Monday, September 17, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Top 10 List to Choose a Home Alarm Company

Many consumers find choosing an alarm company is a very challenging task. There are many companies around, so I can you be sure which company to choose from? What services to choose? Why some companies have much higher monthly rates than other companies? From my experience in the security industry for about 10 years, I recommend using this list to choose your alarm company. This list is not in any order of importance, each item is equally important. 
  1. Liability Insurance: Make sure the alarm company has at least 1 million dollar liability insurance. This will cover any damage that might result from damages during installation or malfunction of the alarm system. 2 million dollars liability insurance is very common in the security industry.

  2. ULC Monitoring: Make sure the monitoring station is ULC approved. ULC means Underwriters Laboratories of Canada. These are standards for security equipments and workplace. Security companies who has certified listed monitoring station means that the monitoring facility complies with the ULC standards. ULC certified companies should make the consumers feel comfortable and safe with their equipments and service provided.

  3. Referrals: Check residential and commercial referrals that are using the company services. This is very important to ensure that the monitoring station response is fast and friendly. Also, make sure the service respond for the alarm company is fast when your system has any trouble and require service. Don't just ask for the referral list, rather call them and ask about the company, if they are happy, if they have any incident or problems.

  4. How old is the company: how many years in business? How experienced are the technicians? There are many companies that are new to this business and they will disappear very fast. So, make sure the company is at least 3 to 5 years old.

  5. Location of Monitoring Station: make sure your monitoring company is local. It is very important to have a real person on the other line when you are in need and distress. Local monitoring companies are faster to dispatch and deal with any dispatch. Also, it is important to have backup monitoring station in case the main station is down.

  6. Subcontractors-Dealers: Make sure the alarm company will perform all installation and services and they are not reseller or subcontract to another bigger company.

  7. Contract: make sure the there are no hidden obligations in the contract. Make sure no long term contracts. 3 years are very typical and standard. Make sure you own the system after the contract term is over.

  8. Local Company: always work with a local company with a local office. This will ensure better and faster service. Companies with remote offices will have to subcontract someone else to do the work.

  9. Insurance Certificate: Most insurance companies will provide you with a discount on your home insurance when you have an alarm system. Make sure the security company will provide you with an insurance certificate.

  10. Physical office: Make sure your company has a local office.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Smart Phones and Home Security Systems

The ever-changing world of technology has developed a growing number of apps for the SmartPhone to help keep our homes safe and secure from crime. These various apps allow individuals to monitor and protect their homes while at work or on vacation. Many of these apps are available as free downloads from various companies, however some require payment and a contract for the services provided.
A Secure Look:
People who utilize these apps have their home's security in the palm of their hand. Homeowners can monitor their home from their SmartPhone, and activate their wireless office or home security systems with the simple touch of a button, from any location worldwide.
Before these apps were introduced, homeowners used security system consoles, handsets, and the usual keychain remote to control their system. Some systems could be monitored and controlled via the internet. However, with these advanced security apps, an individual can now be on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean and arm and disarm their wireless home security alarm with a touch to their SmartPhone screen.
Individuals can also use these new apps to take photos through their installed home video surveillance cameras. From thousands of miles away, a person can literally see who or what may be on their property at any given time of day.
Additional Features:
Every day, technology gives birth to new advancements in the world of home security. With some comparison shopping, an individual can acquire top of the line home security that will bring peace of mind so they can leave their home without giving security a second thought.
Some of these system apps allow a homeowner to change the lighting in their home, including opening and closing window shades. This gives the house the appearance of someone being home and therefore may keep the home from being targeted by burglars. Other apps enable the owner to turn the television or other audio systems on and off with the touch of a button.
Outdoor lighting and surveillance cameras wireless can be controlled in much the same way. Some more advanced apps can be programmed to adjust the thermostat as well. For example, if a person has been away for several days and the weather has changed, they simply use this app to adjust the thermostat of their home so it will be warmer or cooler, and all by simply touching a button on their SmartPhone.
Some basic apps that help in securing the home do not require internet service. However, the more advanced apps do need internet access to work. There are many different companies to choose from, and most offer many similar services. By comparison shopping an individual can find out all the details about the differing monthly costs between companies.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

