Ken Garner Engineering – 420 E So Temple, STE 370, SLC, UT 84111- 801 328 8800 Paris LeLacheur and Ken Garner .
ECE – Electrical Consulting Engineers 939 S West Temple, SLC, UT 84101 – Akbar Matinkhah (Boss) and Enayat Nawabi and John Michie. 801 521 8007
BNA – 635 S State, SLC, UT 84111 Attn: Gary Mesker PE. 801 532 2196
Envision – 240 Morris Ave STE 200, SLC, UT 84115-Jeff Owen and Scott Kingery ET II 801 534 1130 or 801 924 5540
Heath Engineering – 377 W 800 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 – Nolan Johnson PE 801 322 0487 (I have known many of these Engineers for many years)
PVE- 1040 N 2200 W #100, SLC, UT 84116 -. 801 359 3158 Jareth Smith (This is a very nice setup, don’t skip this one)
Case, Lowe & Hart – 2484 Washington Blvd, Ogden Ut 84401 – Kevin Lewis – 801 399 5821
Royal Engineering in PROVO – 2335 S State, Provo, UT 84606 Steve Griffiths 801 375 2228
TASCO 3381 Mayflower Way Lehi UT 84043 801 766 3812 Small office
Beazer Engineering 525 E 3700 S Logan Utah 84321 435 753 1250 (Small office but if you happen to go to logan it would be prudent to stop in.)
Spectrum Engineering 324 South State, SLC, UT 84111 801 328 5151
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.
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 alarmcompany 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.
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
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.
Types of Security Systems, Features such as remote arming and viewing cameras remotely, pricing for installation and monitoring
My name is Larry Love and I have been in the alarm industry for over 20 years. I hold a current Alarm license with the State of Utah I also hold several other certifications such as the UL2050 high security training and NICET. Peak Alarm also holds the UL2050 high security designation.
At the bottom of this article you will find different monitoring plans showing how a higher monthly payment can lower your installation cost just like paying for your phone upfront could lower your monthly payments and the same holds true for security systems as well.
Peak Alarm is a local Alarmcompany that has been in business for over 46 years and Peak Alarm has their own UL listed Central Station, Guard Division and AV Division.
1. I have put together these two PRICING example sheets for CAMERAS and ALARMS so you can get a good idea of what a new system would cost.
2. I also put an option in so you could see what it would cost to install new cameras and use your existing coax.
3. In the Salt Lake City area I would like to come by and meet with you to go over a system that will meet your specific needs. Please email me or call me and I can arrange this. Larry@peakalarm.com or (801) 428 1384
4. I show different amounts for 36, 24 and 12 month agreements and we can also do 48 or 60 or even month to month depending on your needs.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to coming by to meet with you when you call.
Attn: Larry Love Larry@peakalarm.com
(801) 428 1384
LIST OF PROTECTION: Peak AlarmCompany proposes to install the following:
NVR Video Recorder & POE ports with UPS backup
3MP Verifocal Camera 2.8-12mm IP66 weather rating with motorized zoom
CABLE & CONNECTORS (Up to 100 feet per camera) call and we can figure up longer runs
Entry level camera is 3.6mm 2.1MP fixed lens 60’ IR and IP66 rating
4 Camera 2TB FLIR System installed……………………..……………………………………$3,124.00
4 Camera 2TB FLIR System with entry level cameras installed……………..……$2,460.00
8 Camera 6TB FLIR System installed………………………………………………….…………$6,422.00
8 Camera 6TB FLIR System with entry level cameras install ………….…….……$5,024.00
8 Camera 2TB FLIR Sys use exist coax and entry level 2.1 MP cameras…$3,499.00
16 Camera 16 TB FLIR System installed ………………………………………………….…$12,682.00
16 Camera 16 TB AXIS System with Milestone software & Husky Server…$36,855.00
57 Camera 64 TB FLIR System……………………………………………………………….…….$58,744.00
57 Camera 48 TB AXIS System with Milestone & Husky Server……………..…$112,151.00
Peak Alarm decided to work with specific manufacturers although we can get many different models and brands we lean toward FLIR and AXIS cameras although we also install Pelco and other brands.
