Honest Alarm Companies in Utah

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This was written by Larry Love (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com if there is any information that is incorrect or that you would like taken down please contact Larry

I served the people of the State of Utah by service on the Alarm System Security and Licensing board for over 7 years. I was appointed by the Acting Governor Olene Walker. As chairman of this board I was also a member of the Construction trade commission which is a policy making board.

While serving on these boards I met many wonderful people such as Scott Sessions with Mountain Alarm, Will Naegle with Alarm control and Jeff Howe with Peak Alarm all of whom are honest and well known businessmen in our community. I can’t make a full list of all the people I dealt with but this is a short list of great companies that are all local companies.

Mountain Alarm is the largest of the three and within the family they also own a UL listed Central Station (Also known as Fire Protection Services – Central Station is Avantguard)

Alarm Control does incredible work and most of their work is commercial and they can solve hard to handle intrusion issues. (Also known as Armed Alert)

Peak Alarm is unique in the fact that they have an Alarm division, Guard and Patrol Division, AV Division and a UL listed Central Station

www.mountainalarm.com Scott Sessions

www.alarmcontrol.com Will Naegle

www.peakalarm.com Jeff Howe

Having worked with these individuals for years you get to know them well, how they speak, how they act and most importantly what kind of people they are. With the state of Utah being full of alarm companies that send people out to other states to knock doors and most of those businesses are just looking for the quick residential systems that can be put in in a couple of hours or less. The list of the above three companies have great records with the Better Business Bureau unlike some of the other competitors that have several thousand complaints.

Take care when getting proposals from alarm companies to do your research first and remember you do get what you pay for and there is no free lunch. Some of these companies claim to provide free equipment or labor but don’t be deceived. If you sign a 36 month agreement with Peak ALarm for $45 dollars a month (A typical monitoring rate for interactive cellular) you would pay $1,620.00 over 36 months.

If you sign a 60 month agreement with another company at $45 per month you would pay $2,700 over 60 months or 5 years and they say it is free equipment but you are really paying for it and if you decide to change monitoring they will take you to court and force you to pay what they call BOC or Balance of Contract in order to get out of the contract.

The kicker is that these companies often will charge you $70 per month for 5 years or $4,200 which is over double what Peak charges. Granted each system is different and there are many factors such as whether the system is encrypted making is much less likely to hack and how many devices are on the system and the services that you have each month.

Example of some of the services:

Typical Monitoring $35 per month (This can vary when you bundle other services)
Alarm Response where we sent a uniformed guard in a marked car to your home or business $10 per month (Only in specific areas)
Key Response where you have a keybox on your property so in the event of an alarm we would send a guard out to check the inside of the property $20 per month
Schedules, text or email notification, openings and closings (alert you if your store is opened too early or not armed on time or disarmed on time) Some other services
Cellular Monitoring $15 per month (Includes interactive arm and disarming)
Home automation services such as locks, lighting control, thermostat control, garage door control also are other such services that can be bundled
Commercial Fire monitoring is normally $35 for landline or $48 for high supervision cellular or radio

Years after I began on the Alarm System Security and Licensing Board for DOPL one of the companies that has lots of complaints with the BBB started sending a lawyer to each of our meetings to observe. I understand why they would do this. This company happens to be very large and has a great deal of accounts. This company had been accused of deceptive business practices and had been sued in several states and even recently was ordered to pay 10 million dollars to another alarm company. We were even told by the company owners that since they had thousands of salespeople it was very hard for them to control the actions of so many people. At Peak Alarm for example when a salesperson does something they should not do they are reprimanted and receive a written warning and if it happens again they can be let go. If any of the sales people do not qualify or pass the FBI background check they are let go and I know this is the same at Mountain as well as Alarm Control. One large company that had an employee not pass the back ground check simply transferred him to another state where the licensing laws will allow a person with a felony to sell or install security systems.

