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"I found
on Angie's List, but also did independent research on the company. I requested bids from four highly rated security companies,"
, ADT,
, and EMC Security. Because the old system in our home is outdated and broken, we needed a completely new system.
offered the most comprehensive system and it was by far the least expensive option. We were very impressed with the
Barker, the owner. He was incredibly personal and professional. He carefully explained the system options available to us. He didn't pressure us to upgrade any portion of the system. He sent us his bid within 24 hours. When we had questions about the system, he was available via phone and text message. He was also very flexible and allowed us to modify the system on the day of installation. It was important to us that the security company we used not contract out to other providers for services. Not only does
does not contract out to outer providers, but all of our interactions were with the owner directly. He was always on time, and returned phone calls or messages promptly. He took all of the anxiety out of the process and worked with us patiently to ensure we were completely satisfied with the system.

-Frances F.

"Experts in the field of security! Incredible customer service!! They are a local company who answers the phone or returns messages promptly when you call. Owner" was right on time for my initial estimate @ my house. Never made me feel pressured into buying anything and provided me with excellent reference material on the product I was looking at. Very knowledgeable with what I should have to protect my home and answered a ton of questions I had. Estimate was completed and sent to me the next day. Gave me an installation date & time and showed up right on time. Wore shoe covers to protect my carpets, went thru the entire process step by step w/me, very professional, neat & clean. The guys treated my home as if it was their own. Explained everything in great detail, company owner stopped by also for site visit while installation was starting. After install was complete, they took all the time I needed to understand everything before they left and stressed that if I had any questions at all, to give them a call anytime. Rarely do you see customer service like this anymore. I cannot say enough about how professional and customer oriented these guys are! Absolutely top notch!

-E A G.

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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 Livingston


My entire house was low voltage wired by
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. They did a great job of wiring the screens and getting smoke detector monitoring for us. Never again will I use a low cost up front installation coupled with a long term contract.
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quoted us far price for the installation with no monitoring contract required. In the end we did decide to contract with them for the monitoring. I would recommend them for security and low voltage work.
- H Scott F.

They first shipped the Security System to the wrong address so I had to drive 11 hours to pick it up. When I got the unit, it was a T-Mobile security unit and I needed a Verizon unit. I had to ship the system back to them and they shipped me the right unit, to the wrong address again, with the wrong
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chip as well. This had been going on for weeks, they keep flooding my email wanting to know why the system isn?t set up but they know they sent me the wrong equipment. This has been very frustrating so I called them for a refund and they said they couldn?t refund my money and that I would have to call Angie?s List instead.
- Barbara B.

This company is not being totally honest when making phone contacts. I live in
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. I answered a solicitation call from
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that showed on the caller ID that it was from "The Dalles,
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". I asked the person on the line trying to sell
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and was told they were calling from Oklahoma. This give me a negative opinion of
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for modifying the caller ID to make it appear that it is more of a local call (hoping I would answer it) instead of being honest about what and where the call is from.
- David H.

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is an efficient system that gave us an extra level of security and peace of mind whenever we left home. We sold our home recently and transferred the system to the new owners, who also appear to be pleased with the service.
There is an initial installation fee. Then the cost per month is approx. $39.00
- Kathleen S.

I bought a house in a new subdivision in San Tan Valley last
year and, as you might imagine, every possible post-construction vendor came
knocking. Including
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with Talon.
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is a contractor and
everything went well until I figured out that the equipment had issues, and
some things were not made clear in the process.
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County would come looking for a
permit if they were ever called or notified (yes, I asked)
That my little
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Inu dog (5 lbs) would be
setting off the alarm as she roamed the house. Again, yes I asked and was told
that the motion sensor would ignore anything smaller than 20 lbs.
I had it removed by
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because as soon as I set the alarm
to leave it would go off and then I would get calls from Security AND
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County as well as it going off while I was on a plane traveling. With a bit of
attitude and a stern warning not to talk to my neighbors about it, he removed
the system and left. He also left holes in the walls and strips of paint and
texture missing where he ripped the sensors down. One of my neighbors told me
she was thinking of having hers removed, not knowing that I had done so, and
she still has it. We did not discuss my situation.
Fast forward six months, and another neighbor of mine
decides they
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’t care for the sub-par service and want theirs removed, again,
I have not had a discussion with them either, when Mr.
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decides to go on
a rant to them about me, calling me out by name to my customer telling them
that he ”gave me a special deal and removal to help me out because my credit
was bad and I didn’t pay my bills”. In addition, he told my neighbors that he
knew where I worked and was going to get me fired. He then has the audacity to
call my personal number and berate me over the phone saying I am “bad-mouthing”
him and ruining his business. I have had no conversations to that effect with
anyone and most certainly do not appreciate his approach.
So, when dealing with
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on behalf of Talon,
consider these security issues:
He has threatened me to my neighbors
He threatened me over the phone
He made false accusations about why he’s losing
He shared personal information about my
financials with my neighbors
Is this a security company you want to give your business
to? By the way, I am open to suggestions about channels to contact about the
sharing of my personal info.
- Jonathan M.

The customer service is outstanding. They promptly answered questions and provided feedback. They were more than willing to assist. Even when a product was not ordered they were willing to give a discount. The installation process was easy and the initial setup via customer service was easy. Unfortunately, customer service is not available after regular business hours.
- Anthony L.

They were very responsive in understanding what I wanted on our first phone call. They then followed up several times to coordinate the appointment. They were punctual, and very responsive to what I wanted as I walked them through the house. They did the work efficiently, and professionally. Would definitly recommend them to friends for AV/Security/wirinig work.
- Michael K.

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was great. He was very responsive and provided prompt and professional service. He really went above and beyond to help. I would highly recommend his company and would not hesitate to use his services in the future.
- Clifford A.

Home Security Companies in Livingston, MT

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AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St



Brickhouse Security

980 Avenue of the Americas


1568 Spring Hill Rd

Liberty Electric Inc

9660 Summit Dr

Link Interactive

3293 Harrison Blvd

Medical Care Alert

43334 Seven Mile Road

Omega Technologies

5485 Glen Ellen

Pioneer Emergency Response Services Inc

991C Lomas Santa Fe Drive #415

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