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

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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.

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Call Larry for some of the most competitive rates on temperature monitoring solutions

4 Hardwired and 8 wireless zones monitoring high and low temperatures, flood, gas, humidity and more. This system will allow you to get email/text alerts when your temperatures go outside their set ranges. You can plug a USB in and off load temperature reports for your required logs. Call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 for more information and pricing. Larry@peakalarm.com

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New Tax Deductions for Security Systems

New Tax plan allows for tax deductions for small and medium businesses. See link below

https://www.securityindustry.org/2017/12/26/sia-applauds-key-provision-tax-reform-law-security-fire-protection-systems/https://www.securityindustry.org/2017/12/26/sia-applauds-key-provision-tax-reform-law-security-fire-protection-systems/

Contact Larry Love for the best deals

www.peakalarm.com Larry@peakalarm.com (801) 428 1384 Contact Larry Love for a great deal. Peak has their own UL listed Central Station and Guard and Patrol Service.

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

Quality food is not cheap nor are the systems we install.

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.

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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.

Get alarm pricing

Call Larry Love at Peak Alarm 801 428 1384 email Larry at Larry@peakalarm.com Peak web site is http://www.peakalarm.com SPANISH/ENGISH ESPANOL / INGLES

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Peak Alarm is the only local alarm company in Utah that has their own Guard and Patrol division, Alarms and a UL listed Central Station for monitoring

As of this week Peak Alarm has only had one complaint made against it with the Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years

Monitoring pricing is like phone plans, it depends on how much you pay up front and the monthly will depend on the options you decide on.

Plans as low as $26 per month with monitoring over a phone line

Plans as low as $35 per month with a cellular unit so you don’t need phone lines

Plans as low as $40 per month with a cellular unit and the ability to arm and disarm remotely

Plans that are around $46 per month will allow Peak to subsidize a bit more of the equipment up front

Plans as low as $149 installed and $44 per month with Panel, Cell communicator, 1 motion and 3 door contacts

Same equipment as the above plan but $99 dollars installed and $46 per month (includes repair agreement with extended warranty)

Peak Alarm DOES NOT DO CREDIT CHECKS

Many companies start out with their interactive plans at $49 per month and that does not include the extended warranty plan in most cases.

There are many factors that come into play so let Larry come to your home or business and go over what your needs are. If the facility or home is larger than 3500 square feet you may need repeaters. If you have an existing system we can install a new BRAIN and monitor your existing hard wired points. Call Larry 801 428 1384

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Challenges with SCIF installations

Peak Alarm Salt Lake Office

Peak Alarm Salt Lake Office

Always get specifications, equipment to be installed and work approved by the AO which is the Authorizing Official. (In writing) Always check the actual regs and code for each installation including the job specifications. Code can change and has changed so most of the time refer to current code as long as it has been adopted by the organization that you are working for.

Military SCIFs are very different than normal security installation projects so be very careful when bidding, pricing, installation, service and monitoring. The Military has specific regulations for techs so they can service and install the security systems. Currently the Utah Army National Guard has three manufactures which are Bosch,ELK and Honeywell. Currently even though Bosch and Honeywell are approved the Utah Army National Guard would prefer that ELK equipment be used instead of the other two.

Above ceilings PIRs were dropped as a requirement in CONUS back in 1998 when DCID 6/9 replaced DCID 1/21. Without regular stimulation PIRs go to sleep. Sometimes power needs to be cycled to wake the motions up when they have not seen activity in some time. Another reason is THREAT. The threat in the US wasn’t high enough to warrant the extra sensors. The threat model is detecting a human before he or she can get away with the goods. That human would have to drop down into operational spaces to retrieve anything worth stealing. There are exceptions so working in conjunction with UL2050 and the AO along with the other regulations according to the exact type of facility.

Currently there no requirements for the IDS wiring to be in conduit as long as it remains inside the protected area. The old DIAM 50-3 required conduit as did an older version of DoD 5200. Most organizations have retired the DIAM 50-3 and the new 5200 only requires conduit should the lines leave the confines of the protected area. The reasons for backing off the use of conduit for the most part is due to cost. Specific organizations may still need to use conduit if it is required by their Certified TEMPEST Technical Authority. (CTTA)

ULs requirements and guidance on tampers of junction boxes require tamper switches or anti-tamper screws in boxes where there are splices. If the box is a pull through box there is no need for any tampers or tamper screws.

