What is the SAFE Neighborhood program?

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What is the Safe Neighborhood program? (Not to be confused with Secure Communities)
(Espanol mas abajo/Spanish below)

Los niños deben tener sus kits tambien

After a major disaster take care of yourself, assure that your family is fine and then check your home to make sure there are no gas leaks or other problems and then grab your 96 hour kit and GO TO SCHOOL.(The closest school) At school you will sign in so you can be on their list of those that are OK. Many CERT teams will also be staging at these schools but others will report to other buildings or areas according to their local CERT plan.
The Safe Neighborhood program is being implemented and each Salt Lake City School has large containers with clipboards, instruction sheets and an entire set up in order to get accurate information from the public after a disaster. This program will work in conjunction with the schools, CERT, HAM, The Red Cross and local authorities to help coordinate information and organize.
After a major disaster we should not expect help for at least 96 hours, hence the 96 hour kit with food, water, change of clothes in plastic, copies of your important documents on a USB and hardcopy in plastic ziplock, flashlight, first aid etc…(See list on fema.gov)
CERT is Community Emergency Response Teams which will be local people that have been trained in the federal FEMA program to assist in the event of a disaster.
John Flynt the guy in charge of our emergency management program here in Salt Lake put this program together and when you want additional information go to this site: www.bereadyslc.com and click on SAFE at the top.

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Que es el programa vecindarios seguros? (No debemos confundir esto con comunidades seguros)
Despues de un disastre deben cuidar si mismo, cuidar su familia, chequea su casa y aggarrar su equipo de 96 horas y ir a la escuela mas cercana para firmar la lista de los sobreviviente. En la escuela ellos van a trabajar juntos con CERT, HAM, La Cruz Roja y las autoridades locales. Muchos equipos de CERT van a reunir en otros sitios segun su plan local.

El programa de vecindarios seguros aqui en lago salado es para obtener informacion de todos los vecinos y ayudarlos tener informacion correcta. Las escuelas tienen unos contenadores grandes con todas las instruciones on que debemos hacer paso por paso y listas en blanco para obtener informacion de la gente. Este programa va a trabajar junto con CERT, HAM, La Cruz Roja y otros paraa ayudar.
Despues de un disastre no debemos pensar que va a venir ayuda por lo menos 96 horas y por esta rason nosotros debemos tener una muchila con agua, comida, primer auxilios, documentos, lamparas y mas (vea la lista en los sitios en linea)
CERT son los equipos entredados por el gobierno que son voluntarios de su vecidario porque los servicios de emergencia problamente no van estar disponibles por muchos dias.

John Flynt es el hombre encargado de esta programa aqui en Salt Lake.
John Flynt the guy in charge of our emergency management program here in Salt Lake put this program together and when you want additional information go to this site: www.bereadyslc.com and click on SAFE at the top.

Rated best all around Alarm Company in Utah

Picture taken by Larry Love

Picture taken by Larry Love

Factors for rating the best all around alarm company in Utah. If you find another company that meets all of these criteria please let me know and I will add them to this article. :

1. Years in service 47+ and family owned.

2.A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau http://www.bbb.org and this company only has 2 complaints on file within the last 2 years.

3. Ability to do any size project for Fire Alarm, Home Security, Business Alarms, Access Control, Intercoms and Cameras. This company has the capacity and 270 employees and can do any size project.

4. UL listed Central Station that is 5 Diamond certified with backup systems in place and backup central stations out of state. This company has more UL Certifications than any UL Central Station in Utah. Facts don’t lie. http://www.ul.com
5. This company owns their own Guard and Patrol division so they can respond to alarms and they have guard accounts and a large patrol division. All other alarm companies in the state of Utah hire this service out to a third party company.

6. This company also has an AV Division that is rated #19th in the National for what they do. This Audio Visual division can do home theater systems, security systems and very large theaters. They welcome you for tours at their Salt Lake City location.

7. This company has 4 offices to serve you in Salt Lake City, Saint George, Idaho Falls and Boise Idaho. They also have guard and patrol services in Park City and the adjacent areas.

8. This company does not charge a trip charge for accounts within 45 minutes of their offices. Many companies charge over $100 dollars per hour for trip charges so this alone would add over $200 more to a service call if you were 45 minutes away.

9. When reviewing the top ten lists or top five alarm company lists understand that you are viewing paid advertisements. Many of the companies that appear in these lists have over 100 complaints filed with the BBB and one top competitors has over 3000 filed in the last 2 years and they are currently being sued in several states.

