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Nov 17, 2021

Integrate Carbon Monoxide Detectors into Your Smart Home Security System

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Colder temperatures mean a greater risk of carbon-monoxide contamination with the increased use of heaters, furnaces, and fireplaces. As you’re turning up the thermostat, think about adding wireless carbon monoxide detectors to your security system. Mountain Alarm CO sensors protect you whether your system is armed or disarmed. Our CO detector features an 85-decibel internal siren which will sound, along with the alarm panel’s built-in siren, when it detects harmful levels of carbon monoxide. I...

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Nov 10, 2021

Better Protect Your Home and Business During the Holidays

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Better Protect Your Home and Business During the Holidays If you’re in business, it’s critical to be vigilant about security this time of year. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, robbery and larceny trend upwards by 20 percent during November and December. Below are some statistics and tips to keep in mind while protecting your business during the holiday season. • 64% of all small businesses experience some form of theft from patrons and employees—an...

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Nov 3, 2021

Integrate Access Control Solutions into Your Business’ Security System

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Mountain Alarm offers several Access Control options for businesses of any size, including Alarm.com’s smarter access solution. This cloud-based Access Control system combines easy user management with seamless intrusion detection and video surveillance. Whether you’re a mom-and-pop shop with a single entrance or a large-scale operation with hundreds of doors across several locations, Mountain Alarm and Alarm.com have you covered.**Simplify managing access**Add or remove single users and cards in seconds from either the mobil...

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Oct 27, 2021

A Smart Security System is the Perfect Defense for What Goes Bump in the Night

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While you prepare for an array of tiny ghosts, goblins, and ghouls at your door this weekend, think about how to best defend your house when the visitors aren’t so welcome. Enjoy peace of mind with a combination of smart security devices from Mountain Alarm designed to perfectly protect your home. Exterior video surveillance that includes a doorbell camera along with smart lighting can help you keep an eye on your property whether you’re hom...

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Oct 19, 2021

Add Video Analytics to Your System for More Insightful, Intelligent Surveillance

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Video surveillance can show you everything that happens at your home or business, inside and out, and at any time. By adding Mountain Alarm’s video analytics service, your security system can pinpoint the most important aspects of the captured footage. You can see events that effect the safety of your property, without having to review everyday occurrences that do not. Our video analytics can recognize the difference between specific types of activity on your propert...

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Oct 13, 2021

october is fire prevention month. we’re on the job 24-7 all year long

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A state-of-the-art fire alarm system can protect your business’ most important assets–your building, property, equipment, inventory…but, most vitally, your people.We use only the most reliable fire equipment, and we proudly employ the most knowledgeable, experienced team of professionals in the western United States. Our fire monitoring is the highest rated in the industry and 100% redundant with three monitoring centers.Our fire-protection expertise includes:• Fire Alarm Panels• Test and Inspections• Maintenance and Servicing• Smoke Detectors• Heat Detectors• Mass Notification Systems• Gas Detection Systems• Pul...

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Oct 6, 2021

Growth Continues with New Office in Utah County Thanks to Mountain West Acquisition

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Mountain Alarm recently acquired Mountain West Security when the owners, Troy Walker and Mike Dibble, decided to retire after 25 successful years in business. They have entrusted our team of fire and security professionals to take over and care for their valued customers. We have had the privilege of getting to know Troy and Mike over the past year and we wish them luck as they move on to life’s next adventures.The alarm business ha...

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Sep 29, 2021

Keep an Eye on Your Business with Video Surveillance from Mountain Alarm

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Our video surveillance for businesses of any size combines cloud storage, 24/7 monitoring, and intelligent analytics to ensure footage is available when you need it most and can be easily found and shared.With video analytics, you can accurately detect people and vehicles entering your property while ignoring unimportant motion like rain or shadows. Receive real-time alerts of trespassers or unexpected guests in prohibited areas or after hours.Ensure your cameras are online and recording, keep tab...

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Sep 22, 2021

Time to Add Components Designed to Combat Colder Climates

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s we start the fall season, days become shorter and temperatures begin to drop. Now is the perfect time to ensure your home or business is protected against colder temperatures. We offer an array of smart devices designed to make you safer and more comfortable including smart thermostats, carbon monoxide detectors, and disaster sensors.It’s easy to always have an optimal temperature with our smart thermostats. They offer custom schedules and temperature presets saving you o...

