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Business Description: New Tech Security, LLC. is a 24-hour, full-service security system company; we sell, install, service and monitor a complete line of security systems. For over 20 years, we have proudly serviced commercial and residential properties in Southern Idaho. At New Tech Security, LLC., we specialize in residential and commercial burglar alarm systems, fire alarms, hold-up alarm systems, key-less entry systems, closed-circuit television systems (CCTV) and more. Here at New Tech Security, LLC., we are concerned about your well-being and safety. We are privileged to be chosen to protect you, your family, home and business from personal injury and property loss.
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Recent Review: It was Flawless. The price was very good but the service has been AMAZING! I am SO grateful to have the peace of mind of a reliable security system at a very reasonable price. I highly recommend Zions Security!
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Recent Review: The service was okay. The install took a little time. I felt that what was advertised, and what I received wasn’t  exactly what I ordered. I think I should’ve been given the choice if I wanted that product, or if I wanted something different. They workers were professional, and they worked as long as they could to finish the job. I would recommend them to others
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Recent Review: I was searching for a cheaper alternative to home security monitoring. My family and I are on a tight budget, and we could not afford the steep charges from Suddenlink and other local home security providers for their systems. The two things causing the services to be so expensive were: (a) the cost of the monthly phone service we would need, since we don't have home phone service, and (b) the cost of the monitoring itself. We would had to pay about $80 a month, or more with these traditional companies! Thankfully I found NextAlarm after some careful googling. They are a fraction of the price of any of their competitors. Their system appeals to me, because it uses the internet rather than a phone line, saving lots of money. Their monitoring itself (done in the traditional way, with real people in a dispatch office) is also substantially cheaper on top of that. I paid $250 for the home security kit and now I only pay $13.50 per month for the monitoring! Its so cheap that the costs are literally offset entirely by the savings to my homeowner's insurance premium. The support staff at NextAlarm are great. They are so patient, and they will help you with anything related to your system. I have called them numerous times with little questions about this or that, and they are always super nice and knowledgable. They even walk you through how to make changes to your security system, step-by-step, when you want to change delay or change the programs. Please make note of the fact that they do not have a local installer to do the installation. The third-party vendor who offers an and quot;Instal cardand quot; will not be able to install your service in East Texas (they will refund your money once they see where you need the installation). Point being, you will need to hire a local handyman to install the home security system for you. As I already mentioned, I used Stephan du Toit -- (www.facebook.com/professionalhandymanservices). He charged my $60. Besides that little hiccup, NextAlarm is amazing. In summary, I love my service. I hope more people in my area sign up with them. It is such a great deal and they're so great!
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Recent Review: Everything went great. I got the system a few days later and started to install it. All the devices were easy to put up all told it took about 45 minutes to get up and running. During the install I set the alarm off and Getsafe called me right away. I like the way it looks in my home and by that I mean I hardly notice it is there. I like being able to control the system from my phone and being able to check on my house with the camera when I am away.
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Recent Review: It started with the name Pinnacle. It started going downhill maybe when somebody else bought it. My husband picked them. He had a cold call and then he went with it. I think we had another system at that time.
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Recent Review: They answered all my questions and were really responsive when we had questions during installation. Would definitely recommend.
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Recent Review: There was no cost for that last service and the service turned out well.
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Recent Review: It went perfect. Great price. Great service.
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Recent Review: quick, easy, inexpensive.  I just wished they had cameras to go along with the rest of the security system.

