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.

Utah Alarm dealer

Fresh fish done right

Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love

(801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com

In business since 1969. Peak has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau with only 1 current complaint listed as of 09/04/17

Better Business Bureau web site www.bbb.org

When looking for an alarm company keep in mind that large national companies sometimes are not as flexible as a local company. Look for a company that has been in business and has been consistant and it is also prudent to check the BBB web site for complaints. Some of the alarm companies in Utah have over 1000 complaints that have been filed.

Utah Alarm dealers

Don’t stand still get moving

Utah has the normal alarm companies that are national such as ADT ADT site, TYCO TYCO web site, SIMPLEX Simplex Grinnell weband so on and then we have some local companies such as Mountain Alarm Mountain FPS web site and Alarm Control AC web site and Peak Alarm Local alarm dealer web site and you should always look up each one on the Better Business Bureau before you make a purchase. Some of the larger companies have thousands of complaints listed. Another local alarm company is VIVINT VIVINT WEB SITE

Simplex Grinnell is also Johnson Controls and Tyco. YOu will see that by going to their web site listed above. ADT and Protection One are also merged and are now one company. Pro 1 web site

Peak Alarm employees over 300 local people in Utah and Idaho and has been in business since 1969.

Larry Love has been in the alarm industry for over 20 years and can help you with any of your alarm needs.

Here are some of the product lines that Peak Alarm uses.

Mircom Mircom web site

Silent Knight SK web site

Fire-Lite FL Web site

DMP Web site

Bosch Security – Fire – Access – Cameras Bosch web site

FLIR Camera Systems web site

2GIG web site for 2gig

ACCESS CONTROL PRODATAKEY – Prodatakey cloud based or standalone

ACCESS CONTROL DSX DSX Web site

INTERCOM COMELIT Comelit web site

INTERCOM AIPHONE Aiphone web site

UL LISTED and CERTIFIED FOR UL2050 Installations and Monitoring Web site for UL

Better Business Bureau BBB web site check on all vendors

Peak Alarm is an experienced Alarm dealer in business since 1969 with a UL listed Central Station and Peak is the only alarm company with a full service guard and patrol company. Peak has 4 offices in Utah and Idaho.

Larry Love (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com

Peak Alarm web site

Mircom fire alarm in Utah

Peak Alarm, Peak Guard, Peak AV, Peak Central Station

Peak Alarm is a MIRCOM Fire Alarm Dealer in Utah and Idaho.

Contact Larry Love for pricing: (801)428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com

Peak offers CAD drawings, Fire Marshal submittals, UL listed Central Station, Full Guard Division and our Alarm Division. Peak has NICET certified techs and certified fire alarm techs.

Peak Alarm employees over 300 local employees and has been in business since 1969

Get bids from Larry Love a NICET II Fire Alarm estimator with over 20 years of experience. (801) 428 1384 larry@peakalarm.com the company web site is www.peakalarm.com

Peak Alarm best Alarm Company in Utah

Peak Alarm is the Leader in Utah

http://www.peakalarm.com Peak Alarm is the only Alarm company that has a UL listed Central Station and a full guard and patrol division.

Peak Alarm has been in business since 1969 and has only had one complaint filed with the www.bbb.org Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years.

Peak Alarm is the only UL listed Central Station that holds 5 UL Certificates.

Call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 or email him at Larry@peakalarm.com for pricing and more information about Peak Alarm.

Many of the TOP TEN, TOP FIVE or BEST ALARM COMPANY lists on the INTERNET are paid services so be sure to look each company up on the BBB web site before you make your decision.

Understand that Peak Alarm does not do Free equipment so if you are paying $149 for the basic PeakLink system with a monthly of $44 per month over 36 months you are paying $149 + $1,584 or $1,733 total but the equipment is not free, nothing ever is.

Other companies will charge you $56 per month or more for 60 months yet they give you FREE equipment but beware because if you do the math you end up paying $3,360 which is almost double so you are paying over $1,600 in order to save a few hundred dollars.

