Palo Alto Home Security Companies

in Palo Alto, CA

229
Home Security Companies are
in Palo Alto

36
Home Security Companies in Palo Alto
are top rated

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Bob B.
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is always a pain to deal with for service, but their service guys are great when they get to your house. The service guys always work with me to keep cost down," the customer service people never seem to know how to help.
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Rated by
Sharon J.
"All was well with Front Point, I was unaware I was still under another security service provider. I called today and discovered I was still under an existing contract.
B
Rated by
Nabil A.
"They did a good job. They were very patient to work with. They did have to send someone else out to correct a few issues. I had no issues with scheduling an appointment.

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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 Palo Alto

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Rating
They were fine to work with. They were pretty prompt for the appointment and they were good about scheduling. The installer was personable and walked me through how to use the system.
- Brady E P.
A

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There was one person here doing the work and scheduling an appointment was easy. He answered all my questions well. He did a nice job on the installation.
- Matthew C.
A

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They were extremely courteous, very timely, and they have been great at following up. We have only been using them for a short time and would highly recommend them to anyone. I have been more than pleased with them.
- Gary F.
A

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We are completely satisfied. With regard to price, it's a monthly thing. They were very responsive. They definitely took their time and made sure that the service was as personalized as possible. They were very friendly. They were very thorough. They are overly responsive, which is good when I have them for security. With security service, I think that's a good trait to have. I am very happy with them.
- William C.
A

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Everything has been good so far. We haven’t had any complaints and haven't had any problems; so far so good. They
Palo Alto Home Security Companies Provider Name Locked
’t come out. It’s an ongoing service with an ongoing payment. It was a big deal purchase. We think it was $99 when they first set it up. We pay $40 a month for the service. It gets the job done. I know that we can transfer it to another home if we decided to move.
- Daniel V.
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They did an effective job and they were punctual. I am more annoyed with them than pleased. Their customer service gave me quite a sales pitch and walked me through the contract online. I did not hear him mention I had signed up for a 5 year contract when I thought I was going for only a year. I felt I had been duped and found out I could get a cheaper rate at other companies. I also felt they took some shortcuts when they could.
- kathy R.
A

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They have good customer service. There was one installer here doing the work and everything went well. The alarm is a really high performing system.
- RACHEL G.

All Home Security Companies in Palo Alto, CA

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A and G Auto Repair

220 Leo Bldg#B
San Jose

A Nor Cal Handyman Company

4497 Latimer Ave
San Jose

A-A Lock

1251 El Camino Real
Menlo Park

A.S.I. Alarms

12893 Alcosta Blvd
San Ramon

AA Customs

612 31st
San Mateo

Accelerated Building Contractors

P.O. Box 15453
San Luis Obispo

Adanac Fire Protection Inc

155 San Lazaro Ave
Sunnyvale

Adhesive Systems, Inc.