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Sep 15, 2021

Third Monitoring Center Provides Additional Protection for Our Customers

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ountain Alarm is pleased to announce the grand opening of a third monitoring center. Located in Cedar City, Utah, the new fully redundant monitoring center is over 5,000 square feet with workstations for 28 active monitoring agents. This state-of-the-art facility adds another layer of redundancy for our customers, ensuring continuous service for those we protect. Our five-diamond-rated monitoring centers set the standard in the industry. When an alarm is activated, our highly trained agents respon...

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Sep 8, 2021

Enhance Your Security System with Video and Automation

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et the most from a modern security system by adding video surveillance and automation to go along with intrusion detection.**Automation**Our easy-to-use app allows you to turn a smartphone into a smart home. You can control door locks, garage doors, lights, thermostats, small appliances and more from anywhere using a smartphone or computer.With any web-enabled device you can:• Arm and disarm the system• Receive remote alarm notifications via email or text message• Receive video segments i...

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Aug 31, 2021

Announcing Another Exciting Addition to the Mountain Alarm Family

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The Mountain Alarm family continues to grow as we’re proud to announce a new acquisition in Helena, Montana.After 46 years as a successful business owner, our friend, Bill Niehoff, previous owner of NICO Electronic Systems, has decided to retire and has entrusted Mountain Alarm Fire & Security to take over and serve NICO’s valued customers.Along with all of the outstanding products and services they’ve enjoyed from NICO, we’re hoping these customers will enjoy new feature...

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Aug 24, 2021

Mountain Alarm Committed to Integrity, Initiative, Intelligence

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As with most companies in business today, Mountain Alarm has a Mission Statement: “Integrity. Initiative. Intelligence.” Three simple, yet powerful, words. But more than just words, these ideals serve as the foundation of a company owned and operated by the same family since 1952. Our concise, focused Mission Statement speaks volumes about how we conduct business and how we treat customers. Ours is a mission championed by a leadership team who has empowered the employee...

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Aug 17, 2021

Useful Tips for Working at Home from Our Partners at Alarm.com

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Working at home has its benefits but often the schedule isn't one of them. It's easy to work longer hours, forget to take breaks, get distracted or feel burned out, especially when you're sharing a workspace and managing your kids' schoolwork. Maintaining a new daily schedule, designed around everyone in your family, can help get you back on track. **Commit yourself to a start time** Start your workday right by settling into your workspace a...

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Aug 10, 2021

Systems and Customers Cared for by the Most Experienced Team of Technicians

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As an alarm company, our greatest asset is our highly trained team of security and fire alarm technicians. Currently, we employ more than 120 technicians, and the number continues to increase month after month.Each of our locations regularly schedule time to have our equipment manufacturers train our technicians. By conducting these regular training sessions, we are always at the leading edge of technology. It ensures our understanding and expertise in the inner workings of al...

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Aug 4, 2021

Professionally Monitored Systems Offer a Far Superior Level of Protection

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With a monitored system from Mountain Alarm, your home or business is covered 24/7/365 by professional agents at redundant monitoring centers, who job it is to confirm the alarm and to dispatch the authorities as needed. Without this level of protection, you could easily miss a crucial notification. How many times do you miss a text due to poor reception, a work meeting, a discharged device, or priorities that take you away from you...

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Jul 29, 2021

Mountain Alarm Introduces New System that Allows Convenient Payments Via Text

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For several years, Mountain Alarm has communicated with our customers through text messaging to answer service questions and to solicit online reviews. Using the same platform, we recently implemented a new option that allows us to send a text with a link for customers to make secure payments. Initially, the system will be used to send texts primarily to customers for payment on overdue balances and new installations. However, we want to make all customer...

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Jul 20, 2021

Mountain Alarm & Alarm.com–the Solution for Superior Business Security

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Mountain Alarm commercial security systems, powered by Alarm.com, provide a comprehensive solution for intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance, energy management, and more. **All-in-one, expandable, easy-to-use systems**Simplify your security system with a single app and web dashboard to see everything at once. As your business grows and your security needs change, our technology allows easy expansion of systems over multiple locations. With intuitive interfaces, Alarm.com makes it much easier to keep your business secure an...