Larry Love has over 20 years in the industry and can help you with all of your alarm, camera, access control and fire alarm needs. Peak Alarm is a certified Mircom dealer.

Fire Alarm Utah Salt Lake City

Alarms come in various brands with different features.

Alarms come in various brands with different features.

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Understanding Fire Alarm Systems may not be on your priority list so let us take care of those details:

1. Fire Alarm Panel – Zoned, Addressable or Analog with Power Supply panels to power other devices
2. Annunciators (This keypad will show all troubles, alarms and supervisory notifications)
3. Smoke Detectors, CO detectors, flame detectors, heat detectors and multisensors.
4. Duct Smoke Detectors (Shuts down air handlers so smoke will not spread) Remote Test switches for Duct Detectors
5. Horn/Strobes, Strobes, Horns, Speakers, Speaker/Strobes for mass notification. Also new Low Frequency Horns to meet current code.
6. Damper connections to shut or open dampers so prevent the spreading of smoke
7. Magnetic Door Holders (The fire panel will drop these door holders also to prevent the spread of fire and smoke)
8. Elevator Recall will send the elevator to a specific floor when there is smoke on other floors.
9. Tie to the Access Control systems to release the doors when there is a fire alarm.
10. Tie to the flow switches on the Fire Sprinkler system to set off the alarm and dispatch the fire department when water is flowing. PIV Post Indicator valves can also be tied to the fire alarm. Wet and Dry systems can be tied in using monitor modules. Pressure switches can also be monitored.
11. Tie to the Tamper switches on the Fire Sprinkler System to alert the owner that the water has been turned off.
12. Test functions to allow you to practice fire drills
13. The Fire Alarm Systems in Utah are required to be tested and green tagged by a certified individual once a year. This is a different tag than the sprinkler tag.
14. Batteries should be changed every 3 to 5 years.
15. Monitoring normally costs around $30 dollars a month for a fire alarm system.
16. If you want to get rid of your analog phone lines for monitoring the fire alarm can be monitored using a high supervision cellular unit for $22 dollars extra per month. This system sends signals every 6 minutes.
17. When you want to use a radio instead of the high supervision cellular the additional cost is only $15 extra on your monitoring for radio monitoring.
18. This is not a complete list of what is tied to the fire alarm although it will give you more information so you have a good idea that a fire alarm system can help keep you safe.
19. Smoke detectors activate much sooner than the sprinkler systems so because the sprinklers normally activate when the temperatures reach around 165 degrees on the ceiling. The ideal is to have both systems because once a sprinkler system is activated the water is going to ruin most everything inside because it is meant to protect the structure.

For more information or a quote call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com

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Fire Alarm companies in Utah and their corresponding manufactures

Alarms come in various brands with different features.

Alarms come in various brands with different features.


Ademco by HONEYWELL, (Peak Alarm and Most Fire and Security companies can install these panels)

Ademco by HONEYWELL (Peak Alarm and Most Fire and Security companies can install these panels)

Bosch, Radionics, Detection Systems, (Bosch bought Radionics and Detection systems years ago there are 6 Dealers in Utah) Peak Alarm, Nelson Fire, Inc. Yamas Controls, Kenco, Firetrol, Bosch also offers high security panels with encryption.
Cerberus Pyrotronics, Siemens,(Alarm Control, GSL Electric and Siemens are dealers for Cerberus)
DMP – There are 4 DMP dealers in Utah and DMP also has high security panels with encryption. Peak Alarm.
Digitize Fire Alarm is installed by Firetrol
EST, (Was GE now UTC Fire & Security), Firetrol, State Fire 801 288 2100, Wasatch Electric 801 487 4511 and PST 801 649 6696
Fenwall, (Alarm Control)
Fireworx, Edwards, (If you have information on who the dealers are for this and other brands please let me know)
Firelite by HONEYWELL, (Peak Alarm installs Firelite and so do several Fire Alarm companies in Utah )
Faraday, ( Rydalch electric used to be a dealer for this brand)
Farenhyt by HONEYWELL, (Alphacorp is a Farenhyt distributer here in Utah ask for Kent)
FCI by HONEYWELL, (This brand is installed by Nelson Fire, Inc. 801 468 8300 )
Fike, Alarm control and United Fire

GE Vigilant, (Best) UTC – Alpha Corp, Inc. Delta Fire Systems, Inc. Fire Supression Services, Inc Interwest, Mountain West Securit, Professional Systems Technology, Inc. and Why’rd are all Vigilant Dealers. This GE project is Edwards United Technologies.

