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
My name is Larry Love and I have been in the Fire Alarm industry for over 20 years. Often I get asked to fix or provide parts for a Simplex Fire Alarm System. I in turn refer the person back to the above company since Tyco Simplex Grinnell sales, services and installs these systems. Simplex Fire Alarm Systems are high quality and can be installed in any size project. Simplex offers a wide range of products and is a National Company.
We could purchase the Simplex parts and pay Simplex to come in and assist us but I would rather be honest with my customers and have them go directly to Tyco Simplex Grinnell so they can get a better price. I work for Peak Alarm a local alarm company that has been in business for over 47 years and Peak Alarm can monitor your Simplex Fire Alarm at our UL listed Local Central Station http://www.peakalarm.com and you can contact Larry Love at 801 428 1384 or email him at Larry@peakalarm.com Simplex also has monitoring solutions which are normally out of State.
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 (All three BBB complaints have dropped off as of 12/11/17 so they have 0)
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
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.
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.
We encourage Electrical Contractors and General Contractors to send us plans and specifications so we can bid the projects that you need proposals on. If you have a link to a job and need a price please let us know. Sometimes we have time to get you the bid and sometimes we don’t. If you ask for a price the same day that it bids out the chances are low that we will be able to get you pricing.
Call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com for pricing and he can come out and do a no cost site visit to make recommendations for your security, fire alarm, access control or cameras.
Peak Alarm bids out construction projects in Utah and Idaho. We have put some of the jobs that were are bidding online to encourage electrical contractors to call us for pricing. Peak is one of the largest alarm companies in Utah and the only alarm company that has their own local central station, AV Division, Guard /Patrol Division and their own UL Listed Central station.
Most projects have a specific list of manufactures listed in the specification so there are certain companies that can bid these project out and other companies that cannot. Often what occurs is that they will only flat spec products meaning that only one company in the State can bid the job. When they do this it is normally because the engineer is trying to match equipment with and existing fire alarm panel or they may want the same brand in all their facilities. The danger to this is having only one company that can bid so you are locked into their pricing for parts and labor. We call these products proprietary products.
Peak Alarm sends notification of those projects bidding but does not send out pricing to the contractors normally until the bid date and time. This helps prevent what we call price shopping where one contractor will call another subcontractor up to ask if they can bid the price that a specific company already gave them.
Peak Alarm strives to bid the projects to the Specifications and to the PLANS so we don’t have order changes later on. When equipment is not shown it makes this difficult because if the plan shows 22 smoke detectors and everyone bids 22 smoke detectors and then later on they add another 22 so the total is 44 this would change the price. This is the same when one flow switch and one tamper switch is shown on the plans and later they add 8 or 10 more monitor modules to monitor additional items. As a member of the Professional Estimators Society we were instructed to bid off the plans and use the counts listed on the plans so everyone is bidding the same equipment counts.
OWNER HIRES ARCHITECT AND ENGINEERS TO DESIGN THE PROJECT
PLANS GO OUT TO GENERAL CONTRACTORS AND SUB CONTRACTORS TO BID THE PROJECT
LOW BIDDERS WIN THE JOB AND OFTEN LOW BID MAY NOT BE THE BEST BID SO REVIEWING THE BIDS IS AN IMPORTANT PROCESS
CONTRUCTION STARTS, SUBMITTALS ARE SENT IN AND PERMITS ARE APPLIED FOR AND THE PROJECT IS DONE AND INSPECTED
Peak Alarm can bid many of the Fire Alarm projects although if the project has existing equipment that we need to match then we may not be able to bid that project if it needs to be a specific brand that we can’t do. Below you will see several projects that require certain brands and certain installing companies. Peak can submit unapproved alternate bids. Just call and ask for Larry Love at extension X384. The main number is 801 486 7231 and Larry’s direct number is 801 428 1384
Old Mill Project 3/22/16 Fire Protection Company only
US Attorney’s office 3/15/16 – FCI Fire Alarm only which is Nelson Fire
Airport project – Simplex only by TYCO
Delta Fire Station bid 3/22 – Peak Alarm sent this bid out on 3/11
Salem Nursing – FCI only by Nelson Fire
Lehi Nursing 3/24
New Wasatch Elementary and Sterling Elementary – FCI only by Nelson Fire and then EST was added in an addendum
Kiesel Fire Alarm in Ogden – Peak Alarm sent this bid out on 3/25/16
USU Wattis – Notifier only by FPS Fire Protection Services which is Mountain Alarm
Hotels, Motels, Assisted Living Centers are now required to have Low Frequency Horns in the Sleeping rooms and Low Frequency Horn/Strobes in the ADA sleeping rooms.
Quality food is not cheap nor are the systems we install.
Call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 Peak Alarm email Larry@peakalarm.com Sales,Installation,service,cameras, security, fire alarm, access control, Guards, Patrol, AV, Nurse Call, Intercom, Area of Refuge and more. CAD department, NICET Qualified Techs, Licensed and Insured.
Existing Systems, upgrading, repair or new alarm systems.
Peak Alarm has been in business for 47 years, we have offices in Salt Lake, Boise, Idaho Falls and Saint George to service you. Peak Alarm has a full Guard and Patrol Service as well as an AV department.
Peak Alarm can upgrade your fire alarm or security system if your still having it dial out over an analog phone line.
Call Larry Love (801)428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com
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
Access Control Installing companies in Salt Lake City and Utah
Please contact Larry Love at Larry@peakalarm.com to update this list with your current company information of which access control brands you install along with your phone number and web site information. This is a work in progress that I will add to as I get the current information.
