Merino Lightning Protection System Installation

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Recent Review: i signed them up to protect the working part of my home ie: stove, fridge, washer dryer etc
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Recent Review: Kelli was SUPER helpful in explaining their process.  They have NO contract, just a monthly fee that you pay, like your car insurance bill.  You HOPE you never need to use it, but IF you do.....then it is sure nice to have that coverage.  Also, there is NOT a $75.00 service call fee every time you need to have a repair person visit your home.  Just the usual monthly fee, which is based upon your choice of available plans and options that you select when you sign up.  Basically, you only pay for what you need and you are not double, or triple billed for services from an UNknowledgeable or UNskilled service technician at a time you can least afford it.  Their service plans are clearly explained on their web site ((( https://www.completeprotection.net/ ))), and they also CLEARLY explain their limits on replacements on their web site as well.  Keep in mind, they seem to be more REPAIR ORIENTED rather than for REPLACEMENTS and if your item is too old or unworthy of repair, they will pay only a small portion towards a replacement item.  The small amount they do pay towards the replacement if you need it, is listed on the web site.  This helps to keep their fees down as well ! ! !  Another nice feature is that they have a list of repair companies that they will give you, so you can call and schedule your own repair, once you have a Repair Authorization Number from CAP.  The repair companies they suggest are familiar with the CAP process, and will bill CAP directly for the work.  Now if you have a favorite service provider that you prefer to use, that is no problem.  If that provider is unfamiliar with billing CAP, you can pay the provider yourself and CAP reimburses you within 10 to 14 days from the time they receive your bill.  (((Just remember to get the Repair Authorization Number from CAP BEFORE having your work done.)))  Also nice, is if you have an older home, they don't seem to have all the exclusions we read about from the other companies.       We have a home in Henderson, Nevada that we plan to rent out this fall.  We want the tenants to have reliable and trustworthy service folks available to them if they need someone.  We have read the horror stories on Angie's List, for some of the other Home Warranty options out there and some of the service providers as well.  (((You know the ones......service provider is called and MAYBE shows up when expected, or maybe not.  MAYBE they fix the problem for the $75.00 service call fee, maybe not.  MAYBE the problem is fixed this week, next week, or maybe not at all.))) Also, even though our home is new, we want to limit our financial exposure for any HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical and Appliance problems.  We live out of state, but still want our tenants to get quality service when necessary.  For us anyway, the choice is clear.  Complete Appliance Repair.   Oh yeah, and Angie's List of course !! Jean & Wayne ~ Henderson, NV and Moundsview, MN      
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Business Description: Serving the Aspen, Colorado and surrounding areas, Proguard Protections Services specializes in designing, installing, servicing and monitoring security systems. We also specialize in fire alarms, access control and CCTV. We serve both residential and commercial markets. At Proguard Protections Services our foundation is 100-percent customer satisfaction. We attain this goal by providing affordable high-quality products and services backed by an excellent monitoring service and a friendly staff of experts. Proguard is a small local company but we are large enough to serve your needs and small enough to know each customer by name. Proguard Protections Services offers: • Home intrusion and fire alarm systems • Commercial fire and burglar alarm systems • Wireless systems experts • Medical alert systems • Vacation security services • Video surveillance systems • 24-Hour monitoring We also offer various additional security solutions including intercom systems, gate systems, surround sound systems, cellular back-up, home automation and more. Proguard even offers home and commercial telephone systems. Don't entrust your business, home or family to anyone but Proguard Protection Services. Call us today for more information.
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Recent Review: There was no cost for that last service and the service turned out well.
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Business Description: MAIL ORDER HOME OR BUSINESS ALARM ONE YEAR MONITORING INCLUDED OVER PHONE LINE, INTERNET & CELLULAR ALSO AVAILABLE, SETUP IN MINUTES ALL HONEYWELL WIRELESS! CALL (816) 456-5905 SALES OR SERVICE SIMPLY THE QUICKEST, FASTEST WAY TO PROTECTION YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS, OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE PROTECTIONS HOMES JUST LIKE YOURS, SIMPLY PLUG CONTROL INTO PHONE LINE AND POWER FOR QUICK FAST PROFESSIONAL SYSTEM. ASK FOR Kim McCarty, please!
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Recent Review: I am very happy to have come across this company. Although the alarm hasn't gone off yet (let's hope it stays this way), I am confident in the fact my home is being protected.
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Business Description: There are many things beyond our control in business today: the economy, competition, escalating operating costs. Here is the good news; Mathias Lock and Key, Inc will help your business stay in control by protecting your human, intellectual, and physical assets. From our beginnings as a small locksmith shop in 1901, Mathias Lock and Key, Inc has grown into a progressive, full service security solutions provider. We serve commercial properties, business owners, and industrial institutions throughout Colorado. We are a leading provider of integrated security solutions for businesses in Colorado. Our core competencies encompass every aspect of door and lock hardware, as well as electronic security protection. Our priorities are customer service, sales application expertise, and installation quality. With Mathias, you can expect reliable performance and responsive (24/7) service for all of your security needs. Our expert technicians provide comprehensive training to our customers. Mathias can help protect what is most important to you. A customized security system will ensure that you, your customers, employees and physical assets will be protected at all times.
