What’s interesting or alarming about alarms?

Just plain good

Just plain good

Often people think of alarm systems as alerting the police or the fire department of a burglar or of a fire alarm and that is true although now they do so much more. Here are a few examples of what current alarm systems can do for you. What type of services can Peak Alarm provide?

Commercial and Residential Services both for the homeowner, contractor or business owner. Design, installation, testing, training and monitoring. Phone line monitoring, Radio monitoring on our own frequency licensed by the FCC, Cellular monitoring & Internet monitoring

REMOTE GARAGE DOOR
1. Did you for get to shut your garage door or your not sure if you did? Open your alarm app check and go ahead and close the door from anywhere.

REMOTE CONTROL OF LIGHTING
2. Did you mean to turn on or turn off a light before you left the house? Do it from your app or have the lights randomly turn on and off when you are not there or even when you are there. Have them turn on when it gets dark and then shut off at 10PM or 11PM and turn back on at 5AM or 6AM and then turn off at 7AM

REMOTE THERMOSTATS & CAMERAS
3. When you are on vacation do you worry about the temperature in your home? If you have fish or other pets do you worry about them when you are gone?
Use the alarm app to adjust the temperature up or down or just check it. Use the app to look in on your pets or children with cameras that we can install in strategic places.

REMOTE VIDEO DOORBELL
4. Have you ever wanted to know who came to your door while you were away? If UPS or the Mail main were to come to your home while you were gone how cool would it be to answer the door with a video phone and even let them into the garage to leave a package and then shut the garage? Now you can with the SKYBELL or Alarm.com Video Bell. View and talk to those that come to your door. It alerts you and you can tell them you can’t come to the door and they will have no idea whether you are home or not.

HEAT SMOKE FREEZE, CO (Carbon Monoxide) and WATER SENSORS
5. If you are on vacation and it is winter your pilot light or the furnace may stop working. If the home drops below freezing the pipes could freeze and even cause expensive flooding when the thaw back out. Get heat, smoke, freeze and water sensors installed on your security system to alert you to these issues. This will end up saving you in the long run and they are not that expensive to have installed. If the basement floods it will cost you thousands of dollars. If the pipes freeze it can also cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars. If the house burns down you or your family could be hurt or killed. Often smoke will overcome people while they sleep so having smoke alarms that alert the fire department is much better than just the smokes that wake you up (which often don’t wake you up) CO sensors can also be added to your security system and having the smokes, heat, freeze, Co and water sensors does not cost you anything additional to monitor them per month. The installation will cost but the monthly monitoring will not. If you are paying for normal phone line monitoring you will need to add a cellular and elite control (interactive arm/disarm) to view your alarms over your smart phone. The world of alarms is changing.

LOCKS
6. Do you worry that if your children have lost 3 or 4 or more keys that someone might find one of them and get into your home or even their friends might? With a keyless entry lock your children or employees can access your home or business without keys. In a business we install prox card readers in homes we install a keyless entry lock which allows them to enter without a key and you can even unlock the home using one of these locks and your smart phone.

MOTIONS, GLASS BREAK, SHOCK, DOOR AND WINDOW STATUS SENSORS and Monitored 24 hour lockdown status to your gun rooms or datavaults.
7. Peak Alarm can install all types of security for your business or home including the above normal items associated with security or any of the ones we mentioned at first. Call Larry Love 801 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com http://www.peakalarm.com

ACCESS CONTROL FOR BUSINESS SITES
8. Do away with keys and have Peak Alarm install Peakedge access control. You can access the system online and add and delete users. When someone quits or is fired you cancel their card access instead of trying to get keys back from them or trying to rekey your facility.

CAMERAS
9. Peak Alarm can install several different types of camera systems. Call Larry and he can come by your facility or home to go over the different options. You can access these cameras using your smart phone to view your home, business or pets remotely from anywhere.

INTERCOM
10. Peak will install a weatherproof intercom and door release system on your home or business so you can talk to those that come to the door.

