Alarm Installation Pricing Advice
Installation pricing is the most difficult aspect of comparing different alarm companies. The best way to compare pricing is to ask for a bid that includes itemized protection pricing. By this I mean find out what the price is for a door contact, motion detector, smoke detector.
Some companies have you pay for the alarm system and the installation and retain ownership of the equipment. It only becomes an issue if you decide to switch alarm companies and your old alarm company wants the equipment returned.
contract term 36 months
$299.00 + (36 X $34.95) = $299.00 + $1258.20 = $1557.20
contract termmonth to month
$799.00 + (36 X $12.50) = $799.00 + $450.00 = $1249.00Although company A is less money at the outset, it costs over $300.00 more over the life of the contract and you cannot discontinue service for three years. After three years Company B is $269.40 less per year.