With regards to, so-called “FREE” home security systems area, I am reminded of the tale of the wise king who wished 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 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 argued and finally 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 right down to a chapter, and then to a page, a paragraph, and lastly to merely one sentence. The king considered that one sentence and finally 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!”
With regards to home security mansfield, in spite of what companies claim, “There ain’t no such thing as being a FREE lunch!” Sure they inform you that your property security system is provided for free,(and worth $850) but lets consider the details. First, what kind of quality can you really be prepared to get for under the buying price of an iPod? And, for instance, what amount of security are you able to get for your family for $100? We’re speaking about protecting your property, and family and I’ve had customers in the Scranton area obtain a second quote over a $99 home security system. Rather than looking at the expertise of the panels and the style of the security system, these people were comparing prices on FREE-$99 systems. You have to wonder that which was his family was worth to him.
Before I go any further let me put in a disclaimer, and that i tell this to any or all of my customers; “The house security system you really can afford is usually much better than the one you can’t afford.” Which is to say, any security alarm system is better than none in any way, just because a burglar doesn’t really know what you might have. If you’re on a fixed income or money is extra tight then go for the $100 system, just be certain you have the system and you’re not getting an low-end panel. Now that which is taken care of lets take a closer look at only what you’re getting for “FREE” or $99.
Anytime someone is providing you a “FREE” security alarm system you can take it to the bank which it isn’t free, and you also don’t own it. To begin with, they usually hide a $99 installation fee in order to advertise the house security system as “FREE”. The largest secret about so-called “FREE” home security systems is that in 9 from 10 gives you don’t own the safety system. It is actually what is called, a leased system. They don’t tell you it’s a lease, but question them if you own the panel. Ask, “Should I cancel my monitoring will your company remove or disable my home security panel?” The strategy behind a leased security system is if you try to cancel your monitoring they are going to threaten to accept system from your home (leaving a huge hole with wires chilling out). You might have spent $1000.00 on additional devices to guard your property, however when they remove your user interface those security products are worthless. So that your stuck with a security alarm company you don’t want and can’t afford.
That brings me towards the monitoring. Where these businesses make their cash is on the back-end from the sale, the monitoring fees which you pay every month. You might have saved just a little on the so-called “FREE” security alarm system that you still paid $100 to have installed, and that you don’t own, but you’ll pay an additional $75-$100 more per year for your FREE home security system. Throughout the life of the panel you will have paid $1,500-$2,000 for a very low-end, basic level security panel. This process of selling low-end (a good means of saying “cheap junk”) home security systems has proved to be very effective as shown by a number of the sxwkex names in home security. Most of the big names in 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, in most cases, you might be failing to get any better monitoring for your money. (I’ll have to discuss the differences in the monitoring differences in monitoring companies in a another article.)
Finally, what can you count on paying for any quality security alarm system. Within the Scranton, PA area, you can get a good wireless panel and a perimeter home security system for $1,000-$1,500. As I said before, you may get the fundamentals for $99 and should you get a great cpanel, 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 place their tax return to upgrade their system. For those who have a good panel then you can certainly always enhance it in the future. If you’re beginning from junk, then junk is perhaps all you’ll have. As the quote goes, “It’s like putting lipstick on the pig, its still just a pig.”