Utah Alarm Pricing

Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love

When a product is quite a bit less expensive you need to question why.

Contact Larry Love at Peak Alarm for all your alarm, access, fire alarm, intrusion, cameras and intercom needs. Larry@peakalarm.com (801) 428 1384

We can lower your installation cost when you sign a 3 year agreement because we can subsidize some of the cost over time. We can do contracts that are less time but we would not be able to lower the install as much. We can even do month to month agreements but the upfront cost would be more.

Any time you have a licensed, insurred and certified company you will end up paying a bit more for their services although this is worth it.

Labor rates at Peak are $100 per hour for residential and $145 per hour for commerical. When I am in a bidding situation I can lower the hourly labor rate a bit when we run it through my department.

Check the Better Business Bureau on all of your alarm companies. Peak has a very good track record at the BBB. In the last 3 years we only have one complaint that is shown on our record. Many of our competitors have a great deal more complaints.

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.

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

Call Larry at Peak for best National Alarm Monitoring rates

Too small or too big can be an issue.

Too small or too big can be an issue.

Call Larry Love at Peak Alarm for best pricing on National Account Monitoring rates. (801) 428 1384 Larry@PeakALarm.com Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love

UL Listed Central Station
5 Diamond Certified
47 years in business
Mirrored backup Central Stations out of State
Full Alarm Divisions in Utah and Idaho
Full Guard an Patrol in Salt Lake City
Four Offices to serve you
Complete AV Division
5 UL Certifications including UL2050 High Security SCIF certifications

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
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
VIVINT 1/2/5/6/ This company has over 3662 complaints in the last 3 years although they do a great deal of business

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.

Configuring Intrusion systems and Access Control

I took this picture in Guatemala, Isabal

I took this picture in Guatemala, Isabal

Contact Larry Love for pricing and assistance with your commercial security, access, cameras and fire alarm systems. Larry@peakalarm.com (801) 428 1384 or cellular 801 898 6003 Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love

Example of how the Security and Access Control Systems are set up here at Peak Alarm

Here at Peak Alarm we the following configuration of systems that are set up independently of each other:

A.ACCESS CONTROL LIMITING ACCESS INTO THE BUILDING AND ALLOWING ACCESS OF CERTAIN PEOPLE INTO SPECIFIC AREAS ON TIME SCHEDULES.
B.SECURITY (INTRUSION) SYSTEMS LIMITING WHO CAN DISARM SPECIFIC AREAS DURNING SPECIFIC TIMES AND DAYS.
C.FIRE ALARM INCLUDING SMOKE DETECTION,SPRINKLER MONITORING,PULL STATIONS AND OTHER DETECTION 24/7
D.DIGITAL HIGH DEFINITION CAMERAS THAT ARE REMOTELY MONITORED AND RECORDED.
E.INTERCOM SYSTEMS

1. Peak Alarm has 2 large buildings that both have Fire Alarm, Access Control, Intrusion and Cameras.

2. Security Systems in both buildings are partitioned and manager codes can disarm anytime and other codes are limited to areas and specific times. An example of this is that Sales People cannot disarm the installation department, the shop or the accounting office but they can only disarm the sales offices. The installation department is similar that they can come in early but cannot disarm the other areas but only installation and the warehouse shop area. Some entry level or residential security systems do not have the ability to partition into areas and many of them are limited on how many users you can have so do some research before you buy so you can have a professional company do the installation the proper way.

3. Independent of the security system is the access control system. Prox cards that have been issued will allow you to open specific doors in specific areas but then you need a security code to disarm those areas. Some companies say “It would be easier if we could read our prox card and have it disarm the security system” and yes that would make things easier for you and for those trying to defeat your system if they found a prox card. It is best to keep these two systems separate. Peak Alarm can install a system that is integrated but if something happens to that system both your access control and your security system could be compromised.