GE-IO Series, (Statefire)
Gamewell by HONEYWELL,(Installed by Nelson Fire 801 468 8300, Inc. and Firetrol also says they install Gamewell systems)
Harrington – JBP Enterprises out of AZ, Automated Fire and Security (Certified) , Wasatch Controls, and Statefire. United Fire also can get it from out of State.
Hochiki, (Peak Alarm is one of the four Hochiki dealers in Salt Lake City) You can call Hochiki direct for the full list of dealers. There is a dealer in Bountiful, one in West Jordan and Two in Salt Lake City.
Honeywell = Notifier, Silent Knight, Firelite, FCI Gamewell, Onyx, Farenhyt
Keltron ( No known dealers in Utah)
Mircom, (Installed by Peak Alarm 801 428 1384, PCS Power Control Systems 801 560 6423 BEST is another Mircom dealer. )
Mirtone – Installed by BEST 801 352 0743 and Peak Alarm 801 428 1384
Notifier by HONEYWELL,(This brand is installed by FPS Fire Protection Services otherwise known as Mountain Alarm and by Firetrol)
Secutron, (No known dealers in Utah) Not to be confused with Securitron (Locks)
Siemens – This is Cerberus Pyrotronics
Silent Knight by HONEYWELL, (Installed by Peak Alarm and several other Fire Alarm companies)
Silent Knight IFP 1000 or IFP 2000 Proprietary by Honeywell known as Farenhyt (Installed by AAA Fire)
SimplexGrinnel by TYCO 801 262 9406, (Simplex is the main dealer of Simplex although Statefire says they service Simplex. (Also Thorn and Autocall)
UTC Fire & Security – Main company for GE companies such as Vigilant and EST

Vigilant (was GE now UTC), (Best or Best Access) Alpha Corp, Inc. Delta Fire Systems, Inc. Fire Supression Services, Inc Interwest, Mountain West Security, Professional Systems Technology, Inc. and Why’rd are all Vigilant Dealers. This GE project is Edwards United Technologies.

This sheet was provided as an information sheet only. If any of the information needs to be corrected or updated please let Larry@peakalarm.com know and he will get the changes made.
Peak Alarm www.PeakAlarm.com installs Alarm Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Camera Systems, Access Control Systems, Intercom and other low voltage systems.

Fire Alarm manufactures

Brands of Fire Alarm

Depending on the brand of fire alarm you have installed in your facility the cost of parts and service will vary. When you choose a proprietary many times you may end up paying higher costs.


Ademco by HONEYWELL,
Bosch, Radionics, Detection Systems, (Several Dealers in Utah) Bosch is approved by the Government for high security. (UL2050)
Cerberus Pyrotronics, Siemens,
DMP, (Does not do Class A Fire Alarm), (Several DMP dealers in Utah) DMP is approved by the Government for high security. (UL2050)
Digitize,
EST, (Was GE now UTC Fire & Security), (3 EST Dealers)
Fenwall,
Fireworx, Edwards,
Firelite, HONEYWELL,
Faraday, – Siemens,
Farenhyt, HONEYWELL, (Silent Knight)
FCI, BY HONEYWELL,(Mostly done by one company)
Fike,
GE Vigilant,
GE-IO Series,
Gamewell by HONEYWELL, (With FCI mostly done by one company)
Harrington,
Hochiki, (Four dealers in Utah) One in Bountiful, one in West Jordan and two in Salt Lake including Peak Alarm.
Honeywell,
Keltron,
Mircom,
Notifier by HONEYWELL,
Secutron,
Siemens, (Proprietary- Cerberus Pyrotronics)
Silent Knight by HONEYWELL, (General distribution)
Silent Knight IFP 1000 Proprietary, (Farenhyt is also Proprietary)
SimplexGrinnel by TYCO, (Proprietary)
UTC Fire & Security,
Vigilant (was GE now UTC?),

Please help me update this list with current names and websites. Larry@peakalarm.com 801 428 1384

If any of the information is not correct I would appreciate help updating the relationships of the companies.

