Birmingham Home Security Companies

in Birmingham, AL

153
Home Security Companies are
in Birmingham

24
Home Security Companies in Birmingham
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Paul M.
"The written instructions are very clear. (We had more trouble removing the old system by far!) One quick phone call to activate the system and we were good to go. That call also included" a brief orientation to the system and options, and a walk through. About the system: I love the ability to change volume, codes, time delays online or using the smartphone app. I can log on and tell exactly what's going on with the system, and what has occurred with the sensors. I anticipate purchasing a couple of the light controllers, to be able to set timers on lights and then also control them online or with the phone. Would absolutely recommend
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Allison P.
"We have used Protection One (now a spin-off from BellSouth) since 2003 and are very pleased. We have a very old house ("historic home") and the installer was excellent with" all the quirks the home presented. we've had excellent service. They offer many levels of advanced protection and will help you determine how best to configure your sensors and what types of sensors to use where. Our motion detector went off once when someone used a stolen key to get in. That chased away the bad guy. The glass break alarms didn't go off because no glass was broken but the company knew where to put the motion sensor to get someone entering without breaking glass (via open window) with the system on.
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Jeremy G.
"Service was exemplary. There was lots of communication from start to finish, including a follow-up phone call after the job was done to arrange for training. The house was clean at" the end of each work day. The technician was able to hard wire several areas that were intiailly planned to be wireless, decreasing the price of the job.

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Angie's Answers

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had


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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


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I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.
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You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.

 

 

 

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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.

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Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!

Home Security System reviews in Birmingham

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They sat down and explained every point of the system with me. I accidently turned the system on a number of times the first day and they helped me figure it out. They cleaned up after themselves and did so very neatly. The price was very reasonable for the amount of work. They were here just a short time and did a good job.
- Theresa M.
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tells me his honest thoughts and opinions. I have to remind him when he's supposed to call but its worth it. He is straight to the point. He even brought me a jelly filled donut on my birthday and sang me a song. He has his opinions but he is a perfectionist and he likes things just so. He has been working for me for years. He is very good at doing everything and that is what I like about him the best. He is not cheap but he does work very accurately. Nothing passes by with him or overlooked or unaddressed.
- FRAN P.
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I am very happy and I feel that everything went very good with the installation. The company was very professional and knowledgeable. I have not yet received my bill so I am unsure what they are going to charge me. From my understanding, it will be worth it though. One thing I like about them is that they do not trash everyone else's hard work. They are really great.
- PETER W.
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is a good company. They do what they say they will and my home's alarm system has no difficulties or problems to speak of. I would call myself a satisfied customer.
- ELLEN M.
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helped me design my system and identify the more vulnerable parts of my house and was very helpful and knowledgeable. The installer,
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, was thorough, explained everything well and cleaned up after himself nicely. I'm very pleased.
- ELLEN M.
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The new tech post break in denied the glass alarm would cover nearby kitchen where the break in happened even tho I'd relied on their install tech saying it would. Manager would not honor liability puny limit of $500 because the motions weren't on. I'd been told "pet friendly" would not alarm on cats but despite several adjusts and told that's all we can do I kept getting false alarms so stopped. Tech said I could use glass alarm or motion and questioned install of both at the time. But now mgr said I had to have both on to help me except give me half price on another glass break and waive service call. And the tech had no simulator of glass breaking to test any glass alarm. I had to break drink glasses outside a trash can. (tech said not needed "I tapped them and they beeped so they work")I decided that was not good enough. New one worked. Lr one did not and they would not let me test br glass break. Will not replace lr one without charging me, no compensation for failing me.
- CHRISTINA S.
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We are pleased with the system. We have never had any false alarms or any glitches in our system. When it has gone off, it was done intentionally by us as we were testing to see the response time. I was really impressed at their response time. They were very professional.
- Allen G.

All Home Security Companies in Birmingham, AL

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A-1 Siding, Windows & Roofing Co