4. In a separate 24 hour manned area Peak Alarm has a bank of cameras that monitored all four of our locations. This central station has bulletproof glass, a man trap. (An entry where you enter into a small hallway and cannot go out or in when one of the doors is open without approval from those inside.) The access, security, fire alarm and the cameras are monitored from this central station as well as thousands of our accounts. Peak Alarm has a large Guard Division both armed and unarmed to respond to alarms and customer concerns. One of our most valuable services is when we get temperature alarms from either vacation homes or homes of people that are on vacation. This can indicate that the heat has gone off and we can get a guard up there to help get it back on before the pipes freeze and or burst, this avoids expensive repairs to a home. Smoke Detectors are not normally tied to the security systems in most homes so we recommend that you install additional detection and we have smoke detectors that detect smoke, heat and also low temperatures.

5. Every night our main server is backed up in the other building and the server in the other building backs up to the one in the main building.

6. We have emergency generators that will kick on within seconds in a power failure and batteries that hold the power so there is no delay or loss of data in our central station. Our dispatchers will only know there has been a power outage because of an emergency light that lights up.

Larry Love has over 20 years of experience in the security industry and holds current training certificates for security, access control, cameras and fire alarm. Larry is NICET level 2 certified in Fire Alarm through the National Institute of Certification Engineering Technologies program and a Master Fire Alarm Tech with the State of Utah level three. Larry is an AXIS Certified Professional for AXIS Cameras and has passed the Bosch Access Control training which was a week long class in california to get certified in Access Control Systems. Larry is also trained and holds a 2015 Certificate for UL2050 High Security Installation design and he can help you with all your security design needs. (801) 428 1384

Peak Alarm has been in business since 1969 so over 47 years in business serving the Utah and the Idaho area. Peak has a full Guard and Patrol Division, AV Division, Security, Cameras and Access Control Division and a Full Service UL Listed Central Station that is also 5 Diamond Certified. There are only 200 UL listed Stations in the country that are also 5 Diamond Certified. This means each employees has been trained to handle emergency situations in a professional calm manner and was not just trained by answering the phone.

A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau Better Business Bureau web site – look up zip code then company names with only 3 complaints make and closed out in the last 3 years

47 Years in Business

UL listed Central Station that is 5 Diamond Certified and UL2050 Certified

Licensed and Insured (Many companies operating do not have the proper insurance and licensing)

Factory Trained in Access Control, Fire Alarm, Mass Notification, Voice Evacuation, Intrusion, Cameras, Nurse Call and Intercom

CAD DESIGN and DESIGN DEPARTMENT WITH NICET LEVELS 3 & 4 to design, sign off and stamp your plans to submit to the fire marshal

Peak Alarm is large enough to do any type of project with over 270 employees

Peak is locally owned and operated and a NETONE company as well as ranked number 58 in the Nation in SDM Magazine

Peak can do any size project from start to finish

Peak can do any size project from start to finish


Better Business Bureau review of two Security Companies

Until you open it you have no idea.

Until you open it you have no idea.

Don't wait till you sign a contract to find out about the complaints.

Don’t wait till you sign a contract to find out about the complaints.

Better Business Bureau web site www.bbb.org

Peak Alarm has only received 3 complaints with the Better Business Bureau in the past 3 years. We have an A+ rating with the BBB.

TWO OF OUR COMPETITORS have received over 3000 complaints. What follows was taken from the BBB site on 040516

Well known Security Company received 3,555 complaints in the last 3 years and has a C+ rating with the BBB
408 complaints about advertising
813 complaints about billing issues
34 complaints about delivery issues
24 complaints about guarantee issues
2276 complaints or problems with product or service
156 Negative reviews filed
Several Government actions taken including citations
Company found to be hiring unlicensed people as recently as 2016

Another well known Security Company had 4105 complaints in the last 3 years

Yes it is true these companies can give you a better deal and possibly tell you that you will get some free equipment. BEWARE that you may end up signing up for more than 36 months so you could end up paying almost double the amount that you could pay with Peak. Sometimes they will tell you that you get a FREE installation. Nothing really ends up being free. If they tell you that you get a free motion beware you will end up paying for it. You will pay now or pay later.

Peak Installation $99 dollars
Peak Alarm monthly $46 dollars for 36 months =$1,656 + the installation = $1,755 over the 36 month period total cost.
With this package you get Panel, Keypad, siren, battery, 3 door contacts, 1 motion
With the monitoring you get a repair agreement (extended warranty), Cell phone monitoring and Elite control which is arming and disarming remotely.

