When to reuse existing alarm equipment

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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.

Electrical Engineers Utah

Peak Alarm

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

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

When you have corrections to this information please contact me and I can add or delete or correct the information.

I have worked with many Engineers over the years and here are some of them. If you would like to be added to this list and you are an Engineer please let me know.

So your installing a new security system beware?

Security in Utah

Security Systems in Utah

Before going with any security company go through a simple checklist:

1. Check the Better Business Bureau for how many complaints, the type of complaints and reviews. www.bbb.org
Two of the large competitors have over 3000 complaints that have been filed.

2. If the security system is internet based know that if the power goes out so will your security system.
Sure the system is less expensive but ask yourself why is it less money?

3. If you only have a phone line connected and the phone line is cut no signals will be sent. (Install AES Radio or Cellular)
Having both phone and cell is fine but phone only or internet only is not as secure.

4. Ask yourself if you would buy Chinese food from your plumber. If not then buy security from a security company not a cable company.
We specialize in security, we don’t do other things outside of that scope. Look online and find out what type of service others have gotten from that company. When you buy cable TV or Dish often it is very easy to buy but how good is the customer service after you have purchased? Are they a local company?

5. Is their central station UL listed and 5 Diamond Certified? Why should you care? It makes a difference.
If you are dealing with a local company they know the area and they are easier to deal with.

6. Does the alarm company you are going with have a Guard/Patrol service inhouse? If you are in SLC know that Police do not respond to normal alarms.

A. Peak Alarm has only had one complaint in the last 3 years.
B. Peak Can install an AES Radio or Cellular communicator with battery backup in case the power goes out.
C. Peak is a local company that has been in business for over 48 years
D. Peak Alarm has a full service Guard/Patrol, UL listed central Station that is 5 Diamond certified
E. Peak Alarm is a local with all employees having been through an extensive FBI background check.

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Peak Alarm Prodatakey Cloude based Access Control Utah Idaho

Prodatakey

Peak Alarm is a factory trained installer for Prodatakey which is a cloud based access control system that you can control completely using your smart phone. This is one of the most powerful access control systems on the market and is incredible.

Call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 for more information about the future of Access Control. This product is future proof and is built not only to last but to move forward with technology at a very fast pace. While other products have stayed in the past Prodatakey has not.

Prodatakey web site

Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love

Peak Alarm can help you with every step of the process from design, installation, use and upgrades for your access control systems.

Top Five Alarm Companies in Utah

Top alarm company lists are a tangled mess

Why should you be skeptical of TOP lists found online? ANSWER: Because many of those sites listing top 5 or top 10 are PAID SERVICES.

One of the sites gave a number #1 recommendation for an alarm company that has over 3800 complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau. Better Business Bureau web site www.bbb.org

Look up each and every company you intend on getting pricing from. Check for government actions against them, law suits and reviews. The above company that was rated number one has government actions pending against them. They are a very large company so when comparing them against local companies you need to understand that if they have a million accounts then they are 83 times larger than say Peak Alarm who only has 12,000 accounts. So that being the case this company should have 83 times the complaints right? That would mean they should have 83 complaints if they are on the same level as a local company that has one complaint. Peak Alarm has 1 complaint that has been filed with the www.bbb.org in the last 3 years and this number 1 listed alarm company has over 3800 complaints which is over 400% more complaints so take the fact that these top 5 or top 10 lists are paid services.

Real actual best TOP Alarm companies in Utah

Mountain Alarm -aka Fire Protection Services – 67 years in business – Local Company – Only 2 complaints in the last 3 years with the BBB
Peak Alarm – 48 years in business UL listed Local Central Station – Full Guard/Patrol services – Local Company – Only 1 complaint in the last 3 years
Alarm Control – aka Armed Alert – 48 years in business – Zero complaints in the last 3 years

Mountain Alarm Fire Protection Services web site
Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love
Alarm Control Armed Alert web site

The above companies are all licensed by the Utah Division of Occupational Licensing and they are also insured. All of the above companies do not concentrate on LICK and STICK products. (Just wireless) so they have extensive experience with commercial and residential products unlike many of the new companies that just do wireless. The technicians understand the industry and all of these companies are qualified to do commercial fire alarm, intrusion, access control and cameras.

