Merritt Island Home Security Companies

in Merritt Island, FL

53
Home Security Companies are
in Merritt Island

19
Home Security Companies in Merritt Island
are top rated

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Rated by
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 Merritt Island

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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.
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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.
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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
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’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.
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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 Merritt Island, FL

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A1A Home Automation and Security

790 Mullet Road Suite A35
Cape Canaveral

ABSOLUTE AUDIO & HOME SOLUTIONS

4320 US HWY 1
Vero Beach

Absolute Protection Team

4320 US HWY 1
Vero Beach

ACCESS SAFE & LOCK CO

5532 US Highway 98 N
Lakeland

ADT Melbourne

1500 S Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne

ADT Palm Bay

2875 Palm Bay Rd NE
Palm Bay

ADT Palm Bay

2862 Palm Bay Rd NE
Palm Bay

ADT Palm Bay

1311 NE Elliot St
Palm Bay

ADT Palm Bay

2651 Palm Bay Rd NE
Palm Bay

ADT Security

6830 Shadowridge Dr Ste 211
Orlando

ADT Security Services

1646 Barrett Drive
Rockledge

ADT Security Services, Inc

6830 Shadowridge Dr Ste 211
Orlando

AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St

Alarm Specialists

200 Forrest Ave
Cocoa

American Total Protection LLC

215 West Drive
Melbourne

Best Medical Alert LLC

8310 Allison Pointe Blvd

Blue Tree Security

4731 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach

Brevard Alarm Audio and CCTV Inc

1900 S Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne

BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS

700 Carillon Park Suite 1
Saint Petersburg

Complete Electric

637 Sebastian Blvd
Sebastian

Core Electric Corp

6430 Anderson Way
Melbourne

CUSTOM SECURITY

5420 QUAIL HOLLOW DR
Merritt Island

DETECTALERT ALARM CTR

18 W FEE AVE
Melbourne

DetectAlert Inc

18 West Fee Ave
Melbourne

DYNAMIC HOME THEATER

2286 MONTANO ST
Deltona

East Coast Shutters

1290 Hwy A1A
Satellite Beach

EXPLICIT CUSTOMS

1410 W New Haven Ave
Melbourne

Frontpoint

1568 Spring Hill Rd.

Guardian Alarm of Florida

1189 Hypoluxo Rd
Lantana

GuardMe Security

45 Hwy 34 N

Kegman Inc.

3070 Venture Lane
Melbourne

Link Home Security

3293 Harrison Blvd

MB Pro Solutions

340 Myrtice Ave
Merritt Island

NextAlarm

3330 Cumberland Blvd

PBS Electric, Inc.

1716 20th Pl SW
Vero Beach

Protect Your Home

3750 Priority Way S Dr

REAL DEAL AUDIO & CELLULAR

479 N COURTENAY PKWY
Merritt Island

SafeMart

522 W. Bertrand Avenue

Secure Alarm Systems

241 N. Courtenay Parkway
Merritt Island

Security One

11601 Wilshire Blvd

SecurPoint

PO Box 101052
Palm Bay

SimpliSafe Home Security

294 Washington St.

Speedy PC Solutions

1133 Pace Dr. NW
Palm Bay

SPY SOURCE PLUS

1924 S BABCOCK ST
Melbourne

SURF ENTERPRISES SECURITY INC

255 MANOR DR
Merritt Island

TADCO ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS, LLC

695 MALABAR RD NW
Palm Bay

WORLD ELECTRONICS & CONSULTING INC

3815 N Highway 1 Ste 3
Cocoa

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