Well Known Special Security company ZERO installation
Monthly fees are normally around $54 for 60 months = $3,240 total or on a 48 month agreement $2,592 or even 36 months $1,944
Check to see if you get the repair agreement and the remote arm and disarm and the cellular fee. Even if you do are you paying too much?

Call Larry Love at Peak Alarm for a free quote (801) 428 1384 Larry@PeakAlarm.com

Peak Alarm can monitor your system over your phone line for as low as 26-$32 dollars a month and over cellular as low as $36.00 but the listed $46 includes a repair agreement and it includes remote arm and disarm with your smart phone. There are several factors depending on your exact system.

Peak Alarm is the only Local Alarm Company in Utah that has their own UL listed Central Station as well as a full Guard and Patrol Division and AV Division. Call after you get the rest of the story from the Better Business Bureau about the companies you were thinking of using because they have so called better deals.

Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love

Security TIPS for home and work

Security intrusion

Call Larry Love for additional information and pricing for Peak Alarm Systems (801) 428 1384 Larry@PeakAlarm.com

Peak Alarm web site

How to Protect Your Home…

Burglars hit a house, apartment or condominium every ten seconds. But if the burglar picks your place instead of the one next door, you probably helped invite him there. He looks for what the police call “targets of opportunity”. In other words, easy pickings.

To protect yourself, make your home look occupied when you’re away. Chances are the thief will pass it up for an easier target. Also, look into making a reasonable investment in good locks, outdoor lights and an alarm system. It will pay off in security and peace of mind. Here are some specific measures you can take.

Keep garage door closed and locked. This helps protect any valuable property you store in garage and prevents access to interior doors. Electric doors should be disconnected and, if practical, consider padlocks on the garage door tracks.

Have your lawn taken care of. Dry, uncut grass and build-up of excessive leaves and debris says you’re away.

Display “beware” signs. If you have a dog or an alarm system, put up signs that say you do. They deter thieves.

Put peepholes in doors. The type with a magnifying glass lens lets you see who’s out there without opening the door. Consider heavy-duty door chains as well.

Ask for police patrol. When you’ll be gone for an extended time, ask police to check your home periodically. And be a good neighbor. If you see unfamiliar or suspicious activity, call the police.

Consult a good locksmith. Different kinds of doors and windows require different kinds of locks. Deadbolt locks are recommended.

Don’t keep expensive jewelry at home. Keep it, along with other small valuables and important documents, in a safe deposit box.

Light the outside of your house. Use automatic light sensors near doors and the rear of the house where thieves do most of their work.

Secure patio doors. A steel rod in the door channel can work. A pin-type lock or a key lock is better. Additionally, secure two or three screws in the overhead track to reduce the chance of lifting the doors out of the track.

Don’t stop all deliveries. Cancel the milk, but have a neighbor pick up mail, newspaper and circulars daily.

Ask a neighbor to use your garbage cans. An empty garbage can is a tip-off that you’re away.

Keep shrubbery trimmed. Thick, tall shrubbery provides cover for a burglar and lets him work detected.

Leave a radio on. It says someone’s home. If you have a volume adjustment on your telephone bell, turn it to the lowest level.

Leave interior lights on. It’s best to use automatic timers to light different rooms at designated times.

Mark valuable items. Marking things a thief would be likely to steal, like the TV and stereo, will help police trace them and return them to you if they are recovered. Use an engraving pen, available at most police stations, and mark your driver’s license number with state abbreviations on items.

Leave drapes and shades open. When they’re closed, they’re a sign of an unoccupied house.

Take care with keys. Don’t leave a key under a doormat, flower pot, or a window ledge. Burglars look there first.

Park a car in your driveway. If you have a second car, leave it in the driveway. Or ask a neighbor to park there. This not only gives the appearance of an occupied house, but prevents burglars from backing up a van for loading.