10 Reasons You Need a Home Security System

Too many people don't consider home security until after they've been victimized by a burglary or other calamity in their home. However, a great deal of these incidents may have been prevented by having a home security system.
According to recent FBI statistics, more than two million home burglaries occurred in 2010. This amounts to a home in the U.S. being broken into about every 15 seconds! As the economy and unemployment continue to place more people into a financially desperate situation, and a variety of other reasons for burglaries persist, this number isn't likely to decrease anytime soon.
Fortunately, there are many ways to minimize the likelihood of being a victim - and owning a security system tops the list. There are many other benefits associated with having a security system as the following list points out.
1. Create a deterrent.
A crook would likely find a different target if you have a home security system. Burglars typically target their victims based on ease of entry, among other things, but the likelihood of getting caught certainly plays a role. When a security system exists, they are more likely to move on and find a less risky target.
2. Keep your family safe.
The peace of mind that comes from knowing your family is safe is priceless. Whether it's the middle of the day when the kids come home from school, or the middle of the night when you're all asleep, knowing that you have the protection of a security system will mean a lot.
3. Save on insurance.
Every major insurance company will give a discount on the premium for a homeowner's policy when there is a security system installed. The typical savings are in the 10 to 20% range and will help to offset the cost of buying a system and/or monthly service fees.
4. Take better vacations.
Have you ever been away on vacation and worried about your home? I can tell you firsthand that there's great peace of mind in knowing your home is protected while you relax in the sun. In addition to possibly preventing a break-in or notifying police should there be one, many security systems will also monitor your home for water, fire, smoke and carbon monoxide which gives extra assurance that all is well at home.
5. Quickly respond to an emergency.
With a security system monitoring your home, a break-in or other event can minimize loss and damage as appropriate assistance (police, fire department, plumber, etc.) can be notified immediately. Many security systems provide the means through the system itself or a monitoring service, that will bring help sooner rather than later.
6. Increase you resale value.
That's right - having a home security system will add value to your home. When selling a home, a security system would be included in the listing which can give you an edge compared to similar properties. If the system is easily removable as some are, it can also be used as a bargaining chip to close the deal or maintain a price point. In addition, would-be buyers place value on the security that their family would enjoy immediately after they buy their new home.
7. Protect yourself from more than just a thief.
Most security systems on the market today either include or give the options of integrating fire, water, smoke and carbon monoxide detection as part of the system. If a fire should start or a washing machine hose should break, you and/or authorities would be notified immediately and damage would be minimized.
8. Watch your home from anywhere.
Technology today has come a long way, including what the internet can be used for. Many home security systems offer video surveillance of wherever you have a camera installed in your home. This certainly has many uses including baby or nanny monitoring in addition to just seeing who's lurking around or inside your home. There are basic video monitoring systems available for as little as $100.
9. Cut back on energy costs.
Like sensors for water and smoke detection, many home security systems available today allow the control of thermostats, lighting and other electrical devices. This can lead to savings in heating and electrical expenses.
10. Be in complete control.
It's possible with the technology available today to control and monitor your front door from your smart phone or any internet connected device. Imagine knowing every time your front door was opened and who opened it. Whether it's a cleaning service, a repairman or just the kids coming home from school, there are lock-sets that will notify you with every opening of the door. You can even let people in remotely or lock the door behind the kids once they're safely inside. There are a variety of home automation technologies that are available as part of a home security system.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Video Surveillance Systems Provide Peace of Mind and Security

