When to reuse existing alarm equipment

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When I visit someones home to make recommendations of what equipment to reuse if any I look for a few things:

1. Are the smoke detectors over 10 years old, if so they should be replaced. This refers to smoke detectors tied to your alarm system. You should also replace your old 120 Volt smokes with 9 volt battery backup that are not tied to your alarm. You should have at least one smoke detector up and one down that is tied to the system so the authorities will be alerted when you are not there.

2. I look for hardwired zones because Peak Alarm can simply add a take over module and monitor existing hardwired zones. Depending on the size of your system we can use different brands to accomplish this.

3. I look for the brand and model numbers of the equipment. Often we can reuse wireless equipment by adding a module or special receiver which will save you money and we will simply put new batteries in those devices.

4. If you want to use your old loud siren we will need to add a relay and a power supply. It is quite simple but it does cost a bit more if you are going to one of the new systems that has the siren built in.

5. Consider water sensors, temp sensors if the temperature drops below 41 you can get notified before the pipes freeze and then cause a flood when they thaw. Monitoring for water and temperature is wise and can mitigate possible problems.

6. I look for existing wiring and how it was done.

7. Give me a call and I can come out and look at your system and make some recommendations. 801 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com

8. Monitoring typically costs between $45 and $55 dollars. When I bundle the system I can lower the overall costs of monitoring

Contact Larry and he will come out and help you decide which equipment to reuse.

Examples:

$30 Typical Monitoring cost
$10 Typical cellular monthly charge
$5 Typical interactive (Elite) to alarm remote arm and disarm using your cellular
$10 Typical charge for areas like Salt Lake or WVC to have a guard respond since police won’t. (Peak has their own guards/patrol)
$7 Starts at $7 and goes up depending on the size of the security system for a repair agreement extended warranty

When I do a bundle I can offer some discounts.

$25 Monitoring
$13 Interactive
$7 Repair agreement
$10 Alarm response

Total $55 per month for a home or business in Salt Lake with alarm response. Most companies start interactive at $49 without alarm response or a repair agreement. Without alarm response it would be $45

If you add camera control that adds $10 per month for 1-4 cameras for cameras that are part of the security system. When they are separate there is not a monthly fee.

Most companies use a third party central station or an out of state central station. Peak Alarm is local and employees over 300 people here in Utah and Idaho.

When you are a senior citizen we can lock your monitoring rate in for life so please call me about this. I don’t know of any company that does this in Salt Lake.

Electrical Engineers Utah

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Ken Garner Engineering – 420 E So Temple, STE 370, SLC, UT 84111- 801 328 8800 Paris LeLacheur and Ken Garner .

ECE – Electrical Consulting Engineers 939 S West Temple, SLC, UT 84101 – Akbar Matinkhah (Boss) and Enayat Nawabi and John Michie. 801 521 8007

BNA – 635 S State, SLC, UT 84111 Attn: Gary Mesker PE. 801 532 2196

Envision – 240 Morris Ave STE 200, SLC, UT 84115-Jeff Owen and Scott Kingery ET II 801 534 1130 or 801 924 5540

Heath Engineering – 377 W 800 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 – Nolan Johnson PE 801 322 0487 (I have known many of these Engineers for many years)

PVE- 1040 N 2200 W #100, SLC, UT 84116 -. 801 359 3158 Jareth Smith (This is a very nice setup, don’t skip this one)
Case, Lowe & Hart – 2484 Washington Blvd, Ogden Ut 84401 – Kevin Lewis – 801 399 5821
Royal Engineering in PROVO – 2335 S State, Provo, UT 84606 Steve Griffiths 801 375 2228
TASCO 3381 Mayflower Way Lehi UT 84043 801 766 3812 Small office
Beazer Engineering 525 E 3700 S Logan Utah 84321 435 753 1250 (Small office but if you happen to go to logan it would be prudent to stop in.)

Spectrum Engineering 324 South State, SLC, UT 84111 801 328 5151

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

When you have corrections to this information please contact me and I can add or delete or correct the information.

I have worked with many Engineers over the years and here are some of them. If you would like to be added to this list and you are an Engineer please let me know.

