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It's kind of like hiring the kid next door.  

Except this kid has 40 years of experience, certified and licensed technical experts, and budget-friendly solutions to your problems.

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.

Property Managers

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

> Administrators

> Facility and Plant Managers

> Director of Building and Grounds

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

            > Architects


Property Owners

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

Team member Gavin Herrick at our Training Center grand opening.
Team member Gavin Herrick at American Alarms ribbon-cutting for our new Training Center.
Who Are We ?

About Us

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    

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Emergency Response


Safe Customers


Portion of our technicians and designers that are licensed and certified.

Do you want to save BIG money on your property insurance?

In the fire protection business, we hear stories every day about building owners and property managers who saved 10-40% by upgrading or adding fire protection systems. Here are some of the ways you can too.

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Below you can request regular priority service for fire alarm systems, camera systems, access control, burglar alarms, and any other system we service.  ***Please call 515-266-9888 and follow the prompts for emergency after-hours service.***

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