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"We met with multiple home alarm system companies from across the Tri State area and finally decided to go with
. We are very glad we did!"
is an outstanding salesperson with decades of home security system experience. She was extremely thorough, prompt, passionate, knowledgeable and provided a level of customer service and support that we rarely see anymore.
Jr, one of the owners, personally installed the system with one of his colleagues.
is a perfectionist and he immediately gives you a feeling of competence and subject matter expertise. The installation was done perfectly and they were prompt, professional, competent, and clean.
Alarm Systems is an outstanding company who we would enthusiastically recommend to all!

-Robert K.

"Great service. Responded quickly, set up an appointment same week. Was on time and communicative. Promptly diagnosed a problem that his competitor completely botched," and then fixed it. Then troubleshooted and repaired a bunch of other more minor issues. Got the system up and running and tested everything. Would definitely recommend.

-S Tyler C.

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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 Defiance


Customer service was great. They helped me pick the right package without "up-charging" me or telling me i needed equipment that didn't make sense for my home's design. The kit was delivered on time and was installed and functioning in <30 mins. The monthly price is slightly better than average when compared to comparable competitor products.
- Trevor D.

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's product and service is very good so far. The sensors are sensitive and responsive. The customer service is professional and helpful. I have several questions about installation and using the product and they gave me satisfactory responses. The self-installation kit is pretty easy to do by yourself. The only downside is the connecting from the motion detector to the
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is difficult because it doesn't have the hole to connect to the
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. So one needs to find glue or use some tape to connect the motion detector with the mounting
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. They should have changed to a much simpler design to allow easier connecting.
- Binwei W.

I've had SafeTouch for a few years. It works but not well. Have had multiple times where the system/sensors go out and I need to have SafeTouch come out for repair. Plan on having alarm system downtime for a number of days each year while you wait for a service appointment. It could be next day if your lucky but is more likely to take a few days.
Would be nice if they had a better system for notifying if the monitoring is not functioning but it's up to you to figure out whether the system is working or not. How do you figure it out.....they tell you to set off the alarm every couple weeks. For anyone who has neighbors you know that's just not realistic or even a good idea to get your neighborhood in the habit of ignoring your alarm system (and being annoyed at your blaring alarm).
Recently they informed me that I needed to pay an additional $200 equipment fee on top of the contractual monitoring fee I paid due to an AT&T tower upgrade. They will not let me out of my contract and will not offer me monitoring service but will be charging me for monitoring for a couple years whether I am getting the service or not. SafeTouch's official response to me for changing the price of service midstream....my contract states they are not responsible for cellular outages (that's reasonable) so they are classifying their equipment no longer functioning with the cell towers as an "outage". This particular cellular outage will happen to last 2 more years until I can get out of my contract (unreasonable). They can't guarantee there won't be further price changes in the middle of my contrc
Overall SafeTouch provides average equipment, mediocre service, and frustrating business policies. Ignore the massive advertising campaigns and take the time to check out other options.
- Brian H.

over the phone customer service was fantastic. They helped me install the alarm system, answered questions, and help me trouble shoot issue and promptly addressed any issues I had. Best phone customer service I've had in a long time.
- Kanako O.

After obtaining 4 quotes, I opted for
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because they sounded most knowledgable in presenting approach, they did the most thorough walk through of the area to be covered by the surveillance system, they did the most comprehensive job of studying the wiring and mounting needs. During installation there were some technical difficulties that took some time to resolve. They did the appropriate research and kept at it until it was working. The resolution and number of cameras they recommended were right on when we had a theft. All of the details were captured to the satisfaction of the police.
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came on site and extracted copies of the needed files. I would highly recommend their skills, professionalism, and dedication to helping their customers.
- Barbara B.

When we sold our home they attempted to collect beyond the contracted date. I was forced to wait on hold three times for over 30 minutes at a time. Getting the service was fine, but the breakup is ugly. Be careful what you sign up for and just know you can get your own Costco purchased system with all the same benefits without all the pain.
- Ashley L.

Sent an email to
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was on time and very professional. We decided to contract for the security system and they came out to do the install. Again the tech.
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We are very happy with the service and would recommend their services.
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did not try to over sell equipment to us, and I appreciate that. I like the idea we are working with a local company.
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indicated if we had any issues to call hi directly.

I asked for a certificate for my insurance company and I received it via email almost immediately.

- Judy L.

I normally don't ever take the time out to fill out a review or survey but I felt I needed to let more people know about the excellent experience I had with
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!. Since purchasing a home I've always looked into different ways I can protect my assets. Security cameras have Always been on my mind and I have looked at numerous set ups from pc
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, Costco, and outside security companies, none of Wich I felt the prices justified the quality of the product and the additional costs of install for the "DIY" systems. Since being dissatisfied with what I found I decided to put the camera idea on the back burner. That all changed when I was introduced to
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. A family friend recommended me to them. I thought this was going to be another typical consultation with the same walk around the house while the guy points out as many places he can mount a camera on trying to up sell me before I even knew the persons name. From the beginning they made me feel comfortable. I didn't feel like I was being pressured into something before I even knew what it was. Before even assessing my home I was educated on what they do and why they do it , you can see they truly have a passion for what they do. The walk around on the house was different from the rest. They pointed out all the most important areas and specific
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their cameras will be pointing for the most coverage on the property. I reviewed their different packages and chose a six camera set up. The guys at
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were accommodating to my busy schedule for days of install. Once the system install
Was complete I was blown away! The detail in how the cameras were mounted and how well the wiring was
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behind siding they are truly the wiring magicians.- don't waste your time anywhere else go to the best ! Thanks again for the great service
- George I.

Home Security Companies in Defiance, OH

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"A Better View" Surveillance Source

271 Shawnee Trail

1st Security

8480 Baltimore National Pike

AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St

American Patriot Security

726 N. Oak Ave

Aqua Technology Group

8104 Beckett Center Dr
West Chester

Audio Video Interiors

7204 Pearl Rd

auto add-ons llc

6620 National Rd

Bowman Technology Group

PO Box 884

Brickhouse Security

980 Avenue of the Americas


26 Wet Water Street

CTSM Home Entertainment Services LLC

104 N Main Street

Devcon Security Systems Inc

4150 Tuller Rd

Elite Systems Solutions

19879 Gant Road


1568 Spring Hill Rd

GuardMe Security

45 Hwy 34 N


5116 Ohio 119



Link Interactive

3293 Harrison Blvd

Medical Care Alert

43334 Seven Mile Road

Ohio Sound, LLC

697 Hill Rd. N.

Pioneer Emergency Response Services Inc

991C Lomas Santa Fe Drive #415

Premier Home Security

116 7th St. N.W.
North Canton

Protect My Spot Home Security

4449 Easton Way




11501 ROAD


230 Lisbon Street

Shield Alarm Inc.

2021 Park Ave W

SimpliSafe Home Security

294 Washington St

SOS Family Secure, Inc.

121 East Northport Road

universal maintanence

PO Box 313

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