10. This top rated company has a CAD department with the ability to do the drawings needed to submit to the city to get your permits and to get the job done professionally. Do your research before you hire an alarm company and I would be leery of the TOP rated companies on the PAID lists.

11. This company is licensed and insured and holds National Training certificates and has multiple NICET trained people. This company can provide you with the General Liability insurance required as well as Workers Compensation Insurance certificates and a very long list of projects that they have completed.

Who is this company that meets all the above criteria?

PEAK ALARM http://www.peakalarm.com
Peak SECURITY Peak Security Guards and Patrol
Peak AV Audio Visual http:www.peakav.net
Peak Central Station – UL listed Central Station – UL2050 for High Security -Fire Alarm – Home & Business – Bank Safe Vault etc….

PEAK COMPANIES

Contact : Larry Love (801) 428 1384 larry@peakalarm.com Cell phone (801) 898 6003

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Many companies that are on the top ten or top five lists mainly concentrate on wireless systems because they are quick and easy. Peak Alarm does more commercial alarm systems than residential although it is just over 50% commercial and we can do the job right the first time.

The Company I would rate as number two: I did find another company that met many of the criteria but not all. The company I found does not have a Guard and Patrol division and they sold their central station although it did stay in the family so as I said they meet many of the criteria but not all. Mountain Alarm in Ogden is a great company and large enough to do most any project, they are insured,licensed and factory trained. They do both commercial and residential. Mountain Alarm has been in business since 1952, they also only have 2 complaints on file with the BBB in the last 2 years and they also have an A+ rating. When I was the Chairman of the Alarm Systems Board for Division of Occupational Licensing for the State of Utah Scott Sessions with Mountain Alarm was on the Board with me. Scott is a very professional businessman and a very positive and honest guy. So their you have it two recommendations for all around top rated Alarm Companies here in Utah. Peak Alarm and Mountain Alarm. http://www.mountainalarm.com z

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Check the BBB when buying security systems

Does the low bidder on your security system have an F grade with the BBB?

Find out before you buy

BBB

Don’t get in the tangled mess. Call the Better Business Bureau first

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Several of my customers have mentioned another companies name which I will not mention but today just for kicks I looked up their www.BBB.org report on the Better Business Bureau and found that this particular company has had over 3200 complaints in the last 3 years. Granted any large company is bound to have complaints. The company where I work has over 270 employees so it is not a small company but give me a break, thousands of complaints may be a red flag. Also if there is an ALERT on their report that is not a good thing either.

Many of those complaints cannot be resolved with that company because they have sold the contract to another company which is a common practice in the security industry. PEAK ALARM DOES NOT SELL THEIR CONTRACTS. Peak Alarm owns their own UL listed Central Station which handles all the Peak Alarm accounts.

So I looked up PEAK ALARM on the BBB and found 4 complaints in the last 3 years and they have all been resolved. I checked online and there are some complaints but several of them appear to be the same person. I also spoke with the CEO and President of Peak Alarm and they take valid complaints seriously and strive to use that information to make positive needed changes at Peak Alarm. This attitude of listening impressed me.

I then looked up several of my competitors and found hundreds and thousands of complaints have been filed. The one company that has over 3200 complaints has changed their name a couple of times and they also created a separate company name as their installation company. When you have an issue and call them after they have sold the account you now have to deal with the new company that did not do the installation. This makes the experience a difficult one.

1. Ask your security company salesman and installers to show you their UTAH DOPL LICENSE (DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING) It is a blue and white license and they must carry it on their person. This insures that they have been through the FBI background check and have been fingerprinted. Many companies hire people to sell for them and they don’t get licensed. Two such salesmen knocked on my door two days in a row a few years ago when I happened to be serving as the Chairman of the Alarm Systems Commission with the State of Utah. They knocked on the wrong door. They both had shinny new company ID card but those cards are not licenses.

2. Look up the company on the www.bbb.org web site and that company that I am referring to has a F GRADE and an alert on their BBB Report.

3. On eBay when the satisfaction rating is like 70% most people will not buy from those companies even when the prices are lower especially when you read the complaints. My 16 year old son is smart enough to pay a bit more and get his electronics from a company that has a 99% rating

This same company also does 60 month contracts “That is 5 years”. We can do 60 month contracts here at Peak but we prefer to keep them to 36 or even 24. Keep in mind that you either pay now or pay later and nothing is really free. When it says free installation and free equipment please figure out how many months you will be paying and what the cost will be over time. Do the math.

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Call Larry at 801 428 1384 for a security system quote or email him at Larry@PeakAlarm.com

Review your alarm contract closely

Review your alarm contract closely