When it comes to, so-called “FREE” home security systems area, I am reminded of the parable of the wise king who wished to give his subjects the wisdom of the ages. He called all of the scholars in his kingdom together and said he wanted to gather the wisdom of the ages. They worked for a year compiling an excellent work, volumes and volumes of the best wisdom the kingdom possessed. They presented it to the king and he was impressed, but he said 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 discussed and lastly got the “wisdom for the ages” right down to just one book. The king, again was amazed, but said it was still too long. They worked even harder and got the wisdom for the ages down to a chapter, and then to a page, a paragraph, and lastly to merely one sentence. The king considered that one sentence and lastly proclaimed, “You’ve done it! This is actually 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 tell you that your house security system is free,(and worth $850) but lets look at the facts. First, what type of quality can you really anticipate to get for less than the cost of an iPod? And, in fact, what degree of security can you get to your family for $100? We’re speaking about protecting your home, and family and I’ve had customers in the Scranton area get yourself a second quote on the $99 home security system. Instead of studying the expertise of the panels and the design of the security system, these were comparing prices on FREE-$99 systems. You need to wonder that which was his family was worth to him.
Before I go any more allow me to put in a disclaimer, and that i tell this for all of my customers; “The home security system you can pay for is definitely better than the main one you can’t afford.” That is certainly to state, any home security system is better than none in any way, since a burglar doesn’t know what you may have. If you’re on the fixed income or money is extra tight then go for your $100 system, just be sure you own the device and you’re not receiving an basic level panel. Given that that is out of the way lets take a close look at only what you’re getting for “FREE” or $99.
Anytime someone is offering a “FREE” home security system you can bring it to the bank which it isn’t free, and also you don’t own it. To begin with, they often hide a $99 installation fee to enable them to advertise the home burglar alarm system as “FREE”. The biggest secret about so-called “FREE” security systems is the fact in 9 out of 10 gives you don’t own the security system. It really is what exactly is called, a leased system. They don’t let you know it’s a lease, but inquire further should 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 burglar alarm system is if you attempt to cancel your monitoring they will threaten to accept system from your home (leaving a large hole with wires chilling out). You might have spent $1000.00 on additional devices to protect your property, but when they take out your user interface those security items are worthless. So that your saddled with a security alarm company you don’t want and can’t afford.
Which brings me for the monitoring. Where these businesses make their cash is on the back-end from the sale, the monitoring fees that you pay each month. You may have saved just a little on the so-called “FREE” security alarm system that you simply still paid $100 to possess installed, and you don’t own, but you’ll pay an additional $75-$100 more each year for your FREE home security system. Through the lifetime of the panel you will have paid $1,500-$2,000 for any very low-end, basic level security panel. This process of selling low-end (a nice means of saying “cheap junk”) home security systems has turned out to be very effective as shown by some of the sxwkex names in home security. Many of the big names home based security, like the biggest names, got there by selling cheap or “FREE” security alarm systems and charging higher then average monitoring fees. Of course, typically, you happen to be not getting any better monitoring for the money. (I’ll need to discuss the differences in the monitoring differences in monitoring companies in a another article.)
Finally, what can you anticipate paying to get a quality home security system. Inside the Scranton, PA area, you can obtain a good wireless panel and a perimeter security alarm system for $1,000-$1,500. As I said before, you will get the basic principles for $99 and if you get an excellent user interface, you can add devices with it later on. I had a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barron’s (now a Yankees farm team) pitcher purchase 7 window devices each year for three years until every window in his home was protected. A number of my customers place their taxes to upgrade their system. For those who have a great panel then you can certainly always add to it down the road. If you’re beginning from junk, then junk is actually all you’ll have. Since the quote goes, “It’s like putting lipstick on the pig, its still only a pig.”