Peak Alarm acquires Idaho-based accounts, moves into new facility

Tuesday, April 1, 2003

SALT LAKE CITY - On the heels of a move into a new state-of-the-art facility, Peak Alarm has expanded its reach through the acquisition of accounts in Boise, Idaho.

According to Christopher Root, regional sales manager, Peak, based here, has just completed the acquisition of the Idaho operations of Allied Security, based in Washington State.

Representatives from Allied did not return phone calls seeking comment. Root said Peak was looking to expand its reach and possibly begin guard service in Idaho. Currently, Peak only offers guard service in Utah.

Company officials said Peak acquired approximately 400 accounts from Allied, pushing the total number of the company’s accounts to about 8,000 throughout the region.

The acquisition of Allied’s Idaho accounts comes during a period of growth for the 34-year- old company.

In July 2002, Peak began the process of transferring all of its operations from separate facilities to a new state-of-the-art 18,000-square-foot facility here.

“We were just growing and we had three different locations and we wanted everyone to be combined together,” Root said.

The move now combines Peak’s five departments under one roof. The new facility houses the company’s UL-approved central station, as well as its service and installation, guard/patrol, fire and burglary alarm departments.

Because Peak continued to operate its central station during the transition, Root said the move, completed this February, took some time. “It took us a while to get all the phone lines transferred over,” he said.

In a prepared statement, Jerry Howe, Peak owner and president, said he is pleased with Peak’s new facility. “Having all departments under the same roof allows us to give the type of service our customers deserve,” he said. “We now can move forward with other plans to grow and improve this company.”