BOISE

Address 
11770 W President Dr 
Boise, ID. 83713

Telephone 
(208) 323-1199 

Idaho Falls

Address 
240 S Holmes Ave 
Idaho Falls, ID. 83401

Telephone 
(208) 524-4282 

Salt Lake City

Address 
1534 S Gladiola 
Salt Lake City, UT. 84104

Telephone 
(801) 486-7231 

St George

Address 
122 N 200 W 
St George, UT. 84770

Telephone 
(435) 656-1888 


 

 

 

 

 

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Peak Alarm Company, Inc.
1534 S Gladiola Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
(800) 444-7231

Email: sales@peakalarm.com

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

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6 Helpful Hints on How to Choose the Right Fire Alarm Company

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Fire alarm systems are one of the most valuable components to any business or residence. We rely on them 24 hours a day, protecting our lives, inventory, and property. They are required by law for businesses and residences throughout the United States, and often they provide discounts on insurance rates.

By necessity, no two systems are the same. Each is custom-tailored and installed with specific fire & building codes in mind. Your Local Fire Marshall will always have last say on what is required and may demand more or fewer components than the actual fire code requires. We will try to point out below the 6 most important traits to look out for when you go shopping for a fire alarm company contractor. These suggestions are intended to help you save money, headaches, and lastly, not getting stuck with an inferior product.


1. Make and Model
- Find out what brand of fire alarm panels and equipment they are authorized to sell. Sometimes smaller alarm companies or electricians will just go down to a local distributor and purchase off the shelf components for the cheapest price available. Ideally, you want to find a fire alarm installing company that deals in volume. They will have selected a reputable manufacturer that provides quality products and easily serviceable components. Their volume purchases will reflect on pricing discounts that they are able to pass on to the consumer.

2. Licenses and Qualifications - Make sure the contractor has NICET certified designers & technicians that will be working on the project. The company should also have a license to work in your jurisdiction. Don’t be afraid to reach out to your authority having jurisdiction to see what type of experience they’ve had working with the contractor. Most importantly, get references of places where the contractor has performed fire alarm upgrades. Find out how other people would rate the company’s level of performance. This can help you to predict how satisfied you’ll be with your new or upgraded system.

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Insurance Discounts for Monitored Alarm

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Don’t forget when you get a monitored alarm system you can get up to a 20% discount on your home owner’s insurance! In some cases that will almost pay for your monthly monitoring costs. Why not get something you need and save money at the same time! When you do business with PEAKAlarm we will contact your insurance agent for you and in most cases send him the information he needs so you don’t have to lift a finger! We are known for having some of the best customer services in the industry and we don’t intend to stop now. So, get your alarm system today customized to your needs and top it off with a big discount on your home owner’s insurance. We can’t wait to protect your home and family with one of our tailored home alarm systems.

 

 Call our Dispatch Center today for more information at 800-444-7231 x 0

 

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  • Published: Saturday, 03 June 2017 17:40
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7 Secrets the Alarm Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know About
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 As we sat down to write this article it occurred to us there will be several people in the industry upset when they find out about this article. Our attempt is not to harm any legitimate security company but rather to educate the unsuspecting consumer about some of the shady secrets that go on today in the industry. We hope to give the consumer a fighting chance when selecting their next security provider. These are our top 7 items to look out for!

1. Security Cameras Can be Hacked or Remotely Turned On
Every day you read about “Russian Hackers” and the harm they are doing to our political system. Well, they are also frequently known to also be hacking into commercial & residential security cameras. They then post online your camera IP for the entire world to view. We were interviewed on a news station about the ongoing hacking and you can view it here. One of the best items of advice we can give to minimize your risk is to CHANGE THE DEFAULT PASSWORD and make it 10 or more characters. We also have another article here.

2. Inexperienced College Kids go out During the Summer Selling Security Systems
Every summer thousands of college kids on summer break hit the streets to peddle security systems by going door-to-door. A majority of these summer students have little or no training and are not even properly vetted in the community they are soliciting. Unsuspecting consumers get lied to about the services and products and in some cases are letting unlicensed people into their homes. If you didn’t request them to come out in the first place, it is wise to politely tell them you are not interested and shut the door. Many state agencies have started coming down on these companies and their salespeople by fining them. Here is one of the most recent articles. 

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Home Security Cameras

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Every day you pick up a newspaper or surf the internet you see stories about home security cameras and the amazing video recordings they captured. Sometimes it is a delivery driver throwing the packages on the steps and other times it is the cute kitten being pampered by an adult dog. Regardless of the video captured, this new technology has become affordable and brings “safety” & “security” to their owners.

Let’s take a look at what is available today.

Indoor Cameras
Cameras that are built for the indoors have virtually no environmental protection but the cost savings are significant. Indoor cameras can see in low light conditions and the video can stream high-quality content. Today’s cameras provide video for applications like the baby’s bedroom or in common areas for the owner to “remote view” their premises in case of an emergency. Some now even have the capability to be remote controlled (PTZ) via a cellphone app or PC interface.

Outside Cameras
Cameras specifically built for the outdoors contain many components to protect them from the harsh elements. Heaters and ultraviolet protective housings are on the outside. Inside components can handle tough sunlight conditions and still be able to operate in low levels of the evening. The more sophisticated outdoor cameras even have infrared illumination allowing them to see in pitch darkness. These cameras are excellent for overseeing the perimeter of your property and areas like breezeways and porches.

Read more: The Secrets Of Home Security Cameras