Over the past few years, the security industry has seen the rise of the DIY home alarm system. How do they compare to a traditional security system? What are the benefits? Here are a few reasons why you should choose a DIY home alarm system.
Technology has come incredibly far over the past 10 years. This is especially true in home security. New wireless alarms can do everything a wired alarm can do, and more! Everything is simplified and can be connected to a central station through broadband or cellular signals. This means that a home phone line is no longer required. The advances in technology mean that a DIY home alarm can be easily set up. Some in around half an hour. Plus these systems are completely wireless, so no drilling is required. Simple, fast and effective, a DIY monitored alarm system easily protect your home and family at an incredibly low price.
Traditional alarm companies try to convince customers that installers are beneficial. They say they are needed to provide the best customer experience. The truth is that they are unnecessary with a new system. If you have an old, wired alarm system then yes you need an installer. A new system though does not.
In fact, installers are extremely detrimental. Customers have to take time off work to wait around for an installer. Most companies give half day windows, and on average a large number of installations either get rescheduled or the installer comes late! The reality is with new technology a homeowner can easily do everything the installer would be doing themselves. Plus, the installer doesn’t come for free. The alarm company pays large sums to the installer. This means that the costs get passed to the customer! So you’re paying more for an unnecessary service!
Plus an installer is someone you don’t know inside your home. They could be a smoker or wear dirty boots throughout the house! Who wants a stranger in your home? The beauty of DIY is you can do everything easy by yourself, in a fraction of the time an installer can do it.
DIY monitored alarm systems can provide lower prices than a traditional one. Why is this? Because of the cost of the installer! Less company overhead means more savings for you. For examples, Think Protection charges only $12.99/month for monitoring. ADT is $40+ per month. Vivint is $50+ per month. Both of these companies have installers and significant overhead! The cost of those gets passed to the customer. With a DIY system, you’ll save and get the same (if not better) technology.
We continuously get reviews from our customers about our products and services. Our amazing value, cutting edge technology and best price in the industry has made Think Protection North America’s fastest growing home alarm company.
Here are a few recent Think Protection reviews from our customers about their experience:
“Best Bang for your buck! Fast, efficient ,easy, great service!” – Sam
“Perfection! Simple to use. Easy to deal with support. Setup took about 30 minutes. Love the monthly price, and the one time cost to purchase didn’t break the bank. My brother went with Vivint earlier this year, and now he’s stuck in a huge contract, which is what I didn’t want. Would highly recommend this Think Protection.” – Scott
“Simple and peace of mind even when away from home. We have had it for 3 months now We can also access it from our phone which is so convenient. We are very pleased.” – Rachel
“Excellent security monitoring by Think Protection team and helpful technical support. Once the security router slipped while moving furniture and fell down to the floor from a nine inch height. Immediately, I received a call from Think Protection that tampering with the device has been detected. That’s real time monitoring!” – Nasir
“Installing and managing my Think Protection system has been a breeze. Excellent ,patient support. Simple to use yet high tech security gives peace of mind with very little stress in management of the system.” – John
“Convenient and reliable with excellent support and no false alarms. Best of all security systems I have experienced with full cell phone function expandable easily and incredibly reasonable cost.” – Danielle
“Think Protection’s customer service person was very good; answered all of my questions- was a pleasure to deal with.” – Darlene
“Awesome job! The alarm went off when we had an unexpected service man show up at our cottage. The Think Protection app let us know immediately and the local police were dispatched. Although a false alarm, the app worked well and the police came 🙂 Great system that works!” – Alexis
“Great product! Easy to use, inexpensive and way better customer service than Rogers and Alarmforce!” – Kelly
Get your Think Protection home alarm system by calling 1-855-768-4465 or by ordering directly from thinkprotection.com
In North America there are over 5000 home alarm companies, each claiming they can protect your home and family best. The truth is though that nobody comes close to Think Protection in regards to value and service. Here are 5 reasons why you should cancel your current alarm provider and switch to Think Protection:
1. We the best price in the industry
No other home alarm company comes close to our value. Our monitoring is only $12.99/month. Adding ThinkLink cellular backup is only $99.99/upfront and just $3.99/month. So if you want a dual transition to our central station you’re monitoring is only $16.98! You can add home automation for only $49.99/upfront and just $1.99/month. Our prices are by far the best in the industry and you’ll get an amazing home alarm system with incredible features!
2. There’s no annual contract!
Other home alarm companies make you sign a multi-year contract when you sign up for their services. Not Think Protection. Unlike AlarmForce, ADT, Vivint, and Frontpoint, Think Protection has no annual contract. If you’re ever unhappy you can cancel your monitoring at any time. This confidence in our service and value is unparalleled and shows that Think Protection cares about our customers. Choose a company that gives you the option to cancel if you’re ever unhappy!
