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Jul
9

Frontpoint Alarm System Review

Frontpoint Alarm System Review Frontpoint Security is known for having the best home security system on the market today for many reasons. But first, let me give you a little background about this popular company so you can understand why this is so. Up until 2007, the home security industry was stale and outdated. All the major companies in the game were using ancient technology that is no longer reliable in this day and age. So thanks to the inefficiency carried forth by the other companies, Frontpoint Security found an entry point into the market. Frontpoint Security Services & Features I like Frontpoint because they are a nationwide company that offers an interesting mix of security products and services which many people use to protect their homes effectively. Here is list of all the goodies they have to offer: 100% wireless and cellular technology Affordable alarm monitoring services Top notch smart home security technology Indoor and outdoor home security camera systems Wireless home automation systems with light control Various security and fire sensors to protect your home 100% wireless control panels that can be used anywhere High quality touch screens and thermostats Reliable water flood and CO sensors Talking remote touch pads Reliable door locks Key chain remotes Panic pendents Frontpoint Security Alarm System Pros Frontpoint offers a ton of high quality security products and services which are mainly geared towards protecting homes. This is something many companies don’t do because they have products that are better suited for commercial use. The fact that Frontpoint does exactly the opposite makes them more appealing to many people. I also like the fact that Frontpoint offers DIY alarm systems, cameras, and home automation products that anyone can install without the help of a professional installer. Anyone with half a brain can easily install Frontpoints’ products without breaking a sweat. It might also be interesting to note that you actually get to keep the equipment they give you as well. This is a major plus because most companies only lease the equipment to you and they insist on keeping you on a three year contract on top of that. Frontpoint on the other hand, gives you more choices and they don’t try to send an expensive professional installer to your house. You can find more details about their services here. I’d also like to add that when I researched this company, I discovered they have nothing but glowing reviews. It seems most of their customers are...
Aug
30

ADT Pulse Home Automation Review

ADT Pulse Home Automation Review I’m not sure if you are aware of this but according to their website, ADT was founded in 1901 and they began serving Canada in 1956. This makes them one of the oldest home security companies offering home automation services today. Their famous Pulse system is a security product with cool home automation features that may be of interest to you…but that’s only if you are willing to spend a significant amount of money. This system doesn’t come cheap unless you manage to get hold of ADT’s current special deals. ADT Pulse Home Automation Services & Features ADT’s Pulse comes with a significant number of features and services that some folks are finding useful. Here is a detailed list of what ADT has to offer its customers: 24 hour monitoring services Remote arming & disarming of their system Monitored water & flood sensors Automated security alerts Energy efficiency to help you save money Lighting & thermostat control ADT Pulse Home Automation Pros ADT Pulse gives its users the capability to save money and the environment by automatically controlling the temperature in your home and even turning the lights off if you forgot them on. This is a pretty cool feature to have on a home security system. ADT Pulse Home Automation Cons ADT however, has a bit of bad reputation when it comes to customer service issues. They are clearly the biggest security company in Canada but many people seem to be leaving them because they are frustrated with the way ADT is treating them. Another thing that bugs me a bit lies in the fact that ADT is the most expensive home security solution out there. I also don’t like that they insist on sending a technician to your home to install their system. . Conclusion My final thoughts are ADT is worth checking out if you’re willing to over pay for their services. Frontpoint Security can offer the same services to you at a much better price and they don’t force you to have a technician come over because their DIY system is so easy to install on your own. However, if you prefer to go with ADT, I would suggest taking advantage of their current special offers here. Just make sure you mention promo code A98154 or else you wont get any of their deals. Contact...
Aug
22

