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Address 
7373 Emerald St.
Boise, ID. 83704

Telephone 
(208) 323-1199 

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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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  • Published: Monday, 10 April 2017 13:22
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Business Security: Burglar-Proof Your Windows and Doors

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While you can't always predict supply and demand, ensuring the protection of your business is one investment that will always pay off. And according to the FBI, businesses are four times as likely to be burglarized as homes. It only makes sense to safeguard yourself from being a part of that statistic.

Burglars are usually looking for one key feature in any business they "case" — simplicity. The more complicated the target, the higher the risk, and therefore the less attractive the target becomes. Which is why properly securing your doors and windows — the most likely and visible means of entry into your business — is so important.

Here are some business security measures that can help burglar-proof your windows and doors.


Securing your windows

Newer windows made of hard-to-break glass or clear plastic is the best place to start. Laminated glass or clear acrylic plastic are good options. Laminated glass has plastic sheets between layers of glass. This glass looks a lot like safety glass, but without the easy shatter; it can handle repeated blows. Clear acrylic plastic is also shatterproof but susceptible to scratching.

Your windows should also have locking mechanisms that close securely and don't need to be "forced.” Don’t rely solely on the locks supplied with your windows, though. It’s likely they aren’t enough, and extra protection will be needed.

If possible, add a security bar on side or rear windows, and other windows out of view of passersby that a burglar might try to break to enter your business. Make sure the retaining bolts can’t be removed from the outside. (But do keep in mind that bars must comply with Fire Code requirements for inside release to allow escape in the case of a fire.)

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  • Published: Sunday, 09 April 2017 09:41
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Robbery Prevention Tips for Businesses

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There are a few dangerous realities of owning a business. The greatest is perhaps the threat of armed robbery. In the U.S. alone, a commercial robbery is committed every four minutes — or about 100,000 robberies each year. That’s why robbery prevention is so important.

Armed robbery is different from burglary and theft, because it isn’t a crime against property, it’s one against people. And though many robberies don’t result in injury to the victims, that’s more often due to luck than planning.

A robbery prevention strategy can help your business reduce the likelihood of falling victim. And knowing what to do if your business does get robbed, could save employee and customer lives.

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  • Published: Saturday, 08 April 2017 14:53
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Home Safety Seasonal Checklist

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  Whether springing forward or falling back, Daylight Saving Time is the perfect opportunity for a home safety seasonal checkup. Here’s a quick checklist.


Check and Replace

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors
Change batteries twice a year. Replace smoke detectors every 10 years, and CO detectors every five years.

Light Bulbs (Inside + Outside)
Consider updating to energy saving light bulbs, for an estimated savings of $30+ over each bulb’s lifetime.

HVAC Filter
Most people change their filters each season, when they know the equipment is going to be working hardest.

Dryer Filter and Hoses
Dryer fires can occur as a result of blocked dryer exhaust ducts. Clean dryer hoses each year, inspect the vent and hose for blockages every six months.

Fire Extinguisher
Check the pressure gauge, and verify the locking pin is intact.

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  • Published: Friday, 07 April 2017 15:51
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How to Prevent Your Home Security Camera from Being Hacked
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One of the great ironies of life can be that the devices we create to protect us, can sometimes be used against us.

A recent study shows that 61 percent of Americans are concerned about their wifi enabled home security cameras being hacked.

The odds of this happening are slim, but the fear isn’t exactly unfounded. As demonstrated in recent attacks on Jeep, Vtech, and Mattel products, skilled hackers can break into internet connected products in minutes. And with every purchase of a connected home device, consumers are unknowingly giving hackers a new opportunity to gain access.

If all connected devices are susceptible to hacking, that means WiFi-connected home security cameras aren’t exempt from vulnerability. The good news is that homeowners can take simple measures to prevent hacking, and use their connected home security devices with confidence.

Let’s take a closer look at how home security camera hacks can happen, and what consumers can do to prevent them.

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