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Securing your home is important, but how much does it cost install a security system?

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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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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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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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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 Thornton

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Basically they give you a couple sticker pads and sensors and have you put them on your door. They send me a broken panel, so a new one had to be sent to me but it never arrived. When I called to complain, the nasty lady gave me an attitude accusing me of lying and how it has been sent to me and I should have it. And when I tried to cancel the service, they said I owe them over 700 dollars since the contract doesn't end for another year. This is just a scam company. don't bother.
- Jae J.
A

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Just as expected. Bill explained the entire process before starting and made an additional security recommendation.
- Charles R L.
D

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Had
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home security monitoring via phone land-line provided by
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for approximately 15 years. About 2 years ago I asked
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to upgrade the system to use wireless cell phone technology to link back to the monitoring system. Instead of replacing the old 20 year old control panel
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just
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-rigged a combination of other boxes (wireless router, etc) to the old control box. The end result was a wall full of boxes interconnected together that looked really bad. When I called the customer center to cancel the service since I was relocating out of state I got the go-around treatment from one person to another until I finally got a person that was very rude from the beginning and threatening that termination of service would be received with a huge termination bill. All of this for a system that should had never be installed to begin with. what was clear was that
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only cared about making money anyway they can. The monthly service charge after the upgrade was almost $60 per month. Now in my new house I have another provider that does not require a multi-year service contract, when the upgraded the old 20 year-old system they removed the old control box and replaced it with the latest technology hardware and it only costs me half of what
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was charging. I will never use
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ever again and will not recommend them to anybody.
- Luis G.
D

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The whole deal was confusing. The merchant did not want to deal with my questions because I bought this on Angies list. When i got the system I tried to set it up and it did not work so I called them and was on the phone waiting for a real person for 20 minutes. They did a test and the base station did not work so I had to wait 2 days for them to send me another, Then I had to return the inferior one. When I received the new one it did not work because it had not been programmed before they shipped it to me. Then I had to call them again,
To this day Im not sure that a test was done because what the instructions in the book and the countless emails and over the phone instructions are all DIFFERENT
They are also big on trying to upgrade you and referring a friend, I get at lease 2 emails a day from them and it is so CONFUSING
I HAVE INSTALLED OTHERS WITH NO PROBLEM
I DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THIS SYSTEM BUT LOOKS LIKE I AM STUCK WITH IT
- Joann Q.
B

Rating
The system is easy to install and very affordable,
There have been break ins in our area, so we are glad we were able to purchase a system
without contracts and thousands on installation and monitoring.
- Rebecca H.
A

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was very thorough. He explained everything in a clear, easy to understand and detailed manner. Great job! Thank you!
- Jeffrey & Kara J.
A

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has amazing customer service. We did a deal for a package through Angie's List, and they worked with us to personalize it to our needs. I was able to set up the system within 30 minutes, and just made a phone call to begin using it. So easy!
- Ashley P.
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We have used
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for the past 5 years and moved service twice to new homes. In the industry, alarm contracts are bundled together and sold like commodities. Since these type of contracts all get the same quality of service from a third party, I try to find the most budget friendly provider. This monitoring service is on par with other services. Customer service is great. The owner is very knowledgeable of current security trends and technology. I've been very happy with the service.

- David C.

Home Security Companies in Thornton, CO

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2 BROTHER'S ELECTRIC

1542 denison cir
Longmont

5250 Performance

3987 S Valley Dr
Longmont

A-1 Security

2795 S Shoshone Street
Englewood

A1 Electric Inc

800 E 112th Pl
Denver

Acoustical Home Solutions

2146 Savage Rd
Elizabeth

Adt

12774 Colorado Blvd
Thornton

Adt

1235 Elati St
Denver

ADT RK Marketing (Authorized Dealer)