23194 Kidder St
Hayward

ADI Electrical

24009 Sylvan Street
Woodland Hills

ADS Guards

31790 Hayman Street
Hayward

ADT Antioch

1820-1862 A St
Antioch

ADT Antioch

1823-1865 A St
Antioch

ADT Antioch

2000 Kirker Pass Road
Concord

ADT Antioch

111 E 18th St
Antioch

ADT Aptos

795 Rio Del Mar Boulevard
Aptos

ADT Berkeley

1919 Addison St
Berkeley

ADT Berkeley

2375 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley

ADT Berkeley

1902 University Ave
Berkeley

ADT Berkeley Berkeley

2122 Oxford Street
Berkeley

ADT Concord

1990 Grant St
Concord

ADT Concord

2301 Willow Pass Rd
Concord

ADT Concord

2100-2198 Salvio St
Concord

ADT Daly City

6154-6178 Mission St
Daly City

ADT Daly City

3348 San Jose Ave
Daly City

ADT Daly City

26 Bepler St
Daly City

ADT Daly City

201 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco

ADT Dealership - Direct Protection

P.O. Box 362202
Milpitas

ADT Freedom

1830 Freedom Boulevard
Freedom

ADT Fremont

3642-3764 Mowry Ave
Fremont

ADT Fremont

39208-39222 Fremont Blvd
Fremont

ADT Fremont

One Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View

ADT Hayward

22809 Mission Blvd
Hayward

ADT Hayward

310 W A St
Hayward

ADT Hayward

ADT Hayward
Hayward

ADT Hayward

628 Divisadero Street
San Francisco

ADT Hayward

948 C St
Hayward

ADT Home Security

830 Hillview Ct.
Milpitas

ADT Kentfield

1 Kent Avenue
Greenbrae

ADT Livermore

4331 1st Street
Livermore

ADT Napa

3233 Jefferson Street
Napa

ADT Oakland

1422 Broadway
Oakland

ADT Oakland

1504 Franklin St
Oakland

ADT Oakland

1624 Webster St
Oakland

ADT Oakland

436 14th St
Oakland

ADT Oakland

274 14th St
Oakland

ADT Oakland

12TH Crest Ave
Oakland

ADT Oakland

1511 Franklin St
Oakland

ADT Oakland

1305 Franklin St
Oakland

ADT Oakland

338 12th St
Oakland

ADT Oakland

3038 Fulton St.
San Francisco

ADT Oakland

500 12th St
Oakland

ADT Oakland

3345 Lakeshore Avenue
Oakland

ADT Redwood City

2626 Broadway Street
Redwood City

ADT Richmond

2329 Macdonald Ave
Richmond

ADT Richmond

2025-2031 Macdonald Ave
Richmond

ADT Richmond

2401 Macdonald Ave
Richmond

ADT Richmond

325 23rd St
Richmond

ADT Richmond

2300-2398 Nevin Ave
Richmond

ADT Richmond

300-398 23rd St
Richmond

ADT San Francisco

943 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco

ADT San Francisco

1600-1668 Market St
San Francisco

ADT San Francisco

1571-1599 Market St
San Francisco

ADT San Francisco

1455 Market St
San Francisco

ADT San Francisco

1-99 Rose St
San Francisco

ADT San Francisco

101 Oak St
San Francisco

ADT San Francisco

1760 Market St
San Francisco

ADT San Francisco

25 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco

ADT San Francisco

360-398 Grove St
San Francisco

ADT San Francisco

`360-398 Grove St
San Francisco

ADT San Francisco

225 11th St
San Francisco

ADT San Francisco

3038 Fulton St.
San Francisco

ADT San Jose

200-298 S 3rd St
San Jose

ADT San Jose

255 N Market St
San Jose

ADT San Jose

132 N 5th St
San Jose

ADT San Jose

553-575 E Santa Clara St
San Jose

ADT San Jose

45 N Market St
San Jose

ADT San Jose

237 N Autumn St
San Jose

ADT San Jose

42 Devine St
San Jose

ADT San Jose

19 N Market St
San Jose

ADT San Jose

886 Georgetown Pl
San Jose

ADT San Jose

14831 Pierce Road
Saratoga

ADT San Leandro

1497 Washington Avenue
San Leandro

ADT San Rafael

220 Shaver Street
San Rafael

ADT Santa Clara

1498 Isabella St
Santa Clara

ADT Santa Clara

2230 El Camino Real
Santa Clara

ADT Santa Clara

14831 Pierce Road
Saratoga

ADT Santa Rosa

409 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa

ADT Santa Rosa

618 5th St
Santa Rosa

ADT Santa Rosa

535 Ross St
Santa Rosa

ADT Santa Rosa

306 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa

ADT Security Services, Inc

4511 Willow Rd
Pleasanton

ADT Sunnyvale

398 W El Camino Real
Sunnyvale

ADT Sunnyvale

500-530 W Bryan St
Sunnyvale

ADT Sunnyvale

598 S Mathilda Ave
Sunnyvale

ADT Vallejo

314 Georgia St
Vallejo

ADT Vallejo

1801 Sonoma Blvd
Vallejo

ADT Vallejo

414 Georgia St
Vallejo

ADT Vallejo

1350 Third Street
Napa

ADT- Authorized Dealer

1630 Okland Rd
San Jose

ADVANCED SECURITY ENGINEERING

7060 KOLL CENTER PKWY
Pleasanton

AEC ALARMS

499 E TAYLOR ST
San Jose

AHM SECURITY INC

2300 Stanwell Dr
Concord

AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St

Alcor Electric, Inc.