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Jul 14, 2021

Moving? Protect Your New Home with Security and Automation from Mountain Alarm

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When moving, don’t forget to pack the peace of mind that comes with a professionally monitored security system. Protect your new home with the name you trust–Mountain Alarm, providing state-of-the-art security and home automation.Get the safety and security you enjoyed at your former residence. As a customer moving to a new location, you’ll receive special pricing on a new system installation or existing system upgrade. Let us know when you plan to move, and w...

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Jun 23, 2021

Mountain Alarm Can Help You Choose the Right Doorbell Camera

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A doorbell camera has become one of the most popular components with any modern security system. The benefits of adding one as part of a Mountain Alarm security system are the higher quality and 24/7 monitoring you won’t get when buying off the shelf at a big-box store.With a doorbell camera, you see who’s at the front door (and beyond) whether they ring the bell or not. Two-way voice through the app lets you spea...

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Jun 16, 2021

Summertime and the Living is Easy with a Smart Home Security System

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With the promise of another hot summer, a smart security system provides a cool, comfortable, and conveniently controlled home. If you haven’t already upgraded to an interactive system, now is the time to make your home smarter and more efficient.A cellular-based system from Mountain Alarm can save you time and money with the latest energy-management and automation solutions. Our systems offer the ability to control your thermostat, lights, locks, garage doors, and small appliances wit...

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Jun 9, 2021

A Mountain Alarm Security System Can Help Prevent Package Theft

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Shopping online is more popular than ever given its ease and convenience–at least as far as the purchasing part goes. The delivery end can often be problematic. If you’re not willing and able to stay home for a valuable package, it’s left on your doorstep–a prime target for package thieves.There is a solution from Mountain Alarm and Alarm.com. Secure a delivered package in three easy steps–even when you’re away from home–using our smart home securit...

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Jun 2, 2021

Add Video Surveillance with Analytics to Monitor Your Kids’ Summertime Adventures

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As kids begin to enjoy the first days of summer break and the freedom it brings, consider adding Video Surveillance (or additional cameras) to your security system. Interior and exterior cameras are an excellent way to monitor your kids (and pets) throughout the day.Security cameras allow you to keep track of them whether you’re at work, out of town, or just upstairs in your home-office. Check in anytime, anywhere with the Alarm.com app, which provide...

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May 25, 2021

Get the Most Advanced Features with a Security System Upgrade

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Get the advantages of all the current technology by upgrading your system today. Mountain Alarm offers systems powered by Alarm.com, providing solutions to monitor, protect and automate your home or business. More than just a smart app, we seamlessly connect the key protection systems on one platform, so they work intelligently together. It’s never been easier or more affordable to turn your smartphone into a smart home.**Automation, Environment, Locks & Lighting**Our easy-to-use app allows yo...

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May 18, 2021

Statistics Show the Need to Prepare for a Safer Summer

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Whether you’re planning a family roadtrip or just plan to relax at home during the summer months, take precautions to protect your property.**Burglaries increase over 10 percent during summer**Between the warmer days, homeowners out of town, and more families enjoying time outdoors, summer is a burglar's favorite season. According to the Department of Justice, you're more likely to experience a break-in or have something stolen from outside your home during the summer months. • Make sur...

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May 12, 2021

Deadlines to Update Some Security Systems Fast Approaching

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Mountain Alarm strives to remain at the forefront of technology in order to provide the best and most reliable systems possible.Due to the telecommunications industry plan to discontinue 3G service and seven-digit dialing, some security systems will require a communication upgrade to ensure uninterrupted service. AT&T 3G will end February 2022 and Verizon 3G will end by December 2022. Service for seven-digit POTS (plain old telephone service) will end by October 27, 2021. We’ve alread...

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May 4, 2021

Get Smarter, Safer Security with ‘Crash and Smash’ Protection

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A security system is designed to protect you when a burglar targets your home or business. But what happens when he targets the security system itself? A crash and smash attack is when a burglar attempts to forcefully disable your security panel or keypad before the alarm can sound. After a door or window sensor has been triggered, most systems give the owner a time delay of 30 to 60 seconds to disarm the syste...

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Apr 27, 2021

Trust What Your Treasure to a Company Who Specializes in Safety & Security

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You can’t put a price on peace of mind.As the weather improves and the threat of COVID-19 subsides, expect to be targeted by our competitors. Don’t trust something as vital as your security to door-to-door solicitors, cable TV companies, or cell-service providers. They can’t deliver the level of expertise and customer care Mountain Alarm does.They may offer free equipment and bundled services at a supposed discount, but hidden costs and lengthy contracts will cost yo...

