What You Should Know When Purchasing a Security System
When choosing an alarm system, there are a few options you should definitely consider.
1. How long will you keep it for? According to statistics most homeowners will retain their system for approximately 9-12 years. When deciding how much it will cost you, it would be wise to calculate the monthly rate, plus any taxes and multiply that rate over a five to six year minimum time period.
2. Who owns the equipment after years of monthly payments? Make sure to
ask this very important question, as you may wish to change your monitoring
company, but keep your alarm system.
3. Ask and verify that all equipment to be installed shall be your property and not leased.
Make sure that it is in writing and not verbal.
4. If I sign a contract, will I be able to cancel if I no longer require monitoring for my home or business? And if I am able to cancel, what will be the extra costs and payout?
5. Keep in mind that this type of contract may contain a clause which automatically renews your commitment for another 2 or 3 years at the end of the term. In addition, your rate will not go down, but may contain an increased fee clause.
6. What if you are not happy with the service? Will I be able to go with another alarm company or am I bound to a contract, where I have no choice.