There are only 3 local public monitoring stations in Utah that have the CRZH UL listing: Peak Alarm, Stanley Convergent Security Solutions and TYCO.
There are only 2 local public monitoring UL listed Stations in Utah that have the CRZM to receive signals: Peak Alarm and Avantguard.

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

Challenges and practical applications for closed rooms and SCIFs

UL2050 certifications can be challenging

UL2050 certifications can be challenging

Challenges and practical applications for closed rooms and SCIFs is an article from TYCO that I am sharing below in it’s entirety including the TYCO contact information.

In Utah there are only 5 UL listed Central Stations that hold the CRZH UL listing that the article refers to. Peak Alarm, L3 Communications, Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, The Boeing Company and Tyco Integrated Security.

L3 Communications Web site
Tyco Official Web site
Stanley Convergent Security Solutions web site
http://www.boeing.com/

There are only two companies in Utah that hold the CRZM listing specifically to handle signals covered by the CRZH and those are Peak Alarm and Avantguard.

Avantguard Monitoring Web site

Call Larry Love at Peak Alarm (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com for more information about UL2050, SCIF pricing and High Security systems information. http://www.peakalarm.com

www.UL.com

The accreditation of a government facility can be a challenging task. It is imperative that Federal agencies and Government contractors consider the requirements developed by the Interagency Security Committee for federally owned or leased facilities. Delays in getting a facility accredited can cost valuable resources, time and money. Even further challenges arise when facility assessments are required in order to keep up your certification and accreditation.

Consider the following three challenges and pitfalls facing Government contractors, and learn practical applications for avoiding them.

1. Contracting with an Alarm Service Provider that is not certified to meet the UL 2050 standard.

This is typically one of the most common and costly mistakes for a Facility Security Officer, or FSO, who is tasked with a tremendous amount of responsibilities in order to get a space accredited in a specified period of time. The proper certification for protecting facilities that process classified material is the National Industrial Security Systems, or CRZH listing. A security company that has CRZH certification is authorized to consult, construct, inspect, monitor and certify a Closed Room or Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) within a specified radius of about a 4-hour response time, or 200 miles.

Key application points:

When contacting an Alarm Service Provider or Security Services Company for a quote, be sure that the company has UL 2050 certification, which is different from a UL certification or a provider of UL alarm systems.

If a problem with the system is uncovered during the inspection, which is performed by a certified company, the issue could require the equipment to be removed and reinstalled by a certified company.

This process can delay the project and the accreditation, and could mean costly expenses for the FSO.

A listing of National Industrial Security Systems CRZH-listed companies can be found on www.ULalarmfinder.com.

2. Failing to obtain approval from the Cognizant Security Office and Cognizant Security Agency, or CSO/CSA, on an Intrusion Detection or Access Control system design prior to installation.

This process is a requirement in DCID 6/9 Annex B 3.1.6 and the NSIPOM section 5-901. By obtaining approval prior to installation, you can potentially avoid additional costs and time delays associated with changing the design and/or parts of the system after installation.

Key application points:

Obtain approval from the CSO/CSA for an Intrusion Detection or Access Control system prior to installation.
Since the Defense Security Service (DSS) requires a copy of the alarm company’s CRZH compliance certificate, obtain this early on in the project.
3. Utilizing the Intrusion Detection or Access Control systems for areas other than the accredited space.

Secure spaces are required not to be left with communication that is not 128 bit encrypted. Because of limitations with the hardware that most security companies use, it prevents the connection of hardware outside of the secure space.

Key application points:

Choose a company that is UL 2050 certified and familiar with the government standard so that the project is properly installed. If a technical evaluation is performed and improper wiring was installed, facility operations could be shut down until the problem is corrected, causing project delays and costs.
If there is cause for concern that an existing system is in violation, contact your provider for an examination. If the systems are connected and the communication is not encrypted, the problem should be resolved as quickly as possible in order to stay in compliance. A proactive Facility Service Officer will stay on top of possible system violations quickly.
For more information on how Tyco Integrated Security can help your agency with integrated security solutions for Closed Rooms and SCIFs, call 1.888.721.6612.

Tyco article on SCIF challenges