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

Burglar Alarm licenses Revoked in Utah

Check licensing before you buy

Check licensing before you buy

Burglar Alarm licenses revoked in Utah DOPL Web site in utah This list was current as of 6/1/16 So we encourage you to go to the current Licensing web site and verify any and all information. If there are errors on this page please inform Larry@peakalarm.com and he will make corrections in line with the current DOPL web site information. Sometimes there are explanations for having your license revoked and if you would like that information to be public on this blog I would be happy to post it.

5 Diamond Protection Inc. REVOKED
Ampition Home LLC REVOKED
Axiom Sales, LLC Lindon Utah REVOKED
Checkpoint Systems, Inc. Chanhassen REVOKED
KGO Inc Washington REVOKED
Moore Motorsports Marketing Incorporated MESA REVOKED
National Alarm Company LLC MESA REVOKED
S.L.V.P.A Salt Lake Valley Corporation REVOKED
Security Investments Utah LLC Westerville REVOKED
Smart Alarm LLC. North Salt Lake REVOKED

Information is power and doing a bit of research on the companies before you purchase will allow you to sleep with confidence that you have made a good decision with the right security company. The list of licenses that were denied is much longer and the list of administrative holds is also a long list. For this reason it would be prudent for you to check each company before you do business with them. Check the DOPL web site above and check the Better Business Bureau site Better Business Bureau web site

Security company licenses denied in Utah

Reputable Security Companies in Utah

Reputable Security Companies in Utah

The information from the list below was taken from the UTAH Division of Occupational Licensing DOPL on 6/1/16 so it is best to go directly to the web site for current information. DOPL Web site When you have any corrections or find that the data below does not match the DOPL web site please inform Larry@peakalarm.com and he can edit the document to reflect the current DOPL web page.

Similar lists exist for all occupations and spending some time researching before deciding to work with a company can be a very prudent step before you invest with or hire a company that may not hold a current license, may have their license on administrative hold or may have had their license denied or revoked.

AAA Dependable Security Inc. Administrative Hold
ABLE Security Administrative Hold
Absolute Security and Investigation – DENIED
ADVANTAGE SECURITY & INV Administrative Hold
All American Security Corp Surrendered
Alliant Security and investigation Administrative Hold
American Facility Support Services REVOKED
American Patriot Security INC REVOKED
American Protective service Surrendered
Andrews International Inc. Surrendered
Baker Inv and Sec Serv Administrative Hold
Bantek West Inc. DENIED
Black Lake Patrol LLC Surrendered
Black Ops Security Specialists DENIED
Bonneville Security DENIED
Burns International Security Service Corporation Surrendered
Castle Country Security Administrative Hold
Certified Security Services Administrative Hold
Chapman Security and Investigations LLC Surrendered
Chief Security Inc. DENIED
Cognisa Security Inc. Surrendered
Compliance International LLC DENIED
Contract Facility Serv Administrative Hold
Corporate Security Group Inc. Administrative Hold
Davis security Inc. REVOKED
Deer Valley Security Inc. Administrative Hold
Defender Services Inc. DENIED
Defender Services Inc. DENIED
Double Eagle Security Administrative Hold
Echelon Security DENIED
Excelsior Security Administrative Hold
FirstLine Surrendered
FPK Security Inc DENIED
Frontline Protective Services LLC DENIED
Galleon Armored Car & SEC RENEWAL DENIED
Garda CL Northwest Inc. DENIED – PHOENIX
George Richard Johnson DENIED
Hurricane Redevelop Agency Administrative Hold
HY-TEK Security Services Moab Administrative Hold
Integrity Int Sec Ser Inc Administrative Hold
International Total Services Administrative Hold
Iron Security Inc. REVOKED
ISS Facility Services Surrendered
J and J Security Administrative Hold
JOB1USA INC Surrendered
Justice Education Security A Professional Corporation DENIED
KB Security Services Administrative Hold
KG Security LLC Surrendered
Knight Protective Service Administrative Hold
Korr Protective Service Inc. Surrendered
Lone Wolf security Inc. Surrendered
Lowrey Jeremy M DENIED
Jeremy Lowrey DENIED
Mountain States Security Services Administrative Hold
Mydatt Services Inc REVOKED
NMS Security Services INACTIVE
On-site Security Administrative Hold
Ordonez Security Co Administrative Hold
Pinkerton Security and Investigation Service SURRENDERED
Protective Services Group, Inc. DENIED
Quality Investigations, Inc. REVOKED
Retailers Recourse and Recovery Administrative Hold
Ridgeline Security and Protection Services Expired on Inactive
Safe Home Security Alert Administrative Hold
Salt Lake Protective Services REVOKED
Salt Lake Valley Protective Agency DENIED
Salt Lake Valley Protective REVOKED
SECTEK INC. DENIED
Secure Solutions Of Utah Surrendered
Security Associates Administrative Hold
Security Consultants Group Surrendered
Security Management Corp Administrative Hold
Sentinel Protection Group Inc. Surrendered
Simon & Simon INvestigations DENIED
SOS SEcurity Inc Surrendered – SOS Security of Utah LLC is Active
Special Response Corporation DENIED
STATEWIDE Patrol Agency LLC Surrendered
Territory Regulators Inc. Surrendered
Total Security Solutions of Utah Inc. REVOKED
Tri West Detective & Security Administrative Hold
Utah Maximum Security Corp Administrative Hold
Utah Protective Agency LLC DENIED
Utah Security Specialists L.C. Surrendered
Varsity Contractors Inc. RENEWAL DENIED
Venture Security Group LLC REVOKED
Well Fargo Armored Administrative Hold
Wes Intel Surrendered
West Desert Security Inc. Surrendered
Western Universal Security Administrative Hold
Willis Security DENIED
WSA SEcurity Inc. Surrendered

This is the list of SECURITY COMPANIES of Surrendered, Denied, Revoked and on Administrative Hold. The list of expired licenses is much larger. This is just the list for Security & Patrol companies with guards. The list for Burglar Alarm Companies is a different list. I encourage you to go to the DOPL web page and research each individual cases separately. Sometimes a company is on administrative hold for missing paperwork, lack of proof of insurance or other items that can be taken care of fairly quickly. Sometimes when there is disciplinary action there are additional steps required to maintain the licenses.

Call Larry Love at Peak Alarm (801) 428 1384 for pricing and more information. Larry@peakalarm.com Peak AV, Peak Guard/Patrol and Peak Alarm. Peak Alarm web site ask for Larry Love

Peak has been in business since 1969 and we have more than 270 employees, Peak has an AV Division that is ranked 19th in the Nation, An Alarm Division that is ranked 58th in the Nation and in a position to serve you with Patrol and Guard services either Armed or Unarmed. When sorting through all the companies look for one that is stable, dependable, has an ongoing training program and is respected. You are welcome to call Larry Love and he can arrange a tour of our Salt Lake facilities for you. (801) 428 1384

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.