When it comes to, so-called “FREE” security alarm systems area, I am reminded of the tale of the wise king who wished to give his subjects the wisdom of the ages. He called all the scholars within his kingdom together and said he desired 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 stated it was too vast, that his subjects would not be able to read it all and asked them to condense the wisdom. They worked and argued lastly got the “wisdom for the ages” right down to just one book. The king, again was impressed, but said it was still too long. They worked even harder and got the wisdom for the ages right down to a chapter, and then to a page, a paragraph, and finally to just one sentence. The king considered that one sentence and finally proclaimed, “You’ve tried it! This is actually the wisdom of the ages.” That sentence; “There ain’t no such thing as a FREE lunch!”
With regards to home security mansfield, in spite of what companies claim, “There ain’t no such thing as being a FREE lunch!” Sure they tell you that your house burglar alarm system is provided for free,(and worth $850) but lets look at the details. First, what type of quality can you really anticipate to get for less than the price of an iPod? And, for instance, what amount of security are you able to get to your family for $100? We’re speaking about protecting your property, and family and I’ve had customers in the Scranton area get a second quote on a $99 security alarm system. Instead of looking at the quality of the panels and the appearance of the safety system, they were comparing prices on FREE-$99 systems. You must wonder that which was his family was worth to him.
Before I go any more allow me to add a disclaimer, and I tell this to any or all of my customers; “Your home security system you can afford is definitely much better than usually the one you can’t afford.” That is certainly to state, any home security system is preferable to none whatsoever, just because a burglar doesn’t understand what you have. If you’re on a fixed income or cash is extra tight then go for the $100 system, just be certain you have the device and you’re failing to get an low-end panel. Since which is taken care of lets take a good look at just what you’re getting for “FREE” or $99.
Anytime someone offers you a “FREE” security alarm system it is possible to bring it to the bank it isn’t free, and also you don’t own it. First of all, they usually hide a $99 installation fee to enable them to advertise your home alarm system as “FREE”. The largest secret about so-called “FREE” home security systems is the fact in 9 away from 10 gives you don’t own the safety system. It is precisely what is called, a leased system. They don’t tell you it’s a lease, but question them if you own the panel. Ask, “If I cancel my monitoring will your business remove or disable my security alarm panel?” The strategy behind a leased burglar alarm system is if you attempt to cancel your monitoring they will likely threaten to accept the system out of your home (leaving a large hole with wires chilling out). You may have spent $1000.00 on additional devices to protect your property, however when they obtain your user interface those security products are worthless. So your saddled with a security company you don’t want and can’t afford.
That brings me to the monitoring. The place where these firms make their money is on the back-end from the sale, the monitoring fees that you pay monthly. You could have saved just a little on the so-called “FREE” home security system that you simply still paid $100 to have installed, and that you don’t own, but you’ll pay an added $75-$100 more each year for your FREE security alarm system. Through the life of the panel you will have paid $1,500-$2,000 to get a really low-end, entry level security panel. This process of selling low-end (a good means of saying “cheap junk”) security alarm systems has became very effective as shown by some of the sxwkex names in home based security. Most of the big names in home 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 receiving any better monitoring for the money. (I’ll must discuss the differences in the monitoring variations in monitoring companies in a another article.)
Finally, exactlty what can you expect to pay for any quality security alarm system. Within the Scranton, PA area, you can aquire a good wireless panel as well as a perimeter home security system for $1,000-$1,500. As mentioned before, you can get the basic principles for $99 and should you get a good cpanel, you can add devices into it down the road. I had a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barron’s (now a Yankees farm team) pitcher purchase 7 window devices annually for 3 years until every window in his home was protected. A few of my customers take their tax return to upgrade their system. If you have an excellent panel then you could always enhance it in the future. If you’re beginning from junk, then junk is perhaps all you’ll ever have. As the quote goes, “It’s like putting lipstick on a pig, its still simply a pig.”