712 Fountainhead Ct
San Ramon

All American Burglar Alarm

1737 Lynwood Dr
Concord

All Hour Locksmith

2995 Woodside Road
Woodside

All Ways Locksmith

355 Santana Row
San Jose

Allcom Security Systems

4501 Driftwood Ct.

Alley Electric

40146 Leslie St
Fremont

American Alarm

1190 Coleman Ave
San Jose

ASI Alarms

P.O. BOX 2939
San Ramon

Astroid Locksmith

4197 Lakeside Dr
Richmond

AT&T U-verse Livermore

2026 1st St
Livermore

AT&T U-verse Newark

7275 Thornton Ave
Newark

AT&T U-verse Pleasanton

328-348 St Mary St
Pleasanton

AT&T U-verse San Leandro

274 Parrott St
San Leandro

AT&T U-verse San Lorenzo

15800 Hesperian Blvd
San Lorenzo

AT&T U-verse Union City

34300 Alvarado Niles Rd
Union City

Audio High - Mountain View

165 Moffett Blvd
Mountain View

AVALON PRIVATE SECURITY Lic #16899

1630 N Main St
Walnut Creek

AVT

38 Beta Ct.,
San Ramon

AW Lockout Service

855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto

Bay Alarm Co

60 Berry Dr
Pacheco

BAY AREA INSTALL LLC

20 HIGHLAND AVE
Burlingame

BAY AREA SECURITY SPECIALISTS

PO BOX 2805
Livermore

BAY CITIES PYROTECTOR

1315 67th St
Emeryville

BD Home Improvements

PO Box 1333
Mountain View

Bell Fire & Life Safety

504 monterey rd
Pacifica

Best Medical Alert LLC

8310 Allison Pointe Blvd

BORGES SECURITY

50 S WHITE RD
San Jose

Bright Eagles Construction

10381 Singleton Rd
San Jose

Buhler Construction Company

3614 16th St. #1
San Francisco

California Security Pro - ADT Authorized Dealer

2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd
San Ramon

Carson Electric

4564 Bucknall Rd
San Jose

CASE HANDYMAN & REMODELING

6155 ALMADEN EXPY
San Jose

CGT Systems, Inc.

