If you have priced home security monitoringand security systems through different companies you have likely realized there is a big difference in what a company will charge for monthly home security monitoring. The national average for security monitoring fees (monthy) are from $28 – $32. (Ahem…Our rates are as low as $18.50/mo, cough, cough…) So how can these companies charging $35-$45 a month actually get consumers to sign a contract at that price?
There are a couple of reasons consumers may pay more for these services:
- Awareness: A consumer may knowingly purchase home security monitoring at a higher rate as they believe a well known company will provide better services. You may notice some companies are heavy on advertising and will plant lawn stakes in each home they secure as part of the contract or advertise heavily online and in magazines. This name recognition can make people feel as if they are getting a better deal.
- “Deals: These companies offer what seems to be good deals. You may have seen the free or cheap security systems. These offers tempt people into signing a contract at a higher monthly rate as they can put down little to no money at the beginning. This is the way most companies can get away with charging a higher price. Although it seems you may be getting a better deal upfront, over the length of the contract you might end up paying much more.
When looking for a security system it is best to research and put your blinders on to those companies that may be offering free equipment or free monitoring for a period of time, especially if these freebies come with higher monthly monitoring costs as this will likely result in higher costs over the length of the contract.
- It is best to evaluate how much the security monitoring will cost you over the whole life of the contract to make sure you are getting a fair deal.
- Ask for a representative to visit your home and have a quote drawn up including all costs, you can then compare several home security monitoring companies quotes at the same time and make a fully informed decision.
This is a case where a higher cost does not necessarily ensure that you will be receiving better service. Do your homework, ask friends and family for reviews, and choose a company that will provide you with the protection you need at a cost you can afford.
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