BOISE

Address 
7373 Emerald St.
Boise, ID. 83704

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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  • Published: Saturday, 03 June 2017 17:40
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7 Secrets the Alarm Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know About
Top Secret

 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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  • Published: Monday, 01 May 2017 23:20
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Home Security Cameras

Home security camera
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
  • Published: Monday, 01 May 2017 17:47
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Benefit of using a Local Security Company

Local Security Company
When researching home or business security companies, you can either go with a national firm or select a smaller, nearby local business. Picking a local provider has a few preferences that you ought to consider before signing an agreement, and here is a couple of them.

#1. They have a superior knowledge of area security needs

Who knows the sort of dangers you confront better than somebody who lives and works in a similar territory? Here at Peak Alarm, we are extremely knowledgeable about the security issues homeowners and area businesses face and are in this way in the best position to offer an ideal security solution.

#2. You can rely on better customer service

Local home security companies depend on their reputation to help them pull in new clients and keep them. This usually means you are probably going to get preferred treatment over using a large national firm. As a bonus, you can usually talk with local representatives instead of calling a long distance number and being rerouted to various offices.

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  • Published: Thursday, 27 April 2017 12:39
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How to Choose a Security Company

Choosing a security company is an important part of protecting your home from threatening situations such as intrusion and fire. And with so many options, selecting the right company may seem like a daunting task. Here are seven easy steps for finding a reputable and experienced security company.

1. Seek Advice from Family and Friends

The easiest way to find a trustworthy company is through a personal referral. Use family members, friends and trusted neighbors who have alarm systems as resources. Find out about their experiences with security companies, which company they selected and why.

2. Find a Company with Certified Employees

When you speak with potential companies, ask them if their employees are trained and by the Electronic Security Association's (ESA) National Training School (NTS). Security professionals that are certified through NTS have completed extensive training in electronic security. Trained and certified professionals often yield more efficient and higher quality work than those who are not certified. 

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