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Apr 20, 2021

Mountain Alarm and Alarm.com Help You Manage a Business of Any Size

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As your business grows, so does the effort to manage it–especially if you have multiple locations. The complexities of securing additional facilities can create a daunting workload without the right technology to meet all the increasing security needs. Mountain Alarm and the Alarm.com platform reduce operational complexities by giving you and your team a single point of control for essential functions including security, access, video surveillance and energy management. Whether you're managing two locations o...

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Apr 14, 2021

A Proud Family Tradition of Protecting Customers

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Our company started in the early 1950s. My grandfather, Peary Barker, originally owned and operated a dairy farm called The Milky Way Farm. One day his hired hand showed up two hours late for the 4:30 a.m. shift. When Peary inquired why he was late, the hired hand replied that he had been out all night selling fire alarms. Within a few months Peary had sold all the cows and was the number one salesma...

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Apr 6, 2021

Choosing the Right Security Camera Resolution for Your Home or Business

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Whether looking for security cameras for a residential or commercial application, Mountain Alarm can help you choose the correct configuration to best suit your needs. Most consumers understand features such as night-vision, wide-angle viewing, and two-way communication. But a common question is, with all the different options available, which resolution should I choose to best protect my property.**The Basics of Security Camera Resolution**Smartphones, tablets, computer monitors, and modern TVs reproduce images in pixels–millions of tin...

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Apr 1, 2021

Set Invoice Preferences in the Customer Portal to Receive an Electronic Copy

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Mountain Alarm’s customer portal now allows you to set preferences for different types of invoices. In addition, you can set it up to receive PDF copies of your invoices attached to an email. This is not enabled by default to add another layer of security to your account.To set up invoice preferences:1) Click “Login” at the top of www.mountaialarm.com to sign into the portal. If you haven’t previously used the portal, you can click o...

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Mar 23, 2021

Taking Pride in Meeting All of Your Fire & Security Needs

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We sometimes hear from customers, “I didn’t know you offered that.” Fire protection customers might look for security solutions from other sources, or vice versa. But, with our decades of experience and our comprehensive products and services, we can serve as your “one-stop shop.”We pride ourselves in our ability to provide a wide array of security, life safety, and automation solutions–offering superior products and services to meet any customer need.In addition, no one in th...

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Mar 18, 2021

Go Further with the Unique Features of Alarm.com Geo-services

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The Geo-Services feature inside the Alarm.com app more conveniently connects you to your Mountain Alarm system. You can easily automate your security and automation settings and notifications based on the location of your smartphone relative to your home, office, or any other specified area or “Geo-Fence.”• Set your phone location to trigger notifications• Set alerts and rules for other smart devices based on your locationAs part of our Interactive Services, Geo-Services is available at no additional cost...

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Mar 9, 2021

get video surveillance to keep track of your kids’ after-school activities

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As schools begin to more fully open across the country, remember that adding video surveillance (or just additional cameras) along with video analytics is a great way to keep track of your students as they’re leaving or arriving home. (Or if even if they’re still being home-schooled.)Security cameras allow you to keep an eye on them whether you’re at work, out of town on business, or just downstairs in your home-office. Check in anytime, anywher...

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Mar 3, 2021

Keep an Eye on Your Home or Business with Image Sensors

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Unlike security cameras, Image Sensors capture still photos, rather than live and recorded video. They’re wireless, capture images even at night, and don’t require Wi-Fi, making them ideal for virtually anywhere you need visual insight to your home or business.**See and capture important activity** With an Image Sensor in place coupled with the Alarm.com app, you can receive an instant snapshot on your phone, tablet or computer when motion triggers the sensor, enabling you t...

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Feb 23, 2021

Mountain Alarm Remains Best Local Source for Safety & Security Solutions

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Over the last several years, many fire and security companies have joined the Mountain Alarm family. During that time, we’ve encountered some customers who worried that they would lose the local touch they’d come to expect from their trusted providers. With these mergers, we’re always proud to say that we remain locally operated by the same dedicated people you’ve grown to know and trust. Our teams are made up of people who live, work, rais...

