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Question DetailsAsked on 8/21/2013

house alarm monitoring company?

I have a full system in place- doors, glass breakage + Fire alarm, with 3 keypads. our monitoring company went bankrupt. I need a reliable A rated monitoring company

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There are also nationwide companies with brand names like Wells Fargo, Brinks, ADT, Pinkerton, and Tyco among others (several of these like Wells Fargo and Brinks Home Security are just brandnames now owned and run by one of the others, and some local alarm centers under these names are franchises).

If you pick a local company or a franchise, I would pick one that has been in business for decades, and has a 24 hour call center - you would be amazed at the number of alarm companies that use a paging system for after-hours responses, which can lengthen response time to a quarter hour or more - sometimes many hours if the guy is out fishing or camping.

I would also immediately change your codes and the lock on the alarm control box if there is one - you have no idea where the company's records went to.

If you don't have it already, you might want to consider adding a wireless phone dialer to your cell phone and the alarm company (so cutting your phone line does not negate alarn calls), USB dialer to you smart phone or eMail, bttery backup, temperature or flooding alarms, etc - adding any of these items at this time would commonly be cheaper - frequently an alarm company will give you the install free (charging only for the equipment) if you sign up for a 1 year minimum monitoring contract at the same time, as a package deal.

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