Need to monitor the cash register? Want to supervise the children when they're in the other room? For security, safety, and serenity, families and businesses are turning to video surveillance systems to watch over baby-sitters, inventory, play areas, employees, and much more.
Commercial Security Surveillance
Commercial security systems aren't anything new. But with new technological developments, there are more and more options for video surveillance systems at affordable prices. From encoded webcam systems to other Internet Protocol (IP) recording systems, there are a number of great surveillance options available for small businesses. Consider the benefits of video security for: 
* Monitoring inventory
* Supervising staff to ensure appropriate employee behavior
* Providing security for parking lots
* Watching over the cash register
* Providing additional protection for staff
Unlike traditional analog security systems, the new IP surveillance systems are cost-effective for even the smallest business. Cameras can be installed discreetly for optimum effect, and surveillance feeds can even be made available online for your convenience (through secure, encrypted channels). Surveillance system professionals can create a custom IP video security system for your business, focusing specifically on your security and monitoring needs to create a personalized configuration.
Home Surveillance
Home video security systems are also becoming increasingly popular. Many parents and home owners are using these systems to provide additional eyes and ears as well as peace of mind. While analog surveillance systems are simply too expensive to be practical for home usage, the development of IP surveillance systems has created a boom in home video security. Residential surveillance can be used to:
* Observe childcare staff
* Supervise child play from another room
* Monitor sleeping children
* Watch the house when you're away
These systems can wirelessly observe happenings in your house from teenagers home alone after school to kids playing in the living room to attempted robberies when you're not there. IP video security can include both audio and video and can be encrypted for the safety of your children. If you're ready to get the peace of mind and affordable convenience of a home video security system, contact your local surveillance installer to learn more.  

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Check out our video of the new DSC touchscreen keypad!!!

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How Did They Gain Entrance to My Home?

We want to think burglars are stupid, so stupid they can't get a real job. We want to believe they are lazy. Not true, burglars are just misdirected in the use of their talents and believe me some of them are very talented. I will act as the burglar and tell you how I got into your house and why I choose you.
  • You know me I delivered your refrigerator, cleaned your carpets and painted the trim on your house.

  • I saw your alarm control panel at the front door through the decorative glass.

  • I watched your house for newspapers piling up.

  • I was the first to notice your lawn was not trimmed for over a week.

  • When you didn't remove the flyers I taped to your front door, I knew you were not home.

  • I hate alarms over the sink and motion detectors, and even worse I hate window alarms on the second floor, thanks for not installing them.

  • Without an alarm system you actually gave me a few more minutes to select the items I wanted to steal, and those alarms wake the neighbors and get the police involved.

  • I'm glad you had no security cameras, I hate that the police use video surveillance system recordings as evidence.

  • Thanks for hiding your valuables in the sock drawer and medicine cabinet. Did you really think I wouldn't lift the mattress? You should have gotten a diversion safe.

  • Thanks for turning off all radios and televisions. I like working when it's quiet.

  • Didn't you tell your neighbors to watch over the house and didn't get one of those dog alarms. I hate nosey neighbors and dogs.

  • When I saw that 60" flat screen TV carton by your trash can, I selected your house to rob.

  • Thanks for the extension-ladder in the backyard; I had no trouble getting into the second story window.

  • You forgot to set that alarm system because you were only going to be gone for a few hours. Thank you!

  • I'll tell if your home by knocking ad pretending to offer handy man services. You don't need to check me out or notify the police, as I would never rob you.

  • Nasty day, rain, cold weather and you are in a hurry to get going. Forgot to lock the door? I work in good or bad weather, I really don't care.

  • If you hadn't let me use your bathroom last week when I was working in your yard, I couldn't have unlocked the bathroom window.

  • You live in a safe neighborhood, so don't worry about remembering to lock the door. I knocked and you didn't answer, I tried the knob and got lucky.

  • Thanks for leaving all window blinds and shades open for me so I could select the items I wanted to steal.

  • Remember you announced your vacation on Facebook; it was very easy for me to look up your address.

