Indianapolis home security experts discuss alarms

Indianapolis home security experts discuss alarms

What services do you offer?

Bill Nelson: "Burglary, fire and alarm systems with electronic access control."

Kirk Booher: "Alarms, security system installations and monitoring services."

Jack Jordan: "Security service, alarm monitoring and surveillance systems."

What's the most important thing to consider when buying an alarm system?

Nelson: "Work with a company that has a reputable operation and buy a system that fits your specific needs."

Booher: "Deal with a provider who is involved and accountable for every step of the solution."

Jordan: "Quality of equipment as well as the provider's knowledge of the installation."

What's the typical installation cost for an alarm system?

Nelson: "$995 with a 24-hour monitoring service that costs less than $1 a day."

Booher: "$700-$900 with an average of $35 per month for 24-hour monitoring services."

Jordan: "$650-$700 with a starting flat rate of $25 per month for 24-hour monitoring services."

Is technology changing the industry? How?

Nelson: "The initial signal gets to the control station much quicker. Cellular transition technology and digital systems continue to rise in popularity."

Booher: "Hybrid systems are becoming the standard. Two-way voice-link provides better protection and communication between the service and the homeowner."

Jordan: "As technology advances, the more options become available to the homeowner. This ultimately provides greater access to the system."

What makes you stand out from your competition?

Nelson: "We are an alarm company, not a marketing company. The one thing you can count on is that we will be here tomorrow."

Booher: "Consistency, reliability and the speed of the monitoring response with our central station."

Jordan: "A local company with longevity that has tremendous dedication to service."

Can a homeowner get an insurance discount by installing one of your systems?

Nelson: "Generally speaking, yes that would be possible."

Booher: "The homeowner generally will get a 5 to 20 percent discount."

Jordan: "The homeowner will receive a discount ranging from 10 to 20 percent."

How long have you been in business?

Nelson: "Our business started in 1990."

Booher: "Since 1950."

Jordan: "We started the company in 1975."

What's the biggest misconception people have about alarm systems?

Nelson: "People believe that alarm systems are foolproof. They are built to keep people out, but human beings are smart creatures."

Booher: "Homeowners develop a false sense of security. All too often homeowners go with 'cookie-cutter' or 'one size fits all' systems that fail to meet their family needs."   

Jordan: "Homeowners have a general lack of concern over the type and quality of equipment, all the while overlooking the capability and qualifications of the installer."

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