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If you move, can you take the system with you? Is there a cost associated with this?
How long do you get “locked in” for? 1 year, 3 years? Will your price get lowered if you renew?
Are the apps easy to use and have a good user interface?
Does the control panel have an intuitive interface. Is it easy to arm/disarm?
We check across Yelp, Angies List, the Better Business Bureau and other top leading sites to rate the real customer review landscape.
Will applying hit your credit? What is the minimum score you need to qualify?
Is is to upgrade my system, or add additional components if you want later?
How quickly will the company alert the police or fire department? Is this out-sourced to a 3rd party or in-house?
Can you ad home automation features to the system, like for lighting & temperature controls?
Will the system work for both? Many of the newer systems don’t need wires, which works will for rentals.
Is the system easy to install? Do you need to wait for a professional installer?
How long are hold times for existing customers? What do real customers say about their experience?
Are the systems compatible with pets? Will my dog trigger a false alarm?
Does the company offer deals and promotions for new customers.
Is the company transparent with their pricing? What are the monthly vs. upfront costs? Is there any hidden costs?
Does the company employ pushy or manipulative sales tactics? We don’t like this!
What video options are offered? Live video? What about recorded video?
Does the company offer competitive wireless systems? Some companies only offer wireless, some offer both.
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