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

Upgrade Fire Alarm

Radio

Radio

Peak Alarm can upgrade your fire alarm or security system if your still having it dial out over an analog phone line.

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Often analog phone lines cost over $700 per year making it a perfect reason to have an AES Radio or Cellular communicator installed. The new High Supervision Cellular units for Fire Alarm send signals every 6 minutes. Often we can install a commercial AES Radio for under $400 dollars with the monitoring being $40 or $50 per month depending on your services and area. The savings from getting rid of your phone lines would pay for this easily. High Supervision Cellular is about $155 installed and $48 per month for 36 months. Pricing will vary depending on the length of contract and the cost of the monthly monitoring.

With cellular communicators you don’t have to worry about your phone lines being cut.

with Radio you don’t have to worry about the changing technology like the current 2G issue or your phone lines being cut. If your cellular is a 2G unit AT&T will take them off the grid next year and your system will not longer send signals. Upgrade now. Radio is consistant and Peak Alarm maintains your unit so it will continue working. We can add Radios to most panels.

Peak Alarm has been in business for over 46 years, has a better business A+ rating and only 3 complaints filed in the 3 years compared with many companies that are competitors that have over 1000 complaints.

Peak has their own UL listed Central Station

Peak has their own AV Division and Guard and Patrol Division

Security concerns

Each panel is a bit different

Each panel is a bit different

Many have security concerns such as what if someone breaks the glass and comes in a window?

What if someone cuts our phone line?

What if someone breaks through the wall next door?

What if an ex-employee tries to get in using their old code and password?

We have had all of the above happen and more. Believe me, when someone wants to get in they will although having a professional security system can be a deterrent and make it less likely that these things will happen to you when you are not the easiest target.

Optional Solutions
Have motions, door contacts and glass break sensors installed.
Have a cellular or radio installed so getting your phone line cut will not be an issue.
Change your codes and passwords whenever employees are let go or leave. Delete their code the same day and change the password that same day.
Do you have a security contact on your roof hatch?

Peak Alarm has the man power, professional experience and know how to address each of these concerns. Peak Alarm has been in business for over 46 years and we have offices in Utah and Idaho along with our local UL listed central station, patrol, guard and AV divisions you can count on Peak Alarm.

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Central Station Monitoring prices Utah Idaho

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1. Monitoring over analog phone lines as low as $24.00 per month*

2. Monitoring security – new cellular unit as low as $99.00 down & $35.00 per month*

3. Monitoring security with AES Radio as low as $50.00 down and $41.00 per month*

4. AES Radio for fire alarm as low as $280 down & $41.00 per month*

5. Monitoring Fire Alarm – Cellular unit as low as $99.00 down & $47.00 per month*

*When your system has over 15 points an additional hour of labor will be required for each additional set of 15 points in order to send test signals from each point or zone. The above plan rates are figured using a 36 month agreement for each example. We can do other options such as 24, 12 or even month to month agreements. When you have a wireless system add $4 per point in order for us to change out batteries. Additional discounts available when adding multiple accounts. Some specific systems require certain brands of cellular and price can vary. Call for free consultation.
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1. Monitoreo de sistemas usando líneas telefónicas tan bajo como $24.00 por mes*

2. Monitoreo de seguridad -con celular tan bajo como $99.00 y $35.00 por mes*

3. Monitoreo de seguridad con Radio de AES tan bajo como $50.00 y $41.00 por mes*

4. Radio de AES para alarmas de fuego tan bajo como $280 y $41.00 por mes*

5. Monitoreo de alarmas de fuego con celular tan bajo como $99.00 y $47.00 por mes*

*Cuando su sistema tiene más de 15 zonas tenemos que añadir una hora de mano de obra para cada 15 puntos porque tenemos que mandar señales a la compañía por cada uno. Los ejemplos arriba están calculados usando un término de 36 meses. Otras opciones disponibles de 24, 12 o mes por mes. Cuando tiene sistemas inalámbricos tenemos que añadir $4 cada zona/punto para cambiar baterías del sistema. Algunos sistemas tienen que usar diferentes celulares y el precio de cada uno puede ser diferente. Llame para una consulta gratis y podemos darles precios fijos.

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Phone lines – Analog (old copper type) being phased out. Normally the cost for dedicated analog phone lines is over $30 per month per line to the phone company. A fire panel that has 2 analog lines could be very expensive to continue using the phone lines. Most of the time copper turns to digital a couple hundred feet out the door.

VOIP – Voice Over Internet Protocol – Not very reliable sending alarm signals. We will do our best to make it work for security although we will not use it for Fire Signals and alarms. It cuts out the highs and lows and many times you lose information. It is best to seek another solution such as Radio or Cellular. Since we are depending on someone else’s equipment to get the signals this is not our preferred method of communication.

Cellular – Standard or High Supervision for fire and high security that sends signals every 6 minutes. Normally adds $10 per month for standard cell and $22 per month extra for High Supervision Cellular which is very reliable. 1G (1981), 2G (1992)”being taken off the systems by phone companies right now” 3G (2001) 4G (2007) 5G (2020)

Radio- This is a very reliable method as well. Peak Alarm has a mesh network that is very robust.

Network – IP – Peak Alarm gets signals from our DMP panels over the Internet within one or two seconds. The drawback is that the system is only as strong as it’s weakest link so if the UPS backup is not done properly we won’t get signals if the network goes down or if the provider has the network go down very often you could miss a fire alarm. You could use this as your primary method and use cellular or Radio as your backup.

Call Larry Love at (801) 428 1384 or his cell 801 898 6003 for pricing or more information about Peak Alarm Larry@peakalarm.com

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