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"We have used
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.

was wonderful. Their products installed easily and were easy to activate. My one complaint is if you have questions, you can be" waiting on the phone for a long time. In addition, the music while you wait is annoying. Once you get to a person, he or she is helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. The salesperson is also very patient in explaining the dynamics of the system. In addition,
offers a 60-day money-back guarantee. We returned some extra components and were refunded promptly. The monitoring center is very prompt and courteous--no complaints where it really counts.

-James R.

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Angie's Answers

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

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.

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.

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.


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.




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 Delray Beach


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your system with local police (re: false alarms i believe). Customer service has been great and the service appears to work as intended as I have tripped the alarm accidentally several times.
Though there are cheaper alternatives, the monthly rate is competitive with similar providers and there is a 3 year contract/commitment, which appears to be standard. A useful feature is that you can take this system with you if ever move within that 3 year period.
- Jay C.

The numerous customer service technicians and installers I have talked to are very good. They are polite, patient, and knowledgeable. Unfortunately, the product they represent is junk.

The system has not worked properly since it was installed lasy year. Most times I cannot access it from my phone or the internet when I am away. The whole reason I installed a security system with remote control capability was to allow contractors access when I am out. I just got off the phone again this morning with another
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representative because the system was not responding to remote control using my cell phone and now I am afraid to arm it when I leave because I may not be able to disarm it when I return. Since the system was installed I have had technicians at my home three times and I have lost count of the number of calls into
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. That said, I am getting pretty good at removing the control panel cover in order to do the full system reboot that the representatives seem to require every time I call in. I am at the point of asking them to remove the equipment and stop my monthly payments on the grounds that
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has failed to supply the products and services I contracted for. My suggestion is to look elsewhere for home security.
- Ronald H.

Sensors are easy to set up and install. So far they seem adequate except for the PIR motion sensors (Passive infra-red). The sensors "see" much less of a distance than I thought with less of a 'sector'; so in effect, the two sensors that I thought would cover my entire great room left a considerable coverage gap. Other than that, the service is fine with no issues.
- Joe F.

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, their product knowledge, their attention to detail that I asked for your email so I could tell you how happy I am.The best kind of customer service is not just the above. It is that intangible feeling where the customer feels like they are talking to trusted friends. I want you to know that this evening during my service call, I had that feeling.
- kathy F.

I do not want any credits and the termination fee over $1200. They are not providing the service that I am paying for. The alarm has went down twice already for days at a time. The rep that was there the first time informed me that new installs are more important than repairing the system. I was supposed to have carbon monoxide detectors, and fire. I do not have either I only have burglary but I am paying for all of them. They charged me $257.00 to install the alarm system. They provided to me in writing to give to my insurance company that they provided me with all three services.
- Angela I.

On time, respectful of new house, removed shoes & wrapped ladder feet. Friendly and courteous techs.

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was awesome, friendly & helpful. He worked diligently and walked me through the process. I feel very confident & safe now!
- Michael F.

The salesman came out and was nice . He did try and scare me into purchasing extras but after bargaining with him, I decided to let him set up the appointment for the technician to come out and put in a new alarm system which he said would be at no cost and I would pay $50/month for the service.
The technician came and said that it would be much more work than the salesman thought and they would have to charge me so I canceled the contract.
The salesman called me and promised me extras at no charge so I scheduled another appointment with the technician and the same thing happened again. Only this guy said that we would need ever more work. I told him that I was very upset at how the company has been treating me and that I wanted to speak with someone who has the authority to give me the deal that I was told that I would receive. He told me that he was going to drive back to the office and that he would have someone call me in an hour
Needless to say, that did not happened and it is now 2 days later.
I hate to write bad reviews for businesses but this is really unbelievable and i want to make sure that no one gets tricked into paying high prices for installation.
- Moshe C.

Home Security Companies in Delray Beach, FL

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A Computer Helper

2555 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens

A1A Home Automation and Security

790 Mullet Road Suite A35
Cape Canaveral


777 South Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach

Absolute Protection Team

4320 US HWY 1
Vero Beach


5532 US Highway 98 N

Active Alarms Inc

2337 s. congress ave

ADT Boca Raton

1601-1711 Florida 5
Boca Raton

ADT Electronic Security Group Inc

5411 N University Dr
Pompano Beach

ADT Jupiter

2581 Jupiter Park Dr # E11

ADT Lake Worth

901-999 Florida 802
Lake Worth

ADT West Palm Beach

3819 Westgate Ave # 10B
West Palm Beach

ADT West Palm Beach

101 N Clematis St
West Palm Beach


1300 NW 17TH AVE
Delray Beach


4771 SW 51st St
Fort Lauderdale

AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St

Alarm & Electronics

13973 SW 140th St.


3965 Investment Lane A3
Riviera Beach


3405 NW 9TH AVE
Fort Lauderdale

Alockmedic Locksmiths

9770 S Military Trl
Boynton Beach


5028 W Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach


319 NE 3RD AVE
Delray Beach

Audio Advice, Inc.

11409 Carolina Place Pkwy

Audio Plus Electronics Inc.

1478 Woodcrest Road North
West Palm Beach

B A Electrical

128 Pacer Circle

Black Fire Protection, Inc.

