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Tips and Tricks to Buying the Right Home Security System

Jun 09, 2016 10:30AM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Millions of homeowners seek to secure their homes, families and belongings with a home security system (also called a burglar alarm). In fact, last year Better Business Bureau (BBB) received nearly 600,000 inquiries from consumers researching alarm system companies.

Make sure the company you choose is credible by searching on and following these tips:

1. Choose a reputable business. 

2. Contact at least three companies before making a selection. 

3. Ask about all charges up front. 

4. Know the ins and outs of your contract. 

BBB also received a lot of complaints from consumers about less than ethical companies attempting to get them to switch their alarm service, often by knocking on the door and claiming to be their current provider offering an “upgrade,” or saying their current alarm service is out-of-business or was sold to the door-to-door salesperson’s business. 

It's important to know the facts about the contracts you sign, as well as the company you are signing with, to protect your home. For more detailed information, and a few "red flags" to look out for, visit the BBB website to read the full article. 

The article was sponsored by Summit Security Company:

Summit Security Company - Arlington TX

Summit Security Company

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