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Recent Review: Very easy to install. Only complaint I had to use additional adhesive after a few sensor magnets failed to stick properly.
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Business Description: USA Alarm is a national company that has more than two decades of experience and an award winning command center that protects more than 700,000 homes and businesses through the United States, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We have offices located throughout the US, with two main offices in Indianapolis, Indiana and Post Falls, Idaho.
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Reviews in Merino for Installing Lightning Protection Systems

AMightyBee Electric, LLC
They were professional in appearance and demeanor, performed the work in a timely manor, and I thought their charges were reasonable.
- Marsha K....
AGarrhs Heating and Air Conditioning
If you do not air condition at the onset of construction then you may, as we did, determine that the need to do so is based on more than obtaining a cooler environment. Note: Although the chief prerequisite for air conditioning is to reduce temperature of your environment, temperature reduction is only one of a host of impacts.  When you are unable to keep windows of your residence closed it is not possible to keep out:   Dust – We live in Durango, CO, an area classified as “high desert.”   Along with this dry, windy environment comes the airborne dust that is not only creates the constant need for cleaning but that gets “ground into” flooring surfaces causing considerable damage.   Moisture – The “mountain storms” that come up unexpectedly can cause considerable damage to interiors from driving rain that seems to happen when you “…just stepped out to run an errand…”   Unexpected Sounds – Impacts light sleepers the most but this is a leading cause of sleep deprivation.  It reduces performance in the workplace and causes even the most pleasant of personalities to become irritable.  It is also a leading cause of feuds between neighbors when they are inconsiderate of the disturbance they cause.   Other Impacts – Home Cooking   High temperatures indoors also limit other essential activities, not the least of which is preparing home cooked meals.  It is necessary to cook outdoors (an enjoyable option until it becomes a daily obligation) during hot weather,  change to a diet that does not require cooking inside, or of course, eat out.   Cost Impacts –   Installation cost - Impacted the least when air conditioning is installed at the time the residence is initially constructed.  If installed initially it can also be concealed in the construction, adding more value to the residence.  Local builders who discourage installation of air conditioning often do so simply because it is outside their area of expertise, often voicing that “…air conditioning is not needed in Durango…”  This simply is false.  When you work with a qualified air conditioning contractor during the planning stage of new construction, the incremental cost to include air conditioning can be very small.   Operating costs – The electrical costs of operating an air conditioning system are greater than for a structure that is not air conditioned so the costs need to be budgeted.  Efficiencies of equipment in use today are far greater than with older equipment, resulting in energy efficiency tax credits and lower operating costs than ever before. Advance planning with Travis Oliger, V.P. of Garrhs, and involvement by the owner largely contributed to a successful outcome. Do's: Become involved in the "details" of the installation beginning with understanding "where", "how", and "when" the components are to be installed.  Before accepting a written quotation, carefully go over what your expectations are with respect to the completed installation.  If "holes" need to be cut through existing walls, make sure that they are fully closed after the piping and wiring are installed.  Do not take it for granted that the installer will "close up" the openings as they need to be to maintain the same integrity of the wall that existed prior to the penetration.  Provide "expanding foam penetration sealant" and have the installer use it to secure the penetration(s).   Take care to properly cover and protect or remove and store articles that would otherwise be damaged by dust prior to the installer beginning work.  Provide the paint and select the paint colors of components that the contractor will be installing that need to be painted.  For protection of wood flooring and/or carpeting, make sure the installer plans to wear shoe protection while moving around the inside of the home. Don'ts: Focus too much on the "journey" but rather on the "destination."  Many things outside your or the contractor's control can happen to impact the installation. What we would do next time:  Begin planning early enough to permit installation to be completed in the spring before the cooling season begins rather than at the end so you can enjoy it right away.
- James G....
FNICE ELECTRIC
Since the company did not seem interested in even returning my calls, or concerned that my house may burn down from a short circuit, I can't accurately comment on their work. If they have the same lack of professionalism on the job as they show in customer service, then you may want to buy extra insurance. Just a thought.
- M S....