PERS
11. Peak can install a system in your home or business with medical alert buttons that you wear on your wrist, around your next or mounted buttons. These can be programed as panic buttons to call the police or medical buttons to alert a family member or alert emergency services. Yes this can be used if you have fallen down and cannot get up. The buttons are water resistant.

VIDOFIED
12. Peak Alarm offers special services for situations where you need our dispatchers to verify if the intruder is an animal or a human. This is great for empty buildings, car lots, tow lots and much more. Call Larry for more information. This system does not require power to work but will transfer pictures over the internet to the dispatchers upon alarm and they will decide to send police or not.

Call Larry Love 801 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com for more information about alarms and Peak Alarm.

Peak Alarm is the only local Alarm company in Utah that has their own UL listed Central Station and Guard and Patrol Division.
Peak Alarm has only had one complaint with the Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years.
Peak Alarm is one of just over 200 Central Stations in the US that is 5 Diamond Certified and all their employees are as well.
Peak Alarm is local and has been in business for over 47 years
Peak Alarm is licensed, insured and factory trained and employees over 300 people locally.
Larry Love has been in the industry for over 20 years and is certified on Access Control, Cameras, Fire Alarm and Security
Larry currently is an AXIS Certified Professional, NICET level 2 in Fire Alarm and is a Master Fire Alarm Tech with the Utah State Fire Marshals Office
Larry Love will come to your site and help you design a reasonably priced alarm system that will help protect what is most important to you.

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

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

Comparing alarm companies in Utah?

Do your research before buying

Do your research before buying

When comparing alarm companies do a bit of research first. Here are some points to help you get the best value:

Check the Better Business Bureau www.bbb.org before buying from any company. Often by overlooking this step you may get what you feel is a good deal and free equipment only to be put in a bind where you have to wait on hold 30 minutes just to be transferred to another department, given the run around and then cut off. If you don’t like buying services from a company that you can’t call easily it won’t be any better calling that same company for services they are not experts in.

Sort through local and National Companies carefully. Some of the National companies have thousands of complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau and they don’t care. They are making so much money they don’t care if people complain. Often local companies will strive to provide the best service so consider buying local. Peak Alarm has only had one complaint filed in the last 3 years with the Better Business Bureau. http://www.peakalarm.com Mountain Alarm (Fire Protection Services) has only had two complaints filed in the last 3 years. www.mountainalarm.com

Both of these companies are licensed, insured and local companies. Both of these companies have an incredible record with the Better Business Bureau. Now consider a company that has over 3700 complaints and ask yourself why they have that many. One such company is a large company and my manager told me that their company is 83 times as large as our company as far as accounts go. So I responded, shouldn’t they have just 83 complaints compared to our 1 then? No they have over 3700 complaints.

There are some companies that have DO IT YOURSELF INSTALLATION equipment and very low monitoring rates. Do the research on this as well because often computers will handle the calls or very low paid employees that are not even in the country. Sometimes the owner can follow the instructions and install a system like this just fine. Often the DO IT YOURSELF equipment is very limited as to the features, often these systems have a limit as to how many zones or points can be added. The systems normally cannot partition and sometimes not having the installation done by a professional really does cause problems. Weigh the PROS and the CONS and you decide.

Ask if the company has live monitoring and if the central station is UL listed?

PRICES FROM ONE OF THE MAIN DO IT YOURSELF SECURITY COMPANIES:

$199 Equipment costs (Cancel anytime) No live monitoring
$10 – $14.99 Monitoring per month ($10 less than local company with live operators)
$10 per month to add a camera (Same as local company)
$10 per month to add cellular backup (Same as local company)
There are YOUTUBE videos showing how this system can be defeated using simple equipment from an electronic store.

Cellular with a camera $35.00 per month

PRICES FROM A UL LISTED LOCAL COMPANY THAT DOES PROFESSIONAL LICENSED AND INSURED INSTALLATIONS IN UTAH

$99 Installation (Equipment is subsidized over a 36 month agreement) Live operators 24/7 with UL listed Central station
$25-32 Per month for monitoring (You get what you pay for)
$10 per month to add 1-4 cameras
$10 extra per month to add cellular backup
$5 extra per month to add elite control (interactive arm/disarm)
There are many other services available because of our live operators.
Peak Alarm Central Station is 5 Diamond Certified (Only just over 200 of the Central Stations in the US have this certification)
Peak Alarm is the only Local Utah company that also has a full Guard/Patrol Division and an AV Divsion
Peak Alarm is Licensed and Insured and all employees have passed the FBI background check

Cellular with a camera $15 dollars more although you get a local live person handing the situation and you get a local company that is licensed, insured and has over 47 years in the business.

