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"We LOVE this system! We recommend it to EVERYONE! It is easy to install and activate! The customer service representatives are wonderful! We have only had one problem," the computer system for our phone apps was down and we had to manually set the alarm. we called about it, and they told us they were on the problem. They called an hour later and said it was fixed and they were sorry for the inconvenience. WONDERFUL customer service!

-Nathan G.

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" spent several hours verifying and testing all the sensors to ensure reliable function. I'm really pleased with the service and with the professionalism of the Owner
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-Arnol L.

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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 Quincy

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The service has been flawless since we purchase and installed it. it does take a little bit of knowledge depending on the equipment that is purchased but all in all it was a piece of cake. I installed every sensor in the house with with the assistance of
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on the phone easily enable to test all pieces. I have accidentally setoff the alarm and they call almost immediately for validation. Other than one time where I was not asked for my privacy question it has been flawless. They have even helped me to configure things on the web to work out the way I wanted which may not be what was intended. I did also put in a suggestion of an enhancement that we discovered a few months later that was implemented.
We are very happy with the service and see no reason why we would need to pay another company to do what we could do ourselves.
- Jessica C.
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They were the most friendly and gave me the best price. They were working with what I wanted, not trying to sell me what they wanted. I've had them at 3 of my homes and I've never been let down ever. What I like about him is he will sell you a system that doesn't have to be monitored.
- Troy L.
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They've been wonderful. The most recent time we talked to them, our fire alarm went off but we didn't realize that we had to call
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; they double check. Not all security system companies do that. The system itself was very easy to install; it only took 1.5-2 hours to set up.
- Lynn M.
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The service has gone fine. The company has been very helpful. They helped us set up the system over the phone. They have been very accessible and easy to reach. I will be paying an additional fee for more sensors. I thought the additional fee for the sensors was a little high, but the company was able to tell me I could find the sensors on Amazon for cheaper. Those sensors would not be covered under warranty, but I was happy to hear of a less expensive option.
- Marie G.
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I WAS VERY SATISFIED WITH SERVICE -- UNTIL THE SYSTEM WENT DOWN. SINCE I WAS NOT ABLE TO FIX THEIR EQUIPMENT BY FOLLOWING THEIR TELEPHONE INSTRUCTIONS - THEY MADE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A REPAIR TECK FOR ME -- 8 DAYS LATER!!!
I HAVE AN ALARM SYSTEM BECAUSE I AM NOT SAFE IN MY HOME WITHOUT IT -- AND NOW I HAVE TO BE WITHOUT IT FOR 8 DAYS!!
I AM NOW LOOKING INTO OTHER ALARM COMPANIES -
- Carol T.
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I was concerned initially about the installation process because we had ADT before, which sends a technician out for the install. The
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system was so easy to install, and customer service is wonderful. So far, the system seems to work well.
- Millicent B.
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After talking with several different companies about fixing our alarm system and installing new smoke detectors, my wife and I made the decision to go with
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. I really can't say why we eventually chose them over their competitors but we are really happy that we did.
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came out and was right on time. He walked us through what I had discussed with
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(owner) and asked if we had any questions. He was polite and always answered any questions we had. He took the time to make sure we understood how to work the security panel even if it meant going over it several times.
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wasn't pushy about additional work that could have been done, but when I did ask him thoughts, his ideas came out as "suggestions" vs. "you really should get this done"
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. Overall, it was a fantastic experience and I can honestly say that my family and I are a lot more safe because of the work that
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Thank you!!!
- David S.
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Everyone I have had any contact with has been courteous, professional, competent and prompt.
I highly recommend this company.
There was an initial fee for installation of equipment and wiring, but I no longer remember that cost.
There is a total monthly fee of approx. $33, paid quarterly.
- Mary O.

