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Recently, the cable company entered the security industry to become another "cream skimmer" of lucrative monthly monitoring revenues. Their heavy and expensive TV advertising is emphasizing the availability of smart phone access to your alarm system plus other features such as home automation, IP cameras to view into the home, thermostat control of your heating system, and electronic control of your door locks. These services are available with their proprietary wireless equipment but at ridiculously high monthly pricing.
This heavy advertising is also having the effect of raising the general interest of the buying public, who are more and more becoming acclimatized to the availability of these smart home feature sets. What is not so evident in their advertising however, is the extremely high pricing for the same feature sets that are available through regular professional alarm dealers sometimes at one quarter of the monthly rate !!
Before you opt for your alarm from your cable company, there are a number of things to seriously think about:
Before you decide, you should also know, modern DSC, Paradox and Ademco panels are now available which, coupled with certain IP communicators will provide the vast majority of features that your cable company advertises as doing, at no more than the regular price of your monitoring. It doesn't take long at the difference between $15 a month and Rogers charges as high as $60 a month, to pay for much better, conventional hard wired, alarm equipment. IP cameras are also available in the open market for less than $100 that have zero monthly costs associated with them.
Just another approach to think about before you let Rogers bundle your alarm system into your monthly communications costs!
Talk to your current dealer first to see what he has to offer!!