Breaking down The American Way process...
What is The American Way? This is how we make sure to always focus on your needs in our daily process.
Here are the steps:
Discovery Meeting - Who are we? Who are you? Should we work together at all? explain the process, discuss immediate needs
Information Gathering - site survey (if needed), product comparisons, estimates, calculations (break-even, ROI, etc), alternates/options
Agreement - putting in writing what we agree to do, and what you agree to do - some of these things may be installation, alarm signal monitoring, service agreements, and cloud services.
Products/Services - taking care of any immediate needs - service call, system installation, replacement parts, new services, etc.
Ongoing support & system updates - we are committed to improving every day and earning your business every time we talk, we'll keep you up to date on code changes, new products and services, and also new features in existing services
Refer Us - We hope you like our service enough to refer us to everyone you know! If you think of someone right now, here's a form to send us their digits... introduce us
Staying informed can save you money and time...
Pretty frequently, the fire marshals that we work with update their city fire codes. This could be anything from where a carbon monoxide detector is required, to how an elevator needs to respond in a fire situation. New requirements are added with every code update. With our tips we can save you time, expense, and unnecessary visits from your local fire department. Get code updates, maintenance tips, new product info, and more with our e-newsletter.
As the manager of your facility, you are tasked with protecting the people on your property, while balancing a budget. American Alarms will work with your unique needs to provide a service that is unmatched in the industry.
> Property/Asset Managers
> Facility and Plant Managers
> Director of Building and Grounds
Building Project Stake Holders
Building Project Stake Holders
Large project management has enough hurdles to navigate in the building process. American Alarms will take some of the headache away. Choose your own installer, cut out unnecessary markups and rely on an experienced expert in design and permitting.
> Electrical Contractors
> General Contractors
Small business owners and real estate investors need peace of mind while protecting the people, property, and profits that you depend on. As a small business rooted in Des Moines, Iowa, American Alarms is ready to partner with your business to build a safety partnership.
> Small Business Owners
> Real Estate Investors
> Business Managers
Who Are We ?
For generations, American Alarms has been the go-to resource for protecting people, property and profits with carefully designed and integrated electronic systems. In fact, our company founder Bill Jacobs started in the electrical representative and fire alarm business in 1963, at age 17, while still in high school. In 1983, American Alarms got its start, and ever since we have served our community's safety and security needs.
Local Dedicated Customer Service + 24/7 emergency response
Fastest Response in the Industry - many times hours, not weeks
Locally produced parts - as close as we can get them, many are made in the Midwest, USA
Certified & Licensed - much of our staff is NICET or ESA II, III, and IV certified
Portion of our technicians and designers that are licensed and certified.
What our happiest clients have to say
"When considering how to secure one of our biggest investments, our Real Estate Company, we looked for experience and knowledge in the security arena. Supporting a local family owned business is another value that we found in American Alarms. Adam Jacobs and his team knew exactly what was needed for our facility and kept us informed every step of the way. American Alarms is the right choice!"
"Conlin Properties has been working with the team at American Alarms for nearly 20 years. They are our ‘go to’ for security/fire/FOB systems because they have a great service department and that is key for all of these systems as they need to function 100% of the time. Over the years, we have worked with many companies in this area, but consider American Alarms the best. The safety of the families that live in our communities is extremely important to us and we trust American Alarms to protect them. They have never let us down."
"Thanks for the service on our jobs. My specialty for 27 years has been high profile smaller and medium sized jobs. You guys always come through and it is appreciated."
Owner, Commercial Interiors