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When it comes to, so-called “FREE” home security systems area, I am reminded of the parable 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 told them he desired to gather the wisdom of the ages. They worked for a year compiling a fantastic 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 discussed and finally got the “wisdom for the ages” 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 down to a chapter, and then to a page, a paragraph, lastly to just one sentence. The king looked at 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 systems mansfield, in spite of what companies claim, “There ain’t no such thing being a FREE lunch!” Sure they tell you that your house burglar alarm system is free of charge,(and worth $850) but lets look at the details. First, what type of quality are you able to really anticipate to get cheaper than the buying price of an iPod? And, for instance, what level of security are you able to get for your family for $100? We’re referring to protecting your house, and family and I’ve had customers within the Scranton area obtain a second quote on the $99 security alarm system. As opposed to looking at the expertise of the panels and the appearance of the security system, they were comparing prices on FREE-$99 systems. You must wonder what was his family was worth to him.

Before I go any further allow me to give a disclaimer, and that i tell this to any or all of my customers; “Your home security system you can afford is always a lot better than usually the one you can’t afford.” That is to state, any home security system is preferable to none whatsoever, since a burglar doesn’t really know what you may have. If you’re on a fixed income or cash is extra tight then go for that $100 system, just make sure you have the device and you’re not getting an basic level panel. Since that is taken care of lets take a good look at merely what you’re getting for “FREE” or $99.

Anytime someone is offering you with a “FREE” home security system it is possible to carry it towards the bank that it isn’t free, and you also don’t own it. To start with, they often hide a $99 installation fee so that they can advertise the house burglar alarm system as “FREE”. The greatest secret about so-called “FREE” security systems is the fact that in 9 from 10 offers you don’t own the protection system. It really is precisely what is called, a leased system. They don’t tell you it’s a lease, but inquire further if you own the panel. Ask, “Should 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 system from your home (leaving a huge hole with wires chilling out). You may have spent $1000.00 on additional devices to protect your property, however when they obtain your control panel those security items are worthless. Which means that your tied to a security alarm company you don’t want and can’t afford.

Which brings me for the monitoring. The place where these firms make their funds is on the back-end in the sale, the monitoring fees which you pay every month. You may have saved a bit on the so-called “FREE” security alarm system that you simply still paid $100 to have installed, so you don’t own, but you’ll pay an additional $75-$100 more each year for the FREE security alarm system. Through the life of the panel you will have paid $1,500-$2,000 for a very low-end, basic level security panel. This technique of selling low-end (a nice method of saying “cheap junk”) home security systems has proved to be very effective as shown by a number of the sxwkex names home based security. Many of the big names in home security, such as 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 getting 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, exactlty what can you expect to pay for a quality home security system. In the Scranton, PA area, you can get a good wireless panel along with a perimeter security alarm system for $one thousand-$1,500. As mentioned before, you can get the basics for $99 and should you get a great cpanel, you can add devices with it down the road. I needed 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 number of my customers get their tax return to upgrade their system. If you have a good panel then you can always add to it down the road. If you’re beginning from junk, then junk is all you’ll ever have. As the quote goes, “It’s like putting lipstick on the pig, its still just a pig.”