If you need emergency service during the Holidays, our Central Station operates 24/7 and can assist you or page an On-Call Tech!
PACIFIC ALARM SYSTEMS - founded by Herman Cohen, 1953.
Pacific Alarm Systems was founded in 1953 as a family-owned business and remains family owned and operated today (going on it's third generation). We are one of the few FULL SERVICE alarm companies in Southern California, providing Sales, Installation, Service, and Local Monitoring from our building located in Culver City, CA.
If you need emergency service during the Holidays, our Central Station operates 24/7 and can assist you or page an On-Call Tech!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US AT PACIFIC ALARMS!
Our Corporate Office will be closed on Christmas Eve & Day, and New Years Day.
Decade Day group pic!
Decade Day at the office on this beautiful Friday!
Our Team crushed their 4th PAS Soul Cycle class yesterday, hosted by Instructor Chevy!! She was amazing, several of our riders have already requested her for the next PAS Soul Cycle Event! Thank you Soul Cycle Culver City for another great ride, looking forward to more!
It's June already! Some of our team members supporting LGBT!
Our PAS Team completed it’s 3rd Soul Cycle class tonight, even adding some new riders to the group! Great job everyone! We look forward to next ride together!
Big thanks to instructor Ross for an amazing class!
Thank you Westchester Del Rey Little League "Official Page" for this beautiful plaque!
Can't wait for next season!!
Super proud to be calling this great city our home since our founding 64 years ago!
HERE'S TO 100 MORE!!
Here are the five best ways to concurrently experience both the past and the present of the former “Heart of Screenland” — from its Main Street beginnings to the rolling hills where some choose to spend all of eternity.
OUR TEAM CRUSHED OUR FIRST SOUL CYCLE RIDE LAST NIGHT @ !!! We rocked out, raised our heart beats, and lightened our souls... Plus we rocked an awesome headband color assortment! So proud of you all and looking forward to more Team Rides together :)
YOU CAN LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY!
This week, our techs of different experience levels got together to discuss the installation and servicing of back-up radios. Their varying experience levels provide stimulating discussion and questioning that can enlighten even the most experienced tech. These sessions also allow our most senior techs to learn about their teaching/training styles and where they can improve as mentors to the less experienced.
Our training session this week was very productive! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GUYS!!!
A BIG THANKS AND CONGRATULATIONS TO BOB DIEHL FOR 36 YEARS OF SERVICE!!! OUR SUCCESS SHINES BRIGHT BECAUSE OF YOUR HARDWORK AND DEDICATION THESE MANY MANY YEARS!!! ALL OF US HERE AT PACIFIC ALARM SYSTEMS WISH YOU MUCH HAPPINESS, LUCK AND RELAXATION IN YOUR RETIREMENT!!! WE WILL MISS YOU!!!
We have extra tickets for the LA K-9 demonstration on June 6, 2015!!! If you would like to pay a visit to these awesome dogs and see them in action, contact us for some tickets (1 ticket will cover a family).
Call (866) 430-SAFE and ask for Nelly Melendez or stop by our office and she can give you some tickets! Let's support our LAPD and their wonderful canines!!! :)
We had such a blast this weekend with our Culver community! We gave out some cool easter eggs and raffled two bicycles! Thanks to all for stopping by and enjoying the sunshine with us!
JOIN US FOR THE CULVER VILLAGE EASTER EVENT TOMORROW, APRIL 4, 2015!!! Culver Village is composed of all the businesses on Sepulveda Blvd from Culver Blvd to the YMCA! This event is free and will be especially fun for kids! Many businesses will be handing out candy and there will even be an easter bunny!
PACIFIC ALARM SYSTEMS will be handing out easter eggs filled with candy and we will also be raffling a boy's Minion Bicycle and a girl's Disney Princess Bicycle. Have your kids stop by our building located at 4444 Sepulveda Blvd for some easter eggs and a raffle ticket for the bicycles!!!
**You must be present during the raffle to win a bicycle. We will pull the winning tickets out at approximately 3:00pm!!!**
Meet Noble Gardner and Jasmine Lorenzo!
Noble is a one of our Security Consultants and can help you determine your security needs for your home and/or business! Give him a call to find out what new technologies we have to offer!
Jasmine is in charge of our Central Station Records & Data Entry. She can assist you with alarm activity, changing contact information or procedures, codes, and anything related to your monitoring!
The LAPD held an event earlier this month to educate the community on the importance of having burglary and fire alarm systems in their homes and/or business due the rising crime rates. We had some of our awesome Reps help out and share their knowledge with our community.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US HERE AT PACIFIC ALARM SYSTEMS!!!