Cameras are like cars, all of them have some basic features like 4 wheels and a steering wheel but depending on the brand and model the feature set will be a large factor in the pricing.
We have a $400 dollar camera in the FLIR line that is 3MP verifocal 2.8 to 12mm, IP66 rated, 90 foot IR and built to last.
A similar camera from AXIS is $1,375.00
Cable and installation would then be added to these cameras along with the headend equipment. The prices above include, NVR, UPS, POE power, installation and the cameras. When you have servers installed it costs more than just having a simple NVR installed.
How long do you need the equipment to last? Often the answer to this is “A couple of years” until technology get better then I will buy new cameras. Other people want the camera systems to last 10 or 15 years which is fine although people that have a 15 year old camera system that still works do not have High Definition cameras where you can zoom in after the recorder has done it’s job. You get what you see and often the video is not useable by the police.
We can also purchase cameras from asia that cost much less although we are very careful about the quality of our cameras because we want our customers to be happy with the product and the service.
Each of these options can tie to your internet connection so you can remotely view the cameras. When you do so it is best to tie the NVR units to a static IP address otherwise you can purchase a DNS service or have your IT people do port forwarding. If you have a dynamic IP which can change then your remote connection to your smart phone could be lost each time the IP changes.
LOWER PRICE SYSTEMS
Recently I got a call from a customer who has already installed 2 camera systems he had purchased at big box stores and he had been smart enough to purchase 2 systems each time in order to have replacement parts. The equipment was very inexpensive so the quality was quite low. When you purchase a $50 dollar camera you get what you pay for.
8 CAM 2TB 720P will give you about 14 days of storage on motion recording 6TB – 2MP about 21 days of storage. Call for other storage options. SECURITYSYSTEM OPTIONS
September 5, 2015
Attn: Larry Love Larry@peakalarm.com
(801) 428 1384
EQUIPMENT LIST OF PROTECTION: Security Control Panel with 2 keypads, cellular communicator and backup battery
3 Man door Contacts
2 Overhead door metal contacts
3 Motion Detectors
2 Glass Break Sensors
Hardwired DMP Options using the equipment list above
1. $2,377.00 installation and $44.00 per month for 36 months
2. $2,780.00 installation and $34.00 per month for 36 months
3. $2,844.00 installation and $44.00 per month for 24 months
4. $3,255.00 installation and $34.00 per month for 24 months
5. $3,122.00 installation and $44.00 per month for 12 months
6. $3,412.00 installation and $34.00 per month for 12 months
Wireless Options using the above equipment list (If a repeater is needed for size add $175.00)
7. $844.00 installation and $44.00 per month for 36 months
8. $1,233.00 installation and $34.00 per month for 36 months
9. $1,087.00 installation and $44.00 per month for 24 months
10. $1,588.00 installation and $34.00 per month for 24 months
11. $1,622.00 installation and $44.00 per month for 12 months
12. $1,882.00 installation and $34.00 per month for 12 months
13. $99.00 installed $39.00 per month for 36 months ( Panel, 1 KP,1 Motion & 3 Contacts)
Add $5 per month to any of the above options for interactive smart phone arm/disarm
Installation can be reduced when we extend the agreement to 48 months or 60 months
Installation can be reduced when you a higher monthly monitoring fee
Monthly fee can be reduced when you pay a higher installation fee
Price to add itemized devices:
Motion $130.00 wireless or $143.00 hardwired if within 100 feet easy access no drilling
Door or Window Contact wireless $65.00 or $100+ depending on location
Additional Keypad $249.00 or about $275 to $300 hardwired
Wireless Glass Break $110.00 or hardwired glass break $156 easy access within 100 feet
Add device price + cable + labor to install cable and device = Total hardwired price
Hardwired system can be partitioned so you can arm different areas at different times using different codes. Monthly fee includes cellular service and monthly monitoring fee.
