In terms of, so-called “FREE” security alarm systems area, I am reminded of the parable of the wise king who desired to give his subjects the wisdom of the ages. He called all of the scholars in his kingdom together and told them he desired to gather the wisdom of the ages. They worked for a year compiling an excellent work, volumes and volumes of the best wisdom the kingdom possessed. They presented it to the king and he was impressed, but he stated it was too vast, that his subjects would never be able to read it all and asked them to condense the wisdom. They worked and argued and finally got the “wisdom for the ages” right down to only one book. The king, again was amazed, but stated it was still too long. They worked even harder and got the wisdom for the ages down to a chapter, and after that to a page, a paragraph, lastly to simply one sentence. The king checked out that one sentence and finally proclaimed, “You’ve tried it! This is truly the wisdom of the ages.” That sentence; “There ain’t no such thing as a FREE lunch!”

When it comes to home security mansfield, despite what companies claim, “There ain’t no such thing being a FREE lunch!” Sure they let you know that your home security system is free of charge,(and worth $850) but lets look at the important points. First, what type of quality could you really expect to get cheaper than the cost of an iPod? And, for instance, what amount of security could you get for your family for $100? We’re talking about protecting your home, and family and I’ve had customers within the Scranton area obtain a second quote on a $99 security alarm system. As opposed to studying the quality of the panels and the style of the security system, they were comparing prices on FREE-$99 systems. You must wonder what was his family was worth to him.

Before I go any further allow me to add a disclaimer, and i also tell this to any or all of my customers; “The house alarm system you can afford is always better than the one you can’t afford.” That is to state, any security alarm system is superior to none in any way, just because a burglar doesn’t really know what you have. If you’re on the fixed income or money is extra tight then go for the $100 system, just make sure you own the device and you’re failing to get an entry level panel. Since which is taken care of lets take a close look at merely what you’re getting for “FREE” or $99.

Anytime someone offers you with a “FREE” security alarm system you are able to bring it for the bank which it isn’t free, and you also don’t own it. To start with, they generally hide a $99 installation fee so that they can advertise your home alarm system as “FREE”. The largest secret about so-called “FREE” home security systems is that in 9 away from 10 offers you don’t own the safety system. It is what exactly is called, a leased system. They don’t inform you it’s a lease, but question them should you own the panel. Ask, “Should I cancel my monitoring will your organization remove or disable my security alarm panel?” The strategy behind a leased security system is if you attempt to cancel your monitoring they will threaten to take the system out of your home (leaving a big hole with wires chilling out). You could have spent $1000.00 on additional devices to safeguard your house, however when they take out your user interface those security devices are worthless. So your saddled with a security company you don’t want and can’t afford.

That brings me towards the monitoring. Where these firms make their funds is on the back-end of the sale, the monitoring fees that you pay each month. You could have saved a bit on the so-called “FREE” home security system which you still paid $100 to have installed, so you don’t own, but you’ll pay an additional $75-$100 more annually for your FREE security alarm system. Through the life of the panel you would have paid $1,500-$2,000 for any really low-end, basic level security panel. This technique of selling low-end (a great way of saying “cheap junk”) home security systems has became extremely effective as shown by a few of the sxwkex names in home based security. Many of the big names in home security, like the biggest names, got there by selling cheap or “FREE” security alarm systems and charging higher then average monitoring fees. Obviously, in most cases, you happen to be not getting any better monitoring for your investment. (I’ll must discuss the variations in the monitoring variations in monitoring companies in a another article.)

Finally, exactlty what can you count on paying to get a quality security alarm system. In the Scranton, PA area, you can obtain a good wireless panel as well as a perimeter home security system for $1,000-$1,500. As I said before, you will get the basics for $99 and if you get a good control panel, you can always add devices into it down the road. I had a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barron’s (now a Yankees farm team) pitcher purchase 7 window devices annually for 3 years until every window in his home was protected. A few of my customers take their tax return to upgrade their system. If you have a great panel then you could always add to it later on. If you’re beginning from junk, then junk is perhaps all you’ll have. Because the quote goes, “It’s like putting lipstick on the pig, its still simply a pig.”