Call Larry Love 801 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com for more information on pricing from Peak Alarm.

Not all companies are alike

Not all companies are alike

Beware of TOP alarm company lists

Top alarm company lists are a tangled mess

Top alarm company lists are a tangled mess

BEWARE of the TOP ALARM company lists on the Internet. Many of them are just PAID advertisements.

On a recent TOP ALARM company list for Salt Lake City these are the results:

They listed a company in the number one position that is an out of state company that also provides out of state monitoring and that has over 70 complaints filed with the BBB in the last 3 years.

In number two position they listed a company that also has out of State monitoring and has over 4,000 complaints with the Better Business Bureau http://www.bbb.org

In number three position they listed another out of State company that has over 450 complaints against them on the Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years.

In fourth place they listed a Local company that has over 3,600 complaints that have been filed against them on the Better Business Bureau and they are not even BBB accredited.

Two companies that were not even listed in the Top Positions were:

Mountain Alarm which has an A+ rating with the BBB and only 2 complaints filed in the last 3 years.

Peak Alarm which has an A+ rating with the BBB and only 2 complaints filed in the last 3 years.

So to figure out why two of the actual best alarm companies in Utah were not listed is easy because they did not pay for the advertizing but if you have thousands of complaints you can still be on the top 10 or top 5 companies in Utah or Salt Lake City.

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

Call Mountain Alarm at 801 363 9696 http://www.mountainalarm.com

Access Control in Salt Lake City made easy

Learn about access before you buy

Learn about access before you buy

Larry Love with Peak Alarm Larry@peakalarm.com 801 428 1384 can help you with any size access control system.

1. Present your Prox ID Card, read your thumb or fingerprint, have your eye read or enter a code and have the door open.

2. The door is held shut with a magnetic lock or electric strike in the door jamb.

3. When magnetic locks are used the system needs to have a request to exit button, request to exit motion and when the building has a fire alarm the system should be tied into the fire alarm for automatic door release upon fire alarm.

4. Strikes that allow free egress (people can go out with out any prior knowledge) don’t have to have request to exit motions or buttons nor do you have to tie to the fire alarm system but strikes have moving parts and wear out sooner than maglocks so there are pros and cons for doing it either way.

5. Call Larry and he can help walk you through the process of what is required for an access control system at your facility. When we put electronic locks on glass doors there is a bit more involved because there speciality locks. So knowing when we are dealing with metal, wood or glass doors is very important.

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Llame Larry Love ahora y el va a atenderle en espanol. (801) 428 1384 en su oficia o su celular es (801) 898 6003 Larry@peakalarm.com

Sistemas de seguridad y monitorizacion monetoreo de alarmas por buen prescio.

Ofrecemos contratos de 60,48,36,24,12 or mes por mes.

Sistema basica que tiene el Control, teclado, celular,3 contactos,1 moccion con garontia y control remoto son su telefono solo $99 instalado y $46 por mes por 36 meses.

Larry puede ir a tu casa y ayudarte con todo el proceso.

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Understanding Security Systems

Picture of Bosch Security System

Picture of Bosch Security System

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Understanding Security Systems

Main Security Control Panel with back up battery (Often in an electrical closet/sometimes combined with the keypad in one)

Keypads –Used to arm and disarm(Many systems will allow you to use your smart phone to arm/disarm)

Motion detectors – Many will detect heat and motion. There are different brands and qualities

Door and Window Contacts report if a point is opened (devices can be wireless or hardwired)

Glass Break and Shock sensors – Detects the frequency of breaking glass or vibrations

Panic buttons – can be programmed for medical alert or duress situations

Smoke/Heat/Freeze detectors – These report to the Central Station and the Fire department will be dispatched. 120 Volt smoke detectors in your home do not report to the central station they are made just to wake you up.

