Never heard of them and they don't give a lot of information on the
web page. Do they have local coverage or nation wide? The only show
a handful of states on the pull down menu where you request
information. I did not get that worm and fuzzy felling of security
from the web site. Just not enough information and details.
I'd call the local police/fire dispatch and see if they have ever
heard of them. They should be able to tell you who is local and does
a good job.
I don't see the issue of a monitoring service being local. Almost
all home security systems just use a dial-up line or cell to phone
a central monitoring station. Where that station is, hardly
matters. Even huge companies like ADT use a centralized
facility and have no local presence. The monitoring facility
just calls you if it trips and if they can't reach you to find out
if it's a real trip or not, then they call the local police number
that you have given them.
On Sat, 2 Mar 2013 04:41:28 -0800 (PST), " firstname.lastname@example.org"
That is OK for most, but from personal experience, it can be nice to
have a local outfit that knows both the customer and the local police
and fire departments. You get more than just a call to a police call
center. The police no the location of the zone, they will know who is
going to respond, etc.
Does such a thing even exist? Sounds like Mayberry,
circa 1960. I mean there are lots of local security companies
here in NJ, but I don't know of any that have
their own call centers. All the ones I know just farm it out
to someone else. Probably to some of the same places
that you can engage directly for $9.95 instead of paying
the local $35 and them then paying the $9.95.
You get more than just a call to a police call
The number of the zone that is tripped, if it's fire or
intrusion, etc is normally passed on to the police by
any call center. I don't know what more any sevice
can do beyond that. As for knowing who is going to respond,
have no idea what you mean by that. That would seem
to depend on which cop is closest to the alarm location,
what else they are busy with, etc.
On Sat, 2 Mar 2013 15:44:29 -0800 (PST), " email@example.com"
I don't know how big an area they cover. It is not just one town,
possibly the country or a region of the state. I never asked for
details, but it is not nationwide like ADT.
I mean response from the place of the alarm. At work we have a few
potential people so the police will know if Pete or Mark, or whoever
is coming and about how long to get there. If a motion detector is
tripped but none of the intrusion alarms went off, you can be pretty
sure it was caused by something other than a burglar.
On 3/2/2013 6:44 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
But you are confusing things with the drama. $35/month is the usual cost
if you go for the "all this for $100" adt package. So you are paying
for both the system and the monitoring.
There are at least two local alarm companies in my area that have their
own monitoring. They definitely charge a lot less than $35 just for
Do a Google search for "monotronics reviews" (no quotes) and evaluate the
91,000+ comments. For example:
"When my mother died this week (July 2012), I found that Monitronics had
gotten her to sign a 3 year contract in 2011 and they were deducting
automatic payments from her bank account. For several years, she has been
very confused and I've paying her bills, all of which are sent to me."
If you're not senile, there should be no problelm.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.