When it comes to, so-called “FREE” home security systems area, I am reminded of the parable of the wise king who desired to give his subjects the wisdom of the ages. He called all of the scholars within his kingdom together and told them 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 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 debated and finally got the “wisdom for the ages” right down to only 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 right down to a chapter, then to a page, a paragraph, lastly to simply one sentence. The king considered that one sentence and lastly 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!”
When it comes to home security mansfield, despite what companies claim, “There ain’t no such thing as a FREE lunch!” Sure they tell you that your home security system is free of charge,(and worth $850) but lets discuss the important points. First, what type of quality could you really expect to get cheaper than the buying price of an iPod? And, in fact, what level of security could you get to your family for $100? We’re talking about protecting your property, and family and I’ve had customers within the Scranton area get a second quote on a $99 home security system. As opposed to looking at the expertise of the panels and the appearance 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 further allow me to put in a disclaimer, and that i tell this for all of my customers; “The home burglar alarm system you can afford is usually better than the main one you can’t afford.” Which is to express, any home security system is preferable to none at all, because a burglar doesn’t really know what you have. If you’re on the fixed income or funds are extra tight then go for the $100 system, just be certain you have the program and you’re not receiving an entry 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 offers you a “FREE” home security system you can carry it towards 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 the home security system as “FREE”. The biggest secret about so-called “FREE” security systems is the fact in 9 from 10 gives you don’t own the protection system. It is actually precisely what is called, a leased system. They don’t let you know it’s a lease, but question them should you own the panel. Ask, “If I cancel my monitoring will your organization remove or disable my security alarm panel?” The strategy behind a leased security system is if you try to cancel your monitoring they will threaten to accept the system away from your home (leaving a big hole with wires hanging out). You may have spent $1000.00 on additional devices to protect your property, but when they take out your user interface those security products are worthless. So that your tied to a security alarm company you don’t want and can’t afford.
Which brings me to the monitoring. Where these companies make their money 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 which you still paid $100 to possess installed, and you don’t own, but you’ll pay an additional $75-$100 more annually for the FREE home security system. Throughout the lifetime of the panel you will have paid $1,500-$2,000 to get a very low-end, basic level security panel. This technique of selling low-end (a good means of saying “cheap junk”) home security systems has became quite effective as shown by some of the sxwkex names home based security. Lots of the big names in home based 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, generally, you happen to be not getting any better monitoring for the money. (I’ll must discuss the variations in the monitoring differences in monitoring companies in a another article.)
Finally, what else could you expect to pay to get a quality security alarm system. Inside 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 will get the basic principles for $99 and if you get an excellent control panel, you can add devices into 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 the home was protected. Some of my customers take their tax return to upgrade their system. If you have a great panel then you could always enhance it in the future. If you’re beginning from junk, then junk is all you’ll ever have. Since the quote goes, “It’s like putting lipstick on a pig, its still simply a pig.”