  • You had a safe! I'm glad you didn't bolt it down, so it was easy for me to pick up and carry it out.

  • When you saw me in your backyard, it was all right, because I had a clipboard.

  • When you bought that diversion safe, I'm glad you didn't put it into the kid's room as I hardly ever take time to go there. It was so handy on the counter looking out-of-place.

  • Before you left, you cracked a couple windows open for fresh air. I would have closed them if I suspected rain.

Now let's look at what we can do to deter a burglar from entering your house and stealing your possessions. First make sure all windows are locked and use a door brace on sliding glass doors. Install dead-bolt locks on the doors and use the locks that require a key from both sides. Get a couple timers for lights to make it look like someone is occupying the house at night. Trim your hedges around windows and mow your lawn just prior to leaving. Get a security camera or camera system. The security camera's presence will deter a burglar, but if they ignore the camera, you have a video record to take to the police. Fake dummy cameras can make your video system seem bigger than it really is and a barking dog alarm will deter a burglar. Enhance your video security with "Beware of Dog" signs and security system stickers. Obtain diversion safes for money, valuables and jewelry.
Upgrade your outdoor lighting with motion sensing lights. Keep your garage door closed and if you purchase high dollar items, keep the boxes in the garage until you can cut them up or drop them off at a commercial disposal site. Lock ladders to the wall with a chain and lock up any pry bars, crowbars and other "tools of entry" in your toolbox. Don't make it easy for them to rob you.
If you have purchase and existing home or rent your home or apartment, a wireless alarm system is easy to install and very inexpensive. The wireless alarm system can dial the police and others to alert them of an intrusion. Glass breakage or window alarms and motion detectors are a necessity to make the alarm fully effective. If you have a friend or relative you can trust, have them stop by the house to collect mail, put out the trash and check the premises at least twice a week while you are gone.
If you have a rather large home or detached buildings with tools and equipment you can purchase a Voice alert system to tell you someone has entered a part of the house that is vacant or one of your out buildings. This alarm can be set to give you different messages such as "car entering driveway", "person entering the pool" or "someone entered the garage". You can put the receiver in your bedroom, home office or kitchen to give you a feeling of security while you focus on other things.
If you have been robbed, you are very likely to be robbed again, unless you change things. Whatever it was that attracted them in the first place makes you a target to be robbed again. A typical home can be equipped with a video camera security system, a wireless alarm system, door braces and a voice alert system for under $1,000.00. This is very inexpensive insurance for your valuables, and should bring the cost of home insurance down to help you pay for all this equipment.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Introducing the new touchscreen keypad by DSC.

Introducing the new touchscreen keypad by DSC.
• Intuitive menu-driven interface
for the user
• Responsive, high-resolution
7" (177.8 mm) full color
• Configurable home screen
• Built-in and easy-to-update
digital picture frame using
integrated SD card slot
• Clean, low-profile case in either
white or silver blends into any
• Quick-view LED status
indicators (Ready, Armed,
Trouble and AC Power)
• Authorized users can easily
customize home screen to
display commonly-used icons
• Displays time and date

Powering change
with the PowerSeries
TouchScreen keypad
The PowerSeries TouchScreen
keypad delivers an easy interactive
way to manage and control
security systems - at the touch of
a finger. The TouchScreen keypad
– the nerve centre of the security
system – combines the keypad
functionality users and installers have
come to expect with an intuitive
interface. Seamlessly integrated with
PowerSeries security systems, the
sleek, contemporary and modern
look is valued by the homeowners;
installers will appreciate the easy
installation and programming
features they have come to expect
from DSC products.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

TURN THIS ONE UP!!!! Introducing the New Sonos SUB



Fills an entire room with thick layers of deep, bottomless sound that let you hear and feel every chord, kick, splash and roll. You won’t just hear the difference our wireless subwoofer makes—you’ll feel it in your bones.