Most Access Control Systems cost about $2,000 to $2,700 per door which include a Prox reader or biometric reader, a hold open door contact, a maglock or electric strike, a request to exit button or motion or both, door controllers and the installation and equipment. These systems allow you to limit access to certain areas, days of the week or specific hours that people can gain access.
Some Products are limited to a certain amount of doors such as only 8 or only 16 total so you could not expand. Others like DSX do not have a limit. (DSX has the limit of 32,000 doors per location and you can have 32,000 locations)
DSX – Installed by Alarm Control and Peak Alarm
Software House – Installed by Tyco or AVTEC
Bosch – Peak Alarm is a Bosch dealer and there are several other Bosch dealers
ReadyKey Pro – Bosch used to rep this and then Lenel did not renew their contract so the Pro line although there are some companies still servicing it.
Northern – Several Companies install this brand
Honeywell Pro 3200 – Peak Alarm and others
This blog is a work in progress to add different brands of access control and the companies that install them.
Alarm Control – DSX
Wasatch Electric -Comtech Division
Send me your information and I will update the list Larry@peakalarm.com
Peak Alarm 1534 South Gladiola Street, SLC, UT 84104 Peak Alarm installs DSX Access Control, Honeywell Access Control, DMP Door Control, Bosch and others. (801) 428 1384 Larry Love http://www.peakalarm.com
Cerberus Pyrotronics, Siemens,(Alarm Control, GSL Electric and Siemens are dealers for Cerberus)
DMP – There are 4 DMP dealers in Utah and DMP also has high security panels with encryption. Peak Alarm is a dealer. DMP is UL listed for Fire Alarm although it will not do class A wiring on the SLC loop. DMP also can do UL listed combined fire and security systems which are best used on smaller buildings since larger systems would be best served using one of the other brands on this page that are dedicated to fire alarms. https://dmp.com/
Fenwall, (Alarm Control) http://alarmcontrol.com/main/
Fireworx, Edwards, (If you have information on who the dealers are for this and other brands please let me know)
Firelite by HONEYWELL, (Peak Alarm installs Firelite and so do several Fire Alarm companies in Utah this is a non proprietary system )
Faraday, ( I do not have any current information on a Faraday dealer in Utah so please contact Larry Love with new dealer information 801 898 6003 )
Farenhyt by HONEYWELL, (Alphacorp is a Farenhyt distributor here in Utah ask for Kent) http://www.alphacorpsecurity.com/
FCI by HONEYWELL, (This brand is installed by Nelson Fire, Inc. 801 468 8300 ) See link to their website below under Gamewell.
Fike, Alarm control and United Fire http://unitedfireinc.com/
GE Vigilant, (Best) UTC – Alpha Corp, Inc. Delta Fire Systems, Inc. https://www.deltafiresystems.com/ Fire Supression Services, Inc Interwest, Mountain West Securit, Professional Systems Technology, Inc. and Why’rd are all Vigilant Dealers. This GE project is Edwards United Technologies.
Gamewell by HONEYWELL,(Installed by Nelson Fire 801 468 8300, Inc. and Firetrol also says they install Gamewell systems) www.nelsonfireutah.com See FCI
Harrington – JBP Enterprises out of AZ, Automated Fire and Security (Certified) , Wasatch Controls, and Statefire. United Fire also can get it from out of State.
Hochiki, (Peak Alarm is one of the four Hochiki dealers in Salt Lake City) You can call Hochiki direct for the full list of dealers. There is a dealer in Bountiful, one in West Jordan and Two in Salt Lake City.
Honeywell = Notifier, Silent Knight, Firelite, FCI Gamewell, Onyx, Farenhyt (Firelite and Silent Knight are non proprietary and the others have specific dealers listed on this page)
Keltron ( No known dealers in Utah)
Mircom, (Installed by Peak Alarm 801 428 1384 www.peakalarm.com, PCS Power Control Systems 801 560 6423 and Booth Fire Protection and Fire Engineering are also Mircom dealers. )
Mirtone – Installed by BEST 801 352 0743 and Peak Alarm 801 428 1384
Notifier by HONEYWELL,(This brand is installed by FPS Fire Protection Services otherwise known as Mountain Alarm ) www.mountainalarm.com
Onyx – (I do not have current information on any Onyx dealers in Utah so please call Larry when you have updates)
Secutron, (No known dealers in Utah) Not to be confused with Securitron (Locks)
Vigilant (was GE now UTC), (Best or Best Access) Alpha Corp, Inc. Delta Fire Systems, Inc. Fire Supression Services, Inc Interwest, Mountain West Security, Professional Systems Technology, Inc. and Why’rd are all Vigilant Dealers. This GE project is Edwards United Technologies.
This sheet was provided as an information sheet only as a service to the public to provide a fairly complete list of fire alarm companies in Utah. If any of the information needs to be corrected or updated please let Larry@peakalarm.com know and he will get the changes made.
Peak Alarm www.PeakAlarm.com installs Alarm Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Camera Systems, Access Control Systems, Intercom and other low voltage systems. Peak Alarm is the only company in Utah that has a UL listed Central Station, a full Guard and Patrol Division and a full service alarm business including Fire Alarm Design and Installation. Peak Alarm has been in business since 1969 is a local family owned business. Peak installs both commercial and residential more than half of Peak’s business comes from commercial work. Peak Also installs encrypted security systems such as www.Qolsys.com
ADVICE – Before doing business with any of the above companies please check the Better Business Bureau for ratings and complaints www.bbb.org
Call Larry Love for pricing on the following product 801 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com