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Alarm Systems – Calgary

Welcome to Union Alarm, one of the best Security Alarm System Companies in Canada. Being experts with office alarm systems and security cameras, we focus on commercial and industrial installations. Furthermore, we service and install Surveillance Camera Systems, Card Access Control Systems, and Medeco High Security Locks in Calgary. What is more, we carry the very latest security systems from world class manufacturers including GE Interlogix, Honeywell, and DSC Alarm Systems to name a few. Union Alarm is locally owned & operated, and we support our clients with certified technicians who are bonded and licensed! Union Alarm Company owns and operates a fleet of highly visible corporate service trucks. With that said, we do not hire sub contractors to represent our company or perform any of our installs! We are a fully transparent & professional alarm company and offer our client the very best in service!

ULC Alarm Monitoring – Calgary

In addition to alarm installations, Union Alarm provides a full compliment of Alarm Monitoring Services to maintain your security system in our 24 Hour Central Station. This includes programming of your security system to dial and send secure signals to our central monitoring station. Furthermore, we provide high security line monitoring of backup accounts using high security communicators. Read more…

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Home Alarm Systems

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Home Security Systems

Union Alarm Company installs and monitors Home Alarm Systems within the Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer regions. We also service Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.

Home Alarm Systems

Union Alarm secures rural properties, condominiums and estate homes throughout the Calgary region. From advanced electronic alarm systems to home automation and security cameras.  We are bonded & licensed security professionals and we also supply and install Medeco Security Locks. First, we look at each home as a unique project. Next, we design each system specific to your individual needs. Consequently, this can include hard wired and/or wireless alarm systems. In fact, we use a combination of hard wired and wireless systems in many of our installations. Finally, we consult with the home owner/s to review the latest features available. This provides a tailored system unique to each and every client. With the features set, we then deploy a team of certified alarm technicians to install your new alarm system.

With the alarm system and devices installed, we program the security system to protect your home in both stay mode, and away mode. This determines what devices are active or disabled when you set the alarm system. For example: in stay mode the motion detectors are switched off. This allows movement within the home while all perimeter points are armed. In away mode, all devices including motion detectors become armed. Finally, we monitor your alarm system 24/7 with live operators.

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Business & Office Alarm Systems

At Union Alarm, we specialize in commercial security systems for Alberta business. This includes office alarm systems to protect and monitor commercial buildings, business offices, industrial sites and retail stores. Consequently, our security alarm systems include perimeter protection of windows and doors, with motion detectors added to protect internal office space. We also deploy photo beams and long range PIR detectors to secure and protect large industrial warehouses. Furthermore, we provide ULC listed monitoring of alarm systems and fire alarm panels for downtown office buildings. Also, we service and install perimeter fence alarms for customers requiring protection of exterior yards, vehicles & equipment.

First, we start with a commercial security system made specifically for business use. Within your building, we install LCD alarm keypads to control and arm the system. Next, we install alarm devices including door contacts, motion detectors & glass break devices to protect and monitor your office and warehouse areas. Once secured, we add an additional layer of protection with high security backup devices to protect your business from telephone line tampering. This provides high security monitoring using IP modules or cellular backup devices. Our ULC listed station then monitors your alarm system 24 hours a day and dispatches key holders, guard services or police agencies as required. Also, we can integrate your alarm system with electronic card readers to control access to your building?

Business Alarm Systems

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Business Security Systems

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Bank Security Systems

Alarm Systems for Banks

Banks & Credit Unions require advanced alarm systems to protect the Financial Institution and its Assets. Being a ULC listed Alarm Company, Union Alarm is a chosen partner of many regional Banks & Credit Unions. We service and install ULC listed alarm panels and the high security security devices needed to protect Bank Vaults, ATM Machines, and Night Deposit Safes. Furthermore, we secure branches with hold up devices and high resolution security cameras to maintain a surveillance system. In addition to the above, high security backup devices are installed to monitor ULC Alarm Signals within our Central Station. Considered experts in this field, our talented group has actively secured Banks and Credit Unions for over 30 years.

As a trusted supplier of Financial Institutions, Union Alarm secures many of Alberta’s Banks & Credit Unions. We promote and service ULC Listed Alarm Systems and Monitor security systems in a ULC Listed Station under specific ULC guidelines. Furthermore, we service and install IP Based Surveillance Systems and CCTV Cameras to monitor the activities within the bank. Consequently, this records high definition video onto network video recorders. This ensures long term storage of important files needed for police agencies and risk management groups. To sum things up, Union Alarm offers complete security solutions that are custom tailored to each and every clients unique requirements.