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Utah Fire Alarm dealers and manufactures

List of different dealers and manufactures

List of different dealers and manufactures

LIST OF FIRE ALARM DEALERS FOR MOST MAJOR MANUFACTURES IN UTAH

ADT- Security, Cameras – Call for additional information (877) 809 3274 www.adt.com

Alarm Control – Siemens, Cerberus Pyrotronics,Silent Knight, Firelite. Suppression Panels: Fike, Ansul and Fenwall,Cerberus – (801)486 8731 Alarm
Control installs and services Fire Alarms and Suppression Systems as well. http://www.alarmcontrol.com
Alarm Tech – Silent Knight Fire Alarm 801 568 6757

Alpha Corp, Inc. (801) 977 8608 Fire Alarm: GE Vigilant by Edwards United Technologies. http://alphacorpsecurity.com

BEST – GE Vigilant- Mirtone Fire Alarm, Fire Alarm Access Control, Security, Cameras 801 352 0743

CERTIFIED FIRE – Farenhyt Fire Alarms and Silent Knight (Janus Fire Systems) Call (801) 694 1215 Certified Fire has been in business over 11 years and also is a full service company that offers Fire Suppression and Fire Sprinkler Systems. http://certfire.com/

Delta Fire Systems, Inc. (801) 972 4500 Fire Alarm System brand is GE Vigilant by Edwards United Technologies. This company is who we recommend for sprinkler systems. http://www.deltafiresystems.com

GSL Electric also sells and installs Siemens Cerberus Pyrotronics Fire Alarm Systems. http://www.gslelectric.com/

Siemens – Siemens Cerberus Pyrotronics- Fire Alarm (801) 590 7373 (Alarm Control and GSL Electric also services Cerberus)

StateFire – Call (801) 288 2100
StateFire has been in business since 1989 as a strong full service fire suppression company. StateFire provides service for Simplex, Fike, GE-EST, Notifier, FCI and Silent Knight. StateFire Is an Authorized dealer in EST, GE-IO Series and Fike. StateFire installs Fire Alarms, Clean Agent Suppression Systems as well as service and monitoring. We are a full service fire suppression company which services fire sprinklers, extinguishers, kitchen hood suppression systems. www.Statefire.com

FSS Fire Suppression Services, Inc. (801)277 6464 cannot find a web site for this company. Fire Alarm: GE Vigilant/Edwards United Technologies

Firetrol – Notifier & gamewell- EST – Bosch- Firelite – Silent Knight- Digitize – Fire Alarm (801) 485 6900

Honeywell -Security, Access Control, Fire Alarm and Cameras (801) 886 2957

Interwest Fire Protection, Inc. (801) 746 4040 http://www.interwestfire.com
Mountain Alarm or Fire Protection is the company name for their fire alarm division -Notifier is their main brand although they can also do Bosch, Silent Knight or Firelite as well. Mountain Alarm is their security division and Fire Protection does the fire alarm installations. (801) 363 9696 www.mountainalarm.com

Mountain West Security, LLC Orem Utah (801) 226 6786 http://www.mwsecure.com Fire Alarm is GE Vigilant by Edwards United Technologies

Nelson Fire – FCI and Gamewell (801)468 8300 This company does quite a bit of work for the school districts.

Johnson Controls (801) 973 4001-

PEAK ALARM – DMP Security, DSX Access Control, Salient/Axis Cameras, HOCHIKI Fire Alarm as well as Silent Knight, Firelite and DMP Fire Alarm- – UL listed Monitoring (801) 486 7231 – Ask for Larry Love 801 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com www.PeakAlarm.com Peak Alarm only has 2 complaints on the Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years as of 08/31/16 both issues were billing issues.Check http://www.bbb.org before buying from any company because of the alarm companies have over 3000 complaints. Low price is not always the best indicator.

