It happens all the time:
We just got a new security system.
Oh yeah? Did you sign up for alarm monitoring, too?
Of course we did! What’s the use of having an alarm if you don’t have it monitored?
Which monitoring provider did you choose?
…huh? We just signed up for the service included with our security provider…wait, someone else can monitor our alarm?
Um, yeah. Most alarm monitoring companies can.
Why don’t you switch providers?
…You can do that?!?
Yes. Yes, you can.
The number-one reason people overpay for alarm monitoring services is…
They don’t know other companies can monitor their alarm system.
It’s how ADT and other leading security alarm manufacturers make a killing on monitoring services: they realize most customers don’t know any company can monitor their alarm. So they nudge you into signing a long-term contract and hold you to that $30/month (or more) price.
However, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to sign on with an affordable, UL listed alarm monitoring company that offers the same services for a fraction of the cost.
So How Do I Switch?
First, research your current security system monitoring contract. When does it expire? Is it set up to automatically renew? What are the penalties for terminating your contract early or cancelling your contract altogether?
If you don’t know when your current service expires, give your company a call and find out some details about your account. They should be able to provide you with information about your contractual obligations.
Most companies require you to submit something in writing if you plan to terminate your contract 30 days prior to the end of your agreement. You should send your monitoring company a certified letter stating that at the end of your agreement, you wish to continue service on a month-to-month basis. This way, you will instantly protect yourself against rollover clauses in your contract. It’s well worth the effort to save between $20-$40 (or more) per month on alarm monitoring.
Handing Over the Reins to Your New Monitoring Company
Switching alarm monitoring companies doesn’t have to be a hassle. Give Alarm Relay a call today and we’ll show you how easy it is. We’ll walk you through the entire procedure. Our customers often boast about our customer service when compared to their previous monitoring service – they also can’t believe they’re paying less money (with an average annual savings of $250!). Great service at a great value…that’s a deal you just can’t beat.