Fine Print in Security System contracts

Read the fine print

Today I looked at one of my competitors advertisements and it says They are giving away a FREE SYSTEM, FREE SENSORS and even a FREE GIFT CARD. I looked at the fine print and found a few items that may be helpful to you as a customer.

FINE PRINT ISSUES TO BE AWARE OF:
This is valid only with home systems.
This offer includes up to 15 sensors free for pre wired homes or upto 7 free sensors for wireless but labor charges MAY apply.
This offer with the lower monitoring rate does not include a cellular connection but is contingent upon the customer paying for a landline.
This offer does not include interactive control or remote arm and disarm (Elite)
This offer does not include the extended warranty. (Service Plan – Repair agreement etc…) Hourly rates will apply for repairs.
Gift card is through a 3rd Party and they charge a shipping and handling fee.
The system is apparently free but there is a $99 dollar installation fee.
There is a 36 month agreement that has to be signed
Form of payment must be by credit card or electronic charge to your checking or savings account.
Termination fee applies
This offer is contingent upon the customer passing a CREDIT CHECK. (Peak Alarm does NOT do CREDIT CHECKS)
This offer is to get the salesman in the door because this offer cannot be combined with other offers so the low monitoring rate may not apply

Review your alarm contract closely

Check the BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.org on every company that you get pricing from. Some of our competitors even the ones that are running ads similar to this add have thousands of complaints filed. Two of our competitors have over 3000 complaints on the BBB. Peak Alarm has had one complaint filed with the BBB in the last 3 years. That is a real issue because you might sign up and then find out you signed a 60 month agreement or if you don’t have a phone line you end up paying over $50 per month for monitoring. Often if you are in SLC they sign you up for monitoring and since the police don’t respond you have to end up paying a guard service which costs much more than the $10 per month that Peak Charges. Get the facts. Peak Alarm is the only local company that has both a Guard Service, an alarm company and a UL listed Central station to do your monitoring. Many of the others have out of state monitoring stations and no guard service or a 3rd party guard service.

Call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com www.peakalarm.com

So your installing a new security system beware?

Security in Utah

Security Systems in Utah

Before going with any security company go through a simple checklist:

1. Check the Better Business Bureau for how many complaints, the type of complaints and reviews. www.bbb.org
Two of the large competitors have over 3000 complaints that have been filed.

2. If the security system is internet based know that if the power goes out so will your security system.
Sure the system is less expensive but ask yourself why is it less money?

3. If you only have a phone line connected and the phone line is cut no signals will be sent. (Install AES Radio or Cellular)
Having both phone and cell is fine but phone only or internet only is not as secure.

4. Ask yourself if you would buy Chinese food from your plumber. If not then buy security from a security company not a cable company.
We specialize in security, we don’t do other things outside of that scope. Look online and find out what type of service others have gotten from that company. When you buy cable TV or Dish often it is very easy to buy but how good is the customer service after you have purchased? Are they a local company?

5. Is their central station UL listed and 5 Diamond Certified? Why should you care? It makes a difference.
If you are dealing with a local company they know the area and they are easier to deal with.

6. Does the alarm company you are going with have a Guard/Patrol service inhouse? If you are in SLC know that Police do not respond to normal alarms.

A. Peak Alarm has only had one complaint in the last 3 years.
B. Peak Can install an AES Radio or Cellular communicator with battery backup in case the power goes out.
C. Peak is a local company that has been in business for over 48 years
D. Peak Alarm has a full service Guard/Patrol, UL listed central Station that is 5 Diamond certified
E. Peak Alarm is a local with all employees having been through an extensive FBI background check.

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Camera system for my business or home

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Viewing cameras from your smart phone

What you should understand before buying and installing a camera system in your home or business

1. Buy two systems if you buy a kit from a big box store so you have replacements.
2. If you are buying a $30 camera understand that you get what you pay for. Spend a bit more for a decent system.
3. Have a Professional do the installation so the cable and equipment is installed properly.
4. Peak Alarm can install 4 cameras for as low as $1,800 with 1TB NVR and 4 of the 1.3MP coax cameras (MPX)
5. Peak Alarm can install 4 IP cameras for as low as $2,300 with 2TB NVR and 4 of the 2.1MP IP cameras
6. The four camera system I would recommend have motorized zoom cameras w/4 3MP cameras and a 6TB NVR for $4,321.00
7. Go with verifocal lenses rather than fixed lenses, the motorized allow you to adjust from a narrow to wide angle view.
8. We can do a lease with an extended warranty or you can buy the equipment out right.
9. All the above systems allow you to view the cameras from your smart phone but your upload speed should be at least 2.5mbps
10. Recently a customer told me he had put in 2 of the bigbox systems and now he wanted a real system. They work but the quality is different.
11. When you compare a $30 dollar camera to a $420 dollar camera there is a massive difference. Often the IRs will go out early on the least expensive units.

