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Home Security System Options | What to Look For in a Home Security System Company.
Choosing a home security company can be a very frustrating and confusing decision if you don't know exactly what to look for. The choices are endless especially if you live in a large city like we do right here in Miami. The decision whether to go with a small and more personal alarm company comes to mind. Or the total opposite of that may be what you are trying to sort out in your mind. Maybe you are wresting with the decision to go with a large national alarm company with a very well known name. So whatever you may be leaning towards there are certain things you can look for to help you make that decision easier. And so, the following is a list of things designed to help make that decision a little easier by giving you definite things a home security company needs to provide.
Authorized Dealer Program
One of the main things to consider when choosing a home security company in Miami, Fl is whether or not the alarm company is affiliated with an authorized dealer program. Most if not all authorized dealer programs are governed by a large national company and are basically a funding source for local small alarm companies. The big names involved nationally in these dealer programs are ADT Security, Monitronics Security, Security Networks and Protection One. There are other authorized dealer program companies but these are the major ones. One of the benefits of signing up with a local Miami alarm company that is involved with an authorized dealer program is the up front deal you an negotiate. Because these dealer programs provide up front payment to the dealers for the monitoring alarm contracts they provide, it allows them to give you the home owner a much better deal than they usually could. This is beneficial if you prefer to pay little to nothing up front for the installation of your system. The drawback to signing up with a
home security company who is an authorized dealer is the fact that you will be locked into a 3 year contract.
Lifetime Service Agreement
Another thing to consider when choosing a home security system company in Miami is whether or not they offer a lifetime service plan. This at first glance seems to be an insignificant thing but in reality is a very important thing to consider. While all home security companies in Miami offer at least a 90 day parts and labor warranty, the question remains of what happens after that. Unfortunately, this is a question that is never asked and then when a service issue comes up after the warranty has expired the price of receiving a service call literally shocks you. One of the things then that is critical to ask is if the alarm system you are purchasing includes a lifetime warranty plan. And even if your home alarm in Miami, Fl comes with a warranty you still need to ask if there is any charge at all involved. Most national alarm companies do offer a lifetime warranty but still charge the home owner a trip charge. While companies like Monitronics International charge a $50 trip charge, not all national companies charge that much of an amount. ADT Security for example charges a $25 trip charge which is half that of Monitronics. This is an issue that needs to be addressed before you make a decsion of who you will use to install your
home security system. At the very least national companies charge a minimum of $50 per hour on service calls. And at the high end, companies like ADT charge $120 per hour for a service call. These prices do not even include any parts required to fix the problem.
FREE System Move
Another thing to consider when choosing a home security company is whether the company you are choosing offers a free system move. This is important to determine before choosing a company because having your alarm system re installed or relocated to a new address could be very costly. If you are thinking of signing up with a small local alarm company to provide security system services then take into consideration that a free system move is probably not going to be offered. Free system moves are for the most part offered by national alarm companies that have authorized dealer programs. They are the only ones that can offer that because they have offices and dealers in all parts of the United States. If you are in a position where you are frequently relocating then this is a very important thing for you to consider.
ADT Security Services
If the above related topics are a concern for you in choosing an alarm company in Miami then you should strongly consider researching more about ADT. ADT is the number one name in home security for a facet of reasons.
ADT Miami authorized dealers offer complete security systems for as little as $99 installation charge. These alarm systems provide door, window and motion detector protection throughout your home. As stated above, through the authorized dealer program you will receive a lifetime warranty which gives you peace of mind as long as you monitor your system. They also give you the flexibility to move anywhere in the nation and have your system relocated at no charge to you. These and many more benefits are the reason why most Americans choose ADT as their home security system provider.
If you live in Miami,Fl or Fort Lauderdale and are interested in receiving an in home security system survey, then simply call us to have one of our security system specialists visit you at your convenience.You can call our office anytime at (305)233-6044 or (786)325-7867 or simply visit us at
ADT Home Security Alarm System
3650 NW 82 Ave Suite 405
Miami, Fl 33166
786-325-7867 or 305-233-6044
*$99.00 Customer Installation Charge. 36-Month Monitoring Agreement required at $36.99 per month ($1,295.64). Form of payment must be by credit card or electronic charge to your checking or savings account. Offer applies to homeowners only. Local permit fees may be required. Satisfactory credit history required. Certain restrictions may apply. Offer valid for new ADT Authorized Dealer customers only and not on purchases from ADT Security Services, Inc. Other rate plans available. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
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