4464 Lone Tree Way
Antioch

Cinemaffect

51 North Willard Avenue
San Jose

Cobweb Locksmith

2370 Market Street
San Francisco

Colonial Life

1401 Willow Pass Road
Concord

Control Center

360 Turtle Creek Court
San Jose

Cyberwatch Security Communication Systems, Inc

90 East Gish Road. Suite 215
San Jose

Davis Electric & Systems

PO Box 6176
Vacaville

Digital Guard Security Systems

PO Box 922
Santa Cruz

Digitronics Security & Surveillance, Inc

1368 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael

Do It Right Computers

121 Santa Cruz Ave
Aptos

EASA ARCHITECTURE

307 SOUTH B ST
San Mateo

Enliven Nail & Spa

570 Masonic Way
Belmont

ESCOBAR'S SECURITY PLUS INC

272 SAN JOSE AVE
San Jose

FireEar Inc

PO Box 1033
Palo Alto

Foo Bar

San Francisco

FOX SECURITY

611 TAYLOR WAY
San Carlos

Frontpoint

1568 Spring Hill Rd.

Garica's Mobile Live Scan

22698 Mission Blvd
Hayward

Godwin Electric

2163 Firethorn Gln
Escondido

GOLDEN PACIFIC SYSTEMS

2350 S Bascom Ave.
Campbell

GREG'S LOCKSMITHING

800 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD
San Anselmo

Guard Inforcement Security and Patrol

433 Callan Ave Ste 200
San Leandro

Home Remedy LLC

9505 Yupondale

Imagine Audio Video Security

PO Box 489
Brentwood

Infinity Technologies

775 Sunrise Ave.
Roseville

ITECH SOLUTION

PO BOX 270040
San Jose

Jnd Electronics & Electrical

5540 PURDUE PL
San Jose

JOHN PAYE

1800 EL CAMINO REAL
Palo Alto

Link Home Security

3293 Harrison Blvd

Lockology Locksmith

1130 3rd Ave Apt 1605
Oakland

Lockology Locksmith

1684 Decoto Rd
Union City

Maximum Security Alarm Inc

1010 Hurley Way
Sacramento

MDD Enterprises

1123 Landing Lane
Millbrae

MODERN LOCK & SECURITY

1615 WESTWOOD DR
San Jose

Mulhall Construction

1278 25th Avenue #2
San Francisco

newco

1075 mazzone drive

NextAlarm

3330 Cumberland Blvd

No Cost Alarm

1619 Lynwood Dr.
Concord

Palo Alto Shell

2200 El Camino Real
Palo Alto

PARADIGM INTEGRATION INC

192 LARCH RD, Suite F
Tracy

Pit Row - The Do-It-Yourself Auto Shop

2555 Lafayette St, STE 122
Santa Clara

Protect Your Home

3750 Priority Way S Dr

Protection 1 Pleasanton

6691 Owens Dr
Pleasanton

Protection 1 San Francisco

562 E Weddell Dr
Sunnyvale

Protection Plus Solutions

696 San Ramon Valley Blvd #409
Danville

Re-Bath By Schicker

1059 Detroit Ave
Concord

REED BROTHERS SECURITY

4432 Telegraph Ave
Oakland

ResponsibleLOCATOR

111 N. Market Street
San Jose

Richard S White Maintenance

1772 Cheney Dr
San Jose

RK Electric Inc

3075 SW 234th Ave

Roemke Electric

320 Roxas St
Santa Cruz

Ryan Stewart Communications

1061 Peary Ct
Livermore

Safe and Sound Security

190 N Wiget Ln Ste 200
Walnut Creek

SafeMart

522 W. Bertrand Avenue

Security One

11601 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles

Security Tech Protective Services

2941 Fulton Ave Ste A
Sacramento

Senergy Group Inc

765 Eubanks Dr.
Vacaville

Sherlock Surveillance

1169 South 10th St.
San Jose

Sierra Group

560 Riverdale Dr
Glendale

SimpliSafe Home Security

294 Washington St.

Smarthome IQ

6711 Suite A sierra court

SOS

3215 Llano St
San Mateo

SPARTAN ENGINEERING INC

510 Parrott St
San Jose

Stereo Base

26699 Mission Blvd
Hayward

STOP SPYWARE

1779 WOODLAND AVE
Palo Alto

Supreme Indoor Climate Control

2827 76th Ave
Oakland

Sure Lock Homes

PO Box 41383
San Jose

Surveillance Solutions

15466 Los Gatos Blvd
Los Gatos

Talon Inc

1535 farmers ln.
Santa Rosa

Tapia Construction & Restoration

330 Lang Road
Burlingame

THE ALARM COMPANY, Inc

529 Forman Dr
Campbell

The Alarm Guys L.L.C.

390 Carrol Ct.

Urban Electric

1849 S. Springer Rd
Mountain View

Urban Energy

350 Townsend Street
San Francisco

VALLEY HOME THEATER AND AUTOMATION

6398 DOUGHERTY RD
Dublin

Video Image Security

P.O. Box 2475
Manteca

Vigil Security Systems

171 Brahnam Ln Ste 10
San Jose

VP Security Services Inc

3333 Bowers Ave
Santa Clara

XYZ Ventures

Palo Alto

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