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Integrated Security Systems

As a Premier Alarm Company serving both Calgary & Edmonton, Union Alarm installs fully integrated security systems. By adding card readers and electronic door hardware, our security systems allow you to control a buildings entrance doors. Consequently, we combine the features of our commercial alarm systems and automate them with a card access system to control entry to your building. We can also schedule the alarm system to arm or disarm automatically, or arm the system remotely through a card reader when the last person leaves the building. Furthermore, we eliminate the need for alarm keypads since our card readers include remote arming stations. This allows you to control the alarm system when an authorized user presents there card credentials at the entry door. A fully integrated security solution!

Integrating Video Surveillance

To further integrate the modern security system, software can now incorporate surveillance and analytics. With perimeter doors secured by alarms and access control, we program digital video recorders to record live video upon activity. Cameras then record live video within each secured area and digitally store it to hard drives. An unauthorized entry of a door will also cause an alarm screen to open within the software and notify a guard station. In addition, software allows remote viewing and a full audit trail of each and every event. Strong features that support today’s businesses. Call Union Alarm for a review of your corporate security. We are certified experts in Security Integration.

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ULC Alarm Monitoring

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Alarm System Monitoring

Union Alarm monitors home and business alarm systems throughout Calgary, Edmonton and the rest of Alberta

Alarm Monitoring – Calgary

Union Alarm has developed a reputation by securing Calgary property owners with the latest in 24-Hour Monitoring and Alarm Services. We recognize the needs of Calgary residents including those living in suburban neighborhoods from McKenzie Towne to Arbor Lake in the NW. Furthermore, we service businesses operating in the downtown core of the city, to those operating in the foothills and beyond. We offer a wealth of experience in the security industry, and our experience has allowed our company to promote innovative monitoring solutions to help resolve Calgary’s security challenges. Because we’re recognized as one of the leading providers of security systems in Canada, our Calgary clients can depend upon Union Alarm for dependable alarm monitoring solutions. Each alarm account is customized uniquely for your home or business needs. Please Note: Alarm Permits are required in the City of Calgary.

CAN/ULC Monitoring Services

By connecting your alarm system to Union Alarms 24-Hour Monitoring Center, your home or business will be monitored in a ULC Listed Station by experienced operators. We ensure that the right action is taken quickly in the event of an alarm condition, and we custom tailor specific dispatch instructions unique to each clients needs. Our alarm operators will contact your Key Holders, Guard Services, Local Police Agencies or dispatch corresponding Emergency Services upon receiving specific signals. In addition, Union Alarm monitors certificated commercial security systems for ULC Fire Alarm signalling, ULC Burglar Systems, and ULC Financial Alarms. In fact, we monitor all types of alarm systems and all brands of alarm equipment. Call today and lets discuss Union Alarm becoming your service provider!

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Why install a Home Alarm System?

Answer:  Alarm Systems protect you in numerous ways! Firstly, most thieves will avoid a home with a monitored alarm system. If you do have a break in while you’re away, the monitoring station will immediately dispatch police and will notify you of the break in. Secondly, a security system normally provides a discount on your annual insurance premiums. Now days, many insurance companies require a monitored alarm system in order to obtain coverage. Finally, an alarm system does more than protect your home while your away. It serves to protect human life, and does so when your family needs it most. While you are asleep! In fact, your alarm system best serves when you while you’re at home. It protects you from home invasions, threats from fire or smoke, and will notify you of Radon or Carbon Monoxide exposure. After all, your families life safety is the single most important thing to protect!

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Should we monitor the Alarm System?

Answer:  Yes…absolutely! For any alarm system to be effective, it must be monitored. It allows the central station to advise you of an alarm condition and keeps you connected! Furthermore, it alerts police & emergency services, and allows key holders to respond to alarms. Secondly, it will help to achieve up to 20% off on your annual home insurance through policy discounts. Finally, alarm monitoring provides added protection of fire and medical dispatch when required. It further provides peace of mind knowing someone is always looking out for your families well being, and does so in all situations. With Union Alarm, monitoring rates are as low as $24.00 per month (plus GST).

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Looking for a Security System?

Sound Advice from the Pro's

Alarm Industry Gimmicks
Stay clear of alarm company gimmicks

Due Diligence!