Flood and Temperature sensors can often save you just as much or more in the long run than a burg system. Detecting that the home or business is below 41 degrees will allow you to mitigate damage before pipes freeze or burst.
Security systems have additional sensors such as tilt sensors for artwork or specialized equipment for specific circumstances including pressure sensor mats, bill traps etc…

Additional items can be controlled by your security system such as Locks, Cameras, Lighting, Garage door, Thermostat control just to name some of the items all can be added to your security system.
Notes:

Geo-fencing can be set up so when you get close to your home the lights come on the temperature is adjusted. The same geo-fencing can be set up so when the last cell phone leaves the area of the home or business the system will arm, garage door will close, lights will come on or off and the temperature can be adjusted.

A basic security system that has contacts for the entry and exit doors and one strategically placed trap motion can be purchased with the control panel, 3 Door Contacts and a motion for a very economical price and Peak Alarm offers very competitive monitoring rates.

The cost of the sensors will depend on the quantity and the quality and features that you decide upon. Additional services can also affect the monthly cost depending on your needs. When a higher down payment is made the monthly can often be reduced and when the monthly is higher we can lower the down payment that is required.

You can contact each and every window and each door and put motion detectors in all the rooms although in most cases this is not necessary.

Recommendations:
1. Peak Alarm recommends that you have at least one smoke detector on the top floor and one on the bottom floor. This is not referring to fire code requirements for businesses or placement since the 120 volt smoke detectors will be in each bedroom and in the hallway outside each bedroom. Businesses will need to be designed per code whereas the additional smoke detection added to a home can be done without fire marshal approval and this is in addition to code requirements.

2. We recommend that trap motions be placed in areas of the home where burglars would most likely access. This reduces how many motions you install and still gives you coverage. If however you are concerned that someone may break into one room and then leave without going anywhere else, we can design a system with complete coverage.

3. It is recommended to install a water sensor in the area where the washer is, where the dishwasher is and anywhere you feel pipes could have issues such as water heaters etc…

4. It is recommended that you contact your garage door so when you check it remotely you can tell if is open or closed. You could also have Peak install a garage door module that would control your opener so you could remotely close the door if it were open.

5. Adding a repair/extended warranty onto the monthly fees is an option that will help you avoid paying hourly service rates when a covered issue occurs. This repair agreement also covers the replacement of batteries.

Older security systems were tied to phone lines which could go down or be cut by burglars
Security systems that are being monitored by 2G cellular will stop working next year in 2017 or this year because the cell towers will no longer support the 2G technology.

New Security Systems give you the ability to monitor them via Radio or Cellular Communicators

Cellular Communicators allow you to arm and disarm your system from your smart phone remotely

Most of the time your insurance company will give you a discount when your central station verifies that you have a monitored system that protects
against burglary, temperature fluctuations, fire and flooding.

Call Larry Love at Peak Alarm at (801) 428 1384 or (801) 898 6003 for a no cost estimate for any of these services. Larry@Peakalarm.com

Always read the fine print and call the Better Business Bureau

Security Systems in Utah and Salt Lake City

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Always read the fine print and always check the Better Business Bureau first Better Business Bureau web site www.bbb.org

Peak Alarm is not affiliated with ADT in any way. I listed some information as found on ADT web sites and I listed the sites below for comparison only. Customers should do their own research. Customers should always read their contracts/agreements whether with ADT, Peak Alarm or any other Alarm company and we encourage customers to search the BBB web site for feedback and ratings on all alarm companies before you buy.

A Customer told me that my monitoring price of $46.00 per month was higher than ADTs pricing. Pricing is relative, it depends what services you are getting. With this $46.00 per month my customer was getting MONITORING, CELLULAR INTERACTIVE (Elite Control) to be able to arm and disarm remotely and THERMOSTAT control. Peak Alarm is a local company and very competitive with other monitoring and security companies.

