Company Background: Post Alarm Systems was founded in 1956 by a former Police Chief Sam Post. The company is still a family owned business three generations later and still operates from the Southern California headquarters. The company focuses on personalize security packages rather than a one-size-fits-all solution. They perform their own installation, maintenance services and monitoring for residential and commercial customers. According to the company website, Post Alarm Systems has been ranked as one of the Top 100 Security Companies in the Nation by Security Design Magazine.
Monitoring Services: Post Alarm Systems offers 24/7 monitoring services to protect your residence from burglary and fire, offering smoke detectors and heat detectors. They also offer armed response and patrol offers for emergency situations which are priced at tiered levels depending on service selected. Communication systems and alerts work whether or not the home loses power or if phone lines have been cut.
Benefits: Post Alarm Systems installs non-proprietary equipment which allows another security company to take control over the monitoring systems at the customer’s discretion. All systems operate on backup battery power so security monitoring is not interrupted in the event of a power failure or when electric lines have been compromised. The company also do not require long-term contracts for servicing.
Technology: Post Alarm Systems offer wireless communication channels between the residence and the Central Monitoring Center. They use a technology known as Videofied which sends a 10 second video clip to the monitoring center when an alarm goes off, regardless if the electric or phone lines have been altered. Motion detectors are triggered and an alert is activated. Post Alarm’s monitoring technology also allows users to access and control their home security systems remotely from a virtual keypad through a PC or via SMS on a cell phone. Text message alerts can be issued when activity is detected in the residence.
Cost: Post Alarm Systems does not offer pricing on its website. Security systems are designed on a customized basis and customers must contact the company for an individual estimate or quote.
Overall Impression: Post Alarm Systems is a family owned operation and seems to put safety first. Their website offers comprehensive information about their technology as well as valuable information regarding home and family safety. They have deal with specifics about the installation team members who are required to be drug tested and polygraphed before they are hired to ensure their customers are safe during installation and maintenance appointments.
Post Alarm Systems custom designs each security system based on the homeowner’s needs and a security specialist’s analysis. The company also offers a human customer service representative 24/7 and does not use an answering service at any time. Their website addresses California-specific laws for different cities concerning alarm permits and the required regulations. Post Alarm offers convenient online bill payment options and client log in for customer service and support from your home computer.