||$600 (all doors, 2 pet motions)
$550 if properly pre-wired
||($99 - $199)
||Included in purchase pricing, regardless of system size
(there is no such thing as "free" installation!)
||Virtually never available
except at drastically inflated prices
recommended and not provided due to the severe degradation of overall security. See "monitoring"
usually quite flexible
||Outright sale - up to
three postdated cheques if necessary
pre-authorized monthly payment plan only (void cheque or credit card)
$34.95 and more
based on system size)
||$14.95 regardless of system
size, 5 year rate guarantee against rise (Pre Authorized Payment Plan only
via automatic bank withdrawals or credit card)
|3 to 5 years (all sale types)
Purchased systems $14.95
plus GST monthly, no long term contract (Pre Authorized Payment Plan
only via automatic bank withdrawals or credit card)
||Normally 1 to 5 year automatic
||Month to month
contract rates are guaranteed for a five year term - no long term contract is
necessary (note: we have not raised our rates for the last 15 years. The
more customers we add, the less it costs from the monitoring station)
|Additional Protection Points (doors,
(to larger panel size)
Additional equipment following installation
|Full market price for a new
Can be substantial in cost - somewhat negotiable.
|Wholesale cost difference only between panel sizes ($30 to $80)
True wholesale cost for equipment, no installation charge
|System move to new premises
||Varies- usually labour only at
$50 hourly. Larger companies will often install free at your new home, but at
the cost of extending your current contract by a further term.
||Flat rate of
$200 maximum regardless of system size. Additional equipment required at
dealer wholesale cost
|System takeover of monitoring from
another company (we do not actively encourage this except coming
from the mass marketers)
||Can vary from $50 to $300 by
large firms. Others usually no charge.
provided it meets acceptable standards upon inspection.
Note: Older hardware, or "oddball" panels may
require a hardware upgrade to a new, modern panel plus keypad at wholesale cost.
||Included (less replacement
||Same except batteries
included as well as damage by lightning strike
||Varies from 3 months to 1 year
monitored including backup batteries and lightning strike.
||Varies ($25 to $50 per hour)
||Included at no cost
|Service backup capabilities
regardless of company size
with several local companies to provide alternate service
available at all times
||Varies but usually excellent
||ULC quality by Security 24 -
a top quality local station (3rd party arm of Reliance/Protectron)
||Youre usually on your own
look after paperwork but not applicable in Ottawa area
|False alarm payout
*False alarm payout: Some companies will pick up
false alarm charges. We obviously use the same discretion in applying this policy
applying it to installations done by our firm (no takeovers), and will refund if the
equipment is clearly at fault.
Under our free service concept, questionable equipment (in your
judgment) brought to our attention is replaced immediately (hopefully before it causes
Note: Police visits are $130in the event of a police
visit on a false
alarm. However, third party response companies charge
$45 per visit for every dispatch whether
real or false, and this is available to all customers at their choosing by
advising the monitoring station. If investigation of the alarm call proves real,
police will then be called and will always respond.
We actively encourage customers negotiate their own contract with the
third party alarm response company - usually at $45 per visit - and save the billing
surcharge added by the monitoring station.
This page last updated
Saturday, February 25, 2012