Peak Alarm in Utah and Salt Lake City
Why does the monitoring cost vary so much between customers?
It is similar to when you purchase a car. If you have a larger down payment or if you pay for the equipment up front the monthly payments can be less.
If you don't put any money down or pay for installation or equipment and get what they call a free system then you have a larger monthly payment.
Security equipment is not free so you either pay now or later.
Here at Peak Alarm we can structure a monthly payment based on your needs, equipment cost and if you want to add a monthly extended repair agreement we can do that as well. Here is a sample of a typical monthly payment breakout.
$99 dollars down with payments for 36 months:
$29 dollars a month for monthly monitoring $7 dollars a month for repair agreement ($1 per device) $10 dollars a month for cellular communications * $5 dollars a month for elite control (arm disarm with phone)
$61 per month for this example
*Many companies charge more than $10 dollars per month for cellular. The reason that radio or cellular is more secure is that many burglars cut your phone lines before they break in and if you don't have radio or cellular then the alarms will not communicate to the Dispatch center.
We have accounts that only pay $29 per month over an analog phone line but they don't have smart phone arm and disarm. You can also control lights, cameras, temperature and even water shut off valves from your smart phone through your security system.
Many of the analog lines are being changed to digital and most of the security systems don't work well with VOIP or digital lines.
Why is it smart to have Peak Alarm monitor your security system?
Peak is a local, licensed, insured company that has been in business for over 45 years and our UL listed Central Station (Dispatch) is local and so when you tell the dispatcher where you are they are familiar with your area when many national companies may not know where redwood road is at all other than on their GPS system.