With regards to, so-called “FREE” home security systems area, I am reminded of the tale of the wise king who wanted to give his subjects the wisdom of the ages. He called all the scholars within his kingdom together and said 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 said 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 debated and lastly got the “wisdom for the ages” right down to just one book. The king, again was impressed, but stated 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 lastly to just one sentence. The king considered that one sentence and finally 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 mansfield, regardless of what companies claim, “There ain’t no such thing being a FREE lunch!” Sure they inform you that your house burglar alarm system is free,(and worth $850) but lets look at the important points. First, what type of quality are you able to really expect to get for less than the price of an iPod? And, for instance, what degree of security could you get for the family for $100? We’re talking about protecting your home, and family and I’ve had customers inside the Scranton area get a second quote over a $99 home security system. Instead of exploring the excellence of the panels and the design of the protection system, these people 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 permit me to put in a disclaimer, and I tell this for all of my customers; “The home security system you really can afford is definitely better than usually the one you can’t afford.” That is certainly to say, any home security system is better than none whatsoever, just because a burglar doesn’t know what you might have. If you’re on the fixed income or money is extra tight go for the $100 system, just be sure you own the device and you’re failing to get an low-end panel. Since that is taken care of lets take a good look at just what you’re getting for “FREE” or $99.
Anytime someone is providing you with a “FREE” security alarm system you are able to take it towards the bank that it isn’t free, and you also don’t own it. To start with, they generally hide a $99 installation fee in order to advertise the house security system as “FREE”. The biggest secret about so-called “FREE” security systems is that in 9 away from 10 gives you don’t own the safety system. It really is what is called, a leased system. They don’t tell you it’s a lease, but inquire further should you own the panel. Ask, “Basically If I cancel my monitoring will your business remove or disable my home security panel?” The strategy behind a leased burglar alarm system is if you attempt to cancel your monitoring they will threaten to accept the system away from your home (leaving a big hole with wires chilling out). You might have spent $1000.00 on additional devices to protect your house, however, when they remove your user interface those security products are worthless. So your stuck with a security alarm company you don’t want and can’t afford.
Which brings me towards the monitoring. Where these businesses make their cash is on the back-end of the sale, the monitoring fees that you pay every month. You might have saved just a little on the so-called “FREE” home security system that you still paid $100 to get installed, and you don’t own, but you’ll pay an added $75-$100 more annually for the FREE security alarm system. Through the life of the panel you would probably have paid $1,500-$2,000 for a suprisingly low-end, entry level security panel. This technique of selling low-end (a nice means of saying “cheap junk”) security alarm systems has turned out to be quite effective as shown by some of the sxwkex names in home security. Many 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. Of course, in most cases, you are not receiving any better monitoring for your investment. (I’ll have to discuss the variations in the monitoring variations in monitoring companies in a another article.)
Finally, what else could you anticipate paying for any quality home security 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 I said before, you may get the fundamentals for $99 and when you get a great cpanel, you can always add devices into it in the future. I needed a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barron’s (now a Yankees farm team) pitcher purchase 7 window devices every year for three years until every window within his home was protected. Some of my customers place their tax return to upgrade their system. If you have a good panel then you can certainly always increase it down the road. If you’re beginning from junk, then junk is all you’ll have. Because the quote goes, “It’s like putting lipstick on a pig, its still just a pig.”