All Home Security Companies in Quincy, MA

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A & A SECURITY

P.O. Box 44
Bridgewater

A2 Systems

15 New England Executive Park
Burlington

AAAA ALARM Service

78 EVERETT ST
Lawrence

ACCESS SYSTEMS

90 MONTVALE AVE
Stoneham

ACS Security Group

4 Maple St.
Quincy

ADT

Weston

ADT Boston

3 School St
Boston

ADT Boston

55 Court Square
Boston

ADT Boston

18-32 Tremont St
Boston

ADT Boston

36 Pinckney St
Boston

ADT Boston

24 Clinton St
Boston

ADT Boston

2-12 Hancock St
Boston

ADT Boston

144-154 Cambridge St
Boston

ADT Boston

30 Winter St
Boston

ADT Boston

82-84 Chestnut St
Boston

ADT Boston

246 Tremont St
Boston

ADT Boston

1 Faneuil Hall Square
Boston

ADT Brockton

122 Main Street
Brockton

ADT Cambridge

377 Walden St
Cambridge

ADT Cambridge

444 Broadwayq
Cambridge

ADT Cambridge

217 Concord Ave
Cambridge

ADT Cambridge

24 East St
Cambridge

ADT Lowell

150 Industrial Avenue East
Lowell

ADT Lowell

1141-1165 Massachusetts 3A
Lowell

ADT Lowell

28 Ware St
Lowell

ADT Lowell

230-248 Appleton St
Lowell

ADT Lowell

50 East Merrimack St
Lowell

ADT Manchester

231-301 N Maple St

ADT Manchester

62 Lowell St

ADT Manchester

61 Lowell St

ADT Manchester

271-309 Orange St

ADT Newton

267 Centre Street
Newton

ADT Quincy

247 Hancock Street
Quincy

ADT Raleigh

700 South Salisbury Street
North Attleboro

ADT Security Services

247 Hancock St
Quincy

ADT Security Services, Inc

345 Greenwood St
Worcester

ADT Security Services, Inc

410 University Ave
Westwood

ADT Worcester

55 Pearl St
Worcester

ADT Worcester

507 Main St
Worcester

ADT Worcester

521 Main St
Worcester

ADT Worcester

30 Front St
Worcester

ADT Worcester

200 Gore Road
Webster

Advanced Network Connections

290 Turnpike Drive
No. Easton

AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St

ALARM CENTRAL CORPORATE DEV

680 HANCOCK ST
Quincy

Alarm Design

5 cortland Circle

Alarm Service Experts

25 Metacomet St
Wrentham

ALARMEX

243 BOSTON ST
Topsfield

Alden Lock & Security Inc

1053 Belmont St
Watertown

All Modern Technologies

31 Booth Road
Dedham

All Pro Quality Painting

103 B Taralli Ter
Framingham

ALL-TECH ELECTRIC INC

1 MALDEN ST
Malden

American Alarm & Communications

297 BROADWAY
Arlington

AMERICAN SERVICE CO

20 FORT ST
Quincy

Anzivino Electric Corp

2 Thomas Street
Woburn

Arpino Electric

183 Bacon st
Natick

ASG Security

340 C Fordham Rd
Wilmington

Atlas Fire Equipment, Inc.

