Security by Cable company sandwich by plumber

Yesterday a man called in and said his insurance company won’t renew his policy unless he adds temperature sensors to his alarm system in Park City. This is the second time I have heard about this. He has a cable company that provides his security system and they don’t provide temp sensors.

The insurance company wants him to remove the system he got from his cable company and install one that is monitored by a local UL listed Monitoring Station. (Peak Alarm happens be be a local UL listed Monitoring Station)

Having your cable company provide your security system and monitoring is kinda like getting a sandwich from your plumber. Hey they may be getting better at it although Peak Alarm concentrates on Alarm Systems, Guard/Patrol, AV and we do it well.

Peak can provide: Temp sensors, water sensors, CO, Smoke, gas, motion, status contacts, gun movement sensors or sensors to tell you if the stove has been left on.

Contact Larry Love Larry@peakalarm.com (801) 428 1384

The Cable TV company told him that they could not add temperature sensors to their security system. They only do certain things and they are limited. Hey they are good a cable TV and so when they do other things they are limited. They can bundle and give great pricing although you need to ask what exactly are you getting?

You can call me about security systems and alarm systems because I have been involved in the industry for over 20 years but I cannot help you with information relating to other areas of your life. Our systems are becoming more integrated with home entertainment all the time and we can integrate them into those systems, our AV department can install large theater systems in your home and we can integrate the security into those systems.

Larry’s new web site

Peak Alarm web site

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.

http://www.peakalarm.com