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"The process was amazingly painless. I ordered and was contacted within 48 hours. I spoke with a great representative on the phone that gave me all the options for" monitoring and didn't try to sell me anything. He explained thoroughly the plans, prices, and everything I'd receive with the deal. Once I received the hardware, setup was a breeze. They have very clear instructions that are easy to follow.
's website also has a lot of great video content to help with setup. Once the sensors were in place, calling and activating was a snap. The representative gave me multiple options for how to handle the adjustment period as we got used to a security system. After 3 months with them, I received my Amazon gift card via email. Easy peasy!

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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 Port Charlotte

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Although the separate Angie's Deals made it seem like we needed to choose the correct one for products wanted, we were actually able to buy products we wanted up the the dollar value of Angie's Deal. Easy to install and easy to work with although had to call twice in order to receive the promised Amazon Gift card that came with deal.
- lynda T.
F

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Nobody who can actually read would sign their contract. Not only did they not agree even to use "best efforts" to perform their services, but they expressly reserved the right to listen in to private conversations within range of their equipmen. Furthermore, they did not commit to keep such conversations private.

As soon as I read tHe contract (parts of which were illegible) I didn't even unpack the equipment and sent it back.

They were courteous throughout, however.

I hate my current provider, and was truly sorry that the contract was so uneven that I couldn't sign it

I don't remember the exact date of service - I am aware from my PC now.
- A P.
A

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On time, explained how connect worked, put info on zones into program. Checked batteries on a couple of wireless contacts, synced system.
- Mary C.
A

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Excellent experience.
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earned our trust at our consultation and didn't pressure or use scare tactics which was greatly appreciated.
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completed installation and was incredibly patient and knowledgeable. We feel comfortable calling them with questions which he sincerely encouraged.
- Kristy and Brandon S.
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I spent 30 minutes writing up the full details, only to have AngiesList
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Long story short: all's well, everyone was nice and professional. The "B" for price is more about the industry—with its cell-phone-provider style of subsidizing hardware/installation with locked in contracts—than it is about CSP/
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$99 price was with AngiesList discount.
- Chris L.
A

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The security system was so easy to install and set up. We didn't even need to contact the company for assistance. We needed more monitors plus an extra keypad and they came within a few days of our ordering online.
- Darlene D.
A

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Service so far has been great. Delivering of the package went well, which we were concerned about because of the weather here in Massachusetts. They also seem to be on task as far as their follow-ups and check-up phone calls.
- Janet G.
A

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Very professional and on time installation. Price fit our budget monthly and can leave for work and vacation and feel safe. We can check on line and remote access. Great service! All around.
- Cherry N.

All Home Security Companies in Port Charlotte, FL

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A AMERICAN FIRE CO

17303 ABBOTT AVE
Port Charlotte

A1A Home Automation and Security

790 Mullet Road Suite A35
Cape Canaveral

ACCESS SAFE & LOCK CO

5532 US Highway 98 N
Lakeland

ADT Cape Coral

1025 Cape Coral Pkwy E
Cape Coral

ADT Cape Coral

837 SE 47th Terrace
Cape Coral

ADT Cape Coral

1031 Cape Coral Pkwy E
Cape Coral

ADT Cape Coral

8099 College Parkway Sw
Fort Myers

ADT Cape Coral

1220 SE 46th Ln
Cape Coral

ADT Fort Myers

2024 W 1st St
Fort Myers

ADVANCED SECURITY TECHNOLOGY

PO BOX 100869
Cape Coral

AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St

ALARM ONE-HOMELAND SECURITY

5337 AGUALINDA BLVD
Cape Coral

All American Alarm Inc

2030 Crawford St
Fort Myers

ALL AROUND ELECTRIC, INC.

1021 27Th St Sw
Naples

Always Affordable Electric Inc

2218 NE 4th St
Cape Coral

AMERICAN SECURITY SYSTEMS LOCKSMITH CO

505 LINCOLN RD
Miami Beach

Andrew Hunter Homes

1721 San Marco Road
Marco Island

Asset Trax

Naples

Atlas Design & Engineering, Inc.

12800 University Dr # 402
Fort Myers

Audio Advice, Inc.