3461 NW 75th Terrace
Fort Lauderdale

Blue Tree Security

4731 W Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach

Blue Water Ventures General Contractors, LLC

521 Northlake Blvd.
North Palm Beach

Brickhouse Security

980 Avenue of the Americas

Bright Light Security Services LLC

3600 S State Rd 7


755 NW 17TH AVE
Delray Beach

Burglar Alarm Technicians Inc

4826 NE 10th Ave
Fort Lauderdale


1333 53RD ST
West Palm Beach

CCTV Agent, Inc.

1100 N Florida Mango Rd Ste J
West Palm Beach


Delray Beach

Checkmate Electronics Inc

4737 N Ocean Dr
Fort Lauderdale


6815 SW 81st Terrace

CK's Lockshop & Security Center

301 SE 4th St
Boynton Beach


Delray Beach


19922 MONA RD

CrimeNet Security, LLC

301 Clematis St suite 3000
West Palm Beach


8421 Hilltop Rd

CSI: Palm Beach

1333 53rd St
West Palm Beach


1157 SW 1ST WAY
Deerfield Beach

CW Fischer Electric Inc

4057 NE 5th Ter
Fort Lauderdale


6761 West Sunrise blvd


13335 SW 88 Ave

Elliot's Handyman Services

7499 Stirling Bridge Blvd N
Delray Beach

Exclusive Protection Systems, Inc.

303 E. Woolbright Rd
Boynton Beach

Fix It Craig

Champion Blvd
Boca Raton


1568 Spring Hill Rd

Gator Electric and Communication Inc

2843 Melaleuca Dr
West Palm Beach

Ghn System , CCTV & Network

10146 Stonehenge CIrcle
Boynton Beach

GT Motorworks

850 NW 1ST AVE
Boca Raton

Guardian Alarm of Florida

1189 Hypoluxo Rd

GuardMe Security

45 Hwy 34 N


P.O. Box 772636
Pompano Beach

Home Entertainment Solutions, Inc.

2855 NW 112 Avenue, Suite 8

ICU Systems, Inc.

2758 Latham Rd. #3
West Palm Beach

IQ AV, Inc

1141 E. Holland Dr.
Boca Raton

James Walker Services

P.O. Box 584

Janus Security Systems, Inc.

1610 Cypress Drive #2

Jeff Lock Solutions

2507 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach

Keyed In LLC

4401A Connecticut Ave NW

Klein Tech Systems LLC

609 Roberta Ave

Knight Automated Electronics

2610 Old Okeechobee Road
West Palm Beach

Life Signal 911

5458 Grand Park Place
Boca Raton

LifeWatch USA

266 Merrick Rd

Link Interactive

3293 Harrison Blvd

Livewatch Security

522 W Bertrand Ave



Mallozzi Electric

339 George Waterman Rd

Medical Care Alert

43334 Seven Mile Road

Mike's Mobile Installations

7408 Rockbridge Circle
Lake Worth

Mister Sparky of Pompano Beach

1450 SW 3rd St
Pompano Beach

MONItech Security Services Inc

12230 Forest Hill Blvd


801 Maplewood Dr Ste 20


Fort Lauderdale


3330 Cumberland Blvd


211 Commerce Way

Pacecon General Contractors

129 Turnberry Dr
Lake Worth

Petrone Technology Group

13873 Wellington Trace B3

Pogo Intelligent Systems

4960 SW 52nd St


7485 Davie Road


Boynton Beach

Pro1inc / #CRC-1328979

5307 NW 58th Terrace
Coral Springs

Protect Your Home

3750 Priority Way S Dr

Protection First Security

934 N University Drive
Coral Springs


4781 N Congress Ave #279
Boynton Beach

Radio Alarms

1095 Jupiter Park Dr

Reiss Construction Group, Inc.

13611 South Dixie Hwy

Reliable Electrical Service

1440 Coral Ridge Dr.
Fort Lauderdale

Rosen Electrical CO LLC

19680 Estuary Dr
Boca Raton

Running Towers Construction, Inc.

113 Moorings Drive
Lake Worth


4490 SW 64TH AVE
Fort Lauderdale

Safe Guard America

1413 Ryan Ln
West Palm Beach


1191 N FEDERAL HWY 105
Delray Beach

Secured Communications Inc

3249 SE Quay St
Port Saint Lucie

Security Cameras R Us

612 North Orange Avenue, Bay 8

Security One of Florida

1895 NW Corporae Blvd


Fort Lauderdale

SimpliSafe Home Security

294 Washington St


10287 Olde Clydesdale Cir
Lake Worth

SOS Family Secure, Inc.

121 East Northport Road

Sound Xcetera Inc

4170 NW 106 Ave
Coral Springs

Strong Tower Surveillance Cameras

1428 SE 4th Ave
Deerfield Beach

Suncoast Electric & Air

4900 NW 15th Street


1025 NW 17TH AVE A
Delray Beach



Sylvester Electric Inc

1168 Lakeview Ave


Serving all Palm Beach County
Lake Worth

Techniauto LLC

2510 NW 2nd Avenue
Boca Raton

Tint World Fort Lauderdale

1260 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale

Tropical Computer Consultants Inc.

6425 SE Poinciana Lane
Hobe Sound

Vans One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating

3800 Park Central Blvd N
Pompano Beach

Weiser Security

1275 West 47th Place

Wescomm Technologies Inc.

15091 Champaign Rd

YSP Security

6040 Lake Worth Rd
Lake Worth

Ziegler Builders Inc

4930 NW 74 Pl
Coconut Creek

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