With regards to, so-called “FREE” security alarm systems area, I am reminded of the parable of the wise king who wanted to give his subjects the wisdom of the ages. He called all of the scholars in his kingdom together and told them he wanted to gather the wisdom of the ages. They worked for a year compiling a great work, volumes and volumes of the best wisdom the kingdom possessed. They presented it to the king and he was impressed, but he explained it was too vast, that his subjects would never be able to read it all and asked them to condense the wisdom. They worked and discussed and finally got the “wisdom for the ages” down to only one book. The king, again was amazed, but stated it was still too long. They worked even harder and got the wisdom for the ages right down to a chapter, then to a page, a paragraph, lastly to simply one sentence. The king looked at that one sentence lastly proclaimed, “You’ve done it! This is truly the wisdom of the ages.” That sentence; “There ain’t no such thing as a FREE lunch!”
When it comes to home security systems mansfield, in spite of what companies claim, “There ain’t no such thing as being a FREE lunch!” Sure they inform you that your house security system is free of charge,(and worth $850) but lets look at the important points. First, what sort of quality could you really be prepared to get for less than the buying price of an iPod? And, in fact, what amount of security can you get to your family for $100? We’re speaking about protecting your home, and family and I’ve had customers within the Scranton area get yourself a second quote on a $99 home security system. As opposed to studying the expertise of the panels and the design of the protection system, these people were comparing prices on FREE-$99 systems. You have to wonder that which was his family was worth to him.
Before I go any further let me put in a disclaimer, and i also tell this to any or all of my customers; “The house burglar alarm system you can pay for is always much better than usually the one you can’t afford.” Which is to state, any security alarm system is better than none whatsoever, just because a burglar doesn’t really know what you might have. If you’re on a fixed income or funds are extra tight go for your $100 system, just be sure you have the system and you’re not receiving an basic level panel. Given that which is out of the way lets take a closer look at merely what you’re getting for “FREE” or $99.
Anytime someone is offering you with a “FREE” home security system you are able to bring it to the bank which it isn’t free, and you don’t own it. First of all, they usually hide a $99 installation fee to enable them to advertise the house alarm system as “FREE”. The largest secret about so-called “FREE” security systems is that in 9 from 10 provides you with don’t own the security system. It is precisely what is called, a leased system. They don’t let you know it’s a lease, but inquire further if you own the panel. Ask, “Basically If I cancel my monitoring will your company remove or disable my security alarm panel?” The strategy behind a leased alarm system is by trying to cancel your monitoring they will threaten to take the system away from your home (leaving a large hole with wires hanging out). You might have spent $1000.00 on additional devices to safeguard your house, but when they remove your user interface those security devices are worthless. Which means that your stuck with a security alarm company you don’t want and can’t afford.
That can bring me towards the monitoring. Where these businesses make their money is on the back-end in the sale, the monitoring fees that you simply pay each month. You might have saved a bit on the so-called “FREE” home security system which you still paid $100 to possess installed, so you don’t own, but you’ll pay an added $75-$100 more each year for that FREE home security system. Throughout the lifetime of the panel you would probably have paid $1,500-$2,000 to get a very low-end, entry level security panel. This technique of selling low-end (a good means of saying “cheap junk”) home security systems has turned out to be very effective as shown by a number of the sxwkex names home based security. Most of the big names in home based security, like the biggest names, got there by selling cheap or “FREE” security alarm systems and charging higher then average monitoring fees. Obviously, typically, you might be not getting any better monitoring for your money. (I’ll need to discuss the differences in the monitoring differences in monitoring companies in a another article.)
Finally, what else could you count on paying to get a quality security alarm system. Within the Scranton, PA area, you can get a good wireless panel along with a perimeter home security system for $1,000-$1,500. As mentioned before, you may get the basics for $99 and if you get a great control panel, you could add devices into it in the future. I had a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barron’s (now a Yankees farm team) pitcher purchase 7 window devices each year for 3 years until every window in his home was protected. A few of my customers place their taxes to upgrade their system. If you have a great panel then you can always enhance it down the road. If you’re beginning with junk, then junk is actually all you’ll ever have. As the quote goes, “It’s like putting lipstick on a pig, its still simply a pig.”