No Contract for a very good reason.
Why no contract with security systems? Many home and business security system monitoring companies require customers to sign contracts of 3-5 years in order to install and monitor their security systems. There are several good reasons not to sign a contract with security system providers.
1) Companies state that contracts for security systems are to guarantee their monitoring rate. However, they should guarantee the monitoring rate without the need for a contract and effectively provide monitoring at competitive market value. Monitoring rates are set at total services offered and type of alarm monitoring plan.
2) Beware the contract automatic extension. Most consumers believe after the initial term of the contract they are then on month-to-month. Read the fine print if you are signing a long term contract. Most companies have automatic renewals of one year if you fail to provide cancellation within 60 days prior to the end of the original contract. Read the online reviews of the security companies that only offer contracts and you will find the worst review come from automatic renewals of contracts.
3) If you are moving or unsatisfied with the service from your security provider, breaking the contract early can be costly. You may be liable for hundreds of dollars in monthly monitoring fees for the remainder of the contract, or a payoff balance.
4) Find out how long the warranty period is on the equipment being installed. Should you need service work outside of the warranty period, many companies are charging $150.00 per labor hour. Contracts force you to pay the amount dictated by these companies. 2.5 labor hours is the cost of a brand new security system installation!
To summarize this post on why no contract for security systems, it boils down to consumer protection and flexibility on using the best company the fits your security needs. Local research will find you a number of local regional security system monitoring companies offering security services without a security system monitoring contract required.
Premier Security is a local Marietta, GA company offering no contract security system monitoring on both new installations and when a customer has an existing security system and switches to our service.
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