** Our first Annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Potluck! :) **
OUR CORPORATE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON:
Thursday, December 25
Friday, December 26
Thursday, January 1
Friday, January 2
Our Monitoring Department will still be operational and monitoring you 24/7.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY NEW YEARS TO EVERYONE! AS ALWAYS, STAY SAFE AND DON'T FORGET TO ARM YOUR SYSTEM IF YOU ARE AWAY AND AT NIGHT BEFORE YOU SLEEP :)
The holiday season brings entertaining parties, fun presents and shopping excursions. However, online shopping, social media posts, and other sources of holiday fun do have the potential to create safety issues if you re not careful with what you post and how you use your social media accounts. Consider these simple guidelines for creating a safe and rewarding online holiday experience this season. 1. Click with Care People share pictures and videos with wild abandon on today s social media websites. It s important to look at what you re clicking when you see a photograph or link posted by one of your friends on a social media website. According to virus prevention company McAfee, digital e-cards are a popular way of spreading viruses and getting unsuspecting web surfers to download malicious software. As with any area of online web surfing, clicking on unknown web addresses is always something to avoid. If you aren t familiar with a company or website, do a simple Google search befo
For many, fall is the most anticipated season of the year. When a chill enters the air, the leaves change into a beautiful assortment of colors, sweaters and coats are pulled from closets, and preparations begin for the holidays. But with the changing season comes a new set of safety concerns that weren’t there during the summer months. Here are essential tips for a safe and enjoyable autumn. Prepare Your Vehicles Certain steps must always be taken to keep your vehicle safe for the road, but there are specific tasks to complete when the cold air arrives. Make sure you always have a warm blanket or two in the trunk just in case your car breaks down and you have a long wait for help. Also make sure your tires are ready for freezing temperatures. Tire pressure changes as the temperature changes, and bald tires, while dangerous all the time, are especially hazardous on early morning icy roads. Beware of Clogged Gutters When leaves fall from the trees, they don’t just end up in the yar
Cooler temperatures and the kids going back to school signal the arrival of football season and the time-honored tradition of tailgating. The only thing better than cheering on your favorite football team is doing so at a tailgating party with your friends and family. The fun rivalries and camaraderie are a welcome feature of the fall and winter seasons. However, football is a rowdy sport, and it s not uncommon to see fans get particularly excited about the success or failure of their team. Here are a few tips you ll want to use to create a safe tailgating experience for the season. Limiting Alcohol Intake Since tailgating involves vehicles, a designated driver is essential, but it s also a good idea to limit overall alcohol intake. Consider this experience of a fan and his family who attended a game at Candlestick Park to see the San Francisco 49ers play against the New Orleans Saints. The man was a Saints fan and a group of rowdy, inebriated 49ers fans threatened his family. Stori
One of the most important safety areas that every homeowner needs to cover is fire safety. As well as having smoke detectors placed throughout the home, it is crucial for homeowners to place fire extinguishers in strategic locations around the home. Here is a look at the five primary types of fire extinguishers that are available. Class A Fire Extinguishers These fire extinguishers are designed to put out fires that burn ordinary materials. These include fires burning wood, paper, cardboard and other organic materials. Class A fire extinguishers are also designed to put out most fires that involve burning plastic as well. You can tell a Class A fire extinguisher by its symbol of a green triangle. Class B Fire Extinguishers A Class B fire extinguisher is a very handy type to have in your kitchen. Class B fire extinguishers are designed to put out fires that are burning flammable liquids like grease, oil, gasoline and kerosene. A Class B uses chemicals instead of water to put out fires.
Here is a look at the five primary types of fire extinguishers that are available.
Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it is time to start carving pumpkins. Although this is a lot of fun, it can also be dangerous. There is nothing that ruins pumpkin-carving fun faster than an accident with a knife. To keep things safe this fall, follow these tips when you are carving your pumpkins. 1. Get the Right Tools The first step in safe pumpkin carving is to get the right tools. The best way to do this is to purchase a pumpkin-carving kit that has all the tools you need included in it. If you want to put together your own carving kit, then you should start with a serrated knife. You never want to use a flat blade to cut your pumpkins. Also, get a pair of gloves to handle the messy job of scooping out the pumpkin innards. You will also need a magic marker to trace the outline of the design you want to carve. 2. Work at a Proper Location Carving pumpkins is a messy job, and the pumpkins can be very slippery. You want to work on a flat surface that will keep the
Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it is time to start carving pumpkins. Follow these tips when you are carving your pumpkins.
Unfortunately, your successful business will reach a point where it becomes essential to fire a once-valued employee. While this can be devastating for the person who is fired, it can also be dangerous for your business. Whether you are using a surveillance system, security guards or alarmed door locks, the situation has its risks. This list of mistakes will help you avoid making the same errors in judgment. 1. Not having a secure entrance. Sure, your entrance might have an alarm with a code but is it changed consistently? You should be changing your security code on a regular basis, but you should also do so after you have fired an employee. If you use swipe-entry cards for your employees to gain access, ensure that you are revoking that access right away. 2. Failing to secure your facility with diverse options. You have many different choices available. From swipe-entry access to high-tech surveillance systems, the world of security is at your disposal. Security breaches happen all
SAFE LANDSCAPING TO DETER THIEVES - If you want to keep your home as safe as possible, follow these landscaping tips to keep thieves from targeting your home. http://www.pacificalarms.com/safe-landscaping-to-deter-thieves/
The end of Daylight Saving Time means the days are growing shorter and the nights longer. People are leaving work at their normal time, being met with darkness. Kids are leaving after school activities and walking home in the dark. This makes safety a growing concern as the days become shorter. Parking Lot at Work Even if you re in the parking lot at work, you should be extremely aware of your surroundings. Unless you park in an enclosed, guard-secured lot, there are reasons to be concerned about safety. Your employer should ensure that there are lights in the parking lot, and they are switched on when it s time to leave work. If possible, leave in a group so everyone is protected, and check your surroundings before opening your car door. Kids After School After school activities like football, soccer or drama club can last for an hour or two, meaning your kids will be leaving school when it s becoming dark outside. They should be aware of their surroundings to stay safe, especially i
Criminals are always looking for you to let down your guard, and because many people have not yet adjusted to the time change, Daylight Saving Time is ideal for these deviant individuals.