PST Professional Systems Technology, Inc. – GE Vigilant – EST Fire Alarm, Access Control, Fire Alarm, Security – (801)649 6696 http://www.pstslc.com

PCS – Power Control Systems- Access Control, Security – MIRCOM Fire Alarm (801) 560 6423

SIMPLEX Grinell – Fire Alarm, Intrusion Security, Access Control, Cameras. SIMPLEX, Grinell, Thorn and Autocall Fire Alarm (801) 633 9830

United Fire – Fike and Harrington

Wasatch Electric Comtech division- Cameras, Access Control, Security and Fire Alarm (801) 487 4511 – GE EST Edwards System Technology

Why’rd (801)568 6757 Ask for Myron http://www.why-rd.com GE Vigilant Edwards United Technologies (Fire Alarm)

LIST OF FIRE ALARM MANUFACTURES (All equipment is UL listed)

1. Bosch – UL listed Fire Panel including conventional, addressable and analog addressable www.Boschsecurity.us
2. DMP – UL listed Fire Panels www.dmp.com
3. Digitize Fire Alarms http://www.digitize-inc.com/
3. EST – GE http://www.edwardsfiresafety.com/ Edwards United Technologies
4. Faraday http://www.us.sbt.siemens.com/ By Siemens
5. Farenhyt Fire Alarms http://www.farenhyt.com/ Silent Knight by Honeywell- Aphacorp here is Utah is a distributor for Farenhyt ask for Kent. AAA Fire is also a distributor
6. FCI Fire Control Instruments – http://www.gamewell-fci.com/ Gamewell FCI by Honeywell
7. Fike Corporation – http://www.fike.com/ Fire Alarm, Air Sampling and Releasing panels. Alarm Control and United Fire.
8. Firelite by Honeywell http://www.firelite.com/ Peak Alarm also installs.
9. Fireworx – Conventional and addressable small building detection http://www.edwardsfiresafety.com/ Edwards United Technologies
10. Gamewell – http://www.gamewell-fci.com/ Gamewell FCI by Honeywell
11. GE UTC Fire & Security: A united technical company http://www.utcfireandsecurity.com/ There are 7 companies here in the area that sell GE Vigilant Fire Alarm systems by Edwards.
12. Harrington http://www.harringtonfire.com/ Sales rep listed on web site is in Arizona
13. Hochiki – Full line of conventional (zoned) and analog addressable Fire Alarm Systems including Air Sampling smoke detection as well as listed panels for releasing / Extinguish panels www.Hochiki.com Peak Alarm is one of the four distributors for Hochiki here in Utah. There is another Hochiki dealer in Bountiful, one in West Jordan and two in Salt Lake.
14. Keltron corporation http://www.keltroncorp.com/ codded or McCulloh or l00mA coded circuits
15. Mircom http://www.mircom.com/
15a. Mirtone
16. Notifier www.notifier.com by Honeywell
17. Siemens Industry Inc. Fire Safety Division http://w3.usa.siemens.com/ same as Cerberus Pyrotronics – Alarm Control and GSL also sell and install Cerberus Pyrotronics.
18. Silent Knight by Honeywell https://www.silentknight.com
19. SimplexGrinnel LP http://www.tycosimplexgrinnell.com/ by TYCO
20. Vigilant http://www.edwardsfiresafety.com/ Edwards United Technologies There are 7 dealers for GE Vigilant

Note: The following are not fire alarm manufactures of Alarm Systems but of devices or appliances such as Horn/Strobes etc…

1. Gentex
2. Cooper Wheelock
3. System Sensor
4. Edwards also make bells, horns and such although most of the appliances are from 1-3

Fenwal http://www.fenwalfire.com/ Fire Alarm releasing /suppression control units

AIR SAMPLING SMOKE DETECTION – AIR ASPIRATED

Air- Intelligence by Edwards United Technologies
Hochiki

When you have current information or corrections on any of the dealers or manufacturers please send corrections or updates to Larry@peakalarm.com and I will update the information on this blog. This information was obtained using the web so if I did not find the current dealer please let me know and I will correct it.