Peak Alarm is a professional company that has been in business for 48 years, licensed, insured and factory trained Peak does it right the first time.

Peak Alarm only has had one complaint filed with the Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years. BBB web site check with name and your ZIP

Peak Alarm is the only Alarm company that has a UL listed central station and a full service Guard Patrol division.

Call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com for quotes

Peak Alarm rated best overall alarm company in Utah

Peak Alarm Salt Lake Office

Why is PEAK ALARM rated the BEST OVERALL ALARM COMPANY IN UTAH?

Peak Alarm is the only Full Service Alarm company in Utah with a UL listed Central Station, Alarm Company and Guard/Patrol units.

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1.UL Listed Central Station with 5 UL listings including, fire alarm, burglar and UL2050 which is high security.

2.UL2050

3.Five Diamond Certified

4.Over 300 employees and 4 offices to serve their customers in Idaho and Utah

5.Full Guard and Patrol Division

6.Full AV division (Peak AV)

7.A NETONE COMPANY

8.Only one complaint filed with the Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years.

Call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com for pricing, site visits and or consultations.

Be careful when looking at the PAID ads and websites because several of those companies have over 1000 complaints with the Better Business Bureau but because they paid for the ad now they are on the top 5 list or the top 10 list. Two of our competitors have over 3800 complaints that have been filed with the Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years. Online complaints tell a completely different story about companies. It is true every company including Peak Alarm will have some online complaints so look at the www.bbb.org web site to check out who has filed complaints with the Better Business Bureau because each and every one of those complaints gets investigated on both sides.

In Utah Call Larry Love for all your security needs

Peak Alarm

Call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 for Intrusion, Fire Alarm, Access Control, Cameras, Commercial, Residential and high level security installations.

Peak Alarm is the only local company in Utah that has a full service GUARD PATROL, UL LISTED CENTRAL STATION & FULL SERVICE ALARM COMPANY. All other companies including the National Companies here in Salt Lake third party out their Guard Patrol to other companies. Email Larry at Larry@peakalarm.com

Larry Love has been in the industry for over 20 years and holds current certifications in IP camera installations, Security and Fire Alarm installations.

Larry can get you pricing on any size project. Larry can come to your facility, home or business and go over the design and features. Often people look for the lowest price and when you check the www.bbb.org Better Business Bureau you will find some of our competitors with the lower pricing have over 3000 complaints that have been filed with the Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years. Check out Peak Alarm’s low rate of complaints compared to the other companies.

Peak Alarm installs high quality products such as DMP, DSX, Silent Knight, Firelite, Hochiki and other products to meet your needs.

Peak Alarm hold 5 certifications with UL including the UL2050 certification for high security SCIFS and other high security installations. Larry Love is also certified in UL2050 design. Larry Love also is fluent in Spanish (espanol) http://www.peakalarm.com

Peak Alarm advertizing

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Peak Alarm http://www.peakalarm.com/ Call Larry Love at (801) 428 1384 for pricing security systems, fire alarms, access control, camera systems and 24 hour monitoring from our UL listed Central Station.

Peak Alarm has stepped up their advertising so you will see TV commercials, Radio spots and even electronic billboard ads for Peak Alarm. The new look of our website is very professional and after more than 47 years in business Peak Alarm is not only growing but improving as well.

Peak take complaints seriously and I met with the owner and the CEO of the company and they review these comments and use them as a way to improve what we are currently doing. Peak employees over 300 people locally and yet we are still a small company in many ways because you can still call our company (801) 486 7231 and get a live person quite quickly. We pride ourselves by striving to take care of our customers.

Peak Alarm has only had 1 complaint filed with the Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years. Many of our competitors have hundreds and there are a couple of our competitors that have more than 3000 complaints. So be sure to check the www.bbb.org before buying any security system.

