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Staying informed can save you money and time...

   Pretty frequently, the fire marshals in the Midwest states and specific cities update their 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 you can save 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 states of the USA

  • Certified & Licensed - much of our staff is NICET or ESA II, III, and IV certified and licensed by the State of Iowa.    

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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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