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By July 24, 2014 June 26th, 2019 No Comments

Shopping “Big Box” For Home Security In Kansas City? Know The Score Before You Buy

When shopping for home security in our Kansas City market, you will undoubtedly come across well known companies like ADT Kansas City and others. If you’re a “big-box type,” you’ll surely find a security solution that will fit your needs. But before you commit, here are a few things that a local security provider might offer that a big-box company may not:

Things To Consider When Shopping ADT Kansas City: What To Know About A Big Box Home Security Provider

  1. Price. That “free” security system advertisement might be enough to tempt you into signing on the dotted line, but beware of the fine print. That fine print holds the secret to their profits and margins and your ability to switch providers down the road. In exchange for the perceived great deal on the initial installation, the big box guys generally will expect a 3 to 5 year contract at a pretty hefty monthly rate. If you do the math, you might just find out that the great deal isn’t so great after all.
  2. Contracts. If you plan on staying in your home for a few years and are convinced that you’ll love the service that a big box brand will provide, a contract might not be a big issue. But what if you don’t? There isn’t much wiggle room in those contracts. Rumor has it that they’re tough to break. When shopping for security systems in Kansas City, why not call a local provider? There are a few good ones who’ll earn your business without making you sign a binding, long-term contract. Kansas City is home to some good local security providers (hint, hint), and you might be surprised at how competitively priced they are.
  3. Expertise. Local providers have unmatched expertise. Our Kansas City teamis top notch. Think about it: There is nothing quite like working with someone with firsthand knowledge of the marketplace and specific security industry training. Home security in Kansas City is unique. A local provider with intimate knowledge of us Kansas City folks and our neighborhoods offers an experience that a huge national provider just can’t touch. Speaking of expertise, some security companies are great at selling technology, but have no real experience with how burglaries actually happen. When it comes to protecting your home or business, there is no better choice than to consult with a company with real, street-smart experience answering calls from victims who have been burglarized. The knowledge that comes from seeing, first hand, how intrusions happen help contribute to real prevention and a security system that can truly protect you. Click to learn more about why SHIELD Kansas City was started.

Summary: Investing in home security isn’t like buying other benign home care products. We’re talking about your family here. Wouldn’t you feel more secure knowing that your home security provider lives where you live? In some cases it might make sense to Google ADT Kansas City and shop some of the bigger, national providers; but a local company might offer some of the same perceived benefits of the big box guys – without the gimmicks.

Buying a home security system is an investment in your home AND your family. Get the facts before you buy. Download our free guide to learn what to look for in a security provider. Or, contact us now for a free quote.

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