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Feb 17, 2021

Smart Locks Offer Many Benefits Beyond Enhanced Security

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With keyless entry and remote control via the Alarm.com app, a smart lock makes any entrance into your home a hi-tech access point. Mountain Alarm offers many styles of smart locks, combining keyless convenience with enhanced security, improved awareness, and an array of safeguards to better protect your home and family. Linked to the other smart devices in your home, automated and controlled through the app, and able to trigger alerts and automated actions, smar...

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Feb 9, 2021

How to Avoid Making 10 Common Security Mistakes

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It’s easy to make mistakes that could affect your home’s security. Families often do things out of habit without realizing the potential security risks. Here are 10 common mistakes and how to avoid them.**1. Do not leave the boxes from your purchases outside.**Leaving the boxes or packaging from an expensive purchase outside gives burglars a reason to target your house.**Tip:** Wait until garbage day before taking boxes out or flatten and place them in garbag...

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Feb 4, 2021

Systems Backed by the Industry’s Best Service & Monitoring

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Mountain Alarm takes pride in providing unmatched customer service backed by the best 24/7 alarm monitoring. Our five-diamond-rated monitoring centers set the standard in the industry, providing peace of mind whether protecting your home or business. 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 ismade with those listed as points of contact on th...

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Jan 26, 2021

Winter Tips for Smarter Home Security and Automation

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Being prepared provides peace of mind. Spending more time at home this winter means you're probably noticing some much-needed updates to your home’s safety and security. We have many options to easily integrate disaster sensors such as smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, temperature sensors, and flood detectors into your current system.As well as the peace of mind knowing your equipment is in optimal working order, you'll enjoy total protection with Smart Home safeguards and ou...

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Jan 20, 2021

New Video Doorbell Offers Enhanced Features and Style

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We now offer the latest video doorbell from Alarm.com, the VDB770. Our customers have raved about the new look and features of this little powerhouse of smart video surveillance. It allows you to see who’s at the door whether you’re home or not, and have a two-way audio conversation with visitors through the app. **Overview**The ADC-VDB770, Alarm.com’s next-generation video doorbell camera has an expansive 150° vertical Field of View (FOV), allowing you to monito...

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Jan 11, 2021

Customer Portal Now Offers Option for Two-factor Authentication

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Mountain Alarm now offers you the ability to further secure your account by adding two-factor authentication when logging into the customer portal. **This is not a requirement but an enhanced security recommendation.** Once you enable this feature, you must use your password and a secondary code which is received by text or email each time you log in. After logging into the customer portal, you will see a notification at the top of the scree...

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Dec 29, 2020

Resolve to Upgrade Your Security System in 2021

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If your alarm system operates on a traditional phone line or outdated cellular technology, now is the perfect time to upgrade and take advantage of the latest in security and automation.In addition to increased signal reliability, our cellular-based interactive systems offer many enhanced features. These include the cost savings and enhanced convenience of controlling thermostats, lighting, locks, garage doors, small appliances, and more from your smartphone or other web-enabled devices. Plus, our new control panel...

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Dec 21, 2020

Re-branding Underway for Branches in Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming

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In recent years, our family of companies has grown with several acquisitions including Kenco Security and Technology, Burgarello Alarm, Watchguard, ASG, ASI, ESI, and most recently, CEI. With the addition of these various companies, markets and brands, our executive team has elected to consolidate all, along with the respective teams, under a singular name – Mountain Alarm Fire & Security.Unique to its market and operation, CopperState Fire Protection, our Arizona company dedicated solely to commercia...

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Dec 16, 2020

CEI Alarm in Reno Joins the Mountain Alarm Family

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I am proud to announce that on November 19 Mountain Alarm acquired CEI Alarm in Reno, Nevada. The addition of CEI Alarm comes three months after we acquired the largest alarm company in Reno – Burgarello Alarm. CEI Alarm was founded by Dave Sinclair in 1991. They are a full-service alarm integrator with over a dozen team members and more than 2,000 monitored customers in Northern Nevada.“Eric and I became friends over the pas...

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Dec 9, 2020

Enjoy the Convenience of Bypass Sensors while Preventing False Alarms

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Ever wish you could simply deactivate a sensor momentarily while keeping your system armed? Well, it’s easy with our Bypass Door/ Window Sensors.The Bypass Sensors are perfect for letting out the family pet or when someone leaves early for work and doesn’t want to disturb the family. You can temporarily disarm these sensors by simply pushing a small button right on the sensor without going to and from the panel to disarm and rearm you...