ADT charges as low as $36.99 for their essentials package and this is monitored over the phone line and with all packages there is a minimum monitoring agreement period. Most of them are 36 months. I did find one ADT site that said monitoring STARTING AS LOW AS $28.99 for traditional security. So read the fine print and make sure when getting quotes that you let them know exactly what you want. Monitoring over a landline (analog phone line) is different pricing than cellular. Interactive cannot be done using a landline.

Often they will tell you the system is free and sometimes there is an installation fee, an activation fee, cancellation fee and some companies also check your credit report as well. This package from ADT does not include interactive or cellular.

ADT PULSE Interactive starts at $49.99 yet on a recent web site I found it starting at $52.99 so make sure you double check. If you have cameras there are additional costs involved. For more information about the ADT plans here is a web site so you can compare and read the fine print. ADT packages web site

ADT main web site

Understand that ADT is a very large company with several out of state central stations. Often you may have an ADT dealer come to do the installation or service your ADT account rather than ADT National.

I mentioned ADT because my customer used them to compare monitoring rates. So I always say, go to the source rather than guessing. ADT is a licensed and insured company. Understand that the dealers are affiliated with ADT but they are also licensed and insured separately.

Call Larry Love at Peak Alarm (801) 428 1384 or on his cellular 801 898 6003 or email Larry@PeakAlarm.com Web site is Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love

Peak Alarm has 4 offices in Utah and Idaho. Peak Alarm has a full Guard/Patrol division, an AV Division, an Alarm Division and a local UL Listed Central Station which is also UL 2050 for high security installation monitoring.

Spring Security System Deal from Larry at Peak Alarm

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Learning about jobs in Guatemala. They work in the rain, heat and 6 days a week for about $60 to $200 per month

Spring Peak Alarm Deal only $99 dollars installed and $46 dollars per month for 36 months.

Mention this Blog from Larry Love and get 3 free months of monitoring

This gets you the following equipment: Security Control Panel with keypad, siren, battery and Cellular communicator.
3 Door Contacts or window contacts installed and programmed
1 Motion Detector or Glass Break Sensor or Smoke/heat/Freeze sensor installed and programmed (Pick one)

If you extend the length of the monitoring agreement to 60 months we can add the following equipment:

4 more contacts (either door or window) Normally $65 each
or
2 Motion detectors or Glass Break or Smoke/heat/Freeze sensors – Normally $130 each

This 60 month agreement has the same down payment of $99 and the same $46 dollar a month payment.

Both of these include the extended warranty REPAIR AGREEMENT which covers batteries and service labor on covered calls.
Both of these include the monitoring and the monthly cellular changes
Both of these options include Elite control which is arming and disarming remotely with your cell phone

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Call Larry Love for a no charge site visit (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com

Larry has 20 years experience in the field of Security and Fire Alarm. Larry holds current training certificates for security and fire alarm as well as being a Master Alarm tech with the State of Utah and NICET level II in Fire Alarm. Call Larry for all your Alarm, Camera, Security or Access Control needs.

Security Systems in Utah and Salt Lake City

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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.

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Motions being damaged by your forklift?

Fire Alarms

Peak Alarm is a Bosch Dealer

The DS9371 ceiling mount motion by Bosch mounts at 25′ and can shoot three different directions so you can mount it above where the forklift could reach.

Bosch web site for DS9371 motion

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Proper placement of your motion detectors is very important. They need to be placed in areas to trap intruders. Many companies want to place motions everywhere which is fine although proper placement will allow you to spend less money and have a more effective system. Peak Alarm has been in business for over 46 years, has an A+ rating with the better business bureau, has their own Guard and Patrol division, has their own UL listed Central Station and a full service AV division.

This motion is a tritech motion using three different methods to reduce false alarms. The fact that you can mount it high up and aim it three different directions is very important. Bosch has a 3 year warranty and is know for their quality.

Call Larry Love at 801 428 1384 or email him at Larry@peakalarm.com Larry has been in the industry for over 20 years and has the experience and current certifications to help you with your security needs. Larry is NICET certified in fire alarm, an AXIS Certified Professional, Master Fire Alarm tech level three with the Utah State Fire Marshal’s office, Certified for design of UL2050 installations and more.