Tim Creenan started in the electronic security field in 1975 working for a large locally owned security firm. He performed various jobs including central station dispatcher, installer, and service technician. That company was eventually sold and Tim pursued a degree in Electronic Engineering at State University College at Buffalo. After graduating in 1982, Tim continued in the electronic security field with another company until he and his wife, Maryann founded Amherst Alarm, Inc in 1984.
Security System Overview
Amherst Alarm is a high tech home security company that uses an advanced system to monitor your home. They use an ANET secure monitoring that allows the communication between your home security system, the alarm monitoring response center, and your smartphone and computer.
When you call this company to acquire about a new home security system, according to your needs, they will design a custom home security system just for you. Amherst Alarm uses Silent Knight by Honeywell equipment. The installation fee includes the purchase of the home security equipment.
Depending on your specifications, your home security system could contain things like:
- Control panel
- Wireless motion detectors
- Glassbreak detectors
- CO detectors (carbon monoxide detector)
- Smoke detector
- Heat detector
- Temperature Sensor
- Video security system
The ANET secure monitoring that they use, doesn’t use the traditional telephone line to transmit the alert signals to their monitoring center. Therefore, it doesn’t matter whether there is a power failure, or someone purposely cut your telephone wires, your home security system will still be able to send the emergency alert to the monitoring center.
In addition, if you are away from your home, you will be informed of any changes on your alarm status. It also allows you to arm or disarm your alarm system remotely. Furthermore, you can access your system from your smartphone or from a computer.
The alarm monitoring response center that handles all of the calls and alerts, is located in a building that is controlled access. You can be sure that your calls or alerts will be handled 24 hours a day by professionals and certified staffs. This fireproof building can operates by itself indefinitely due to its emergency power generator.
Prices, installation fees, and equipment prices are not included on their web site. Potential customers must call their sales department to retrieve such information. Amherst is not a national service; however, they a great reputation in the state of New York.
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