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"I was aware that I would have to install the equipment myself, however, it was a very easy process. It only took maybe 30 minutes to install it and I have it on" 3 doors and also have it on several windows. I am very pleased with their service and like that they give you yard and window signs and decals. I would highly recommend this service to others and find their rates to be reasonable. They also have an added feature that if your smoke detector goes off, they will alert your local fire department and the same thing for a possible break in, they alert your police department. This company has been very helpful and informative with questions and issues I've had thus far. I actually had to call them because I had not received a couple alarm triggers for my windows, and when I called they were very helpful and had those shipped right away. They have great customer service. Also, if you move, you can take the alarm system with you.

-CLAIRE M.

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"showed up on time, diagnosed a possibility of corrosion that is typical of this fault. He removed and inspected two door contacts and found corrosion on the wires" so he replaced them, tested the system and finished up. i have had this company service for many years and can't find a better security company for service or price.

-John P.

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Angie's Answers

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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 Winston Salem

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did a good job. The person from the company -name Mr.
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gave us an quote , which we accepted and they did what they were expected to do.
- Balint B.
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The best thing about them is their quick response time when the alarm is set off. Even though it was a false alarm, it was good to know that they were right on the ball. I would happily tell other Angie's List members to use this security contractor.
- HENRY M.
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Great service and responsiveness, showed up when they promised, and were neat, courteous and orderly. There was a problem with programming one of the keypads, but it was resolved within 1 day. System has worked as expected since.
- STEVE B.
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They are an extremely reliable company. Their workers are extremely courteous and respectful. I would recommend their services to everyone around the area.
- THOMAS C.
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Cpi overpriced way too much for the service they provided. They also had a great lack in the knowledge field of what they were doing. I really did not appreciate this company or their services.
- TERRY P.
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Excellent service, very prompt, and not pushy. I felt like they were looking out for my best interest, not giving me a sales pitch. They do not entice you with the $99 intro offers and then up charge you for the extras. The best part, there is no contract and is only $18.75 a month. The same service at ADT is $43 a month with a 3 YEAR contract. I invested quite a bit of time in researching a variety of Security systems.
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was the best I found hands down.
- James W.
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On 5-28-2013 the installers arrived and were also friendly, professional, and did an excellent job installing the alarm. They did an excellent job explaining the operation of the system.
- sylvia C.
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I purchased the system at Costco - Samsung SDE-5001 with 8 cameras (upgradeable to 16)
Each camera requires an Ethernet cable to transport the image back to a central recorder as well as supply power to the camera.
The supplied cables were too short to use in our ranch home.
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supplied new cables to the cameras....More /> After
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did an excellent job on the physical installation, the setup and operation was easy for me to initialize on phone, iPad as well as our computers.
I was impressed with
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stopped over and we reviewed the equipment as well as looked at potential locations for the cameras. He then performed a thorough research on the Samsung product and the installation requirements. When he returned he explained his ideas of locating the central recorder and reviewed a camera location plan showing the coverage at various
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. We review the details with my wife as at that time I spent a lot of time traveling in my job. (I'm now retired and should have written this a few months ago)
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worked with my wife during the installation and she was very impressed with the attention to detail and how
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cleaned up after all the installation dust.
I would absolutely recommend his services to anyone interested in employing a true professional electrician.
- Bob K.

Home Security Companies in Winston Salem

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AAA-K.W.D. Lock & Key and Security, Inc

470 Staffordshire Rd
Winston-Salem

Adt

11141 Old US Hwy 52
Winston Salem

ADT Security Services, Inc

965 Pinebrook Knolls Dr
Winston Salem

AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St

All & All Maintenance & Cleaning LLC

1457 Embler Rd
Lexington

AMERICAN MEDICAL SECURITY INC

1321 WESTBROOK PLAZA DR
Winston Salem

Archdale Locksmith

116 E Swathmore Ave
High Point

Bretco Electric Company Inc

301 Thurston St
Winston Salem

Brickhouse Security

980 Avenue of the Americas

CAROLINA ALARM INC

2581 W CLEMMONSVILLE RD
Winston Salem

Carolina Communication Services

4540 Alliance Church Rd
Pleasant Garden

Carolina Custom Sound

285 Bridle Ln
Advance

CAROLINA SAFETY & SOUND

2760 ARMSTRONG DR
Winston Salem

CAUDILL'S COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC Co Inc.