187 County Road 1406
Cullman

A-GLOBAL SECURITY

120 SUMMIT PKWY
Birmingham

A-West Electric Inc

295 Brookwood Lane
Hayden

AAC ALABAMA ALARM CO

PO BOX 190346
Birmingham

ACCESS CONTROLS

458 CHALEY SPRINGS RD
Warrior

ACI ALARM CONCEPTS INC

320 CEDAR HILL DR
Birmingham

ADS Security

3001 Armory Dr

ADS Security - Birmingham

100 Oxmoor Blvd
Birmingham

ADS Security - Cullman

1215 2nd Ave NW
Cullman

ADT

291 CAHABA VALLEY PKWY N
Pelham

ADT Birmingham

3216 4th Ave S
Birmingham

ADT Birmingham

1100 12th St S
Birmingham

ADT Birmingham

4th Alley S
Birmingham

ADT Birmingham

2201-2299 7th Ave N
Birmingham

ADT Birmingham

2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N
Birmingham

ADT Birmingham

2321 4th Ave N
Birmingham

ADT Birmingham

1101 2nd Ave N
Birmingham

ADT Birmingham

3328 Clairmont Ave S
Birmingham

ADVANCED SOLUTIONS INC

300 VESTAVIA PKWY
Birmingham

AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St

ALABAMA ALARM CO INC

1644 13TH ST S
Birmingham

ALABAMA AUTO ADJUSTERS INC

2164 PELHAM PKWY
Pelham

ALABAMA COMMERCIAL SECURITY

1 PERIMETER PARK S
Birmingham

ALABAMA LOCK & KEY CO

1800 GREEN SPRINGS HWY S
Birmingham

ALABAMA SECURITY

2608 32ND AVE N
Birmingham

ALARM

135 GOODRICH DR
Birmingham

ALARM & VIDEO SECURITY INC

229 ROEBUCK PLAZA DR
Birmingham

ALARM ONE

PO Box 12552
Birmingham

Alarm.com

8150 Leesburg Pike

ALARMEX COMMERCIAL SECURITY

PO BOX 43184
Birmingham

ALSCAN INC

237 OXMOOR CIR
Birmingham

AMERICAN LENDERS SVC CO

1880 WOODLANDS INDUSTRIAL DR
Trussville

AMERICAN VIDEO & ALARM

113 DAVID GREEN RD
Birmingham

APX Alarms

Birmingham

Armed Away

320 Crowne Woods Drive

AT&T U-verse Sterrett

17408-17430 County Road 55
Sterrett

Audio Creations

2169 Pelham Pkwy
Pelham

BASCO INC

160 N YEAGER CT
Pelham

BELLSOUTH SECURITY SYSTEMS

2148 PELHAM PKWY
Pelham

Best Medical Alert LLC

8310 Allison Pointe Blvd

BRINK'S HOME SECURITY INC

2115 DATA PARK CIR
Birmingham

BRINKS INCORPORATED

4749 ALTON CT
Birmingham

CENTRAL ALABAMA RECOVERY

212 PRINCETON PKWY SW
Birmingham

CENTRAL ALABAMA RECOVERY

1600 3RD ST W
Birmingham

CENTRAL STATION INCORPORATED

500 GENE REED RD
Birmingham

central systems

6205 oxford circle

Clear Solutions, Inc.

