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"For two years my home security system worked. I paid my bill on time, automatically, by credit card. $35 a month. Then one day the system didn't work so" I called to get it repaired. No one answered. I cancelled my credit card. The card company tried to contact them, twice, with no response. This started in June. Come August they sent me a
letter. I called to cancel the service. They said I was under contract until 2018. I would never have signed up for that long if they'd told me at the signing. They didn't apologize or send out a repairman. Today I got a bill for $274. Even after I requested cancellation on the phone, and by email, in writing, as per their request on the phone. I hope they feel good about cheating a senior citizen on dialysis for 10 hours a day. I am doing my best to fight back.

-Stephen W.

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"They are a great cash flow business .. monthly monitoring services continue to rise much faster than the rate of inflation. Once you have their system the 'gotcha."

-james R.

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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 Algonquin

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Was interested for a new home that we were having built. Felt a bit of pressure signing up to take advantage of the deal, but since there was still time to change my mind, went ahead. After further research with the existing system that was coming with the new home (builder would not remove it), this system would not allow me to leverage what was already available, so I returned the deal.
If we could've used this in conjunction with our hard wired system, we would have had the perfect solution. Unfortunately, it was an all or nothing situation and did not want to the have the system that came with the house go to waste.
Return and cancellation was
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. Overall happy with their level of customer service.
- ANGELA P.
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Failed to test alarm system. Discovered that my alarm system wasn't being monitored for a whole year. Failed to notify me. Would not assist in resolving billing. Failed to notify of on going charges until late fees started piling up.
- PAUL M.
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was punctual, extremely pleasant and calmed my fears even before installing the upgrade. Never felt like he was rushed to get done with the job. Truly cared about my comfort level with the install.
- Loewenstine V.
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We called back in March because our garage door alarm kept going off without being opened. It set off the alarm a few times while we were at work, which meant police were dispatched and we were called and had to tell them to cancel the police, and one of us had to go home to make sure everything was all right. It would also sound when we were home, indicating the door had been opened when it had not.
Someone was supposed to get in contact with us to schedule a time to come out, but no one ever did. We called back between March - August on several occasions for the same reason. A couple of times, they tried to reach the local technician while we were on hold, but no one could ever reach him and no one ever contacted us and no one ever came out to address the problem.
Finally on August 26, 2015, I called to cancel the account. When they asked why, I told them, and I assume they verified the calls because they had me on hold for a while while they 'checked our contract.' To their credit, they did end the account and remove access to our bank account during that call. We'll see if that actually took when the withdrawal time comes around the 17th of this month.
I can't express how frustrating it was dealing with them. We were fine for the first year, when Pinnacle owned the account, and then it was bought by Devcon, and then by Safe. Both my husband and I called, at various times of day, on various days of the week, and no technician was ever found. I'm not sure they actually have one.
- Sarai S.
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It was really
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. I emailed them and they got right back to me with a quote. It was only $99 for the whole system and the camera. I signed a 36 month agreement to pay 49/mo and I am good with that as other companies don't give you the upgraded color touch screen and a color camera. It came all pre programmed and it took my less than 30 minutes to set up. Its so
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to use I didn't even read the manuals I just watched the video. I love it and feel safe and can see whats going on in my home from anywhere in the world, plus turn my system on and off from my phone. I am really pleased I went with
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- Robert B.
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I used
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at
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for an estimate. Their installers did a very good job - they were neat, pleasant, and professional. They helped us understand how to use the system because it was considerably different from our old one.
We have had a couple of hiccups - one with a bad sensor and one with the system losing contact to the central station but
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promptly resolved the issues with a smile.
It is wonderful dealing with a local company that is not too big to remember their customers and be grateful for them while also providing great service at a more than competitive price.
I have no reservations using
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and recommend them.
- Thomas L.
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I added a couple of extra wireless contacts to the online $99 deal. These were reasonably priced.
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salesman and installer were both great -- knowledgeable and helpful. This was my first security system and I had lots of questions. They were very patient. I can't yet rate the
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monitoring service as I haven't had the system long enough and I haven't needed
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to respond to an alarm. But, for installation
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Security Pro is great.
- Debra S.
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At the time of the initial installation in June, 2012, the final cost for parts and service were considerably more than initially quoted. Several "upgrades" in equipment were necessary to provide the described service. My main complaint, though, is that I was forced to lengthen the service contract by 36 months in February, 2014, in order to replace a lost keyfob, which was necessary to disarm the system when entering through our garage. The replacement keyfob also cost $60. When we sold that home in
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of this year, we were informed that we would need to continue the $65/month service charge until February, 2017, because of the contract extension--even though we no longer have a
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alarm system. Alternately, we could buy out the $1200 contract.
- Marcy S.

