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Sep 18, 2020

Mountain Alarm Family Grows with Acquisition of Burgarello Alarm

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On August 19, 2020, we acquired Burgarello Alarm in Reno, Nevada. Burgarello Alarm, founded by Louie Burgarello in 1972, is a full-service alarm integrator with more than 40 team members and over 7,000 monitored customers in Northern Nevada. I have admired Burgarello Alarm for many years. They have a reputation as one of the area’s premier alarm companies and are the largest alarm company in Northern Nevada.I am honored that Louie has entrusted his company’...

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Sep 9, 2020

Alarm Chat–A Convenient Tool to Manage Your Security System

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A year after introducing Alarm Chat, we thought it was a good time to remind our Security customers of this beneficial feature. Alarm Chat automatically invites you and your emergency contacts via text into a group chat in the event of an alarm. It allows you to conveniently request police dispatch, disregard false alarms and even talk to your emergency contacts to gather more information–all within a secure group chat.**Goodbye False Alarm Fees**Hundreds of jurisdiction...

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Sep /1, 2020

Control Garage Doors, Lights, and Small Appliances from Anywhere

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You’re halfway to work and the thought occurs to you that you may not have closed the garage when you left. Now you’re worried you’ve seriously compromised the security of your home. Wouldn’t it be great to check whether it’s open from anywhere and close the door remotely?For 70 percent of Americans, the garage door serves as the primary entrance and exit to their homes. Chances areyou’ll forget to close it now and again. Whe...

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Aug 25, 2020

Add Life Safety & Automation Components for a Superior System

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Integrating life safety equipment and a smart thermostat into your security system creates a safer, more efficient home or office.Disaster sensors that detect flood or extreme temperature conditions can save lives and property. Combine that peace of mind with the energy-efficiency and convenience of a smart thermostat to optimize the system you already have.No home should be without protection against deadly carbon monoxide exposure. Our wireless CO detectors feature an internal siren which will soun...

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Aug 19, 2020

Our Commercial Fire Capabilities Include Test & Inspections

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Our Fire teams are committed to meeting all of your needs, including all required tests and inspections. With our unmatched commitment to customer service and decades of expertise, we can keep your system operating optimally.Contact your local branch to learn about their capabilities for testing and maintenance of fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, fire pumps, fire extinguishers, and backflow preventers. Through Building Reports®, you can easily view online reports, online repair authorizations, and refer-en...

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Aug 12, 2020

Unhappy with Your Current Security Provider?

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Do you or someone you know have a security system from a company other than Mountain Alarm? Are you unhappy with the outdated technology, lack of customer service, or the high cost? We can easily and affordably “takeover” almost any security system. We’ll make it easy to switch from your current provider to our state-of-the-art system. In most cases, we can save you money by simply integrating your current equipment into the industry’s best syst...

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aug 5, 2020

customer experience department sets the standard for service

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Mountain Alarm has always been known for its “local feel” and for taking pride in providing the best personalized service. In 2017 we committed to further elevating every customer interaction, so we created a brand-new Customer Experience Department. “My passion has always been to provide customers with an experience that they can’t get from anyone else. When you live by your word to take care of each and every customer, they will always receive...

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jul 30, 2020

we provide a smarter access control solution for businesses

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As part of our comprehensive commercial security, we offer Smarter Access Control–Alarm.com’s award-winning access solution. An integral piece of the Alarm.com business platform, it combines access with intrusion, video surveillance and energy management into a single solution accessible through Alarm.com’s mobile app and web dashboard. Smarter Access Control lets users quickly and easily manage permissions for all access points, including doors with card readers and Z-Wave locks, as well as security partitions. A single button...

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july 22, 2020

smarter security solutions for businesses of any size

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Smart business security is a worry-free package of tough, reliable hardware, intelligent security features and an app that controls everything. You’re always protected Just specify a closing time and Alarm.com takes care of the rest. You can have the auto-arming feature turn the alarm on for you every day, without fail. You can have your system arm itself automatically after a period of no activity. You can also use your Alarm.com app to arm and...

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july 15, 2020

get the best security cameras powered by the best platform

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There are several options when choosing video surveillance cameras today including resolution, night vision optimization, indoor, outdoor, and doorbell cameras. But, it’s not only the camera, but also the application behind it. While a video surveillance camera’s components and engineering are important, the software platform managing the video is a crucial layer of today’s video technology. Your camera’s software platform creates the feature-rich options you would expect from the leaders in the industry. That’s why...

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july 09, 2020

get away this summer with your home and property protected

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This year’s summer vacation may look a lot different than in the past. But whether you’re traveling across country or just across town, a smart security system has the tools and features to provide peace of mind in knowing your home and property will always be protected. While you’re away from home, arm your system in “away” mode and you’ll receive alerts on your smartphone in the event of an alarm. Our monitoring center will...