208 E BODENHAMER ST
Kernersville

COMMERCIAL SOUND INC

114 FAYETTE ST
Winston Salem

CPI Security Systems Inc

4200 Sandy Porter Rd
Charlotte

Crime Alert Security Systems

PO Box 366
Lewisville

DIVERSIVIED SECURITY SOLUTIONS

2025 DELLABROOK RD
Winston Salem

ECSS, Inc.

1513 E. Center St. Ext.
Lexington

ELITE SECURITY SOLUTIONS LLC

411 Stultz Dr
Walnut Cove

Elon 24 Hour Lock Service

501 Manning Ave
Elon

eWire Electric Company

834 Arbor Road
Winston Salem

Eyes & Ears, Sound and Security, Inc.

517 Medley Street
Greensboro

FIRE ALARM LINES FOR WINSTON

301 N MAIN ST
Winston Salem

Frontpoint

1568 Spring Hill Rd

GuardMe Security

45 Hwy 34 N

HERNDON SECURITY & TELECOM INC

329 N SMITH ST
Liberty

Hodges Triad Electric LLC

1484 Hampton Plaza Dr
Kernersville

House Doctors

3048 N Old Greensboro Rd.
High Point

INNOVATIVE SOUND & SECURITY

1130 St Marks Church Rd
Burlington

Innovative Sound and Security

1130 St Marks Church Rd
Burlington

Link Interactive

3293 Harrison Blvd

MASTER GUARD SECOCO

2850 REYNOLDA RD
Winston Salem

Medical Care Alert

43334 Seven Mile Road

Nelson Alarms Inc

8353 NC Hwy 22 N
Climax

PDR Air Duct Cleaning

615 St George Square Ct
Winston-Salem

PERFORMANCE CABLING TECH

PO Box 757
Asheboro

Piedmont Fire Protection Services LLC

3101 Poplarwood Ct Ste 310
Raleigh

Pioneer Emergency Response Services Inc

991C Lomas Santa Fe Drive #415

Pleasant Garden Locksmiths

2021 Pepperstone Pl
Greensboro

Power Home Technologies - Charlotte NC

2838 Queen City Dr
Charlotte

PROGUARD SYSTEMS INC

395 SPRING DR
Winston Salem

PSI

1365 WESTGATE CENTER DR
Winston Salem

PT Electric inc.

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Clemmons

RADAR SECURITY ALARM

319 N SPRING ST
Winston Salem

Rexrode Electric

502 Spruce St
High Point

ROBINSON SECURITY

3709 Vandalia Dr
Winston Salem

SAFEGUARD SECURITY/MATRIX SECURTIY GROUP

4004 SPRING GARDEN ST
Greensboro

SECURE ONE

720 Park Centre Dr
Kernersville

security and sound solutions llc

247 daryl drive
Lexington

SECURITY GATE

120 COVENTRY PARK LN
Winston Salem

SECURITY INVESTMENTS LLC

3401 HEALY DR
Winston Salem

SECURITY NATIONAL SERVICING

7830 N POINT BLVD
Winston Salem

SENTINEL ALARM & ELECTRIC CO

4713 OAK RIDGE DR
Winston Salem

Service Euro

4250 N Patterson Ave
Winston Salem

SimpliSafe Home Security

294 Washington St

Smoke Alert Home Fire Safety

2664 Timber Dr
Garner

SOS Family Secure, Inc.

121 East Northport Road

SOUND SOLUTIONS

1621 STANLEY RD
Greensboro

Sounds Unlimited

4300 Old Rural Hall Rd
Winston Salem

The Steel Electric Company

3 Palm Tree Ct.
Greensboro

The Stereo Shop

3807 Reynolda Rd
Winston Salem

TLC Safe Watch

PO Box 1962
Thomasville

U S SAFETY MASTERGUARD

4245 BIRCH CREEK TRL
Winston Salem

USAA Bank

PO Box 33490

V LINK

7327 W FRIENDLY AVE
Greensboro

WACKENHUT CORP

1701 LINK RD
Winston Salem

Wood's Tv

729 Worth St
Mount Airy

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