Home Security Companies in Algonquin, IL

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303 TAXI

5200 N Otto Ave
Chicago

A-1 Audio Video Design

2506 N Clark St
Chicago

A1 Polish Services Inc

5151 Harlem Avenue
Chicago

ABC AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS

7213 Roosevelt Rd
Forest Park

ABC Automotive Electronics

4755 West Grand Avenue
Chicago

Acoustical Vision

7340 w Harrison
Forest Park

Active Alarm Co. Inc.

561 Capital Dr
Lake Zurich

Adt

444 N. Eola Road, #110
Aurora

ADT Chicago

Chicago

ADT Security

1625 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago

ADT Security Services, Inc

111 Windsor Dr
Oak Brook

ADT Security Services, LLC.

1434 W. Montrose
Chicago

ADT Streamwood

560 S Bartlett Road
Streamwood

ADVANCED SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

1150 ROSE RD
Lake Zurich

Affordable Security Alarms

14007 S Bell Rd
Homer Glen

AIRPORT AUTO BODY

4900 RIVER RD
Schiller Park

AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St

Alarm Guy Security Corporation

14610 Shetland Drive
Homer Glen

Alarm Systems Inc

Chicago
Chicago

Alert Protective Services

3833 N Cicero Ave
Chicago

All Services

359 Chaparral Cir.
Elgin

All Systems Installation

416 W 97th St
Chicago

Amber Electrical Construction Inc

752 Sycamore Ln
Sleepy Hollow

American Alarm Corporation

3255 RFD
Long Grove

American Family Insurance

111 Lions Drive
Barrington

AMERICAN HOME INSPECTORS LTD

5324 S CATHERINE AVE
La Grange

AMERICAN PRIDE SECURITY SVC

201 E ARMY TRAIL RD
Bloomingdale

ARLINGTON SECURITY CO LLC

218 E GROVE ST
Arlington Heights

Armorax

3535 N Troy St
Chicago

Arts Wired Electronics

3029 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago

ASN ELECTRIC

1511 N CONVENT
Bourbonnais

AT&T Spring Mobile

1435 w Lake Street

AUDIO VIDEO SPECIALISTS LLC

202 B S. Randall Rd. #5538
Elgin

Automotive Concepts

13649 S Cicero Avenue
Midlothian

Autowerks

812 Central ave
Roselle

B and B Auto Center

2309 N RINGWOOD RD
Mchenry

Berger Fire & Safety LLC

6248 N Monticello Ave
Chicago

Blazer Electric Co

4307 Illinois Route 22
Long Grove

Bohlen Electric

3842 North Mozart
Chicago

Brickhouse Security

980 Avenue of the Americas

Bruce Electric Co.

21W330 Petersen Ave.
Lombard

Budget Right Handyman

1000 N Taylor Ave
Oak Park

Buzzer Service

2506 N Clark St
Chicago

Car Care Collision Center

2421 W. Grand Ave
Chicago

CCCM Inc

8 Lonsdale Rd
Elk Grove Village

Chicago Fire & Burglar Detection, Inc.

