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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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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

Monitoring package deals

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What does Monthly Monitoring cost? It really depends on the options you decide upon but here are some itemized options:

Basic Monitoring using phone lines is normally $32.00 per month
To Add Smart Phone Control (Elite Control) add $15.00 per month ($32.00 plus $15.00 is $47.00 per month)
To add High Supervision Cellular for Fire Alarm add $22.00 per month to the monitoring cost (Sends signals every 6 minutes)
To monitor using an AES Radio add $15.00 per month to the monitoring cost ($32.00 plus $15.00 is $47.00)

When you just want to switch monitoring using your existing system here are some options:

Adding an AES Radio for Security $49.00 installation and $39.00 per month for 36 months
Adding an AES Radio for Fire Alarm $340.00 installation and $39.00 per month for 36 months
Adding a cellular communicator to your system to get rid of your phone lines or upgrade from a 2g unit $39.00 to $44.00 per month for 36 months (0 down)

Email reports $5 per month
Web Access $5 per month
Schedules like openings and closings $10 per month (This lets you know when your system is being armed or disarmed so you can see if employees are coming in too early or leaving too late.)
Partitions – $12 per month (You can have additional partitions and not pay extra as long as you don’t have different call lists)
Lock Control $4 per month
Lighting Control $4 per month
Garage door Control $4 per month
Temperature Control $4 per month
Guard Response (Alarm response) $10 per month (Limited to Guard Patrol areas)
We can monitor your elevators for $15.00 per month.

I can get you pricing for any term such as MONTH TO MONTH, 12 MONTH, 24 MONTH, 36 MONTH, 48 MONTH or 60 MONTH agreements.

Example: Going with a Month to month plan so you will not be under a long term contract installing a cell phone would be $580 installation and as low as $34 per month depending on how you want to structure it. Many people can’t come up with that amount of money right now so we offer the 36 month agreement so you don’t have to. When you add up say $39 dollars a month times 36 months you get $1,404 that you would have paid in that time period. Subtract the cost of the cellular installation of $580 and that leaves $824 that would be the actual cost of the monitoring after the equipment was paid for which ends up being under 23 dollars or less than a $1 per day so letting Peak Alarm subsidize part of the system for you actually works in your favor.

Phone line monitoring when you provide phone lines is normally $32.00 per month. Discounts available for multiple accounts. Each monitoring plan is customized to each company or individual depending on their needs. We can also give you $75 dollars in monitoring credit every time you refer a customer that purchases a system with Peak Alarm.

When you live in an area with a non response policy such as Salt Lake City and the police will not come Peak Alarm will provide you with 4 guard dispatches in a year as part of your Alarm Response package for only $10 per month extra. Responses after the first 4 will be billed at a discounted rate.

Just like cell phone plans you can pay for the equipment upfront and that can change the agreement length and monitoring price can also be adjusted depending on the package.

If you want to pay a higher monthly rate we can lower your installation cost. Peak is not known for doing FREE systems and most people have learned that you get what you pay for. Nothing really ends up being free, when you get something that they tell you is free you end up paying for it somewhere either now or later. Don’t end up paying for it in the service end.

You can also add a repair agreement to your account so you can avoid paying the hourly service rate of $130 per hour commercial and $100 per hour for residential. When we add this small charge to your account Peak will come out and change batteries, fix equipment that wears out etc…Adding a repair agreement to a system with 4 points is only $7.00 per month and $1 for each additional point.

Peak Alarm does not do credit checks and we also don’t offer free systems like other companies. When someone runs a credit check on you understand that can affect your credit score. Peak has been in business for 46 years because we don’t give free systems away. Many of the companies that do this have started up only to go out of business. We pay our technicians and we offer benefits and we employee over 270 people and as a local company that provides jobs we strive to do the prudent things that will keep us in business. Someone that cannot afford a $99 dollar security system most likely should not be purchasing it in the first place.

Every single Peak Alarm dispatcher is 5 Diamond Certified so besides being a UL listed Central Station Peak holds the coveted 5 Diamond Certification that shows our commitment to training. There are only 200 Central Stations in the Nation that have the UL and 5 Diamond Certifications. This means they all have been trained to do their jobs and react calmly even under pressure and in emergency circumstances.

Peak Alarm ranked #61 in the Nation from SDM Magazine and Peak AV ranked #18 in the Nation through CE Pro Magazine.

Peak Alarm also has a special deal right now on PeakEdge which is Access Control which is normally $2000 dollars per door but we have the special where it is $2,000 for two doors and only $30 per month for 36 months which includes the service agreement. This adds up to $1,540 per door although you only have to come up with $2,000 and the $30 a month gives you peace of mind that Peak will keep the system in good working order. Call Larry for additional details.

These prices are valid for 30 days from 102715 so please call Larry Love for updated pricing.

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Two doors of access control as low as $1,995 Installed and $30 per month for $36 months. This includes the 2 door controller, 1 IP POE Switch, 2 Proximity Card Readers, 2 Electric Door Strikes and 20 Access Cards or Fobs.

Another option is to Lease which would be as low as $499 Installed ant $80 per month for 36 months.

If you want maglocks instead of strikes simply at $349 to the install price and $5 to the monthly price

If you want to add maglocks to the lease instead of strikes add $100 to the install price and $10 per month to the monthly

To add Panic Compatible strikes add $349 to the install cost per strike and $5 to the monthly or $100 to the installation lease price and $10 per month.

Each package includes up to 100 feet of wire per door. Additional wire may increase the cost of the installation accordingly. Smart phone devices, tablets, wireless carrier plans, laptop and or desktop computers and internet access plans are not included.

If you need your door to unlock at specific times and stay unlocked then add $349 to the install price for each door you need to have function like this and $5 to the monthly price. If you don’t add the continuous duty strike the regular ones will get hot and burn up.

Photo ID Cards: Setup fee is $100 and $10 each printed card with the company logo and for blank cards or fobs the prices is $25 for a package of $5

To add the camera companion to this package add $699 and $10 per month to the price or $199 and $30 per month for the lease option.

I can figure up a price without the monthly agreement but this special pricing will not apply in that case. Normally access control doors cost over $2000 per door installed. This system includes the labor and the hardware to make the system work. It does not however include conduit if required. I can come by and do a site visit for your facility and determine the best product line for your project based on your specific needs.

To add a door plan on $1,000 for installation costs and $15 additional for the monthly fee on top of the other costs.

To add a door to a leased plan add $250 installation and $40 to the monthly plan.

To add a Video IP Intercom att $1,749 to the installation price and $25 per month or $899 installation and $45 per month for the lease option.

To add remote unlock add $249 to the installation cost and $2 to the monthly. (This includes the installation of the remote button to unlock the door. This normally is so a receptionist can remotely unlock a door.