The friendly, knowledgeable, and professional staff of Alpha Alarm is top notch! Loren came to our home and helped us customize a home security system for our family. He was patient and thorough as he demonstrated all of the different capabilities and options of our security system. Within days we had a state-of-the-art home security system and we love it! I can easily customize the rules of my system at any time as our needs and routines change. I was at the park yesterday with my kids and my son wanted to ride home ahead of us. I got on my cell phone and was able to disarm the system, unlock the front door and raise the garage door for him to put his bike away, all the while walking with my daughter blocks from home. I can turn lights on to greet me when coming home in the dark. I can sleep securely at night knowing Alpha Alarm is looking out for my family and property
Date of Posting: 13 July 2013
Posted By: Erin DeWeese

I first purchased my home security service from Alpha Alarm- the service was so good I then purchased an entire entertainment system with all the bells & whistles and the new Sonos System- my kids love it so much I have to battle for my turn- The best part the owner is down to earth and is more than competitive in all his pricing- It is always best we buy local!
Thank You Alpha Alarm & Audio - I love the fact you call back so fast
Date of Posting: 22 March 2012
Posted By: Rick Pedro

Recently Loren installed our home alarm system. He was thorough and patient with my questions as he explained what we needed. The job was completed efficiently and professionally. No fuss after he left.
It was a pleasure working with Loren and Alpha Alarm. I would recommend them to anyone looking at alarm systems.
Thanks, Loren
Date of Posting: 15 March 2012
Posted By: Wendy

I have a large family that includes three teenage girls. After a few unexplained instances left us uneasy about the safety of our house, we called Alpha Alarms to get a system to set our minds at ease. His original quote was more than satisfactory, and his prompt service, professional attitude and the final product was above and beyond my expectations, far exceeding my personal experience with several other alarm companies over the past twenty years. The installation and final "look" of the system was also amazing looking. I am 100% satisfied with Alpha Alarms and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to add or upgrade their security system.
Date of Posting: 19 February 2012
Posted By: Steve Koelling

Alpha Alarm added a surround sound system to our home. His work was very clean, he was reliable and he picked up after often do we see that in contractors??? We love our system and he has been attentive to our questions and/or changes we requested. I also used them to install security cameras at one of our offices. Reliable, dependable and great job. The system works great! I am currently working on having him take over our monitoring system at church because of his great service.
Date of Posting: 10 February 2012
Posted By: June Johnsen

Being the largest taxi company in San Francisco, supporting more than 500+ vehicles and drivers, requires extensive coverage and protection, and not just for liability reasons. Parking, fueling stations, garage, body shop, parts room, cashiers office and more requires state of the art technology for proper coverage.

Antiquated System = Frustration

The task at hand was to completely redesign their existing CCTV system, including upgrading existing Axis cameras into current megapixel technology. In the past, when an incident occurred and needed to be reviewed, the client was faced with the daunting task of first “guessing” a timeframe when the incident may have occurred, then downloading short one minute quicktime videos to review. If they were lucky, this only took several hours to find the incident. Their storage time left much to be desired as well.

At the time, the client had 30+ standard resolution cameras, viewing areas such as their entry/exit, parking areas, CNG fueling, and other important areas of interest. The coverage was pretty good, but they wanted better, and also clearer. Gary Lawhon of Alpha Alarm & Audio, working closely with Carey Lefebvre of Exacq Technologies, would soon come up with a perfect solution that not only met their current needs, but exceeded, and also allowed for future expansion.

We Need Horsepower

We needed raw processing horsepower. Before meeting with Exacq, other vendors were brought in to demonstrate their products, all failing. When you have 30+ megapixel cameras, all running at mpeg4, full resolution and frame rate, you need a real workhorse NVR. After a few days of deep discussions, data calculations, and exploring any and all options, Carey recommended the IPS8000. Voicing our past vendor failures and concerns, Carey didn’t even flinch, and flat out told us that this will handle our needs, period, end of story. His confidence in his product also instilled confidence that we were dealing with the right company, finally.

Installing the Exacq Unit

The installation of the unit went flawless, and it was surprisingly easy and straight forward to set up. The menu layout was logical, the options we needed, such as frame rate, motion, event detection, etc. were all their and easily accessible. I’ll be honest, I was a little worried that it was so simple to set up! We had scheduled to meet with one of the vendor reps that morning to help set up the machine, but he was running late, and by the time he arrived we were up and going, solid!


Our client has nothing but great praise for Exacq, as so do we! To note, we stumbled on Exacq through speaking with many camera manufacturers, vendors and suppliers. After visiting ISC West, the CCTV convention in Las Vegas, and speaking with CCTV contractors such as ourselves, we were very happy to hear that the Exacq name came up in every single conversation! At that point, we knew we had made the right product choice for our client!