636 Roosevelt Rd
Glen Ellyn

CHICAGOLAND HOME THEATRE INC

9256 S FRANCISCO AVE
Evergreen Park

Clar Electric Inc

302 Pleasant Dr
Schaumburg

Corporate National Communications

440 W Colfax St #1054
Palatine

Countywide Detective Bureau

5333 S Sayre Ave
Chicago

CRAFTWOOD LUMBER & HARDWARE

1590 OLD DEERFIELD RD
Highland Park

Crews Control

2615 Poplar Ave
Evanston

Custom Communications

209 Muehl Dr
Lockport

EARLY WARNING ALARMS INC

7720 w. Touhy Ave
Chicago

EDO, Inc.

1504 S Prospect Ave
Park Ridge

ENDO COMMUNICATIONS INC

8909 MARION AVE
Morton Grove

ET Locksmith & Security

4600 N Clarendon Ave
Chicago

EverElectronics

355 Beech Dr
Wheeling

extreme remodeling

117 s grove ave
Elgin

F E Moran Security Solutions

10 N Martingale Rd
Schaumburg

Forza Customs

17809 Torrence ave
Lansing

Frontpoint

1568 Spring Hill Rd

Full House Electric

9674 River St
Schiller Park

Gorham Home Repair Inc

6815 Foxworth Ln
Gurnee

Grand Audio

1925 Grand Ave.
Waukegan

GREATLINE COMMUNICATIONS INC

PO Box 1452
South Holland

H.O.M.E. LLC

Montgomery

Handy Men & Mrs Helper

117 S. Cook St.
Barrington

Handyman Helpers

475 River Bend Suite 200A
Naperville

Hatcom Electric, Inc.

811 S See-Gwun Ave
Mount Prospect

HD Home Chicago

PO Box 5083
Wheaton

herman's auto experts

3933 n elston ave
Chicago

Home Control Works

606 Western Ave
Joliet

Home Dimensions

4450 Kirchoff Rd
Rolling Meadows

Hotwire Electronics Inc.

21750 Main Street
Matteson

Illinois Alarm Service, Inc

7340 15TH ST
Forest Park

Imperial Surveillance, Inc.

1508 E Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights

Integrated Security Specialists, Inc.

3538 Willow Valley Road
Long Grove

Integrity Renovations & Electric

1900 E Golf Rd
Schaumburg

ITR Systems

2737 Curtiss St.
Downers Grove

J&A ROMANDO

6921 W 110th St
Worth

Jays carpet cleaning

452 brook st
Elgin

JDP Installation Inc.

2050 N.18th Ave
Melrose Park

Johns Electric Troubleshooting

5643 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago

Ken's Auto Werks-Lake County

25563 N Gilmer Rd
Mundelein

KKG

1101 Wildberry Ct
Wheeling

LAMARCO SYSTEMS

475 LINDBERG LN
Northbrook

Landmark Renovations

1234 Center St
Downers Grove

Link Interactive

3293 Harrison Blvd

Lotz Renovations Inc

398 Stonewood Cir
Carol Stream

Magic Buddha Technologies Inc.

