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 within his kingdom together and said he wished 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 not be able to read it all and asked them to condense the wisdom. They worked and argued and lastly got the “wisdom for the ages” down to just one single book. The king, again was amazed, but said 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, and lastly to simply one sentence. The king looked at that one sentence and finally proclaimed, “You’ve tried it! This is truly the wisdom of the ages.” That sentence; “There ain’t no such thing as a FREE lunch!”
In terms of home security systems mansfield, despite what companies claim, “There ain’t no such thing as a FREE lunch!” Sure they tell you that your property security system is free of charge,(and worth $850) but lets discuss the important points. First, what kind of quality are you able to really be prepared to get for under the price of an iPod? And, in fact, what level of security can you get for the family for $100? We’re referring to protecting your home, and family and I’ve had customers within the Scranton area get a second quote on a $99 home security system. As opposed to studying the excellence of the panels and the design of the protection 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 further allow me to put in a disclaimer, and I tell this to any or all of my customers; “The house burglar alarm system you can pay for is definitely much better than usually the one you can’t afford.” That is to express, any security alarm system is better than none in any way, because a burglar doesn’t understand what you may have. If you’re on the fixed income or cash is extra tight then go for that $100 system, just be sure you possess the device and you’re not receiving an low-end panel. Given that that is certainly out of the way lets take a good look at only what you’re getting for “FREE” or $99.
Anytime someone is providing you with a “FREE” security alarm system it is possible to carry it for the bank that it isn’t free, and you don’t own it. First of all, they often hide a $99 installation fee so that they can advertise your home alarm system as “FREE”. The largest secret about so-called “FREE” security systems is that in 9 away from 10 provides you with don’t own the protection system. It is actually what exactly 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 security alarm panel?” The strategy behind a leased alarm system is by trying to cancel your monitoring they are going to threaten to accept the system out of your home (leaving a huge hole with wires chilling out). You may have spent $1000.00 on additional devices to protect your property, but when they remove your user interface those security items are worthless. So that your stuck with a security company you don’t want and can’t afford.
Which brings me to the monitoring. The place where these companies make their funds is on the back-end of the sale, the monitoring fees that you pay every month. You may have saved just a little on the so-called “FREE” home security system that you simply still paid $100 to get installed, and that you don’t own, but you’ll pay an additional $75-$100 more per year for your FREE security alarm system. Throughout the life of the panel you will have paid $1,500-$2,000 for any suprisingly low-end, entry level security panel. This technique of selling low-end (a nice means of saying “cheap junk”) security alarm systems has became very effective as shown by a number of the sxwkex names in home security. Many of the big names in home security, such as the biggest names, got there by selling cheap or “FREE” home security systems and charging higher then average monitoring fees. Of course, typically, you happen to be not receiving any better monitoring for your investment. (I’ll have to discuss the variations in the monitoring differences in monitoring companies in a another article.)
Finally, what else could you expect to pay for a quality home security system. Within the Scranton, PA area, you can obtain a good wireless panel along with a perimeter home security system for $1,000-$1,500. As I said before, you can get the basics for $99 and when you get an excellent cpanel, you can always add devices with it later on. I needed 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 get their tax return to upgrade their system. For those who have a great panel then you could always increase 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.”