Now if we look at the companies that spend the most money on advertising and companies that have the most accounts then the list could change.

ADT Security Services ADT web site This company has 127 years in business.This is a licensed and insured company.

Now we do need to mention ADT which is a National Alarm company and now they own Protection One. ADT Security Services on the Better Business Bureau Web site has over ________complaints that have been filed in the last 3 years, granted they are a very large company. ____% of their reviews on the BBB are negative although many people do have good experiences with this company. Now that they own Protection one we will see if they will be doing anything different. Protection one was in business 29 years before they were purchased by ADT. Protection one only has about 16% of the amount of complaints that ADT has. Rather than saying anything negative about this company I would encourage you to look at the better business bureau report for each company yourself. Going with a national company sometimes has it advantages and other times when you go with a very large company it can be difficult to get to the proper department when you do need help. I dread calling my cable company for service for the same reason because I am normally on for over a hour just trying to talk to someone. Going with a local company can have advantages. If you are trying to sign up for service the lines are clear and the process is quick. If you are trying to get service after your system has been installed it is a bit different.

Vivint Smart Home Security has 18 years in business, before they were Vivint they were APX and also APEX and they also own other companies that are involved in their monitoring and their alarm installation keeping certain aspects of their business separate for legal reasons. Vivint Smart home web site This is a Utah company and they are a very large company. They do mostly wireless alarm systems and they have accounts all over the country and in Canada. They spend a great deal of money on advertising and they are a very successful company. Their business model seems to be working although time will tell if it will continue to function as the market seems to get saturated. They seem to be getting into other areas of business rather than just security systems. Vivint has had issues with unlicensed individuals working for them and they have paid their fines and it seems they are striving to do things as per the book now but with any company that large there seems to be challenges with having so many employees.

So when comparing companies there are companies that spend a great deal on advertising and there are companies that have more accounts than other companies so they are in the TOP 10 or TOP 5 list in certain areas.

When a company tells you that the equipment is FREE read the fine print because when it is all said an done all alarm companies are in business to make money not to give stuff away. They will either make their money now or later but they will make money. They will either sign you up for a longer term, charge more now or raise your rates after a year or two. One of these companies was charging my mother over 70 per month for basic phone line monitoring with no interactive services and no other services and it took me quite a while on the line to get her account canceled even though she was out of contract. This basic service should cost around $25-30 per month.

Peak Alarm rated best overall alarm company in Utah

Peak Alarm Salt Lake Office

Why is PEAK ALARM rated the BEST OVERALL ALARM COMPANY IN UTAH?

Peak Alarm is the only Full Service Alarm company in Utah with a UL listed Central Station, Alarm Company and Guard/Patrol units.

Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love

1.UL Listed Central Station with 5 UL listings including, fire alarm, burglar and UL2050 which is high security.

2.UL2050

3.Five Diamond Certified

4.Over 300 employees and 4 offices to serve their customers in Idaho and Utah

5.Full Guard and Patrol Division

6.Full AV division (Peak AV)

7.A NETONE COMPANY

8.Only one complaint filed with the Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years.

Call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com for pricing, site visits and or consultations.

Be careful when looking at the PAID ads and websites because several of those companies have over 1000 complaints with the Better Business Bureau but because they paid for the ad now they are on the top 5 list or the top 10 list. Two of our competitors have over 3800 complaints that have been filed with the Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years. Online complaints tell a completely different story about companies. It is true every company including Peak Alarm will have some online complaints so look at the www.bbb.org web site to check out who has filed complaints with the Better Business Bureau because each and every one of those complaints gets investigated on both sides.