Peak Alarm has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and has been in business for over 46 years
Most of our youth do research and know what they are looking for and if they cannot find it on the web site easily they go elsewhere
Cerberus Pyrotronics, Siemens,(Alarm Control, GSL Electric and Siemens are dealers for Cerberus)
DMP – There are 4 DMP dealers in Utah and DMP also has high security panels with encryption. Peak Alarm is a dealer. DMP is UL listed for Fire Alarm although it will not do class A wiring on the SLC loop. DMP also can do UL listed combined fire and security systems which are best used on smaller buildings since larger systems would be best served using one of the other brands on this page that are dedicated to fire alarms. https://dmp.com/
Fenwall, (Alarm Control) http://alarmcontrol.com/main/
Fireworx, Edwards, (If you have information on who the dealers are for this and other brands please let me know)
Firelite by HONEYWELL, (Peak Alarm installs Firelite and so do several Fire Alarm companies in Utah this is a non proprietary system )
Faraday, ( I do not have any current information on a Faraday dealer in Utah so please contact Larry Love with new dealer information 801 898 6003 )
Farenhyt by HONEYWELL, (Alphacorp is a Farenhyt distributor here in Utah ask for Kent) http://www.alphacorpsecurity.com/
FCI by HONEYWELL, (This brand is installed by Nelson Fire, Inc. 801 468 8300 ) See link to their website below under Gamewell.
AAA Fire, Certified FIre, Delta Fire, Nelson Fire and Firetroll area also FCI/Gamewell dealers
GE Vigilant, (Best) UTC – Alpha Corp, Inc. Delta Fire Systems, Inc. https://www.deltafiresystems.com/ Fire Suppression Services, Inc Interwest, Mountain West Security, Professional Systems Technology, Inc. and Why’rd are all Vigilant Dealers. This GE project is Edwards United Technologies.
Gamewell by HONEYWELL,(Installed by Nelson Fire 801 468 8300, Inc. and Firetrol also says they install Gamewell systems) www.nelsonfireutah.com See FCI
Harrington – JBP Enterprises out of AZ, Automated Fire and Security (Certified) , Wasatch Controls, and Statefire. United Fire also can get it from out of State. On 9/13/18 Harrington got back with me and Protek Fire & Security is a dealer here in Utah. Call Steve Darling at (801) 870 6276 http://www.protekfs.com/
Hochiki, (Peak Alarm is one of the four Hochiki dealers in Salt Lake City) You can call Hochiki direct for the full list of dealers. There is a dealer in Bountiful, one in West Jordan and Two in Salt Lake City.
Honeywell = Notifier, Silent Knight, Firelite, FCI Gamewell, Onyx, Farenhyt (Firelite and Silent Knight are non proprietary and the others have specific dealers listed on this page)
Keltron ( No known dealers in Utah)
Mircom, (Installed by Peak Alarm 801 428 1384 www.peakalarm.com, PCS Power Control Systems 801 560 6423 and Booth Fire Protection and Fire Engineering are also Mircom dealers. )
Mirtone – Installed by BEST 801 352 0743 and Peak Alarm 801 428 1384
Notifier by HONEYWELL,(This brand is installed by FPS Fire Protection Services otherwise known as Mountain Alarm ) www.mountainalarm.com
Potter – Potter has some great new panels out including a panel that will provide you with several zones of fire combined with an AES radio all in one. They also have some new power supplies NACs that will recognize different resister values on different circuits for takeovers. Peak Alarm can install Potter and there are several other dealers as well.
Onyx – (I do not have current information on any Onyx dealers in Utah so please call Larry when you have updates)
Secutron, (No known dealers in Utah) Not to be confused with Securitron (Locks)
Vigilant (was GE now UTC), (Best or Best Access) Alpha Corp, Inc. Delta Fire Systems, Inc. Fire Supression Services, Inc Interwest, Mountain West Security, Professional Systems Technology, Inc. and Why’rd are all Vigilant Dealers. This GE project is Edwards United Technologies.
Zettler Fire Alarm Systems by Johnson Controls (TYCO/SIMPLEX GRINNELL)
This sheet was provided as an information sheet only as a service to the public to provide a fairly complete list of fire alarm companies in Utah. If any of the information needs to be corrected or updated please let Larry@peakalarm.com know and he will get the changes made.