AlarmForce Review

AlarmForce Review AlarmForce Industries Inc is a Toronto, Ontario based home security company that manufactures and provides security services to Canadians at reasonable prices. They claim to have over 300,000 customers across Canada and the US. Apparently they founded the company in 1988…and sometime in 2004 they decided to expand their services into the US market. AlarmForce Services & Features AlarmForce seems to take pride in their live two way voice technology. Come to think of it, I think that’s their whole shtick because some companies actually charge customers more for this tech to be utilized on their system. Here is a list of the products and services offered by this company. live two way voice monitoring live two way voice surveillance cameras smoke and carbon monoxide detectors flood sensors portable key fobs AlarmForce Pros What AlarmForce have going for them is their affordable pricing structure that’s similar to what Frontpoint Security has to offer. However, the basic plans on AlarmForce usually start at about $25 per month but you have to be on a long term contract (three years to be precise). Also, like I mentioned before, their live two way voice technology is included in their packages for no extra charge. AlarmForce Cons Based on the feedback im getting from others on web, its plain to see that AlarmForce is getting too many complaints about the quality of their equipment…in fact some say the batteries run out pretty fast on the sensors which kind of defeats the purpose of getting an alarm system in your home. Another common complaint is regarding their customer service. I often hear people say the customer service reps at this company can be rude to customers, so you need to be aware of this before you decide to go with this company. In addition to that, AlarmForce requires you to have a technician come to your home to install the system which can be a hassle for most folks because they have to take a day off work to deal with this issue. Conclusion The fact that AlarmForce has decent prices is quite nice but looking at the cons associated with their service, one would have to consider choosing other low cost solutions like the ones offered by Frontpoint Security because you’ll get better service and higher quality equipment. Contact...
Aug
22

Chubb Security Systems Review

Chubb Security Systems Review Chubb Security is a respected Canadian based company that’s known for their fire systems…and for their home alarm systems, to some extent. The company was first established in 1872 and its also known as Chubb Edwards (Legal name UTC Fire & Security Canada) after it merged with Edwards to become this new entity. Their head office is in Mississauga, Ontario but they are publicly traded company on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange). Chubb Security Services & Features Chubb Security offers a decent number of security products and services to Canadian households. Here’s a full list of all the goodies they have to offer: Business Security Solutions Building Solutions Home Security Solutions Fire Systems Sprinklers Alarm Monitoring Chubb Security Systems Pros Like I mentioned before, Chubb is known for their fire protection services. This is something that they really excel at, so if fire protection is the main thing on your mind…you may want to consider them. However, when it comes to home security alarm systems, I wouldn’t say they are as good as Frontpoint Security. Chubb Security Systems Cons Unfortunately for Chubb Security, I’ve heard that their customer service skills aren’t up to par with their fire protection systems. This and the fact that they require new customers to get a professional installer to put the system in your home sucks in my opinion. Conclusion Chubb Security is only a good choice if you need to get fire protection for your home. In regards to getting the best quality home security services, I would suggest looking into Frontpoint Security. Contact...
Aug
22

Sonitrol Canada Review

Sonitrol Canada Review Sonitrol is one of those rare home security companies with an interesting background story. They were originally founded as a pest control service that focused on installing microphones in the walls of businesses and private homes during the 1960’s. The point of installing those microphones was to listen for termites that were destroying people’s property so they can exterminate them. As if by accident, the founder of this company decided to invent other electrical products and services which naturally extended into the security market place. Now fast-forward today, Sonitrol Canada has become a household name in the security market place that serves about 180 cities throughout the United States and Canada. They are mainly focused on providing electronic security solutions that are geared towards businesses and schools, but they could be a decent option for home security if you are planning on getting fire alarm monitoring services because that’s about all they can do for your home. The rest of their services are for commercial uses only. Sonitrol Canada Services & Features Here is a complete list of all the products and services they provide: Verified Audio Detection Monitored Video Services Fire Alarm Monitoring Services Keyless Access Control Systems Sonitrol Canada Pros This company is pretty popular among commercial and school circles. They provide quality security services to businesses and also dabble a little in the home security space. Sonitrol Canada Cons As I mentioned earlier, Sonitrol is mainly a business and school security service provider. They are not focused on provided home security services in the same way Frontpoint Security does so that could be a black mark against Sonitrol. Conclusion I would suggest picking this company only if you are interested in getting a fire alarm monitoring service provider. If you want other services for your home…you may want to consider Frontpoint Point and maybe Vivint Canada to. Contact...
Aug
21