FSUNSET ELECTRIC INC
On 9/23/10 at 11:25am I called SB and the phone rang 33 times without the machine answering as usually happened.  On the 33rd ring I heard the answer machine click on and after ring #37 the machine answered and I left a message asking if he had finished.   On 9/24/10, 8:00am I called and left same message.  Have you finished or been to the house?  No reply.   On 9/27/10 at 8:00am I left a message stating “I’m still waiting to hear from you.” At 12:04pm I called SB again and I did not leave a message.  At 12:32pm I called SB again and there was a new outgoing message on his machine without the Solar Bear name but in Mike’s voice.  I left the same message and again received no reply.   On 9/29/10 I received a call from a friend that lives at Arrowhead and she advised me that on 9/27/10 she went by my cabin and found Mike working in my garage.  She said she talked to him briefly and he told her something about a recall on the remote monitor.  I don’t know if there was actually a recall of the monitor or Mike was fabricating another story to justify his extreme tardiness in completing the contract. At 1:11 the same date, I called SB and the old message was back on the machine.  I left a message stating, “I heard you were at the cabin.  Thank you, but I still need to know the status of everything” Please call me.”  I received no reply.   On 10/4/10, at 11:54am, I called and left a message asking what is happening. “Let’s try to make this an adult situation.  Please call me.”  I received no reply. On 10/6/10, at11:59am, I called SB and left message.  “What’s happening?”  “Please call me and let me know.”  At 12:02 I called my cabin to see if he had left a message up there.  He had not.  At approximately 1:00PM the same day, I received an email with a new “Final Invoice” attached from Mike at Solar Bear.    The email starts “You had asked me if there was a way to use a portable generator for emergency backup if the Standby failed.  I would not recommend or endorse the use of the small generator.”  Mike then writes out the 8 step operational procedure list that I had insisted upon from our very first conversation in October, 2009. After the procedure list, he addressed the questions from my phone message from 9/13/10, pertaining to the unconnected ROMEX and the battery blanket.  He wrote “Also, the wire that is run in the crawlspace was for the auxiliary power for the battery warmer is not needed and is a spare circuit to the Generac Generator.  The wire is not powered and may be removed if you do not want it there.”  This should take care of my obligations and I would like to be paid my final invoice.”  The invoice was for $164.25 for parts for the garage hookup.     On 11/5/10, I replied to Mike’s final email.  I asked “If that circuit was run for the battery warmer, why is it no longer needed?”  “Did you plug in the warmer when you were there in October?”  “Is it functioning now?”……I received No Further Replies……   Before sending Mike anymore money, I knew that I had to verify Mike’s claims so, I scheduled another trip to my Cabin.   On 11/26/10, I arrived at the Cabin and found the Generator turned to the “OFF” position so that it could not have operated in the event of a power disruption.  Upon further inspection, I found that Mike had rolled up the wires to the Battery Warmer Blanket and wedged them out of sight to the back side of the battery.  I did not notice until my next trip to the Cabin in June, 2011 that when connecting the Battery Cables, he had only pushed the connectors down halfway on the battery posts and tightened them.  This allowed for only half of the available surface contact.  I also looked at the Remote Transceiver that Mike had installed on the generator in my absence and noticed that it was loose and easily moved around (.5”), enough to allow blowing snow to enter the back of the wiring compartment of the Generator.  I also noticed that one of the bolts and two washers that hold down the generator control panel were missing.  I could not see them anywhere in or around the cabinet.  I am concerned that they were dropped inside the cabinet and could be sucked up during operation and cause damage to the unit   Mike knew that I was not planning to return to the Cabin prior to the heavy snowfalls but still left the new generator turned “OFF”. I don’t know if it was intentional or incompetence.   On my last departure from the Cabin, I had set my thermostats all to the lowest setting expecting the generator to offset any utility power disruption and protect from freezing pipes.  I turned the generator to manual and it started and the remote Monitor seemed to be functioning properly so I set the generator to “auto” before leaving the Cabin until the following summer (June, 2011).   On 6/24/11, I was able to travel back to my cabin in Colorado for the first time since the previous November.  Both the remote and the generator control showed an Alarm “Inspect Battery”.  Upon closer inspection of the battery, I then noticed that the cables had been connected poorly.  I turned off Utility Power, ATS, and the generator and pulled the 7.5 amp fuse.  I then disconnected, cleaned, and reconnected the cables properly.  After restoring power and ATS, the control panel on the generator came back up to the 24 hour clock and froze up.  After several attempts, the Remote was showing “No Radio Signal” I then studied the installation and operation manuals for the remote and learned how to reset the transceiver.  I attempted this operation several times with no results.  The generator still locked on the 24 hour clock mode.  The remote still showed no radio signal with both units within 3-5 feet of each other.   Mike installed Model # 5875 at my cabin.  Not Model #5744 that he had referenced in all of his correspondence to me throughout.  I am sure that he found this unit at the last minute because of my original request for the aluminum cabinet.  After numerous subsequent contacts with Dealers and Suppliers, I learned that the Battery Blanket that Mike had wrapped around my battery and not connected, was an old model that was not recommended anymore because it became too hot and would burn up the battery.  I was told that the #5875 was pre-wired from the factory to plug in thermostatically controlled heating pads for the battery and crankcase oil (Cold Weather Kit #5947).   When I first started working with Mike, he had told me that he was in the process of changing names of his business from Sunset Electric to Solar Bear Electric.  I knew that here in the Southwest, it is common practice for construction companies  with dubious reputations and practice to change their business names frequently to avoid previous problems and “start fresh”.   It crossed my mind in the beginning but Mike is very smooth and accommodating with his dialog and convinced me that he in fact was a “Professional”, running a “Family Business”.    Mike is cordial as long as he is due money and is receiving regular checks from you. 
- James K....