The options are endless. It certainly can seem that way when you buy a new home and have to get everything in order. The closing costs, legal details, moving, renovating, painting, appliances and on and on…everything costs money and sometimes the decision fatigue can wear on you.
The last thing you want in a home or business security service is additional stress. In fact, a good local alarm company should help alleviate anxiety and bring you peace of mind, but often the opposite occurs. Read this blog post from Jason, who had difficult experiences with both AT&T and ADT.
You can read for yourself but, essentially, both nickel-and-dimed Jason until he had paid for installations, security equipment, and termination fees, often with no explanation or rationale for doing so. Most importantly, this all happened and he still not did have the custom security system he actually wanted. Sadly, at Alarm New England we hear these sorts of stories regularly.
We are not in the business of disparaging our competitors, however, here are 4 things to keep mind before signing on with a security service:
- Avoid Bait & Switch Monitoring- Many top security companies that sell residential security systems outsource their home security monitoring services to other companies.
- Company Size and Area of Expertise Matters- Cable companies, such as AT&T, now install and service their “security systems” without requiring licensing or performing background checks on their technicians. Ensure that the company’s technicians are properly screened, background checked, and trained to install the home security system that is supposed to protect you and your family.
- Security Systems Have Evolved- They are no longer expensive, complicated to buy, or difficult to install. You don’t need to drill holes in your walls to run expensive, permanent wiring.
- You Should Be Saving Money- You will pay a monthly monitoring fee for your system and, as with all things, you get what you pay for. Depending on functionality of your system, the average industry rates range from $35-$55 per month. However, light and thermostat automation, as well as rebates and insurance discounts, should easily help you recoup the money you’re spending.
For the same price as other security services, Alarm New England performs all security monitoring at an Underwriter's Laboratory-Approved local central station in New England. This monitoring station protects more than 27,000 properties – many of which are your local neighbors, children's schools and friendly communities.
Searching for home security systems Boston? Contact one of our security service professionals today to request a free customized quote for your home.