3190 S. Vaughn Way #550
Aurora

ADT Security

9140 W. 100th Ave, BLDG 1
Westminster

ADT Security

1777 S Bellaire St, Ste 404
Denver

ADT Security

14291 E 4th Ave, Suite 221
Aurora

ADT Security

7500 W. Mississippi Ave, Suite A123
Lakewood

ADT Thornton

9790 Washington St
Denver

Advanced Security&Consulting

8901 Grant St
Denver

AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St

Alarm One

11757 West Ken Caryl Ave Unit F-420
Littleton

Alarms Incorporated

PO Box 6535
Denver

ALL SECURE LOCK & SECURITY

12371 W 64th Ave.
Arvada

Always Best Choice Electrical

11603 Teller St
Broomfield

Amazing Satellite

2133 s bellaire Ste 9
Denver

American Burglary Protection, LLC

3415 Van Teylingen Dr
Colorado Springs

Amp Alarms

6451 Quaker Ct
Arvada

Anchor Installations LLC

6712 Elmwood Ave

Array Lock and Key

PO Box 563
Lafayette

AV Technologies Group

9680 W Jewell Pl
Denver

Barzelatto Group

13103 Trenton Pl
Thornton

Brickhouse Security

980 Avenue of the Americas

BRINK'S HOME SECURITY

9520 E JEWELL AVE
Denver

BUFFALO LOCK & KEY INC

2510 Baseline Rd
Boulder

Code 3 Protection & Security

3770 Wheeling St. #8
Denver

Colorado Security Services Inc

P.O. Box 559
Broomfield

Colorado Security Services.org

8139 City View Drive
Denver

COMPLETE FIRE PROTECTION INC

2111 S JASON ST
Denver

Custom Fit LLC

PO Box 39075
Denver

D-Lux Home Systems

7942 Fenton St.
Arvada

Denver Protection Services LLC

1550 Larimer St. # 470
Denver

Double A Security

1595 Harlan St
Lakewood

EBOXLAB

12515 E Wesley Ave
Aurora

EDIS

14607 E Temple Place
Aurora

Elite Electronics

PO Box 33357
Denver

EXPERIENCE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS

7338 S ALTON WAY
Englewood

Exzact Technologies

PO Box 351440
Westminster

Foreign Automotive Specialists Team

6900 West 117th Ave.
Broomfield

Frontpoint

1568 Spring Hill Rd

GR8 Work Services

7100 East Evans Ave. A220
Denver

GW Design, LLC

12050 W. Carolina Dr.
Denver

Hear No Evil Home Entertainment

10855 Dover St.
Broomfield

HOME SECURITY CENTERS

9940 E COSTILLA AVE
Englewood

ICS Corp

5277 Manhattan Circle, Suite 250
Boulder

IDEAL SECURITY

7894 WYANDOT ST
Denver

Interop Security & Technology, Inc.

68 Inverness Lane E. Suite 103
Englewood

Intron Systems, LLC

10955 Westmoor Dr., Ste 400
Westminster

KING SYSTEMS

11495 W 8TH AVE
Denver

KO Security Solutions LLC

357 Mountain View Ave
Longmont

LifeWatch USA

266 Merrick Rd

Link Interactive

3293 Harrison Blvd

Livewatch Security

522 W Bertrand Ave

Lynx Video Security, Inc

PO Box 4423
Parker

M R Solutions Inc

1805 E 58th Ave
Denver

Man Cave Detail

14200 E. Otero Ave.
Englewood

Master Security Center

45 Kalamath St
Denver

Mathias Lock and Key, Inc

1123 Delaware St
Denver

MATRIX TECHNOLOGIES

321 W 11TH AVE
Denver

Medical Care Alert

43334 Seven Mile Road

Mister Sparky

2555 South Santa Fe Unit J
Denver

Mountain Alarm

8392 S Continental Divide Rd Ste 101
Littleton

Mr. Rekey Locksmith of Austin

1421 Wells Branch Parkway

Nationwide Security

3190 S Vaughn Way Ste 160
Aurora

Next Step Communications, LLC

17697 Margil Rd
Mead

NextAlarm

3330 Cumberland Blvd

PapasArms.com

833 Bross St
Longmont

PC ANSWERS

1224B W. Littleton Blvd
Littleton

Pda Inc

1600 West MIneral Ave

Phazed Electric

9232 Clay St.
Denver

Platinum Fire Protection, Inc.

4860 Ironton St unit F
Denver

Prime Enterprises

PO Box 3082
Englewood

Protect Colorado, LLC

6321 Noble St
Greeley

Protect Your Home

3750 Priority Way S Dr

Reliable Home Security

747 Sheridan Blvd
Denver

Rocky Mountain Alarm Inc.

8392 S Continental Divide Rd Ste 101
Littleton

SABER SECURITY

3570 E 12th Ave
Denver

SAFENET INC

13935 W CENTER DR
Denver

Secure All Solutions, LLC

96 Inverness Dr E Ste J
Englewood

SECURITY CENTRAL INC

7100 S CLINTON ST
Englewood

Security One Inc

PO Box 39512

Security Solutions of Colorado

2727 Bryant St
Denver

Security Surveillance System

2620 S. Parker Road
Aurora

Self Defense Products

1820 Pecos Way
Denver

SimpliSafe Home Security

294 Washington St

SINGLETRACK ELECTRIC

2204 ZANG ST
Golden

Smart Technology

1827 S Acoma St

Smart Wired, Inc

600 17th St
Denver

SOFTWARE SECURITY SOLUTIONS

PO Box 100
Del Norte

SOS Family Secure, Inc.

121 East Northport Road

SPECIALIZED ELECTRIC CO

13301 W. 43RD DR.
Golden

Takoda Technologies

3531 So. Jason St. D-147
Englewood

Tech Dwellings

3457 Ringsby Ct #202
Denver

Tech Wired

Northglenn

The Alarm Man Inc

10075 Park Meadows Dr
Lone Tree

The Audio Video Specialists

7771 Halleys Dr
Littleton

The Fix It Machine LLC

3355 Hudson St
Denver

The WireNut

6395 E Platte Ave
Colorado Springs

Twin City Security Denver

1660 South Albion St. Suite 400
Denver

United Security Systems

7808 CHERRY CREEK S DR
Denver

United Surveillance

12650 W 64th Ave
Arvada

VOICE COMM

1582 S PARKER RD
Denver

Wolfe Security Systems LLC

9975 Wadsworth Pkwy
Broomfield

Xtreme Low Voltage

17001 E. 107th Ave.

Your ADT Guy

1955 Ulster ST
Denver

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