DSI Security Systems Review

DSI Security Systems Review DSI Security Systems is a Winnipeg based company that has been in business for over 25 years. They service residential, commercial, and government agencies across North America and they claim to have been hand-picked to exclusively represent the Honeywell First Alert Professional Security program in Winnipeg. I’m not sure if that piece of trivia is really important to most people but I thought to just mention it in case some of you care. DSI Security Systems Services & Features DSI Security has a variety of services that may be of interest to those of you in Manitoba. Their services include fire protection, flood protection, security camera instillation, and burglar & theft protection services. Here is a more detailed list of all the services they have to offer: Residential Security, Fire, & Life-Safety Systems Environmental, Flood, and automation systems Commercial Systems Access Control & Biometric Systems Real-time Remote Video Monitoring Object Oriented Video & Analytics CCTV & DVR RFID Security Devices Cargo & Intermodal Container Security Chemical, Biological & Radiological Detection Explosive & Narcotic Detection Systems Burglary & Theft Protection Fire Protection Environmental & Temperature Detection Crew GPS Locating Systems Long-range video and wireless networks DSI Security Systems Pros I like the fact that DSI Security Systems is located in Canada and that they have a local monitoring center in Manitoba. It doesn’t really matter where a monitoring center is located because they can alert the authorities at the same speed as an out of town monitoring station. However, in this case…im glad DSI Security is a local Canadian company. DSI Security Systems Cons This company seems to have a strong presence in Manitoba only and they don’t seem to be as focused on home security services as much as Frontpoint Security does. This can be a bit of a head ache for most home owners in other provinces since DSI isn’t as well known there. Conclusion I would say this company would be worth looking into if you live in Manitoba and you’re more interested in commercial security services. If home security is the main thing on your mind, I would suggest taking a look at what Frontpoint Security and Vivint have to offer. Contact...
Aug
21

Reliance Protectron Review

Reliance Protectron Review Reliance Protectron is a Canadian based company with headquarters in Montreal, Quebec. According to their website, the company was founded in 1988 and they apparently employ over 900 qualified professionals that can help you install a home security system in your private residence. Their website also states that the company has more than 350,000 paying customers onboard and they service both residential and commercial clients. Reliance Protectron Services & Features Protectron offers a reasonable number of home security services which are as follows: Intrusion Protection Fire Protection Carbon Monoxide Detection Flooding & Temperature Protection Alarm Monitoring Interactive Services Reliance Protectron Pros I like the fact that Reliance Protectron offers 24 hour service to all their customers because you never know when you might need them. You might also want to know that this company has a high-tech remote monitoring centre that is said to be certified by Underwriter’s Laboratories of Canada (ULC) so you can be assured of reliable monitoring services. Reliance Protectron Cons I’ve often heard people complain that the alarm systems they got from Protectron are very sensitive and they can get triggered by pets easily. Another common complaint I keep hearing is that their alarms sometimes won’t shut of once they are triggered and you end up having to call customer service for help. The fact that you need to have an installer come over to your house when you purchase a system is also disappointing because I personally don’t like strangers coming into my home for hours on end. Conclusion Reliance Protectron is a decent company to go with if you are willing to deal with a TON of false alarms which seem to easily get triggered by this companies’ sensitive system. Having a professional installer coming over to your house is another hassle you’ll have to deal with. Most people prefer to avoid this because they don’t want to pay instillation fees so they choose companies like Frontpoint Security since they don’t require you to get an installer. Contact...
Aug
21

Intercon Security Review

Intercon Security Review Intercon Security is a full service guard and alarm system service provider that protects homes in Canada and USA. They have a lot of security products for both business and home use which may be of interest to those of you with complex security needs. To be honest, most people don’t need complex solutions to protect their home. However…if you run a business and you need to protect it, Intercon may be a good choice for you. Intercon Security Services & Features Intercon has a variety of security products which range from door and window hardware, access control systems, alarm systems, closed circuit television systems, and biometric readers. They also provide locksmithing services that seem to be more geared towards corporations and business owners. Intercon Security Pros This company has a large catalog of security products that you can take advantage of, which can cause you to get a bit of headache just going through the vast number of products in their arsenal. I was just on their website checking out what they have and I was impressed. Intercon Security Cons I think Intercon offers too many services which aren’t geared to home owners, which totally sucks for regular folks like us. Most of their complex security solutions seem to have businesses in mind. Also, just trying to understand what this company does is a little difficult based judging from what I saw on their website. Conclusion Intercon Security is a good choice for people looking to protect their business. If you are more interested in a reliable home security focused company, I would suggest looking into Frontpoint Security and maybe Vivint as well. Contact...

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