311 N Chestnut
Addison

MAXIMUM SECURITY SYSTEMS

2295 S MOUNT PROSPECT RD
Arlington Heights

MAXIMUM SECURITY SYSTEMS INC

728 S Cornell Ave
Villa Park

Medical Care Alert

43334 Seven Mile Road

Mid America Vacuum Centers

6221 Northwest Hwy
Crystal Lake

Mike's Electrical Cntracting

7014 Paulson Drive
Marengo

MJ Alarm Services, LLC

171 Brookside Dr.
Elgin

Mobile Systems

2002 w main street suite p

MOTION DETECTORS INC

605 E OGDEN AVE
Naperville

Net1

2N484 Highland Ave
Glen Ellyn

Network Contracting Services

2329 Clover Ln
Geneva

Norman Secutiry

Naperville

Northern Illinois Electric, Inc

3375 Belvidere Rd
Waukegan

Northwest Electrical Contractors

3446 Sonoma Cir
Lake In The Hills

NORWAY BUILDERS

4532 MIDDAUGH AVE
Downers Grove

Nova Fire Protection

1530 Wiley Rd
Schaumburg

OEM Solutions Inc

700 Commerce Dr
Oak Brook

Omega Pro Systems

967 Charlela
Elk Grove Village

One Room Solution, Inc

18400 W Il Route 120 Apt 115
Grayslake

One Stop Truck Shop, Inc.

17844 Bluff Road
Lemont

Pinnacle Payment Systems

300 N LaSalle St
Chicago

Pioneer Emergency Response Services Inc

991C Lomas Santa Fe Drive #415

PLATINUM CCTV

751 FRONTENAC RD
Naperville

Power Plumbing & Sewer Contractor Inc

3840 N Ashland Ave
Chicago

QuoteHero

5115 Douglas Fir Rd

R.O.N Locksmith

939 W. North Avenue
Chicago

Radar Sat

5742 W Belmont Ave
Chicago

Raynor Door Co

1653 Winnetka Rd
Northfield

Rein Electric Inc

700 E Park Ave
Libertyville

Ristic Electric, LLC

8446 W North Terrace
Niles

RM SERVICES

625 ESTES
Schaumburg

ROUSE'S AUTO REPAIR

211 S MILWAUKEE AVE
Libertyville

RushRash

9525 S. 79th Ave
Hickory Hills

RVG AND ASSOCIATES

9721 S PEORIA ST
Chicago

S & P inc.

3410 n. kilbourn ave

SATCOM INC

7819 W Cressett Dr
Elmwood Park

Scott Nelson Electric Inc

805 E Orchard St
Mundelein

Security Installation Group

1980 Somerset Ln
Wheaton

SECURITY PROTECTION INC

1215 HILL RD
Winnetka

SECURITY SERVICES GROUP, INC.

6813 Hobson Valley Drive
Woodridge

SENTRY Alarms One

1955 Raymond Drive
Northbrook

Shepherd Systems Corp

352 S Harrison Ct
Palatine

Shockwave Customs

9565 W. Lincoln Hwy
Frankfort

SimpliSafe Home Security

294 Washington St

SmartHouse Technologies, Inc.

3434 N. Harlem Ave
Chicago

SMG SECURITY SYSTEMS INC

120 KING ST
Elk Grove Village

SOS Family Secure, Inc.

121 East Northport Road

SPECIALTY ALARM ENGR INC

1820 Johns Drive
Glenview

Superior Automotive Repair Inc

1953 Airway Ct
New Lenox

T.L. Polk Industries, Inc.

860 West Blackhawk St.
Chicago

Taurus Security Rolling Shutter

1312 Snowberry Ln
West Chicago

TEDD'S CUSTOM INSTALLATIONS

21719 CENTER AVE
New Lenox

Thor Electrical Contractors

26481 Springwell Ave.

Top Electric

4545 oakly
Chicago

Toro Builders Corp.

5412 W. Roosevelt
Chicago

Total Service Telecom

531 Bonnie Lane
Elk Grove Village

Totally Wired

PO Box 325
Round Lake

Tristar Advanced Tech

11416 COUNTRY CLUB RD
Woodstock

U-Spy Store

2406 W FULLERTON AVE
Chicago

US Restorations, Inc.

35729 N Helendale Rd
Ingleside

Vesta Security Svc

1153 S. Lee St
Des Plaines

Village Electric LLC

1243 Diane Lane
Elk Grove Village

VTS INVESTIGATIONS LLC

PO BOX 971
Elgin

Winchester IT

P.O. Box 530
La Grange

Windy City Rods and Restorations

6143 W Howard St
Niles

Zeesgroup.com

6850 W. Montrose Ave.
Harwood Heights

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