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Dec 2, 2020

Smart Home Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

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Take some extra steps to keep your home and loved ones safe during the holidays. This year, more than any other, we all deserve to enjoy a festive, peaceful season.Follow these easy tips to bolster your home security now, so you have the peace of mind to fully focus on family and fun.**Start with security cameras**Two-thirds of homeowners worry about break-ins more during the holidays, but there are plenty of ways to better ensure you...

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Nov 25, 2020

Set Rules, Schedules, and Scenes in the Alarm.com App for Extra Convenience

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One of the most useful features of Smart Home devices is the ability to set up automatic actions. Based on schedules and rules you set for your system, you can automate arming and disarming, thermostats, lights, locks, appliances and more.**Time-Based** Set rules based on the time of day and the day of the week. For example, automate your lights to turn on and the temperature to adjust before arriving home from work.**Location-Based**Have your system ac...

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Nov 17, 2020

Proudly Protecting Lives–Why We Do What We Do

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For those of us who work for our family of fire and security companies, the following story makes us very proud of what we do.On the afternoon of November 14, 2015, a fire started in the kitchen of a residential unit of one of our customers–a facility for those with special needs. The occupant of the unit, in fear for her life, ran to her bedroom and hid. As the intensity of the heat an...

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Nov 11, 2020

Smart Lighting Solutions–Perfect for the Shorter Days of Winter

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After rolling back the clocks for Daylight Savings, days are much shorter. The ideal security and energy-saving solution for long winter nights is integrating smart lighting into your current security and automation system. Smart lighting is one of the most desirable and beneficial features of a smart home. Our connected-lighting devices include smart bulbs, plugs and lamp modules. - Light or dim any room in the house just by using your smartphone. - Enjoy the safety o...

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Nov 3, 2020

Upgrading to Interactive Services Opens Up a World of Possibilities

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In an effort to best serve our valued customers, we continually promote the benefits of upgrading to cellular-based systems, video surveillance, and interactive services.Since our inception, security systems have evolved to provide much more than just burglar alarms. The systems of today offer levels of protection, convenience, and peace of mind unimaginable in the industry even a short time ago.Home automation has become one of the most sought-after features afforded by these new systems, allowin...

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Oct 28, 2020

Halloween a Great Reminder of the Usefulness of Doorbell Cameras

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A doorbell camera is completely integrated into your smart home security system. It allows you to see who’s at the door whether you are home or not, and have a two-way audio conversation with visitors through our app. You can even unlock your front door’s smart lock from the same screen.With a doorbell camera, you’re able to record and receive motion-detected or doorbell-activated clips, or clips triggered by other devices like your garage door. It...

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Oct 22, 2020

Monitored Systems Far Superior for Level of Protection and Customer Support

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There are more and more companies spending a lot of advertising dollars promoting self-monitored, cookie-cutter security systems. This solution may appeal to some as a way to save money. But, at what cost ultimately? It’s easy to see the disadvantages of systems that, as a means of protecting your family and property, are backed by messages sent only to you in the event of an alarm or emergency.If you have a monitored system like ours...

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Oct 14, 2020

Fire Prevention Month a Great Reminder to Protect Your Home or Business

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October is National Fire Prevention month–what better time to review how well you’re equipped to protect your home and office in the tragic event of a fire.- Set aside some time to review and practice your evacuation plan with your employees and family. In the midst of a fire is no time to realize you failed to plan.- The National Fire Protection Association recommends homes have smoke detectors inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area and o...

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Oct 7, 2020

Cold Temperatures Reinforce the Importance of CO Detectors

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Beautiful, cool autumn days will soon transition into longer, colder winter nights. Colder temperatures put your home or business at higher risk of carbon-monoxide contamination with the increased use of heaters, furnaces, and fireplaces.We offer CO detectors that easily integrate into your security system. These wireless sensors feature an internal sirenwhich sounds along with the built-in siren at the alarm panel when harmful levels of CO are detected. A signal will also automatically notify th...

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Sep 30, 2020

Door and Window Sensors Can Protect So Much More

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Along with a control panel, door and window sensors are the most common component of anysecurity system, monitoring the many potential entry points of your home or business.These two-piece devices are comprised of a transmitter and a magnet aligned together. When adoor or window is opened, the magnetic field is broken, and an alert is sent to your panel, app, and our monitoring station.While their name aptly describes how they’re most often used, these versatil...

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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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