Peak Alarm www.PeakAlarm.com installs Alarm Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Camera Systems, Access Control Systems, Intercom and other low voltage systems. Peak Alarm is the only company in Utah that has a UL listed Central Station, a full Guard and Patrol Division and a full service alarm business including Fire Alarm Design and Installation. Peak Alarm has been in business since 1969 is a local family owned business. Peak installs both commercial and residential more than half of Peak’s business comes from commercial work. Peak Also installs encrypted security systems such as www.Qolsys.com which now has power g ability (BY DSC) which can extend the range up to 4 times the distance. www.DMP.com and Bosch also have encryption. As about frequency hopping.
ADVICE – Before doing business with any of the above companies please check the Better Business Bureau for ratings and complaints www.bbb.org
Call Larry Love for pricing on the following product 801 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com
Depending on the brand of fire alarm you have installed in your facility the cost of parts and service will vary. When you choose a proprietary many times you may end up paying higher costs.
Ademco by HONEYWELL,
Bosch, Radionics, Detection Systems, (Several Dealers in Utah) Bosch is approved by the Government for high security. (UL2050)
Cerberus Pyrotronics, Siemens,
DMP, (Does not do Class A Fire Alarm), (Several DMP dealers in Utah) DMP is approved by the Government for high security. (UL2050)
EST, (Was GE now UTC Fire & Security), (3 EST Dealers)
Faraday, – Siemens,
Farenhyt, HONEYWELL, (Silent Knight)
FCI, BY HONEYWELL,(Mostly done by one company)
Gamewell by HONEYWELL, (With FCI mostly done by one company)
Hochiki, (Four dealers in Utah) One in Bountiful, one in West Jordan and two in Salt Lake including Peak Alarm.
Notifier by HONEYWELL,
Siemens, (Proprietary- Cerberus Pyrotronics)
Silent Knight by HONEYWELL, (General distribution)
Silent Knight IFP 1000 Proprietary, (Farenhyt is also Proprietary)
SimplexGrinnel by TYCO, (Proprietary)
UTC Fire & Security,
Vigilant (was GE now UTC?),
Please help me update this list with current names and websites. Larry@peakalarm.com 801 428 1384
If any of the information is not correct I would appreciate help updating the relationships of the companies.
Alarm Control – Siemens, Cerberus Pyrotronics,Silent Knight, Firelite. Suppression Panels: Fike, Ansul and Fenwall,Cerberus – (801)486 8731 Alarm
Control installs and services Fire Alarms and Suppression Systems as well. http://www.alarmcontrol.com Alarm Tech – Silent Knight Fire Alarm 801 568 6757
Alpha Corp, Inc. (801) 977 8608 Fire Alarm: GE Vigilant by Edwards United Technologies. http://alphacorpsecurity.com
CERTIFIED FIRE – Farenhyt Fire Alarms and Silent Knight (Janus Fire Systems) Call (801) 694 1215 Certified Fire has been in business over 11 years and also is a full service company that offers Fire Suppression and Fire Sprinkler Systems. http://certfire.com/
Siemens – Siemens Cerberus Pyrotronics- Fire Alarm (801) 590 7373 (Alarm Control and GSL Electric also services Cerberus)
StateFire – Call (801) 288 2100
StateFire has been in business since 1989 as a strong full service fire suppression company. StateFire provides service for Simplex, Fike, GE-EST, Notifier, FCI and Silent Knight. StateFire Is an Authorized dealer in EST, GE-IO Series and Fike. StateFire installs Fire Alarms, Clean Agent Suppression Systems as well as service and monitoring. We are a full service fire suppression company which services fire sprinklers, extinguishers, kitchen hood suppression systems. www.Statefire.com
FSS Fire Suppression Services, Inc. (801)277 6464 cannot find a web site for this company. Fire Alarm: GE Vigilant/Edwards United Technologies
Firetrol – Notifier & gamewell- EST – Bosch- Firelite – Silent Knight- Digitize – Fire Alarm (801) 485 6900
Air- Intelligence by Edwards United Technologies
When you have current information or corrections on any of the dealers or manufacturers please send corrections or updates to Larry@peakalarm.com and I will update the information on this blog. This information was obtained using the web so if I did not find the current dealer please let me know and I will correct it.