5184 Caldwell Mill Road Ste 204-129
Birmingham

COLE EQUIPMENT INC

2805 PELHAM PKWY
Pelham

COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

1355 HUEYTOWN ROAD STE. 109
Hueytown

CONTRACT VIDEO INC

1900 SUMMIT PL
Birmingham

CRV Surveillance, LLC

232 Oxmoor Circle, Suite 1012
Birmingham

CULLMAN SECURITY SYSTEMS INC

2730 COUNTY ROAD
Cullman

DALE'S FIRE EQUIPMENT INC

PO Box 355
Mc Calla

DENNIS FIRE EQUIPMENT

108 HILLTOP BUSINESS DR
Pelham

Dubini CCS

4940 York Blvd

EAGLE SECURITY INC

5333 1ST AVE N
Birmingham

FESCO Fire Equipment Service Company, LLC

130 Inverness Plaza
Birmingham

FINAL NOTICE RECOVERY

1408 8TH ST
Leeds

FLAME-TECH FIRESTOPS SYSTEMS

2385 PAWNEE VILLAGE RD
Birmingham

Frontpoint

1568 Spring Hill Rd.

GEM ALARM SYSTEMS

2701 PINE STREET
Birmingham

GUARDIAN SECURITY

401 4TH AVE SE
Cullman

GUARDSMARK INC

2700 HIGHWAY 280 S
Birmingham

HOME FRONT SECURITY

800 2ND AVE NW
Cullman

HOME SYSTEMS INC

231 Commerce Pkwy
Pelham

IET INNOVATIVE ELECTRONIC

PO BOX 26461
Birmingham

IET SECURITY INC

1336 CHESTER ST
Birmingham

Integrated Media Systems

1500 1st Avenue North
Birmingham

KARA COMMUNICATIONS

2214 WATERVIEW TRL
Quinton

KNIGHT VISION SECURITY LLC

1973 CHANDALAR DR
Pelham

Link Home Security

3293 Harrison Blvd

LONG'S SECURITY SVC INC

1905 SUE DR
Birmingham

MARSHALL BEST SECURITY

211 SUMMIT PKWY
Birmingham

Mcguyver Group

1320 32st. N

MLN INC/Hook Me Up

3229 Veterans Circle
Birmingham

MODERN ALARM CO

4808 WINNEBAGO DR
Birmingham

Monitronics Security

2350 Valley View Ln

MONTGOMERY ELECTRONIC SECURITY

2820 COLUMBIA RD
Birmingham

My Utility Brokers

9344 Tarryton Ave.

My Virtual Monitoring

923 State Road

NATIONAL EQUIPMENT SALES

2017 AVENUE E
Birmingham

NextAlarm

3330 Cumberland Blvd

OMNI RECOVERY SVC OF AMERICA

2602 ALTON RD
Birmingham

On Guard Security Inc

3794 Poe Dr
Birmingham

On Guard Security Inc

3794 Poe Dr
Birmingham

PARK PLACE TOWER SECURITY

2001 PARK PL
Birmingham

PEACE OF MIND SECURITY

2090 COLUMBIANA RD
Birmingham

Power Home Technologies - Birmingham, AL

201 Beacon Way W
Birmingham

PRAETORIAN SYSTEMS GROUP

PO Box 12552
Birmingham

PREMIUM SECURITY SYSTEMS INC

315 GADSDEN HWY
Birmingham

PRESTIGE ALARM & SPECIALTY

1833 ALTON RD
Birmingham

PRO CONSTRUCTION LLC

1104 DUNNAVANT VALLEY RD
Birmingham

PROFESSIONAL SECURITY SLTNS

1800 MONTCLAIRE LN
Birmingham

PROGRESSIVE SYSTEMS

2183 PARKWAY LAKE DR
Birmingham

Protect Your Home

3750 Priority Way S Dr

Protection 1 Security Solutions

2148 Pelham Parkway
Pelham

PROVISION INC

2115 DATA PARK CIR
Birmingham

Ralph Gibson's World of Dogs

3219 Hwy 52 W
Pelham

RED STAR SECURITY

286 MORGAN RD
Dora

REDMONT PARK SECURITY

2809 REDMONT PARK CIR
Birmingham

SafeMart

522 W. Bertrand Avenue

Secure Advantage LLC

3356 Afton Ln
Birmingham

SECURE ONE

PO BOX 114
Kimberly

SECURITY & DEFENSE SYSTEMS

211 SUMMIT PKWY
Birmingham

SECURITY DETECTION SYSTEMS

8321 1ST AVE N
Birmingham

SECURITY DETECTION SYSTEMS

500 GENE REED RD
Birmingham

SECURITY FIRST OF ALABAMA

1 INDEPENDENCE PLZ
Birmingham

SECURITY FIRST OF ALABAMA

4068 CROSSINGS LN
Birmingham

SECURITY FIRST OF ALABAMA LLC

3550 GRANDVIEW PKWY
Birmingham

SECURITY GATE

1651 SHADES CREST RD
Birmingham

SECURITY MASTER & CNSLTNG LLC

1675 MONTCLAIR RD
Birmingham

Security Networks

1085 Inverness Cove Way
Birmingham

Security One

11601 Wilshire Blvd

SECURITY ONE O ONE

100 OXMOOR RD
Birmingham

SENTRYNET INC

517 N BAYLEN ST

SimpliSafe Home Security

294 Washington St.

SOUTH CENTRAL ALARM

1829 CAROLINA AVE
Bessemer

SOUTHEAST ALARM INC

6566 QUAIL RUN DR
Pelham

SOUTHERN SECURITIES INC

500 GENE REED RD
Birmingham

SUPERIOR SERVICES

871 CR
Hanceville

Switch Audio Video

131 W Oxmoor Rd
Birmingham

SYSTEMDEX HEALTHCARE MGMT

18741 US HIGHWAY 31
Cullman

Systems & Security, Inc.

2820 Columbiana Road
Birmingham

SYSTEMS SHOP

6600 WALT DR
Birmingham

Tamburello Protective Service

1316 Alford Ave
Hoover

The Systems Group

8120 Jackson Ave Ste 110
Leeds

TOTAL SECURITY & SOUND

100 FRANKFURT CIR
Birmingham

Total Security Solutions

9478 Ambrose Lane
Kimberly

UNITED AUTO RECOVERY

5280 Pinson Valley Pkwy
Birmingham

UNITED RECOVERY BUREAU

7920 PARKWAY DR
Leeds

UNITED SECURITY & PROTECT

6620 GREEN DR
Trussville

USAA

9800 Fredreicksburg Rd

VOICE DATA

4647 HIGHWAY 280
Birmingham

WACKENHUT CORP

2100 RIVERCHASE CTR
Birmingham

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