doors. Normally these cost about $135+ each
3. Tamper switches installed in all the junction boxes
4. All devices in conduit
5. Motions in the room and above the ceilings
6. Tampers on the back of the security enclosures and inside the can as well.
7. Special attach resistant enclosure that cannot be pried open easily.
8. Optional weatherproof covers for keypads and cans
9. We recommend motions that have anti masking so if they are spray painted they go into trouble.

Peak Alarm is certified for these special UL 2050 installation and we also have a UL certified room and vault here at our facility and we can arrange to have you tour our facility if needed. Just call Larry Love for more information 801 428 1384 Larry@PeakAlarm.com