Can the Alarm Hardware in My House be Connected to Any Monitoring Service?

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Many customers believe that once they’ve bought an alarm system for their home, they are locked into service with the original monitoring company for as long as they use that equipment. This can lead to paying more for monitoring service than you would otherwise, and the hassle of dealing with a company that you might not want to do business with.

Fortunately, that is no longer the case. Now customers are free to choose a home monitoring provider, no matter who originally installed and serviced their home monitoring equipment. No matter where you bought your home alarm system equipment or who the original contract is with, you are free once your original contract is up.

This means that you can use the same equipment and choose any monitoring service that you want.

Having the ability to choose a new monitoring service provider brings many benefits, to include:

  • Lower costs for maintenance on your alarm system;
  • Lower costs for upgrades;
  • Lower monthly monitoring frees;
  • More choices for services and options on your monitoring plan;
  • Freedom of choice.

If you currently have a home alarm system installed and would like to switch providers, there are a few steps you need to take. First, get out your contract and find out when the contract end or renewal date is.

If your obligation to the company has expired and you are under no penalty to switch, you can choose a new home monitoring service right away. If you are still under contract to another company, you have a couple of choices.

The first choice is to stay with this company until your contract expires. Depending upon the length of time that is left on your obligation, this may be the right choice. However, if you still have several months, or even years left on your contract, it may be cheaper to pay the early cancellation fee to get out of your contract.

This leaves you free to pursue services from another provider. Once you are past your obligation to your previous home monitoring service provider, you are free to find another provider. You should find a company that offers low rates, great customer service and a package of services that meets your needs. Alarm Relay offers this service for as low as $8.95 a month.

Give us a call today to see what we can do to keep you and your family safe from fire, break-ins and other issues!

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