10 Camelot Ct Apt 2E
Brighton

Atlas Glen-Mor

295 Eastern Ave
Chelsea

AUDIO DETERRENT SYSTEMS

49 SIMS RD
Quincy

AUGER ALARMS CORP

1597 MAMMOTH RD
Dracut

Aurora Lighting LLC

19 Verona Street

Autotoys

517 North Main St.
Randolph

B & R ALARMS

62 NEEDHAM ST
Dedham

BASCO SECURITY INC

143 PRISCILLA DR
Pembroke

Best Medical Alert LLC

8310 Allison Pointe Blvd

BLACK LAB ALARM

300 Wildwood Ave Suite 220
Woburn

Bogen Electric LLC

35 Healdville Rd
Hubbardston

BOISSONNEAULT ELECTRIC CORP

36 Chuck Drive
Dracut

Bolt Security

10 Dorrance St

Boomer Mcloud

419 Amherst St

Boston Main Electrical Corp

470 Atlantic Ave
Boston

Boston Security and Alarm

54 Bridge Street
Beverly

Brinks Lock & Safe

18 Washington Way

BRISTOW ELECTRIC CO INC

74 FOREST ST
Attleboro

Brookline Lock Co Inc

33 Harvard St
Brookline

Budget Theater 4u

13 Wilshire ln

BUMPER TO BUMPER ACCESSORIES

583 WARREN AVE
Brockton

CARDOSO ELECTRICAL SERVICES

414 LOWELL ST
Wakefield

Casello Electric

61 Golden Run Rd
Bolton

Castle Electric, Inc.

106 Access Rd Ste 15
Norwood

Cederholm Electrical Contractors

14 Clapp Ave.
Weymouth

Central Automotive Repair & Service Inc

615 Old Connecticut Path
Framingham

CENTURY SECURITY SYSTEMS INC

42 FURNESS ST
Revere

Cline, Dr. Carolyn A

1 Brookline Pl
Brookline

Compro Boston Inc

68 Broadway
Arlington

Countryside Service Center

45 and 86 Washington st

D & R Electric Corp

112 Dexter Ave
Watertown

D and D Electric LLC

66 Elk Run
Middleboro

D.M.S. Electric Incorporated

146 Winter St.
Whitman

Daigle Servicing Co

214 D Central St

Dan Brown Electric

78 Plain St
Middleboro

Detailz Car & Truck Accessories

925 Turnpike St
Canton

Diamond Fire & Security

407 Walpole St.
Canton

Douglas Home Improvements

1450 Jean Terrace

DPH Electric

67 Darrow Street
Quincy

Dr. Home Service LLC.

955 Goffs Fall Road

DRB Electric

56 North St
Foxboro

ELECTRICAL DYNAMICS INC

72 CONCORD ST
North Reading

Elite Theater

74 Summer Street
Kingston

ELSNER ELECTRIC & SECURITY

PO BOX 468
Randolph

EMERGENCY SIGNAL SYSTEMS INC

91 LAUREL ST
Leominster

Fazio Electric Inc

Centerville
Centerville

FB Electrical Services Inc.

