Do they start at $14.99 a month? Nope. There is one reputable large company that starts there and there are downsides to their offering.
Due to the advertising practices of large smart security companies that are great marketers, there's a lot of confusion surrounding the cost of alarm monitoring services.
We went ahead and did all the research for you to save you some time on the phone.
Monthly monitoring fees vary significantly, sometimes going up to $60 or even $70 with some national brands. Local alarm companies like us are aware of their crazy high prices, so we give you more features for less money.
We wanted to get you the exact figures according to their salespeople, so we called up the national brands and asked them about their pricing.
Let's break it down:
Alarm New England
Livewatch (now Brinks Home Security):
There's a little variation between the prices of companies, but for the most part, they are roughly equal.
One of these prices really stands out for being a lot lower than the others.
SimpliSafe. What's the deal with that?
We investigated and wrote a detailed review of their services for you to understand why their costs are aggressively undercutting the competition.
We care about service and longevity. As such, we recommend you considering your total spend with a firm before making a decision.
Security systems are an investment that lead to savings and less hassle down the line:
Further Reading: How Total Connect 2.0 Can Protect Your Home and Simplify Your Life
Here are some key areas of cost savings that will offset the investment in a high quality service:
... and more!