Reviews in Clark Fork for Security Camera Installation

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Let me start by saying that when I went on the hunt for an upgrade to the existing security system in my home, I KNEW exactly what I was looking for and I knew all the questions to ask.  Cost, contract, equipment, services, how does the system communicate with the monitoring offices? What prevents the burglar from breaking and disabling the system before it has a chance to notify the monitoring company? Who IS your monitoring company? (then research them) Can I monitor/arm/disarm from an app, from ANYWHERE? (then review that app) What is the range of your wireless sensors ( the maximum distance you can have a sensor from the brain, or main control panel.  ie window/door, smoke/heat...etc.)  Many companies will NOT tell you that their range is only about 30 feet unless you purchase a "range extender" for another 99 bucks!! That is ridiculous unless you have a very small apartment, but not practical for a normal size house.  Another biggie as far as getting into a contract goes (and they ALL have monitoring contracts) is what is my trial period.  The time you have to try the system out and make sure you're happy with EVERYTHING, (customer service included) BEFORE you're locked in.  I found this to vary from company to company, some of them start that trial period from the second they ship it out to you.  So, you have effectively used up 3 or 4 days of your 7 day trial just in shipping before you have even opened the dang box!!  I will tell you now that Frontpoint gave me 45 days!!! Nobody else even came REMOTELY CLOSE to that.  Now, to answer the rest of  those questions in relation to Frontpoint. If you sign a 3 year contract at whatever monitoring level you choose, (subject to credit approval) they will give you a 300.00 credit towards the purchase of a basic system that they are happy to configure to your needs as best they can and still stay in the basic range.  usually 2 or 3 door/window and a motion.  You can order more as your needs change, but something now is better than more later.  They have the GE simon xt system, (which I researched as well) that communicates via cellular connection and that, I believe it is the only way it communicates with the monitoring company.  Well, that is all well and good, but my "devil's advocate" mind said, "what about a cell jammer?  Nope, the system can tell if something is trying to jam it, interprets it as a tamper or break-in and sends the alarm.  What about the burglar just rushing in and smashing the panel before my 30 second (or whatever time delay you have set) disarm delay sends the alarm.  NOPE, front point is the only company that has TRUE "crash and smash" protection.  What that means is, when the alarm is set, the SECOND a contact is broken ( a door or window is opened or a motion sensor goes off) the panel IMMEDIATELY sends an alarm that the company interprets as a "standby alarm"  so, if the code doesn't get entered for whatever reason (in this case the panel being destroyed) its already too late and help is on the way. I cannot remember the name of the monitoring company that frontpoint uses, but i did research them and found nothing bad. Now, as far as monitoring/arming and disarming remotely from anywhere, yes.  Frontpoint uses an app called alarm.com and it is the HIGHEST rated app of any used by any alarm company.  I have used mine for about 30 + days now and not ONE log in problem or any other issue. the website is user friendly and you can make changes to the system, rename zones, add or delete users, update arm disarm codes, create temporary users and codes and it is all uploaded to the panel.   One of the other big things that I didn't know is on the subject of maintaining your system.  With many places, you have to do what is known as a "walk test" every 30 days on the dot.  This is where you have to go to the panel, navigate the menus and figure out how to do this test, then make sure it is communicating with the monitoring company and that there are no problems.  This is on YOU.  if you fail to do this, it could void your warranty on many systems.  NOT AT FRONTPOINT.  They have their systems set up to do this test for you every 62 minutes.  It runs an entire check of all the batteries and sensors etc. and reports back to the monitoring company.  If there is a problem, they call you! If the panel doesn't check in, they call you!  You just set this thing and forget it!! When it comes to installing and setting the system up, it really isn't hard, even for someone who has never dealt with this kind of thing before.  If when you get the box, you open it and just can't figure it out.... call them and they will help you!  NEVER IN MY LIFE have I been treated SO well by a customer service agent and I mean NEVER. These people are truly THE BEST and most helpful out there and I have spoken to someone at every single one of the top 5 or 6 alarm companies out there.  Most of them either couldn't, or didn't WANT to give me answers to all of the questions that I have laid out for you above.  I grilled the sales staff at FRONTPOINT for 90 minutes before I agreed to go with them and he had an answer for EVERY single one of my questions. The bottom line is that Frontpoint is the ONLY game in town as far as I am concerned.  This was my experience and trust me, I am probably the toughest customer these people have had in a while.  A+ across the board for Frontpoint security from me.
- Bob S....