11409 Carolina Place Pkwy

Best Medical Alert LLC

8310 Allison Pointe Blvd

Blue Line Security Systems

603 Xelda Ave. South
Lehigh Acres

Bolt Electric

Sarasota

BULLDOG SECURITY CAMERAS

9142 MELODY CIR
Port Charlotte

CounterStrike Security & Sound Inc

728 SW Pine Island Rd
Cape Coral

Dan House Electric Inc

4110 Enterprise Ave
Naples

Delta Security & Monitoring Services

8951 Bonita Beach Rd. suite # 525 - 114

Devcon Security

3880 N. 28 Terrace
Hollywood

Diamond Security & Sound

13850 Treeline Ave S
Fort Myers

Electrical MD

105 Leland Street SE
Port Charlotte

EMG Alarm

1301 SARASOTA CENTER BLVD
Sarasota

Ensurity Protective Services, Inc.

1121 West Price Blvd.
North Port

Executive Electronics of Southwest Florida, Inc

28741 S Diesel Drive #3
Bonita Springs

Expert Security Services, Inc.

16880 Gator Rd
Fort Myers

Frontpoint

1568 Spring Hill Rd.

Fusion Electric & Engineering, LLC

8951 Bonita Beach Rd #525-114
Bonita Springs

Guardian Alarm of Florida

1189 Hypoluxo Rd
Lantana

GuardMe Security

45 Hwy 34 N

Holiday AC Services Inc

17051 Jean St
Fort Myers

JAY ELECTRICAL CO

760 Everglades Blvd S
Naples

JERMAR ELECTRIC SVC

1308 NW 24th Ter
Cape Coral

JP Handy LLC

17580 Stepping Stone Dr.
Fort Myers

Leitner Electric Company

6331 Westwood Acres RD
Fort Myers

LifeWatch USA

266 Merrick Rd

Link Interactive

3293 Harrison Blvd

Livewatch Security

522 W Bertrand Ave

Luminous Electric

8023 34th Avenue E
Bradenton

Marine Electronics Installation Inc

738 Kellstadt St NW
Port Charlotte

MICHAEL J LOONEY INC

150 N INDIANA AVE
Englewood

Mister Sparky

6301 Porter Road
Sarasota

Mr. Handyman of S Lee County

17162 Alico Center Road
Fort Myers

NetAssurity, Inc.

6900 Daniels Pkwy
Fort Myers

NextAlarm

3330 Cumberland Blvd

Palm Coast Customs

1603 NW 27th St

Pinnacle Fire and Life Safety, Inc.

11220 Metro Pkwy
Fort Myers

Protect Your Home

3750 Priority Way S Dr

Quality TV Sales & Service

14212 Tamiami Trail
North Port

Quality Tv Sales And Service

14212 S Tamiami Trl
North Port

RON & SONS INC

8941 COLLEGE PKWY
Fort Myers

Safe and Sound Security and Fire Systems, Inc

19325 Water Oak Dr
Port Charlotte

Safeway Protection - ADT Authorized Dealer

9620 Griffin Road
Cooper City

SECURITY 1 PLUS

1357 MCCALL RD
Port Charlotte

SECURITY SPECIALISTS INC

5929 Youngquist Rd
Fort Myers

SEL SECURITY

23420 HARPER AVE
Port Charlotte

Simmons Security and Sound

PO Box 9197
Naples

SimpliSafe Home Security

294 Washington St.

SOS Family Secure, Inc.

121 East Northport Road

Southwest Florida Custom Electronics

2159 Andrea Ln
Fort Myers

SOUTHWEST SECURITY SYSTEMS

8720 Alico Rd Ste 6
Fort Myers

SPY BY DESIGN INC

2200 KINGS HWY 3L-7
Port Charlotte

STATEWIDE SECURITY

5567 TAYLOR RD
Naples

SUNSHINE STATE SECURITY INC.

8815 CONROY WINDERMERE RD
Orlando

Swansons Electric, Inc.

2316 Pine Ridge Rd. #307
Naples

The Alarm Queen

1525 SE 5th Pl
Cape Coral

The Mobile Genius

4910 Cougar Court North
Naples

Theiss Engineering

2244 Mauritania Rd
Punta Gorda

Twin Screws Marine Service

2304 Bruner Lane # 2
Ft Myers

ULTIMATE SECURITY ALARMS INC

18350 PAULSON DR
Port Charlotte

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