Two force-cancelling speakers positioned face-to-face means all the sound and energy from the music comes through loud and clear, and none of it is lost in cabinet buzz or rattle.


No wiring. No programming. Press one button, follow the simple prompts on your Controller and the system automatically adjusts audio settings to perfectly balance your SUB and the paired Sonos component for a flawlessly optimized, whole-room listening experience.


Because it’s wireless and designed to perform perfectly, whether positioned horizontally or vertically, you can put the SUB anywhere you want in the room—even lying flat under a couch.


SUB WORKS WITH all Sonos amplified components: CONNECT:AMP/ZP120/ZP100; PLAY:5/ZonePlayer S:5; PLAY:3. Does not work with the non-amplified Sonos CONNECT/ZP90/ZP80.

Monday, April 30, 2012

AMX/ Crestron Conference Room Control Systems!!

Alpha Alarm & Audio provides Crestron and AMX programming and related services to AV Dealers, Consultants and Industry Affiliates.

This touch panel video features a standard presentation room with touch panel interface, and includes the option of incorporating facility blueprints. This system was implemented with an AMX control system, but is compatible with Crestron as well. For more information Visit or call 707-452-8334

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fire Alarm Maintenance and Testing!!!

Does your business have a fire alarm maintenance contract in place? If the answer is no, then it's something you should start to think about - and sooner rather than later. It could literally be the difference between life and death.
You've probably got a fire detection system in situ and gone through the whole arduous process of lengthy assessments, the installation and acceptance plus you've possibly had the odd service carried out on your system. However, all of this could prove futile if it's not meticulously maintained. It can be a potential lifesaver, so it's essential to implement a service schedule in order to ensure your fire alarm maintenance is regular, consistent and always up-to-date. It should be an integral part of your fire protection strategy. Any maintenance should be undertaken by a professional fire alarm specialist and a log should be completed and kept on site at all times.
In the unfortunate event of a fire situation, regardless of whether you have a fire detection or protection system installed in your building, your insurance company will judge the outcome of any claim based on whether or not the system was fully maintained and operational at the time of the incident. So it makes sense to invest a relatively small amount of money now and have complete peace of mind regarding on-going maintenance.
A maintenance contract will usually consist of various benefits - including specialist advice on your system operation, which should also highlight the need for weekly tests. Most contracts will include a dedicated 24-hour emergency call-out facility, 365 days a year. Only fully trained and qualified, multi-disciplined engineers should be authorised to carry out any maintenance. There will usually be a minimum of two scheduled service visits included within an annual fire alarm maintenance contract. In addition a full report should always be provided together with any recommendations, as necessary.
It is a legal requirement to have your system regularly checked so taking out a fire alarm maintenance contract makes total business sense. It's essential to ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with BS5839, the British Standard that regulates the service and general upkeep of all fire alarm systems in the UK. You could also save time and money, as well as lives, by combining all your fire protection system services together by including fire risk assessments, extinguisher maintenance and fire safety training within a single renewable contract.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Watch police arrest criminals. Videofied Outdoor Security - Arrests

Videofied outdoor security stops copper theft, protects property. Videofied MotionViewers deliver priority response to verified alarms.
Call Alpha Alarm today for your free videofied quote!!! 707-452-8334

Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Shopper's Guide to Choosing CCTV Cameras!