Look into an alarm system. They vary in sophistication. Peak Alarm systems can even arm automatically when you leave the home. (Geofencing) They can control your lighting, temperature, garage doors,locks and more. Arm and disarm remotely. For the basic system with 3 doors, 1 motion, Panel, Cellular communicator, Keypad, siren and battery $99 installed and $39 per month ($5 more per month for remote arm/disarm) Add $10 per month when you need alarm response in areas the police will not respond.

Consider a camera system that you can view remotely with your cell phone. These type of systems are becoming more affordable and it can give you peace of mind to know when the kids get home and view them home. Many people use cameras to check on their pets while they are at work. Having cameras can be great when you are on vacation.

Tips to Protect your Business

SECURITY SYSTEMS: Burglars target businesses that do not have security systems and camera systems more often than those that do. Burglars look for what the police call “targets of opportunity” In other words, easy pickings. When your alarm system is outdated or in disrepair this can also put you at risk.
Look into making a reasonable investment in good locks, outdoor lighting, a new camera system that you can remotely access and a new security system that you can control using your smartphone. This investment will pay off in security and peace of mind. If you forget to arm the system you can remotely do so.

Leasing a system will allow you to make smaller monthly payments yet you can have your system installed today and when the technology changes in a few years you can have the system updated to a newer system keeping your business on the cutting edge and protected.

CAMERAS : Consider installing a new camera system with high definition cameras that you can view remotely. This can be a deterrent to crime especially internal crime by employees. The cameras also work well as a positive training aid, let the employees know you appreciated specific work they did that you viewed on the camera system. This let them know that you are watching and it won’t come accross as a negative thing when you use the right comments. Cameras can also be very valuable when someone has an accident to view how to prevent future accidents or for insurance purposes.

Here are some specific measures you can take starting today.

TEST: Test your security and camera system regularly replacing decals and signs as needed.

Keep overhead doors closed and locked. Consider padlocks on the garage door tracks.

Keep your outside lighting in working order and consider adding additional lights and cameras.

Hold ongoing training on how to use the security system for new employees and hold review training for employees that may have been trained but do not use the system very often. Test your system every month to assure it is working.

Update your call list every few months making sure phone numbers and names are current.

Every 6 months or every year it is prudent to change all of the security codes. That way if anyone was sharing their code with someone else the old codes will not function. Avoid programming codes that are easy to guess like birth years etc…

LEARN ABOUT YOUR SYSTEM AND ACTIVELY USE IT: To reduce false alarms do not leave balloons near your motion detectors, avoid having hanging displays or mobiles near the motion detection areas. Keep the equipment clean and free of spider webs. Do not have plants or other hanging objects near the heating and air conditioning vents because many times the air flow can cause them to move and set off your motion detectors. Avoid installing motion detection in areas where the temperatures are very low or very high.

Have your security system serviced so it stays in top operating condition. Batteries should be checked periodically and changed as needed. When a door contact or motion detectors are damaged and not repaired, employees notice as do others making the building a more desirable target.

Don’t keep expensive inventory in areas of your business that do not have good constant camera coverage that you can review. Unfortunately a high percentage of shrinkage is attributed to employees and former employees that know your business. Using your camera system proactively can make your employees aware that you do use the camera system and are checking. Let them know how much you appreciate how organized they are or how they handled specific situations. Tell them you saw them unload product while viewing the camera system and let them know what a great job they did. When you use your camera system in such a way people are made aware that you are viewing the cameras and they are less likely to do things they should not do or be involved in theft.

Make a list of any items you may be interested in and call Larry Love at Peak for a free consultation 801 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com

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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DCFS Utah Peak Alarm Capital Electric

Peak Alarm Salt Lake Office

Peak Alarm Salt Lake Office

One of Peak Alarm’s most recent projects in Sandy Utah with Capital Electric and SIRQ General Contractors is the DCFS building where we are doing the Fire Alarm, Access Control, Security, Cameras and Intercom for the new DCFS building.

Peak Alarm will be providing Hochiki Fire Alarm, Honeywell Access Control, DMP Security, FLIR cameras and Aiphone intercoms.

Call or email Larry Love at Peak Alarm for more information Larry@PeakAlarm.com (801) 428 1384