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.

Call Alpha Alarm for your inspection 707-452-8334 

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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.
Call Alpha Alarm for your free quote today!! 707-452-8334 

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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! 

Call us for details 707-452-8334

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

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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.