Who are we?
American Alarms was started in the basement of Bill Jacobs in 1983, after a dispute over the best way to treat customers. Even though he was President and part owner of Midwest Equipment Company, Bill decided that it was just too important to compromise. With his training in electronics from DM Tech HS and the US Army, Bill had the background to teach anyone with the desire to learn. We still make decisions today, based on those same original core values and focus on training and the customer experience. By gradually adding team members that believe the same way, American Alarms has become a leader in user-friendly life safety and security systems. Every person at American Alarms will work hard to earn your trust and make sure you are happy with your project.
Honesty and Integrity
Do the right thing, always. We will be tempted constantly, for money, to save time, to look like a hero, etc.
Be transparent and open
Model what you want from others
It’s OK to say “NO”
Have goals and work toward them
Persist, even when it gets tough
Take reasonable risks
When you fall down, get back up
Dedicated and reliable
Be here physically, mentally, and emotionally every day
Be on time and ready to work
Deliver what you promise
Take responsibility, blame no one
Finish what you start
Always be improving
You will get out of life what you want, if you help enough people get what they want
We all win together, we all learn together
Effective teams are more than the sum of their parts
The best teams have no superstars, just hard-working people that contribute to the team goal