Alarm System Monitoring Contract Comparison

Package ADT (Authorized Dealer) Brinks (BroadView) Secure2Ware
Standard Alarm System Package One- Alarm System Control Panel One- Alarm System Keypad Three- Door/Window Contacts One- Motion Detector (PIR) One-Siren( Sounded Bell) One- Back Up Battery One- Alarm System Control Panel One- Alarm System Keypad Three- Door/Window Contacts One- Motion Detector (PIR) One-Siren( Sounded Bell) One- Back Up Battery One- Alarm System Control Panel One- Alarm System Keypad Three- Door/Window Contacts One- Motion Detector (PIR) One-Siren( Sounded Bell) One- Back Up Battery
Basic Monthly Monitoring Cost $33.99 (plus sales tax) $31.99 (plus sales tax) $18.00 (plus sales tax)
Total Equipment Cost $850.00 (plus sales tax) $564.00 (plus sales tax) $353.00 (plus sales tax)
Contract Length 36 Months 36 Months 12 Months  (then month to month)
Total Cost For 36 Days $2324.72 $1941.69 $884.89
Upfront Cost $99.00 (plus sales tax) $99.00 (plus sales tax) $150.00 (plus sales tax)
Cellular Monitoring $42.99 (plus sales tax) $41.99 (plus sales tax) $30.00 (plus sales tax)
Cost Of 1 Additional Wireless Contact $85.00 (plus sales tax) $75.00 (plus sales tax) $40.96 (plus sales tax)
Cost for Monthly Monitoring for Additional Protection *Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide, Motion Detectors (PIR), Flood Sensors, Etc.. $3-$4/month per device $2.00/month per device $0.00 No Additional Charges!
Upfront Standard Pricing None -Requires sales person visit -Mysterious Pricing Scheme -Your Next Door Neighbor may pay less for the same equipment (price often depends on your sales representative) None -Requires sales person visit -Mysterious Pricing Scheme -Your Next Door Neighbor may pay less for the same equipment (price often depends on your sales representative) Available Upon Request
Equipment Ownership Equipment Leased *System Installer Code may be locked, preventing customer from changing their monitoring account with another company. -After 36 month contract customer may be automatically re-enrolled into another lengthy contract Equipment Leased -After 36 month contract the equipment belongs to the company: -Equipment May only be monitored by Brinks (BroadView Central Stations) You own all of the equipment: -After the 12 month contract you may choose to have the system monitored by any company of your choice.
Customer Lock Out Company Controls the Access: -Very difficult for customer to change monitoring carriers -Customer may not be able to change monitoring carries with out the purchase of a new system (setting the system back to system default may not work) Company Controls the Access: -Very difficult for customer to change monitoring carriers -Customer may not be able to change monitoring carries with out the purchase of a new system (setting the system back to system default may not work) Adjusted to customer’s Specifications: -You own the system, As long as you do not enable the lock-out feature you should be able to choose the monitoring carrier of your choice, And set it back to default if needed!
Equipment Operation and Service after Installation Requires Service Call for any system configuration changes or system modifications: -Requires special keypad for configuration changes or system modifications -Customer will not be provided with keypad need to make configuration changes or system modification with out purchasing an upgraded keypad Requires Service Call for any system configuration changes or system modifications: -Requires special keypad for configuration changes or system modifications -Customer will not be provided with keypad need to make configuration changes or system modification with out purchasing an upgraded keypad No Service call required for system configuration changes or system modifications: * -Does not require special keypad for configuration change or system modifications
Credit Check Minimum Credit Score: 600 *Assist with determining your monthly rate Minimum Credit Score: 575 *Assist with determining your monthly rate No Credit Check! *Monthly rate remains pre-determined
* Information regarding comparison was obtained via telephone quotations, Internet research and competitors personal visits during January-March 2010. All information obtain is considered comparatively accurate because it was gathered from the listed sources or their representatives. “Up Front” costs for ADT and Brinks (BroadView) Home Security is an installation fee, based on similar packages as quoted by ADT and Brinks (BroadView) Home Security; “Monitoring” price listed for all companies includes the additional cost of each company’s “warranty” or “extended service plan”; Brinks (BroadView) Home Security monitoring without extended service plan is $31.99 per month. *Customer equipment capable of configuration changes without special keypad or installer on site