The Great Custom Alarm Cider Tasting

With the leaves changing, the weather getting cooler, and all the other signs that fall is here, we at Custom Alarm decided to celebrate this often too-brief season by having a company-wide cider tasting test.  Our goal was to sample as many locally grown ciders as possible (some of which were grown at orchards we highlighted previously.) Continue reading “The Great Custom Alarm Cider Tasting”


6 #ROCHNightOut Parties We Loved In 2016

National Night Out last week was a smashing success! More Rochesterites turned out to celebrate community and fight crime than EVER before!

  • 373 neighborhoods hosted events (compared to 309 last year).
  • 74,157 neighbors attended (compared to 66,125 last year).

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How to Plan the Perfect National Night Out Celebration

What is National Night Out?

This year marks the 33rd annual National Night Out sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and local law enforcement.
National Night Out is a crime prevention event. Over 38.3 million people in more than 16,728 communities including Rochester, Olmsted County and SE Minnesota are expected to join forces on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 to promote police-community partnerships, crime and drug prevention awareness, safety and neighborhood unity.

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Complete Our Survey and Win $50

Do you love your alarm system? Do you see room for improvement? We love feedback, good and bad, because it helps us become more accommodating and efficient. Please take our one question survey and add comments to be entered into our monthly drawing for a $50 gift card.  This survey is quick, easy, and accessible with the click of a button. No gimmicks or strings attatched! Follow the steps below or click here to get started. Continue reading “Complete Our Survey and Win $50”

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 We are constantly thinking of ways  we can improve on our current products and services, as well as replacing outdated products with more advanced and updated versions.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.




You may have noticed that we just put up our first post since July (we even missed our blog’s first birthday!).  The reason for that is we are making some internal changes here at CCi and it has disrupted our blogging and social media activity.  Look for us to put out more posts and get back to a regular schedule after the new year.

Until then, enjoy the series of posts we did last year regarding winter weather safety, and have a safe and happy holiday season!

Wishing You A Safe and Happy 4th of July!

All Custom Alarm offices will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of the July 4th holiday.  Rest assured that our Central Station will be staffed 24/7 as usual, and we will have a service technician on call for emergency situations.  We will be open again bright and early at 7am on Tuesday, July 6th.

Here are some tips to help you and yours celebrate Independence Day safely:

Additionally, here is a link to a list of fireworks laws by state – be sure to check the regulations in your area and have a safe and happy 4th of July!