CCTV cameras are everywhere now. Companies and households alike are installing them to prevent crime or detect it whenever a thief gets bold enough. Aside from their ability to save and protect you, these gadgets are more affordable than other security measures, easier and quicker to install, and require almost no maintenance.
If you're in the market for CCTV cameras, you need to know about their types to make the best choice. So, read on to find out which camera you should install for your security.
Indoor Systems
As their name implies, these devices are used for indoor security. They can be mounted in different corners of your home or office to protect your valuables. In addition, they can either be visible or hidden in boxes or decorations.
Outdoor Systems
For public places and to observe outdoor places, outdoor cameras are perfect. You can place them at entry and exit points to watch who everyone going in and out of the building or passing by it. However, because of their location, there are a few problems which you should address. First off, you need to make sure that the gadget is placed within vandal-proof casing. This way no one will be able to steal it. Next, this security system requires sufficient light. So, either place it in a well-lit area or go for a more expensive model that comes with night vision.
IR Day/Night Cameras
Whereas the first two gadgets may be used for simple security, devices under this category are designed for high alert security areas where surveillance is required 24/7. By day, this device will function like a regular camera and show colors. On the other hand, once darkness sets in, the device will capture and show black and white images. In addition, thanks to infrared LEDs, these systems will be able to function normally even in no light. However, as impressive as this type of cameras may be, it may be too expensive for some. This is why it is recommended for military bases, parking lots and high security zones.
Dome and Bullet CCTVs
CCTV cameras of this type are installed in structures so that they won't be visible. Dome ones are placed in dark domes so that they won't be noticed by thieves but still be able to rotate and tilt easily. Bullet ones, on the other hand, are smaller in size and capable of resisting weather conditions. Besides, they are perfect at residential and commercial areas, whereas dome devices are ideal for areas such as a railway station where people gather in large numbers.
Pan Tilt Zoom Cameras
Pan tilt zoom CCTV cameras allow you or your surveillance team to zoom into all areas and rotate to different fields of vision. As a result, you will be able to watch a larger area and make sure to protect your possessions better.
There are other CCTV cameras out there, but those are mainly hybrids of the aforementioned. So, take your pick wisely and contact a reliable security solutions provider for your own surveillance system.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Introducing: Sonos Controller apps for Mac and PC

This product is so cool. Check out this video that shows you how you can control you SONOS system from you computer or IPad. New Sonos Controller apps for Mac and PC make it easier than ever to find, control and play music in any room--right from your favorite desktop or laptop.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wirelessly control your whole home music from your I Pad, I Phone or Andriod!!!!

Would it be cool to control and access any music you wanted all over you business or home for a fraction of the cost that it used to? Well now you can. Introducing Sonos. We can install this in your home or office, and integrate it with any existing system.

Call now for your free price quote!!! 707-452-8334

Sonos Controller Apps let you control your Sonos Wireless HiFi System for free right from your Android™ smartphone, iPhone® or iPad®. Search for songs, browse music and control the volume from anywhere. Play different songs in every room or play the same song everywhere in perfect sync. Download free apps anytime.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Video verified camera system!!!! This is a fun one to watch. Criminals getting caught on video!!

This is a video verified camera/alarm system that we are currently offering our customers. This camera system is completely battery operated so it can be installed virtually anywhere. These are installed in areas that no one is supposed to be exterior or interior. When a subject walks by the camera, it sends a 10 second video clip to our central station. Our dispatchers then view the video seconds after it happens and verifies if its a dog, cat or an actual intruder. When an intruder is verified via video, we will dispatch the police department to the location. The police department will treat these as in progress crimes. 9 out of 10 times the police will be there on site quick enough to catch the criminals. This very effective system is being used by a number of our clients with great results including San Francisco cab company and Solano County Sheriff to name a few. Please give us a call if you or someone you know may benefit from one of these systems.


Compilation of actual events prove Videofied works, providing greater protection and security. Monitoring stations confirm an intruder is present and dispatch. Law enforcement give higher priority response to enhanced video alarms - and make more arrests. Videofied is endorsed by the National Sheriffs Association.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Low Cost Licence plate recognition cameras!!!!

Looking for a low cost License plate recognition camera?
The Digital Watchdog DWC-LPR650 License Plate Recognition Camera is a weather proof bullet camera that is developed to deliver high performance video when capturing license plates in any extreme light conditions. The DWC-LPR650 features a 6-50mm lens and offers a 13 to 30 feet capture range. It provides 600 lines of resolution to ensure high quality 24/7 video. The DWC-LPR650 License Plate Recognition Camera uses the Digital Watchdog HME technology to mask overly bright lights that prevent the camera from captuing clear images of the license plates. The DWC-LPR650 also includes a 5 year warranty! 

