Why do security monitoring costs vary so much?

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1. Like cell phone plans you can pay more up front and less per month or less upfront and more per month.

2. There are many additional services such as late to close, early to open, web access, auto arm/disarm, elevator monitoring, schedules, lock control, lighting control, garage door control and the list goes on. Depending on which services you have the rates vary.

3. Analog phone line monitoring could be right around $26.00 dollars per month

4. Cell phone monitoring could be as low as $35.00 per month

5. Interactive monitoring where you can arm and disarm may be as low as $40 per month although if the price is a bit more you can lower the upfront costs.

6. There is no such thing as security companies giving you free equipment. If you lock into a 36 month agreement with Peak Alarm for $44.00 per month and you pay $99 upfront your overall costs add up to $1,683.00 over the 36 months. With a 60 month is it much more money.

7. A company that claims to give you free equipment normally has a 40 or 60 month agreement and normally the interactive starts at $49 per month so over the period of 60 months you are paying $2,940.00 even if it were at the same monitoring rate of $44 it would still be much more $2,640 so the FREE equipment is not really free.

8. Know that if you are getting rid of your landline (analog phone line) to upgrade to a cellular that will give you interactive arm and disarm often you will need to upgrade your alarm panel so the cost to do so varies from system to system depending on how old it is. Radio is another option for monitoring.

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Peak Alarm is not affiliated with ADT in any way. I listed some information as found on ADT web sites and I listed the sites below for comparison only. Customers should do their own research. Customers should always read their contracts/agreements whether with ADT, Peak Alarm or any other Alarm company and we encourage customers to search the BBB web site for feedback and ratings on all alarm companies before you buy.

A Customer told me that my monitoring price of $46.00 per month was higher than ADTs pricing. Pricing is relative, it depends what services you are getting. With this $46.00 per month my customer was getting MONITORING, CELLULAR INTERACTIVE (Elite Control) to be able to arm and disarm remotely and THERMOSTAT control. Peak Alarm is a local company and very competitive with other monitoring and security companies.

ADT charges as low as $36.99 for their essentials package and this is monitored over the phone line and with all packages there is a minimum monitoring agreement period. Most of them are 36 months. I did find one ADT site that said monitoring STARTING AS LOW AS $28.99 for traditional security. So read the fine print and make sure when getting quotes that you let them know exactly what you want. Monitoring over a landline (analog phone line) is different pricing than cellular. Interactive cannot be done using a landline.

Often they will tell you the system is free and sometimes there is an installation fee, an activation fee, cancellation fee and some companies also check your credit report as well. This package from ADT does not include interactive or cellular.

ADT PULSE Interactive starts at $49.99 yet on a recent web site I found it starting at $52.99 so make sure you double check. If you have cameras there are additional costs involved. For more information about the ADT plans here is a web site so you can compare and read the fine print. ADT packages web site

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Understand that ADT is a very large company with several out of state central stations. Often you may have an ADT dealer come to do the installation or service your ADT account rather than ADT National.

I mentioned ADT because my customer used them to compare monitoring rates. So I always say, go to the source rather than guessing. ADT is a licensed and insured company. Understand that the dealers are affiliated with ADT but they are also licensed and insured separately.

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1. Monitoring over analog phone lines as low as $24.00 per month*

2. Monitoring security – new cellular unit as low as $99.00 down & $35.00 per month*

3. Monitoring security with AES Radio as low as $50.00 down and $41.00 per month*

4. AES Radio for fire alarm as low as $280 down & $41.00 per month*

5. Monitoring Fire Alarm – Cellular unit as low as $99.00 down & $47.00 per month*

*When your system has over 15 points an additional hour of labor will be required for each additional set of 15 points in order to send test signals from each point or zone. The above plan rates are figured using a 36 month agreement for each example. We can do other options such as 24, 12 or even month to month agreements. When you have a wireless system add $4 per point in order for us to change out batteries. Additional discounts available when adding multiple accounts. Some specific systems require certain brands of cellular and price can vary. Call for free consultation.
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Why does alarm monitoring vary in cost?

Each panel is a bit different

Each panel is a bit different

WHY DO SOME COMPANIES OFFER MONITORING FOR LESS MONEY?

We just got a call from one of our customers that had switched their account over to a different company. The new company had switched the old Bosch/Radionics and installed a new DMP brand system. DMP is a good brand, the company is smaller than Bosch and has a different dealer set. .

The short answer is money, they want to get the accounts to have the RMR or recurring monthly revenue. Many times they will drop the price for the first year and then each year after that add a little bit so eventually they may end up paying more than they were with the first company and normally they charge more for labor and parts to make up the difference. In this case they under bid our company by $5 dollars per month or $60 less per year.

Their new company was too busy to go out and service the system so we went out on an Emergency call for them. We still did not have any of the codes nor could we put the system in test without the manger so when you switch to a new company make sure you understand what the consequences of switching are.

The new company is licensed, insured and is a good company although their company has a longer wait for service calls. They gave the customer a lower monthly rate on the monitoring although the service is a bit different and they changed out all the equipment for new equipment and had them sign a contract. Now the employees of that store also have to re-learn how to use the new system since it is a bit different as well in operation.

The $60 dollar savings per year may or may not be worth it to them. Already they are a bit discouraged because we used to go out and do service many times the same day or the next day and now they are put on a waiting list for a week. When you have an issue with one of your alarms it is difficult to wait a week so is it really worth the $60 per year savings? That is up to you.

There are several other factors that you can compare when comparing pricing on monitoring. Some companies want computer access so they can check history and such, others want the system to send all the opening and closing reports to their email so they can see what time the system is being disarmed and armed up each day. Some companies want Smartphone control for their systems and this costs a bit more. Other companies need cellular backup in case their phone lines are cut. So depending on your needs we customize a package that will be affordable and professional.

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