Bike theft can happen anywhere. It is important that you protect your bike well to keep it from being stolen. Here is a look at the most important steps you need to take to keep your bike safe from thieves. http://www.pacificalarms.com/keeping-your-bike-safe-from-theft/
Large businesses tend to have lawyer-refined protocols in place for terminating an employee because firing staff comes with a great deal of security risk. Organizations have to protect themselves. Small businesses face that same level of risk and often have even more to lose. Although small businesses may not have a human resources department and a large army of lawyers, they can still protect themselves by identifying the concerns and putting safeguards in place to protect against them. Be Prepared for a Range of Emotions Big companies often have so many employees that each individual worker is little more than a number to a lawyer or HR department. This does have its advantages, such as during termination. All employees are treated the same. In a small business, people are more prone to treat employees differently. Most people will leave a business in a professional manner. Who is to say why that one percent will choose anger, bitterness and possibly revenge? Prepare for the worst a
Large businesses tend to have lawyer-refined protocols in place for terminating an employee because firing staff comes with a great deal of security risk.
Smartphones have completely transformed our world. Their helpfulness knows no bounds when someone is lost or needs to get information in a hurry. However, they also offer dangers that people need to be aware of. One of the lesser-known dangers is the risk of bringing mobile phones to bed. Here is a guide to the many reasons that you should avoid bringing your cell phone to bed with you. Raising the Risk of Cancer One of the most worrisome of the hazards that cell phones pose is the research that links cell phone usage and an increased risk of developing cancer. Look for ways to lower the odds of getting cancer by leaving your cell phone on the nightstand and away from your body. Fire Hazard As scary as a heightened risk of cancer may be, it is not nearly as worrisome as the risk of fire caused by a cell phone that is not properly ventilated. The problem is that people who take their smartphones to bed with them often fall asleep with them. When a cell phone is trapped underneath a pil
Here is a guide to the many reasons that you should avoid bringing your cell phone to bed with you.
There are many wonderful things about the summer, but the wonderful weather can bring hazards as well. One of the troubling things that homeowners need to look out for during summer, even as it comes to a close is the outbreak of scammers who prey on homeowners. To avoid falling victim to one of these con artists, follow this guide to identifying and avoiding door-to-door scams. Home Improvement Scam One of the most common door-to-door scams is the home improvement scam. In this scam, con artists will knock on victims’ doors with news that they have spotted damage to their home. They most commonly say that they have noticed damage to the roof. The scammers will offer to repair the damage to the home at a discount in exchange for a cash payment up front. Never pay for a contractor’s services up front in order to avoid this scam. The Alarm Upgrade Scam If you have a sign in your yard that alerts would-be burglars that your home is protected by a security system, then you may well ha
One of the troubling things that homeowners need to look out for during summer, even as it comes to a close is the outbreak of scammers who prey on homeowners.
When you re choosing a place to put your valuables, you could go with a safe that bolts into the frame of the home so it can t be removed. Not many thieves are also safe-crackers and thieves are normally looking for a quick, easy score. They ll spend six to eight minutes rummaging in the home, and if they find a safe, they ll assume everything of value is kept in there. If you don t have the money to invest in a safe that can t be removed, it s not recommended that you get one at all. It will give thieves an obvious item to steal and they will take it and open it at their convenience. Instead, you ll want to hide your valuables in a place that thieves won t look or notice. Here are a couple indiscreet hiding places for your valuables. Fake Items Items that are fake but look real are a great idea for valuables like money and jewelry. The thief doesn t have a lot of time to search your home, so he needs to get in and out quickly. He s not going to check every item to be sure it s real.
You'll want to hide your valuables in a place that thieves won't look or notice. Here are a couple indiscreet hiding places for your valuables.
Consumers purchasing a home security system for the first time often have many questions. So to help alleviate some of the ambiguity that we often face, here are five of the most common questions new clients ask home alarm companies in Santa Monica—and their answers! How does an alarm system work? Residential security systems generally comprise of three core aspects: the control panel, a series of sensors and monitoring service. The control panel is essentially the heart of the system. It is the central access point for the user, and it manages all sensor activity, alerts and alarms. The sensors are the devices placed throughout the home that sense unusual activity, and monitoring service ensures that all alarms are responded to appropriately regardless of the circumstances or time of day or night. What is “crash-and-smash” and are modern alarm systems susceptible to it? A “crash and smash” is when a burglar enters the home and smashes the control panel, thereby disabling it
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