Subscribe to RSS - Pinnacle Security

Pinnacle Security

Alarm.com: New motion sensor/camera launched

Pinnacle Security beta test shows homeowners like the ‘simple, easy, affordable way’ to look into their homes
 - 
01/25/2012

VIENNA, Va. and OREM, Utah—After a successful six-month beta test, Alarm.com this week announced the general availability of its Image Sensor—a wireless device that combines a motion detector with a built-in still camera, allowing homeowners to view “snapshots” of what’s happening in their homes from their smartphones or other devices.

Pinnacle Security award winning

 - 
Friday, January 20, 2012

Pinnacle Security was among the winners of the Electronic Security Integrators (ESI) Forum 2012 Best Practice Awards, announced earlier this month at the co-located ESI Forum and ESA Leadership Summit in Irving, Texas.

Pinnacle Security won in the Production Management (Design/Installation) category for its Pinnacle's Dashboard and MySales websites.

Here’s more from a news release from the Orem, Utah-based residential-and-commercial security company:
 

Pinnacle Security's Dashboard and MySales websites allow for instant access to real-time data as it pertains to sales and installations. The websites were given the ESI Best Practice Award because they are a good example of the use of technology for tracking and motivating staff to increase overall job performance.

Whether on a personal computer, a tablet or a smartphone, employees have instant access to real-time data via the websites, on not only themselves and their team, but for competing teams as well, thus fostering a spirit of healthy competition. Pinnacle Security has increased the overall quality of installations, and the progress per technician, by tracking individual status for the current year, as well as past years worked.

"We are pleased to be recognized by our own industry experts as one of the best in the business," said Michael Heinz, senior vice president, field operations, Pinnacle Security. "Developing and providing technology platforms that enable representatives to access data in real-time is another way we enhance the Pinnacle Security experience. …

... The annual ESI Forum Best Practice Awards Program recognizes outstanding business processes in the electronic security integration industry. A panel of anonymous industry experts selects the winners.

Other winners include: Mijac Alarm in the Financial, Legal and Human Capital Management category; Inner Security Systems, Inc. for the New Technology Implementation category; Pro-Tech Systems in the Profit-Generating Strategies category; and ASG Security, in the Sales and Marketing Management category.

 

Pinnacle keeps on "Securing Hope"

 - 
Friday, December 9, 2011

I first wrote here a year ago about Pinnacle Security establishing its “Securing Hope” charitable initiative and on the various philanthropic efforts the company has made under the initiative since then.

Here’s the latest update from the Orem, Utah-based residential security company, which says that Pinnacle was involved in a weeklong home-building project in Belize:
 

A group of 27 Pinnacle representatives spent one week in November building eco-domes for families in Belize through the nonprofit organization Domes for Belize.

Volunteers, including Pinnacle representatives and their family members, as well as supporters of Domes for Belize, raised funds and participated in the construction of disaster-proof housing for families in Belize. The dome-shaped construction of the homes allows them to withstand natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes …

... Funding for the Domes for Belize project came from a charity run organized by Pinnacle, as well as additional contributions from Pinnacle associates. Pinnacle sponsored its Third Annual Charity Run with events in October and November, raising tens of thousands of dollars for both Domes for Belize and Beyond Borders. Additionally, Pinnacle representatives who desired to build the homes in Belize donated commission from four to five sales to provide additional funding.

"Families were able to move into the homes as soon as they were finished which just takes a few days," said Scott Warner, a regional vice president for Pinnacle Security. "It was an amazing experience to build safe homes and create an immediate positive impact for these families. Our entire group was so pleased to be a part of it."

In addition to building dome homes, the Pinnacle volunteers painted a local school and donated boxes of groceries to nearby families. The team completed one dome home and began construction on two others. Warner plans to return to Belize next year to build multiple homes for several families in Belize.

 

Devcon and Pinnacle to share services

Move gives Pinnacle door knockers 'local presence' all over the country
 - 
11/22/2011

OREM, Utah and BOCA RATON, Fla.—They’ve had the same private equity owner—Golden Gate Capital—since 2009, but traditional model company Devcon Security and summer-sales model company Pinnacle Security have always maintained separate operations, until now.

New consumer credit score rules a ‘headache’

Federal regs require alarm companies to explain to consumers why they were turned down
 - 
10/13/2011

VIENNA, Va.—Strict new federal regulations governing how companies inform consumers that their credit scores were used to reject them will result in higher labor costs and other problems for alarm companies, said a legal advisor to the Central Station Alarm Association, which is based here.
The new requirements took effect this summer, and are a part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, a response to the economic recession. They essentially mean that security companies will have to spend more time and effort explaining to consumers why their poor credit ratings led to their being turned down as customers, said attorney John Prendergast, an advisor to the CSAA.

Pinnacle lawsuit: Ex-employees, consultant “conspired” to start rival company in Canada

However, one ex-employee has filed his own lawsuit, accusing Pinnacle of breach of contract
 - 
08/25/2011

OREM, Utah—Pinnacle Security is suing two former employees and an industry consultant, claiming they “conspired together” to create a new Canadian company, Titan Alarm, to compete against Pinnacle in Canada. Pinnacle contends the employees were working for Pinnacle at the time and that the new company was created by “unlawfully using Pinnacle resources and in violation of contractual and fiduciary duties.”

Pinnacle’s ‘Security Plus’ custom built for seniors

Package includes direct two-way voice service, emergency button, extended cancellation period
 - 
06/23/2011

OREM, Utah—Pinnacle Security, a summer-model sales company based here, has launched a new “Security Plus” package specifically designed to meet the needs of senior citizens.

Pinnacle helps establish new Utah alarm management group

Industry association to share best practices, grow industry, and help expand Utah's economy
 - 
03/03/2011

OREM, Utah—Pinnacle Security this week announced it is helping establish a unique industry management association in this state—one comprised of summer-sales model companies like itself.

Select Security gears up for summer

Egan: Selling for an in-state company should be easier sale
 - 
02/04/2011

LANCASTER, Pa.—Last summer, Select Security, a super-regional alarm company based here, successfully experimented with a summer model program to beat the big boys at their own game.
This summer, the company is going further: It is not only repeating its summer sales program but has hired sales representatives from some of the big companies to run it.

Pages