In the world as we know it today, everyone wants something for free. See the following comparison between Protect America (a national DYI Company) and PASS Security (a local security system service and installation company). This apples to apples comparison is based on a standard 36 month contract. Protect America offers $1400″ free” equipment.
|Protect America||PASS Security|
|Installation||Do It Yourself||Skilled Technician|
|Contract||36 months||36 months|
|Service Calls||Starting at $99 per hour||Lifetime Warranty (45.00 Trip Fee)|
|Total Cost 36 months||$1,845.58||$1637.00|
Based on the above comparison Protect America offers $1400 of equipment free for a DYI security system that you have to install yourself. This comparison is based on a proposal offered on 04-1-2016 that includes 2 -Doors and 6-Windows that get mail to your front door… Protect America also stated that If a service call is needed, each service call will be at least $99 or more depending upon the area you live in. PASS Security charges $269 for the same package, the equipment will be installed by a certified security system installer and no need to worry about maintaining your system because it come with our Lifetime Warranty. The first year of service is included and after the 1st year, service calls are $45. This example is based on 36 months but all security companies are banking on a customer to stay with them for a min of 5 years.