Fire Alarm Companies in Utah and Salt Lake City

Brands of Fire Alarm

Depending on the brand of fire alarm you have installed in your facility the cost of parts and service will vary. When you choose a proprietary brand many times you may end up paying higher costs.

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I will list different Fire Alarm Dealers that are here in Utah and some of the brands that they install and service. This list is not a complete list and when you see something that needs to be corrected or updated we welcome your feedback and we will make those corrections.

Company name will be listed first and then the brands of Fire Alarm that they sale and service will be listed after. They are not in any specific order on this list.

American Security & Fire, Inc. – BOSCH, Silent Knight and Firelite (801)263 6002 in business for 16+ years. Call 801 263 6002 or 801 898 6002 and ask for Ron.

Alarm Control – Siemens, Cerberus, Pyrotronics,Silent Knight, Firelite. Suppression Panels: Fike, Ansul and Fenwall – (801)486 8731 Ask for Brad. Alarm Control installs and services Fire Alarms and Suppression Systems as well.

Alarm Tech installs Silent Knight Fire Alarm 801 568 6757

BEST – GE Vigilant and MIRTONE Fire Alarm ask for Al 801 352 0743

CERTIFIED FIRE PROTECTION – Farenhyt Fire Alarms and Silent Knight (Janus Fire Systems) Call (801) 281 0746 or (801) 694 1215 Certified Fire has been in business over 11 years and also is a full service company that offers Fire Suppression and Fire Sprinkler Systems.

ADT (877) 809 3274 www.ADT.com A Tyco Company. ADT has 7 Central Stations in the US and over 6 million accounts.

PEAK – MIRCOM Commerical Fire Alarm Alarm. DMP and Hochiki Commerical Fire Alarm Systems. They also install Firelite and Silent Knight. Peak is also a Bosch dealer as well. (801) 428 1384 Ask for Larry Love cell is 801 898 6003 or the office number is 801 428 1384. Peak Alarm has been in business for over 45 years, is licensed, insured and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Peak has a full service Patrol and Guard division and an AV division. Peak Alarm installs Fire Alarm, Security, Access Control (DSX) and cameras. www.PeakAlarm.com

Siemens – Siemens Cerberus Pyrotronics (801) 590 7373 (Alarm Control and GSL Electric http://www.gslelectric.com/ also service Cerberus as well)

Firetrol – Notifier & Gamewell FCI, Radionics, Bosch,Silent Knight, Firelite, Digitize, GE-EST (801) 485 6900

Honeywell – (801) 886 2957

Mountain Alarm or Fire Protection -Notifier is their main brand although they can also do Bosch, Silent Knight or Firelite as well. Mountain Alarm is their security division and Fire Protection does the fire alarm installations. (801) 363 9696 www.mountainalarm.com

Nelson Fire – FCI and Gamewell (801)468 8300 Ask for Steve or Ben Nelson. Nelson Fire also is a licensed security company and does quite a bit of work for the school districts.

Johnson Controls (801) 973 4001-

PST – GE – EST – Ask for Greg (801)649 6696

PCS – Power Control Systems – MIRCOM Commercial Fire Alarm ask for Gary Powers (801) 560 6423 Mircom.com –

SIMPLEX Grinell – SIMPLEX, Grinell, Thorn and Autocall ask for Dave (801) 633 9830 www.simplex-fire.com

STATEFIRE has been in business since 1989 as a strong full service fire suppression company.