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Watch your cameras from your IPad anywhere!!!

Give us a call today for a free security consultation for your home or business!!! 707-452-8334

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - Buying Energy Efficient Consumer Electronics Products

Learn how to buy the most energy efficient consumer electronics. Call Alpha Alarm at 707-452-8334 with any questions, and visit our website at

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Out with the old, in with the new!!

So why use Alpha Alarm and Audio, your local alarm company? We are a local business that takes pride in its company and community. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and great customer service. We will provide a quality product, licensed installers to install your product and a low monthly payment. We will answer our phone when you call. You will not get an automated “please press zero for operator” system. The best part about it is that you will also be supporting your local economy. I can tell you that 9 out 10 deals that we have lost to FREE equipment, the customers always call us back to say how regretful they were for going with “the big guy”. As soon as their contracts are up, most customers switch to us, Alpha Alarm and Audio. Why give the big guys the business when all they are going to give you is shotty equipment and customer service nightmares…please press one now! Beeeeeeeeeeeeep!

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Alpha Alarm & Audio Inc.
P.O Box 911
Dixon, Ca 95620
707-452-8334 Office
707-678-5646 Fax
CSLB# 944754 ACO # 6853

BIG THANK YOU to Nick Watney!!!!!

We have been involved in a few charitable organizations. One that we have recently been a part of is the Dixon Teen Center that has been struggling financially to make a fun and safe environment for the teenagers of Dixon. Please read this letter. Some of you may have heard of one of our local celebrities Nick Watney who has become an excellent pro golfer and roll model to our youth. He recently played in the Presidents cup golf tournament and selected the Dixon Teen Center as the beneficiary of the donation funds for the tournament in the amount of $60,000.00. Thank you Nick, these funds will go a long way... 

Monday, April 9, 2012

A Name You Can Trust

Since 2001 Alpha Alarm & Audio Inc. has been specializing in protecting and simplifying your life. We install and service security systems, fire alarms, surveillance systems, IP surveillance systems and access control in residential, commercial, and municipal settings. Competitive monitoring rates for all of our security and fire alarm systems are always offered as well as many different types of monitoring to fit every customer’s needs.
From standard monitoring to video verified monitoring, open/close monitoring even taking over the monitoring of many existing alarm panels is available.

Alpha Alarm & Audio Inc. also specializes in custom installations of home theater, whole home audio, commercial audio/video, lighting control and more!

With over 20 Yrs. of experience, Alpha Alarm is dedicated to its customers service and satisfaction! Treating every customer like they are our only customer.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sony Introduces the Crystal LED 4K Home Theater Experience - Future Shop...

From the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (CES), here is the latest from Sony for a better Home Theatre experience.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Custom Theatre Design

Check this site out. Mario Panelli studios does our high end theater rooms. This stuff is all custom. He also does custom cabinet work to fit any situation and has product for every budget. Even if your not interested, take a look at what this guy creates… its amazing. See more at

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Large versus Local!! The big guys are trickin’ you!

Have you ever been at home around dinner time and that door bell rings? When you answer the door there is a rather young college kid at your door trying to sell you an alarm system? Well it happens all the time. There are a number of large alarm companies that go door to door and they offer you the world, so to speak. An offer so good you can’t refuse: a FREE alarm system!! They talk really fast and they are pushy and they really don’t let you have a chance to say no. Before you know it, you’re signing a 3-5 year contract for an astronomical monthly fee…but you got that free alarm system? TRICKED!

