You need to compare apples to apples when you’re looking at the pricing of the top security systems. There is quite a variety of options out there and when it comes to decision making time, you’re going to want to know how to price each one of the security systems that you’re looking at. The top security systems are all very comparable to one another, but it really depends on what you’re looking for. There are 3 things that you should look at when comparing the top security systems. Here they are:
1. The length of the contract… This seems like a very obvious one. But trust us, it can be easy to miss. Security system companies are always going to want you to sign the longest contract that they have available. If that’s right for you, we say go for it. If not, that’s fine too. The longer the contract, the bigger the monthly discount. But different security system companies offer different discount. And different security system companies might have a different “standard” amount of time that the want you to sign the contract for.
2. The next thing that you’re going to want to look at are the “bells and whistles” that come with he security system. The top security systems have options for add-ons. The add-ons might include, remote monitoring, online/remote access or environmental monitoring, fire protection or carbon monoxide. Each one of these can be an extra fee.
3. The last, which is probably where you will see the largest price differences are in the kind of monitoring that you’ll get. Phone line monitoring is the least expensive, bust also least reliable. Phone line monitoring generally ranges fro $10-$20 per month. Broadband monitoring is also fairly popular and is more reliable than phone line monitoring. Broadband monitoring is generally priced from $20-$60 per month. Finally, the option which we recommend is the cellular alarm system. A cellular alarm system is the most expensive ($30-$60 per month) but it is also much more reliable! Regardless of what you choose, you will want to compare 2 of the same kind of security system.