Now, when Yellow Cab has an incident, it’s literally a matter of seconds to find it and download it to a storage device. Viewing from remote locations is also much better than previous systems, and they are also set up to view via their smart phones as well.

Yellow Cab Cooperative of San Francisco – A true success story for Exacq Technologies!
Date of Posting: 07 February 2012
Posted By: Yellow Cab Cooperative - San Francisco

Loren Dougherty is a professional and is a great person to work with. Lore is a thinker and was great at helping us think through a problem. He offered advice on how to improve the project we had in mind and with absolutely no pressure. He met all his deadlines and completed all the tasks even when my client kept changing from original decision and contract. Loren was very patient and worked very hard to complete all of his tasks from A to Z. Loren is very productive, honest, and with high integrity. I highly recommend Loren for either residential or commercial projects."

Service Category: Alarm and audio systems.

Year first hired: 2010 (Hired more than once.)

Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
Date of Posting: 07 February 2012
Posted By: Ginger

Alpha Alarm has monitored my home for several years now. I've been very happy with the service and protection. I would highly recommend Alpha Alarm. They treat you like you are their only customer.
Date of Posting: 19 January 2012
Posted By: Paul Dew

Boardroom and Conference Room Design and Installation

Boardroom and Conference Room Design and Installation

Alpha Alarm & Audio can automate your Corporate Boardroom or Conference Room for effective presentations and meetings. We offer a full line of Boardroom and Conference room automation tools to accomplish your needs such as:

  • LCD and DLP projectors
  • Plasma and LCD flat panel displays
  • Custom audio systems
  • Videoconferencing
  • Touchpanel control systems that control what you see and when you see it
  • Telestration and Interactive whiteboard for annotating displayed documents
  • Documents cameras for viewing hardcopy documents, and 3D objects
  • Custom audio visual furniture

Training Room Design and Installation

Alpha Alarm & Audio is manufacturer-trained and industry-certified to integrate an audiovisual system in your organizations learning environment that increases the effectiveness of you communication, training and collaboration sessions.

Training Room Design and Installation

With todays educational and training professionals utilizing more technology in classroom and training environments to communicate and share information, the need for a robust audiovisual system has never been higher. Alpha Alarm & Audio is manufacturer-trained and industry-certified to integrate an audiovisual system in your organizations learning environment that increases the effectiveness of you communication, training and collaboration sessions.

Our integration teams have implemented audiovisual systems at some of the most prestigious educational and business institutions in the country.

  • Room Audio Speech and Program Sound Enhancement systems
  • Digital recording systems with PC upload capabilities for meeting minutes recording, archiving, transcription, and distribution
  • Touchpanel control systems that control what you see and when you see it
  • Telestration and Interactive Whiteboard tools for marking and annotating displayed documents
  • Documents cameras for viewing hardcopy documents, or maps
  • In-ceiling Paging Systems
  • Videoconferencing for budget saving meeting
  • Brilliant video projection and screens
  • Plasma and LCD displays
  • Custom room furniture

Video Conferencing and Teleconferencing Design & Installation

Video Conferencing and Teleconferencing Design & Installation

Video conferencing technologies are proving to be a highly effective way for today's technology-centric businesses to communicate, collaborate and share information between remote office locations and teams.

Whether you have two local offices or fifty locations around the world, Alpha Alarm & Audio is manufacturer-trained and industry-certified to integrate a cost-effective videoconferencing solution at your organization that saves you time, money and resources spent in travel expenses.

Alpha has installed videoconferencing and teleconferencing technologies and systems at numerous educational institutions, government facilities and Fortune 500 companies. We are a leader in providing managed solutions for today’s conferencing and collaboration technologies. We can help your organization save time and money by optimizing your business communications environment.

In today’s business climate, companies are highly concerned with safety, time and cost-related issues. As a result, video conferencing is more relevant than ever, and the benefits are significant.

Alpha Alarm & Audio works closely with you to design your company’s customized video conferencing environment. By drawing on years of recognized industry leadership, Alpha delivers solutions to meet all of your global video conferencing needs.

Control from your Smart Device

Controlled from your Iphone, Ipad or Android phone!

The Sonos Multi-Room Music System creates multi-room audio hi-fi in which different zones may play the same or different songs simultaneously throughout the house. The company tagline is "All the music you want. All over your house. All from the palm of your hand."

There are two main appliances in the Sonos Multi-Room Music System: ZonePlayers and Controllers. ZonePlayers may connect directly to speakers, or to an amplifier, and take the place of a traditional hifi setup. There is also an all-in-one ZonePlayer with integrated speakers. The system is controlled by the Sonos Controller, a wireless handheld remote equipped with a color LCD screen that controls music streaming and zone selection. Software is also available for Android, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Mac, Windows computers to control the system.