First of all, perform your due diligence on any security company you plan to do business with? Ensure they have long term employees who as a result, have had thorough background checks performed by local Police agencies. This is especially relevant to “security” since these are the people and the companies you’ll trust with the Alarm and CCTV protection for your home, or your place of business! Vet the company and the product lines they have partnered with. While doing so, check to see how they have handled any prior issues or complaints? Noteworthy trade certifications are almost always a good indicator of a qualified company. Check their references, and be thorough!

Technical Merits!

When choosing a security company, it is relevant to weigh the technical merit of the staff. Most noteworthy, ask about the individual training for each installer! Do the staff have the required skill sets to service a broad variety of systems types? Does the company have standardized training policies in place? A common issue found today is the training provided to some employees, or sometimes the lack of. For this reason, many companies now outsource certain services where their own staff may fall short? Consequently, you must ensure the company you’re hiring has all the right people! At Union Alarm, we service what we sell, and we outsource nothing!

Business Identification?

Importantly, check to see if they have proper credentials. Equally, do they dispatch corporate service vehicles? Are they clearly identified and marked with corporate branding? Are the employees and technicians dressed in proper business attire? Do they each have valid Alarm Agent Licenses issued within the cities they operate within? Some companies may have a flashy websites but hire nothing more than sub contractors to complete the installation or cabling. Union Alarm employs only experienced technicians. Each technician is a full time employee with background checks and vetting by local police agencies. They arrive in clearly marked Union Alarm service trucks and each have proper credentials.

Better Business Bureau!

Check the companies history with the better business bureau. Furthermore, ensure they have dealt with any open complaints or have a clear history. Any company being considered should have a reputation that is clearly transparent. It’s not enough today to look at the Internet and read a few responses through a website link as many include fictitious reviews. Look into the company ownership, ask to talk with senior people and gauge their experience, friendliness, and their complete offering.

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Higher monitoring costs! Beware!

We have all seen alarm companies offering free security systems or gimmicks with free installation. Well there is one thing in life that is certain. That is to know that “nothing in this world is free”. Did you know many systems advertised as free are back end loaded with hidden costs for additional equipment? Many include higher monthly monitoring fees built into the contract to offset the equipment costs. In fact, we’ve seen monthly costs that climb to staggering charges of $80 a month. All that for the additional equipment chosen by unsuspecting buyers and home owners.

At Union Alarm, we’re proud to say that we do not play into these gimmicks. We sell our alarm systems outright at a nominal price. When combined with our low cost monitoring rates, our customer save thousands of dollars over a 3-4 year period. This is easy to see when you compare our costs to those of companies promoting free systems with hijacked monitoring rates. Do your due diligence and compare our rates versus our competitors. You’ll be thankful you didn’t sign for their system.

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Scrutinize all contracts

Alarm Contract

While reviewing contracts, carefully examine each document and “read the fine print”. Consequently, legal binding contracts can prevent the sale of a property if the system has a remaining balance or the alarm contract has a remaining term. Within many contracts, buying out the term can lead to costly and unforeseen charges…including hidden equipment buyouts. Often at times you can port the alarm contract to a new property. Some contracts will also allow the contract to be transferred or assumed by a new owner. In some cases the contract must be handled by the real estate contract or a lawyer. One thing is for certain…before signing any contracts, be sure to read it thoroughly and know what it means? If not, you could be in for a big surprise down the road.

Alarm Monitoring

Learn what each security company offers for alarm monitoring services. Ensure the alarm company has their monitoring within a U.L.C. listed station. Each station requires full backup systems and facilities! The station will then monitor your security system in the event of alarm. Learn the name of the station since many firms use 3rd party monitoring services. Do a background check on the station to see how they treat (you) the end user! Also, check to see if the station is local to your area. Many large companies enlist the services of monitoring stations and call centers located overseas. This can lead to unforeseen delays where a timely response is needed. Accordingly, perform your due diligence and read the fine print.

Security Proposals

If you have a security company you are comfortable with, then it’s time to request a proposal. First of all, request two or three quotes from licensed firms who provide written estimates with no obligation. Request a quote that breaks out individual costs for your review. Avoid companies who list the entire estimate as a bulk (lump sum) total. Many firms will shroud their pricing to obscure hidden costs, or added labor charges. As a result, you should ask for a full break down of the pricing and services each company offers. This allows you to properly compare pricing between firms. Also, beware of firms asking for a deposit before the work begins. Finally, do not provide upfront payments to any door to door sales people.

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