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july 01, 2020

upgrade your panel for better performance & enhanced features

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As you know, we strive to remain at the forefront of security technology in order to provide the best and most reliable systems possible. Changes in the telecommunications industry can make older security control panels obsolete. While these changes may mandate the need for a newer panel, an upgrade also affords you the convenience and enhanced security the newer technology provides. Not to mention these panels offer sleek new designs and easy, intuitive operation. Many...

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june 25, 2020

get multiple benefits from a doorbell camera

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Monitoring your front entry is an important part of protecting your home. With visitors dropping by, kids racing inside and out, and packages arriving, it’s hard to keep track of all the activity. Thanks to their ability to show you who’s at the door, no matter where you are, doorbell cameras have become a popluar addition to any home security system. Because these doorbell cameras are fully integrated into your security system and powered by...

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june 17, 2020

our mentor inducted into security industry hall of fame

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In April 2020, my dad, Rodney Garner, was posthumously inducted into the Security Sales & Integration Hall of Fame. He would have been humbled and a little embarrassed if he were with us to receive this award and recognition. I am very proud of him and grateful to the security industry for recognizing his contributions during his 45-year career. A committee of industry peers selected him based on the following criteria: Required Characteristics Minimum 15...

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june 10, 2020

five outdoor home security essentials for summertime

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These outdoor security essentials will safeguard your home and preserve your peace of mind all summer long, letting you make the most of the warmer weather, worry-free. 1: Smart Security Camera As well as sending you live and recorded footage of your outdoor space, these cameras also send a clear message to visitors: “I have a smart home security system.” That’s enough to keep most burglars away. 2: Smart Lighting Prowlers rarely like to be...

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june 04, 2020

fire protection at the heart of our history & mission

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While our security offerings are most often highlighted in our publications (including this Blog,) we were founded as a fire-protection company in 1952. Still family owned and operated, today we continue to provide the finest commercial fire protection in the industry. An alarm system can make the difference of life or death in the event of a fire and protecting our customers remains our primary mission. We offer everything from monitoring flow and tamper to...

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may 28, 2020

get the most from your surveillance with video analytics

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Video analytics uses artificial intelligence for cutting-edge security and surveillance. This amazing technology can tell whether a moving object in your driveway is a person, an animal, or a vehicle. Video analytics also lets you create virtual “zones” and multi-directional “tripwires” for your cameras, enabling your system to further categorize the activity the cameras detect based on the layout of your home or business and the areas you need to protect. This powerful tool can...

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may 20, 2020

superior security requires professional monitoring

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Mountain Alarm's five-diamond-rated monitoring sets the standard in the industry. When an alarm is activated, our highly trained agents respond based on the type of alarm received. Many service providers simply text or email, but we ensure that contact is made with those listed as points of contact on your account. Once the alarm is verified, emergency medical services, fire department personnel or police response is dispatched. Communication to responders happens within minutes....

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may 13, 2020

refer friends & family to the best security solution and earn $100

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One of the many reasons Mountain Alarm and Technology provides unparalleled customer service is that our business relies heavily on word-of-mouth and referrals from those who know and trust us. Since our founding in 1973, Mountain Alarm has grown thanks to our valued customers referring their friends and family. We live in a time when most of us could benefit from a little extra cash and many Americans are concerned about their safety and security. Our...

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apr 14, 2020

continuing our covid-19 preparation and response

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Fire Protection Service Corporation and its companies (Mountain Alarm, Kenco Security, Link Interactive, and CopperState Fire Protection) are continuing to closely monitor the impacts of COVID-19 in each of our local markets throughout the United States. We have aggressively taken steps to ensure the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve. Thanks to the advancement of technology over the past few years, our staff can work remotely when needed due...

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apr 22, 2020

celebrate earth day with these energy-saving smart devices

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A cool, comfortable home becomes an oasis during the months when the mercury rises. But does your security and home automation system take full advantage of the latest energy-saving gadgets? We offer the ability to control your thermostat, lights, and small appliances with your smartphone–not to mention locks and garage doors. These smart devices can save energy, time and money. A smart thermostat, our most popular energy-management component, makes it easy to maintain the perfect...

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apr 29, 2020

what does it mean to be ‘powered by alarm.com?

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Our systems are powered by Alarm.com, providing solutions to monitor, protect and automate your home. More than a smart app or a cool device, Alarm.com seamlessly connects the key systems in your home on one platform so they work more intelligently together. Always-on Awareness Get real-time notifications by text or email the moment something happens in your home. Create unique user codes to know who’s coming and going at all times. Look at past activity...

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