When you’re looking for a home security provider, price is a huge variable. There is a wide range for both installation and monthly monitoring. And if you already have home security, one of the factors that might convince you to change providers or drop the service is the monthly cost.
While price is important, it isn’t the most important part of choosing and keeping a provider. If you find a great price but the service doesn’t fit your needs, it’s a waste of your time and money. Here are some factors you should consider – aside from price – when deciding who you want to be your security provider.
Monitoring Center Standards
Not all monitoring centers are created equal. There are some ways to figure out if a monitoring center is qualified. You want to look for monitoring center that is U.S. based, UL Listed and Five Diamond Certified. Multiple locations are also helpful. If a company outsources their monitoring, do some more research. You want to make sure that the monitoring you’re being promised is high quality.
Guardian’s award-winning, 24-7 security monitoring centers are both U.S.-based, U.L.-certified and Five Diamond-accredited. Fewer than one percent of the electronic security industry operates multiple monitoring centers that have all earned the Five Diamond accreditation.
Robust Products and Services
The security provider you choose should offer the product and services you’re looking for. Are you looking for DIY installation or professional installation? Are you interested in smart home technology or just basic security devices? Want a provider who owns the process from start to finish or do you prefer mix-and-match options? These are all things you need to think about ahead of time.
Guardian is basic security and smart home provider that owns its services from end-to-end. We offer top-of-the-line equipment and can handle your whole experience from installation to monitoring to service and upgrades. Because of the way our systems are designed, you can build your system and update it over time.
How long a provider has been in the security business can also give you some insight when trying to make a choice. Newbies in the industry may not have the kinks worked out to providing seamless service. Companies who have been in the business for a long time, however, have years of expertise behind them.
Guardian has been in the security industry since 1950. Not only that but security has been our focus all that time. We’ve continued to grow and offer new security and smart home options but not until they’ve been thoroughly vetted. We’re dedicated to helping people protect what matters most to them now and for years to come.
The last factor to consider when you see a great deal is the legitimacy of the deal. How long will the monthly rate stay the same? What are the fees for add-ons? Do the fees only cover the basics? How are repairs covered? Dig into the deal you’re getting and make sure you’re not missing anything. If it seems like a deal that’s too good to be true, it may be.
With Guardian, your monitoring rate is locked-in for the entirety of your initial term and there is no extra charge for fire and emergency monitoring. This means you won’t have an unexpected jump in your price that leaves you paying more than you can afford. We understand that quality comes with a cost, but we also aim to make quality home security to be dependably affordable.
Guardian can offer a good deal but we also offer so much more. Call 1-800-PROTECT to learn more!