So here is the deal. These door to door sales people don’t even work for the company they are selling, they work for an authorized dealer. The company at your door, who is promising you the world, doesn’t even work for them. Once they get you to sign the contract the independent company also installs your new alarm system. These companies are then paid a set amount paid by the large conglomerates. Since they are getting a set amount, they are always looking for the cheapest equipment they can find to install into your house. The cheaper they get it, the more they make. You get what you pay for. Alpha Alarm and Audio charges a reasonable amount to install a high quality system and charges a minimal monthly monitoring fee. These dealers are selling you a free (poor quality) system and charging you large monthly monitoring fee. What kind of system is protecting your family? Your business?

Let’s talk about the sale people that come to your door. As a Licensed Alarm Company, Alpha Alarm and Audio is required to be registered as an owner, sales person or installer of alarm products. THEY, the door to door authorized dealers, are not. They are usually college kids that are hired.

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So what happens when they are done installing your equipment?? Good question. Here is where you, as the customer, get the run around. When you have a problem with billing or with an equipment failure most customers call “ADT” or any other large alarm company who’s stickers are on their windows, because that’s who sold it to them and that is who they are paying. When the customer calls, they will be told by the alarm company that they did not install the equipment and to call the company that did. “HUH???” says the customer. It doesn’t make sense, does it? So the customer calls the number on the card from the salesman that installed and sold it to them and that number is usually disconnected due to high turnover. Or if they do get through, they are usually given the run around back to the larger alarm company.

So why use Alpha Alarm and Audio, your local alarm company? We are a local business that takes pride in its company and community. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and great customer service. We will provide a quality product, licensed installers to install your product and a low monthly payment. We will answer our phone when you call. You will not get an automated “please press zero for operator” system. The best part about it is that you will also be supporting your local economy. I can tell you that 9 out 10 deals that we have lost to FREE equipment, the customers always call us back to say how regretful they were for going with “the big guy”. As soon as their contracts are up, most customers switch to us, Alpha Alarm and Audio. Why give the big guys the business when all they are going to give you is shotty equipment and customer service nightmares…please press one now! Beeeeeeeeeeeeep!

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Alpha Alarm & Audio Inc.
P.O Box 911
Dixon, Ca 95620
707-452-8334 Office
707-678-5646 Fax
CSLB# 944754 ACO # 6853

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What Is The Value Of A Home Alarm System?

Do they actually do anything to protect your home? Do I even need a home alarm? I have been asked these questions by a lot of people. The answer is relatively easy for me to answer because of how security systems work. Depending on your security company and the system you use, in most cases security alarms are more reliable now than ever, making them best able to protect your home in the best way possible.

Security systems can function in many different capacities. They do not serve one function alone. Alarms work as a preventative measure as well as an alarm to alert when break-ins do occur. To start off with when a burglar knows an alarm system is in place they usually avoid the home. It is a great deterrent to criminals. Most people who know there is a chance of being caught will take another route.

To advertise that you have an alarm your security company will issue you security decals and signs to place around your home. I've known people who do not place them up in their windows because they feel they look tacky. While that may be true, security decals have been proven to add to home security. Because alarms do such a good job at scaring off potential burglars, many people use decals around their home even when they do not have a security alarm.

Security systems also add protection to your home if someone does decide to break inside. An alarm automatically goes off, alerting your security company who is monitoring the home. If you cannot be reached, emergency personnel are alerted of the break-in within moments. This drastically cuts down the amount of time a burglar has in your home, and raises the chances that they will get caught.

Security alarms are more reliable now than ever. Due to advancements in home security technology there are lower false alarms. Configurations are made now so that pets no longer set off alarms when you are away from home. Security systems do not just protect your home against break-ins. They can also protect your home against fires and gas leaks. If your family is not at home and a fire breaks out, this can be a real asset.

Call Alpha Alarm & Audio at 707-452-8334
and let us tailor the best alarm system for your home and budget.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

CEDIA EXPO 2009: NuVo Demonstrates the "Power" of Renovia Multi-Room Audio

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Welcome To Our New Blog

Thanks for stopping by! Welcome to our brand new blog. We will be adding some interesting information for you regularly. Come again soon!