3. All Think Protection alarm systems come with a 30-Day money back guarantee!
If you have any worries or concerns about your Think Protection home alarm system, rest easy knowing that all Think Protection systems come with a 30-day risk-free money back guarantee. You can test out the system and if you decide you don’t want it, you can send it back and we’ll refund you the full purchase price. You’ll have full peace of mind, where you’ll get your Think Protection system backed with the best guarantee in the industry!
4. Our mobile app is included free!
Most home alarm companies charge their customers a premium if they’re including access to their mobile app. At Think Protection our mobile app is included free, where all customers get full access on both iPhone and Android. You can arm and disarm your system remotely, see a full history of alarm events and control certain settings in your system. Plus if you have home automation, you can control your door locks, thermostat, and lights all through the app!
5. Think Protection’s cutting-edge technology!
Certain home alarm companies use old outdated technology, which hasn’t been updated in years. At Think Protection we believe that all systems need to use the most advanced technology. Our home alarm systems have won numerous awards and will provide you and your family with incredible peace of mind. Plus our systems have the ability to have software updates pushed directly to the system, so you’ll always have the latest and greatest. This saves you money and insures that you’ll always have the most advanced system with the newest features.
More and more alarm companies are opting to do credit checks on their customers. Vivint, CPI, and Frontpoint are just a few of the well-known home security companies that make their customers agree to have a credit check done. The question is why do these companies make their customers undergo a credit check and why doesn’t Think Protection have their customers do credit checks?
Vivint, CPI, and Frontpoint make their customers agree to a credit check because they make their customers sign a 3 year (or in some cases 5 year) contract, where the customer in return gets the system for no money upfront. Now as we’ve said before, over the length of the contract the customer ends up paying significantly more than what the system is worth. The company though is limiting their risk, as they view people with bad credit as more likely to not pay their monthly bills which they are obligated to pay by signing the monitoring contract with the company.
Are people with bad credit really less likely to default on their monthly payments? Banks who are providing financing to these companies think so. And because of that, people with bad credit have to pay money upfront or higher monthly fees if they want the same system as those with good credit with these companies. And all of their customers have to agree to be locked into a contract, where the company reserves the right to raise rates at any time and if the customer wants to cancel they must pay a penalty or the remainder of their contract.
In all instances, customers should avoid signing any sort of long-term alarm contract, as the customer will always end up paying more and getting less than those companies without contracts.
With Think Protection, not only is there no contract, but there’s also no credit check required to be undertaken by any of our customers. Good credit, bad credit – we don’t care. With Think Protection, you buy the system from us and it’s yours to own. Then monitoring for your home alarm is just $12.99/month. All you need is a valid credit card and you’re good to go.
And Think Protection’s home alarm is incredibly advanced, where you can do everything you can with any other home alarm system and more! Plus you won’t be locked into a contract, which forces us to provide the absolute best service in the industry because if you’re ever unhappy you can cancel anytime!
Unlike other home alarm companies, we don’t make our customers jump through hoops to get our award-winning alarm system. With Think Protection you’ll get the best at a price that can’t be beaten, even if you have bad credit!
Live two-way voice monitoring is a type of home alarm monitoring, where if the alarm is triggered a live link is established between the home and a monitored central station. At that point, the monitoring station can listen inside the house through a two-way voice speaker. They can then voice threaten the intruder out, meaning that the intruder will hear the central station operator inside the house.
This is a premium type of alarm monitoring because it provides an enhanced response, where the central station can truly understand what’s happening inside the home. Beyond that, it proves to the burglar that the alarm system is monitored and someone is, in fact, responding to the break-in.
Sounds great, right? The question is how much does this type of monitoring cost. Most alarm companies, ADT, Vivint and CPI to name a few, offer live two-way voice as an enhanced service and charge between $32/month and $60/month for it. Beyond that, each of them requires a 3-year contract to be signed for the service. Even a low-cost alarm company, like AlarmForce, still isn’t truly low cost, where they charge $25/month for two-way voice and also require a 3-year contract to be signed.
While the monitoring is a better form of monitoring, customers should be wary of paying such high monthly rates for any type of alarm monitoring. Beyond that, signing any sort of contract is never for the customers benefit, as they are then locked into paying the company for the service, even if they are unhappy with the quality of service they are receiving.
So, in conclusion, two-way voice is a superior form of monitoring, however like any purchase you should understand that costs and the contractual terms before you sign up for any service. Understand what you’re getting and the total overall price commitment you’ll be responsible for. Two-way voice is a great form of monitoring, but if it comes with a contract and high monthly rates, then maybe you should look for other options. If you can get two-way voice without a contract and those enlarged rates, then that very well may be your best choice.