My life is too busy to worry about…

Locking my doors, shutting my garage door, putting the bikes away, rolling up my car windows, locking my car doors outside, leaving packages on the front step… and so on. Does this sound like something YOU would say?  The good news is, you are NOT alone, the bad news is, you are NOT alone.

In today’s fast-paced, always-on-the-go world we all live in, and some of us thrive in, we often overlook the simple things in our lives that can help keep us, our family, our valuables, and homes safe and secure. What can you do about it? A LOT!

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Climbing The Ladder

Custom Alarm is not a stranger when it comes to technology. We are constantly thinking of ways  we can improve on our current products and services, as well as replacing outdated products with more advanced and updated versions.

In the year 2014 former CEO and Founder of Custom Alarm, Leigh J. Johnson, announced his retirement and appointed his eldest daughter, Melissa Brinkman to fill his position. Melissa has continued her father’s legacy while keeping the company up to date with the latest technology and trends.

One of the most apparent adjustments that needed to be made in order to keep up with the company’s advancements, was that Custom Alarm’s website was in desperate need of an update. In 2014-2015, working alongside a local web programming company, Custom Alarm put in over 350 hours into making the website more user friendly, responsive, and fully interactive.

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The new site includes live chat, request a quote, how-to videos, social media links, and many more interactive tools. For our efforts made on this project, our team has been awarded The 2016 NSCA Excellence in Business Award– Differentiating Strategies. We are very humbled and even further motivated to continue to provide the community and customers with the best technology on the market.



Learn What CCi Employees Already Know

What’s this secret you ask?  It’s that Custom Alarm is a great place to work.  We’re so proud of this that we just had to share it you.  Custom Alarm is now a two-time winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility (that’s a mouthful, so it’s commonly referred to as a Sloan Award).  This award is part of the national When Work Works project, an ongoing initiative of the Families and Work Institute, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce), and the Twiga Foundation.

Custom Alarm associates at the Sloan Award presentation.
Custom Alarm associates at the Sloan Award presentation (Photo courtesy of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce).

Custom Alarm is one of nine local companies to win the award this year.  Our workplace flexibility initiative includes flexible schedules (flex days, flexible start times, etc.), a health benefit, and many other programs to promote work/life balance and employee well-being.  Click here for more information about the Sloan Awards and pictures from the awards breakfast.

UPDATE (8/28/09): Don’t just take our word for it, check out this story in Security Sales & Integration Magazine.