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Mountain Alarm covers areas in Utah, Idaho, and Colorado for both home / residential security and commercial security systems. Their focus is mostly in larger scale security implementations with case studies on their work in education and hotel facilities. For home owners, they provide contemporary solutions with Alarm.com integrated solutions. However, you'll have to haggle to get the best deal as they aren't transparent on pricing. If a custom and full-service solution is what you are looking for and you live in the region, Mountain Alarm may be worth a look.
Vivint is the market leader for integrating smart home features with powerful home security. They offer features like app control of smart locks, smart garage door, smart lighting, and smart thermostats and put an extra focus on usability. Integrating with multiple types of name-brand and independent equipment like Google Home and Amazon Echo, Vivint also remains top of line for home security with optional indoor/outdoor video surveillance. Vivint delivers in lots of flexibility.
Mountain Alarm: 8.1/10
Vivint Smart Home Security: 9.6/10
Mountain Alarm: 7.9/10
Vivint Smart Home Security: 9.6/10
Mountain Alarm: 8.2/10
Vivint Smart Home Security: 9.7/10
Mountain Alarm: 8.3/10
Vivint Smart Home Security: 9.6/10
Vivint Smart Home Security:
After 15 years of satisfactory service from Mountain Alarm, we decided to update our equipment and install a doorbell camera. Jessie did an efficient, thorough job with the updating; however, when he went to install our front door camera he discovered that the wrong sized camera had been sent out for installation. He called to the office for the appropriate sized camera only to be told that the smaller one needed for the job was not available and it would have to be ordered!!! Jessie placed a call up to John Morris in Cedar City who happened to have only one available and surprisingly John was willing to drive it all the way down to St. George so the camera could be installed that day and I wouldn't have to wait for an order to come in! By six that evening the job was completed thanks to Jessie and John! Rarely have I seen such dedicated, excellent customer service!! Our satisfaction was their primary concern and we couldn't have been happier! Great job Mountain Alarm!View More Reviews
I've been a Mountain Alarm customer for almost 4 years.
The customer service and support has been very professional.
The peace of mind has been priceless.
Have been with Mountain Alarm for 3 months Service is excellent. Response time and customer care is outstand. 5 star for the price . The best in Las Vegas for price.
From our first meeting with Mt Alarms sales representative all of my dealings with the firm have been positive. Installation was timely, responses have been quick, the price is right, and most of all we feel secure in their service.
Wired our new home and provide monitoring. Friendly service. But we have some equipment installed by others that no one knows much about.
If you could give zero stars I would. This company is a fraud. We used Rocky Mountain alarm for years and they were taken over by this mountain alarm outfit.
We tried many times to get in touch with them and no response. They would not provide tech assistance and when they would get a tech to call they told us that they couldn't provide any help. We cancelled our service in July and still haven't received our refund of a measly $79. They must be near bankrupt.
Our next call is to the fraud department at the police station. If you use their service stop immediately. If you are considering an alarm system do NOT use them.
I have been waiting for 4 months for someone to come out and fix a mistake that was made when they services my system in Jan 2016. It took THREE MONTHS just to get a call back, and to this day they still have not come out
Mountain Alarm took our premiums but did not monitor our system.
Mountain Alarm, based in Colorado and Utah had been monitoring our burglar alarm system for the past 26 years. We faithfully paid our quarterly charges assuming they were monitoring system.
In January of 2013 we discovered and Mountain Alarm (Ron Wolff) admitted, they had not been monitoring our system for at least a year and possibly since the advent of the 10 digit local telephone system. Admittedly, we should have tested the system but Mountain Alarm knew our dated system was one in which could not be monitored on their new equipment. They never notified us but kept on billing for their monitoring services. After we notified them, Ron Wolff, a sales associate with Mountain Alarm came out to the home and pitched a new system. The quote he gave us was not only higher than a competitor with the exact same equipment but included less features. Mountain Alarm, never offered nor when asked, to refund us ANY monies for charging us for a service they had not performed.
Clearly, Mountain Alarm was not going to take any ownership of their wrong doing and continuing on with their questionable practices.
I strongly urge you question why you would want to do business with this company.
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The thing I liked about Vivint was the fact that compared to most other companies they provide quality equipment. But then I heard about their customer service and I was forced to pass, but Intrution recommended me to a couple of fantastic companies that are consistently rated for their good customer service. I'm just deciding which one to go with.View More Reviews
Excellent & Professional Service, Fantastic Representatives and Service Personnel. Dependable Products. Easy to Handle. Great Feedback when asking questions!
My family and I decided to go with Vivint and we could not be happier, the gentleman that came to the house was very nice and full of knowledge, I read every detail of the agreement and everything matched up to what I was told. They covered all the equipment and we could not feel any more secure having the doorbell camera and the app on the phone!
I could not be happier with our vivint system. It gives my wife and good sense of security when I am not there.
Vivint has a great system, average service, and good people.
Make sure you work with a good technician. That will make all the difference in your experience.
Vivint is pretty good and I was skeptical. First off, I was approached by a door to door salesman. He was very professional and not pushy in the least. Best of all, he didn't lie to me. I found some bad reviews and brought them to his attention and he acknowledged them and let me know that they were usually people trying to get out of their contract early OR local technicians who are subcontracted. This is exactly what I had read, so I decided to go with the service.
I'm about a year into the service and I love it. The people monitoring have contacted me through the panel in a matter of minutes and I get text messages, emails and phone calls when the alarm goes off. It is impossible for me to miss strange occurrences.
The equipment has held up as well. Nothing has broken.
I integrated my NEST thermostat recently and it works great with their software.
Also, they update their software fairly often, which is a great plus.
Now on to the negatives. They are a little pricey, but you do get a lot of stuff and I find it worth the cost.
The reviews about the local contracted technicians is ABSOLUTELY true. You WILL have a rough time if you need someone to come to your home. It took 5 attempts to get someone to my home for a simple update to the firmware update (which turned into a wall panel replacement). I did not receive a visit, a phone call, a cancellation, NOTHING. It was the most frustrating experience I've ever had.
Like I said, I haven't had any equipment break, just the firmware issue, so hopefully you won't need an onsite technician.
We have been thrilled with the service and customer support. No issues whatsoever.
Great technology and wonderful customer service. Prices are a bit steep but the call time when emergency happens is very quick and the staff is exceptionally professional. No worse than others in business in terms of contracts.