So there are honest alarm companies out there that you can use, you can get bids from them and worry less since you have done your research on the people the company and their business practices. All companies will have complaints on the internet. Looking at the www.bbb.org complaints is a bit better since they know both sides will be investigated. Many people hesitate to file a complaint with the bbb if they know they were in the wrong and if it is investigated the truth will come out. Two of the above listed companies have zero complaints on the BBB and one of them only has 5 compared to over 4000 with another Utah based company.

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

Call Larry for custom solutions to your security issues: Cameras, Alarms, Home automation, lights, thermostats,garage door control and monitoring, temperature and flood

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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.

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.

Intrusion Security Utah Salt Lake encrypted

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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.

https://youtu.be/PCecpKF8Lts

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.

Encrypted Security costs more

Contact Larry Love Larry@peakalarm.com for information on encrypted systems. (801) 428 1384

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

Peak Alarm installs encrypted security systems such as Qolsys.com www.dmp.com www.us.boschsecurity.com

All you have to do is search youtube to find security systems that can be hacked using $25 dollars in equipment. It is much better to install a system such as Qolsys upfront so you don’t have that problem. The S Series S line sensors by Qolsys and the QS9201 and QS9202 panels are encrypted.

Cncrypted 319.5, Blue Tooth Router built in, Bult in Glass Break Sensor, Built in 5MP camera, WIFI and LTE cellular dual path communication, Blue tooth dismarming android and IOS smart phone integration through alarm.com and the list goes on. You will pay a bit more for encryption but it is worth it. Call Larry for pricing 801 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com

Utah Alarm Dealer makes drastic change

I took this picture in Guatemala, Isabal

With many alarm dealers having to deal with hackers and people being able to remotely disarm their systems because they are not encrypted. Peak Alarm decided to make a major product shift.

Peak Alarm has decided to begin selling QOLSYS Qolsys.com this product is unlike most other security systems and here is a quick list of some of their features:

S Lines Sensors are all Encrypted to prevent hacking
Blue Tooth Router built in
Built in Glass Break Sensor
Built in 5MP camera that takes a picture of who disarms and a 4 minute video when alarms occur
Z-Wave Plus
Software update
Blue Tooth disarming capable so you don’t even have to take out your phone to disarm
Flood sensors, temperature sensors, motion sensors door status switches and much more

Most other alarm panels do not have the blue tooth built in, most other alarm panels do not have encryption. (Peak Alarm offers DMP which is encrypted for higher end commerical projects www.dmp.com

Making this switch means that the basic system will cost a bit more but keep in mind you get what you pay for.

Qolsys did not take an alarm panel and convert it to a smart tablet but they took a tablet and made it into an alarm panel. This system is more robust than other systems, has a much greater capasity in all respects as far as user codes and how many points you can add to the system.

Call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 or email Larry at Larry@peakalarm.com for pricing or a no charge consultation in the Wasatch Front area, Provo, Ogden, Logan, Brigham City or Saint George.

Hikvision Utah Idaho Salt Lake

Employees over 300 local people

Contact Larry Love (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm for Hikvision pricing in Utah & Idaho. Hikvision web site

Larry Love can come to your home or place of business and help you with the best pricing for Hikvision.

Check the BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.org before doing business with any company.

Qolsys in Utah Idaho

Qolsys.com

Peak Alarm Salt Lake Office

Call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com for pricing and Qolsys information for Utah, Salt Lake City, Taylorsville, West Valley City, Midvale, Orem, Provo & Bountiful.

Encrypted 319.5, Blue Tooth Router built in, Built in Glass Break Sensor, Built in 5MP Cam that takes a picture of who disarms and a 4 minute video upon alarm, WIFI and LTE cellular dual path communication, Z-Wave plus, All sensors are encrypted, BLue Tooth disarming for those that wish to walk up to the home or business with their cell phone and have the system disarm, S line Sensors, call Larry for more information for pricing. Larry can come to your home or business and give you a great deal.

Be very careful about companies that offer free equipment, their monthly fees are much higher than ours and often their agreements are 60 months rather than 36 months.