StateFire services Simplex, Fike, GE-EST, Notifier, FCI and Silent Knight. StateFire Is an Authorized dealer in EST, GE-IO Series and Fike. StateFire installs Fire Alarms, Clean Agent Suppression Systems as well as service and monitoring. State Fire is full service fire suppression company which services fire sprinklers, extinguishers, kitchen hood suppression systems. Call (801) 288 2100 X5221 Ask for Brad Teerlink. www.statefire.com

Wasatch Electric Comtech division (801) 487 4511 – GE EST

Many times when using a larger company you will end up paying more and many times having to wait for longer periods of time for Service sometimes getting through on the phone is more difficult as well. If the larger company is more stable than the smaller companies that is another factor to be weighed when making the decision of what fire alarm to have installed.

Many times an owner will hire an architect who in turn hires and electrical engineer who ends up designing the fire alarm system and most of the time the specification book will list different brands of fire alarm or companies that can bid on a project. Many of these brands are proprietary meaning they are the only company in the state that can sell parts or service the system therefore the cost tends to be higher. At times you may find another service company for some of these brands but often those companies buy their parts from the first company so the prices are not to much different and sometimes they are higher. When you deal with very large companies many times you end up having to wait longer for service and often you end up paying more for service. Some sales people will tell you the cost is higher because the quality is higher and in some cases this is true so doing your research is vital.

Radionics is BOSCH now. http://www.boschsecurity.us is the web site. Bosch now has several different lines of equipment to meet your needs. In most areas they have an entry line product then a mid range and a high end line. Bosch offers a full line of Fire Alarm including Analog Addressable panels, Addressable only panels that are also UL Listed to combine Security and Access. Bosch offers a Full Access Control line, Camera Systems and Intrusion/Security also in entry lines, midrange and High End lines to meet most price ranges and they have a 3 year warranty.

For some small businesses having your Fire Alarm and your Security system combined can be done although it is recommended to keep them separate. DMP has a panel that can do fire and security as does Ademco and Bosch has a full line of panels that combine security, fire alarm and access as well.

There are different Central Stations in Utah and 2 of the ones that are UL listed are PEAK ALARM and AVANTGUARD. There is a requirement if you are doing monitoring for Fire Alarm that you use a UL listed Station. When a Station is UL listed it means they have jumped through many hoops including backup generators, backup receivers which normally cost over 10K each and it includes many other requirements making the Station have to be a cut above the rest.

Fire Alarm inspections need to be done by those that are certified through the State Fire Marshals office and they will have an AE number. NICET is another certification for National Institute of Certifying Engineering Technologies. Those certified in Fire Alarm are either NICET I,2, 3 or 4.

Faraday is another brand of Fire Alarm and at one point Rydalch Electric was selling and servicing this brand of Fire Alarm but it has been many years since I was aware of this so this may have changed.

Secutron is another brand of Fire Alarm although I do not have information as to who the dealers are in Utah. Not to be confused with Securitron which refers to locking hardware

Look up the companies on the Better Business Bureau www.BBB.org to check complaints and their grade A through F

This is a list of the Major Fire Alarm Brands that most Electrical Engineers will place in their specifications. If I have left any out please feel free to let me know. If I have left your company off the list please let me know your contact information along with the Brands of Fire Alarm that you sell and service along with a short blurb of your company so I can update this list Call Larry at 801 428 1384 or my email is Larry@PeakAlarm.com

Although wireless detection is getting better it is still recommended that Fire Alarm be hardwired when possible. The new innovations such as Radio, Internet monitoring and High Supervision Cellular Monitoring are also good options.The high Supervision Cellular monitoring dials out every 4 to 5 minutes and analog phone lines are becoming a thing of the past so considering these new methods can help you stay on the upside of technology.

When installing a highrise building there are certain fire alarm systems that are better than others and the Electrical Engineers will know that important information. It is true that paying more for certain brands of equipment can mean a higher quality and a better warranty and then on the flip side some companies take advantage of this and raise their prices after you are locked into their brand of equipment.

If you have a Detection Systems Brand Fire Alarm you can try to service them although they are quite outdated and most of the time it is best to end up replacing the panel and the devices and appliances. Many times you may be able to use the existing wire. There are other Brands that are quite old as well and you can try to get them serviced although you may consider having them replaced.