161 North st Suit 4
Newtonville

FIRST ALARM LLC

100 Trade Center
Woburn

Freedom Systems Inc

PO Box 683
Hingham

Frontpoint

1568 Spring Hill Rd.

G & G Mechanical

221 Sylvan St
Malden

Glynn Services

11 Resnik Rd
Plymouth

hey you

12 main street

House husbands

704 bay drive

iHome Systems

PO Box 1270
Concord

Inside Wiring by Frederick Wendt

24 Vinton St.
Southbridge

J F Kelly Electric

869 E. Broadway
Boston

JACK SANBORN & SON INC

8C Industrial Way
Amesbury

JAMES M GAVIN ELECTRICIAN

8 DEARBORN RD
Burlington

James M. Butler Electric

122 central av
Hyde Park

JJ GALVIN ELECTRIC

164 ADAMS ST
Newton

John Slavin Electric

3 Rodgers Cir
North Reading

JP O'Brien Electric LLP

12 Oakwood Rd
Wilmington

KDA HOME SECURITY

10 REGIS RD
Andover

Kennedy's Auto Repair

186 Main St (Rear)
Weymouth

Kenney Electrical

12 concord street

KNIGHT INC

11 SANTUIT LN
Worcester

Krank It Up

185 Mystic Ave
Medford

Kt Home Security, LLC

125 Myrtle St
Melrose

LEISER ELECTRIC CO

8 SIBLEY RD
Weston

LifeWatch USA

266 Merrick Rd

Link Interactive

3293 Harrison Blvd

Livewatch Security

522 W Bertrand Ave

LONG ISLAND & PIPE SUPPLY CORP

210 RICCIUTI DR
Quincy

LOOK OUT SECURITY SYSTEM INC

200 Dexter Ave Ste 1
Watertown

MAINSOFT CORP

300 CROWN COLONY DR
Quincy

Mass Local Biz

17 Federal Street

MCCORMACK BUILDERS

37 Elm St
Canton

METRO INVESTIGATION & RECOVERY

65 GILBERT ST
Quincy

METRO SWIFT SPRINKLER CORP

58R PULASKI ST
Peabody

Mills Electricial Inc

233 Copeland St
Brockton

My Virtual Monitoring

923 State Road
Plymouth

Nardone Electrical Corp

100 Winchester St
Medford

New England Safety Systems, Inc

680 B Richmond St
East Taunton

NextAlarm

3330 Cumberland Blvd

Northern Lights Electric Inc

50 Orne St
North Attleboro

NORTHERN SECURITY ALARM SYSTEMS

1314 HYDE PARK AVE
Hyde Park

Obin Electric Co

430 Amory St.
Jamaica Plain

OpenEye Security

650 Pleasent St
Stoughton

Pann Home Services Inc

247 Salem St
Woburn

Parkway Sound & Security

1871 Revere Beach Parkway
Everett

Pedersen Electrical Services

28R Ballard Street
Saugus

Pete Wilcox & Sons, Inc.

22 Weston St.
Carver

PETE'S GARAGE

33 REAR WADSWORTH ST
Danvers

Petrucci Electric

PO Box 895
Norwood

Philip's Electric LLC

350 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington

PK Motor Cars

195 Washington Street
Peabody

Preferred Electrical Corp

200 Jefferson Rd
Wilmington

Primo Paving Inc

PO Box 750107
Arlington Heights

PRO TECH SECURITY LTD

188 OAKS RD
Framingham

PRO TECHNOLOGIES

PO Box 5404

Promethean Solutions

19 Indian Ln
Marlborough

Protect Your Home

3750 Priority Way S Dr

Protection Technologies

137 Schofield Ave
Dudley

Puccio Electric

21 Reardon Road
Medford

R.A.E.ELECTRIC LLC

235 Ellis RD
Westminster

R.J.Molloy licensed electrician

27 church st
Rockland

Rapid Response Electric

4 Jade Walk
Medfield

Robert Downey

685 Boston Rd
Billerica

Robert Hill & Associates

110 Haverhill Road, Suite 376
Amesbury

Ruby Tunes Inc

280 Washington St
North Easton

Salvato Electric Corp

6 Bristol St
North Billerica

Sasson, Dr. J. Alan

12 Webster St
Brookline

SECURITY ALARM SYSTEMS

PO Box 359
Leominster

SENSOR ALARM CO.

P.O. BOX 678
Revere

Sentry Protective Systems

8 Irene Ave
Billerica

SGH PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

293 COMMONWEALTH AVE.
Boston

SimpliSafe Home Security

294 Washington St.
Boston

Sirois Electric Inc

25 B St Ste 1
Burlington

Soffron Electrical

2 Old Town Way
Newbury

SONAGUARD

P.O. Box 301
Holbrook

Sonaguard

P.O. Box 301
Holbrook

Startec Communications

8 Pequot Way
Canton

Superior Communication Services

19 Juniper Lane
Framingham

t & g tech group llp

272 south main st

TECH BUILT

457 S Main St
West Bridgewater

Thibault Electric

106 Gardners Neck Rd
Swansea

TOAD Inc

8 Harborlight Drive
Plymouth

TOTAL SECURITY

West Roxbury

Total Temperature Control

39 W Water St
Wakefield

Tyler Megaw Electrical Services

29 Elm Street
Amesbury

United Remodeling

PO Box 35466
Brighton

VMA Electric Inc

81 Maple St
Marlborough

WAYNE ALARM SYSTEMS

424 ESSEX ST
Lynn

WJ Nowicki Inc

400 Washington St
Holliston

Wye-Delta Electric Inc.

170 Sherman St
Canton

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