Peak Alarm also does not do Credit Checks. Peak does not give away free equipment either and that is why we have been in business so long. You may get a song and a dance from other companies claiming to give you something FREE but the truth is that equipment is not free, you will either pay more per month or you will pay for a longer period of time. So if the install is free compare against a normal Peak Alarm plan and you will see that we measure up in many ways that others don’t. Often other companies will run a credit check, they will also charge you more than $50 per month for normal monitoring services when Peak can give you additional services that other companies can for the same or for less money per month.

Beware of Monitoring companies that have very low cost plans per month because often they are computerized, or they are out of state or out of the country and the person calling you does not know anything about Salt Lake, Utah or Idaho when Peak Employees do. Peak Alarm is the only full service alarm company that has a full service Guard/Patrol company as well so when the Police do not respond, we do. Peak can normally get to your home in the Salt Lake area within 15 minutes and if the Police do respond in your area many times they will get there in 30 or even take over an hour.

Peak Alarm Salt Lake Office

Peak Alarm Salt Lake Office

47 years in business

47 years in business

Alarm details

Peak Alarm is the Leader in Utah

Peak Alarm is the Leader in Utah

Call Larry Love at Peak Alarm (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com http://www.peakalarm.com

When you need details about alarm systems don’t go with a cookie cutter business that does mostly wireless systems. Peak Alarm does over 50% of it’s business in the commercial field and we also do quite a bit of high end residential. We have deals for quick installations and low monitoring rates although I can get you details on high end security systems with a design team and experts that can help you with your design for a UL2050 installation or a higher end project with quality products from DMP, Bosch and other manufacturers.

Call Larry Love to set up an appointment for your detailed no cost site visit. We do it right and Peak is the only alarm company in Utah that has a full service guard and patrol division and a UL listed Central Station. Other companies third party out either the guards or the monitoring and Peak Alarm keeps it all in house.

What matters most about Alarm Systems?

Get the same great service for monitoring but you will be even more secure

Get the same great service for monitoring but you will be even more secure

What services does Peak Alarm offer that most other alarm companies don’t offer?

Local UL listed Central Station that is owned by Peak Alarm (Most alarm companies contract a 3rd party Central Station) 24 hour 7 days a week
Locally owned Guard and Patrol – Peak Security – Peak Guards – Peak Patrol
Many alarm companies do not have licensed, factory trained techs and sales people. Every employee at Peak has been through the FBI background check.
Same day or next day service

What services does Peak Alarm offer that other alarm companies also offer?

Camera Systems, Access Control Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Security/Intrusion Systems, Intercom, Nurse Call, PERS Systems

Peak has their own CAD department so we can help you with drawings for the fire marshal, annual inspections and service.

How do you purchase from Peak Alarm? Buy outright and sign a month to month agreement, Buy at a subsidized rate on a 36 month agreement or lease. The Lease will have higher monthly payments but a lower installation rate. Credit Card, Check or Cash.

Will you benefit from the systems we sell you? Camera systems can lower your liability and prevent accidents and be used as positive training aids. Cameras are also a deterrent to crime.

Fire Alarm systems are often to required and often your insurance company will give you a discount when you have a camera and burglary system.

Will our company keep our promises? Peak Alarm has been in business for over 47 years and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Do you believe what Larry Love says and that Peak Alarm can deliver? Larry has been in this industry for over 20 years. Larry is more of an estimator than a salesman so you are not going to get a song and a dance but you will get valid and solid information and a fair price.

Is price the only factor when purchasing an alarm system? If it is then you have not done all the research. There are other companies that charge less but they don’t have as many technicians nor are they trained the same way. Some alarm companies charge less because they don’t have as high of an overhead but they can’t offer the same services either. Make sure you verify all the PROS and CONS before a purchase.

How will this come together? I will come out to your facility, lay out the pricing, explain the system, explain the options and let you decide. When you decide to move forward we will need signed paperwork and a deposit and then we can get the project scheduled and order equipment. We will need a dwg file for fire alarm systems so we can design the alarm system and turn in the drawings and submittals to the fire marshal.

What matters most about Alarm Systems?
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What matters most is how we treat you, what protection we can provide and the services that will make your life easier and safe.