In Utah Call Larry Love for all your security needs

Peak Alarm

Call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 for Intrusion, Fire Alarm, Access Control, Cameras, Commercial, Residential and high level security installations.

Peak Alarm is the only local company in Utah that has a full service GUARD PATROL, UL LISTED CENTRAL STATION & FULL SERVICE ALARM COMPANY. All other companies including the National Companies here in Salt Lake third party out their Guard Patrol to other companies. Email Larry at Larry@peakalarm.com

Larry Love has been in the industry for over 20 years and holds current certifications in IP camera installations, Security and Fire Alarm installations.

Larry can get you pricing on any size project. Larry can come to your facility, home or business and go over the design and features. Often people look for the lowest price and when you check the www.bbb.org Better Business Bureau you will find some of our competitors with the lower pricing have over 3000 complaints that have been filed with the Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years. Check out Peak Alarm’s low rate of complaints compared to the other companies.

Peak Alarm installs high quality products such as DMP, DSX, Silent Knight, Firelite, Hochiki and other products to meet your needs.

Peak Alarm hold 5 certifications with UL including the UL2050 certification for high security SCIFS and other high security installations. Larry Love is also certified in UL2050 design. Larry Love also is fluent in Spanish (espanol) http://www.peakalarm.com

Alarm details

Peak Alarm is the Leader in Utah

Peak Alarm is the Leader in Utah

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

When you need details about alarm systems don’t go with a cookie cutter business that does mostly wireless systems. Peak Alarm does over 50% of it’s business in the commercial field and we also do quite a bit of high end residential. We have deals for quick installations and low monitoring rates although I can get you details on high end security systems with a design team and experts that can help you with your design for a UL2050 installation or a higher end project with quality products from DMP, Bosch and other manufacturers.

Call Larry Love to set up an appointment for your detailed no cost site visit. We do it right and Peak is the only alarm company in Utah that has a full service guard and patrol division and a UL listed Central Station. Other companies third party out either the guards or the monitoring and Peak Alarm keeps it all in house.

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.

Security Alarm options in Utah

Take the time to do your research

Take the time to do your research

Pricing examples are as follows. Each system will be different depending on several factors.

Monthly Monitoring $40 per month this includes the elite (interactive arm/disarm) and it includes the cellular service as well (monitoring is 24/7 through our UL listed central Station) We are a local alarm company.

Alarm Packages from: Panel with Keypad and siren, Cell communicator, 3 Door Status Switches, 1 Motion Detector – $99 installed and $40 per month (36 month agreement)

Additional equipment:
Glass Break sensors $130 installed
CO Detectors that are tied to the alarm system $150 and nothing extra per month
Smoke Detectors with Heat and Freeze sensors built in $130 installed and nothing extra per month
Extra Motion Detectors $130 extra installed each one
Door or window Contacts $65 for each additional contact (surface mount) Recessed are $75)
Lighting control varies for which lights you need to control and how many. It adds $4 per month but the install depends on other factors. One Z-wave remote control light bulb is $60 installed and programmed.

Indoor Cameras $249 installed and $10 extra per month (This includes 1-4 cameras)
Outdoor Cameras about $430 per month each installed and $10 extra per month per 1-4) If you have 3 indoor and 1 outdoor it only adds $10 per month extra for the bandwidth usage and it also requires WIFI to work

Remote locks starting at $325 and $4 extra per month – If special work is needed because of fancy hardware then that would be extra.
Thermostat (Can control using your alarm app remotely with your phone) $249 and $4 extra per month
Garage door status switch with universal opener : this way you can open or close your garage door from the phone app. $215 installed and $4 extra per month

If you are going to add several items let me to a package for you to get you the best price. I can also come out to the home and do a no cost site visit. I have been doing this 20 years and I would be happy to come out and look at the home.

A repair agreement on the basis system listed is only $7 per month and includes batteries. This can save you money in the long run. Service rates are $100 per hour. Batteries last 3-5 years normally.

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