Cheap Home Security Package
When you take away all the fluff that comes with companies calling themselves smart home providers and home automation companies you’ll find that the backbone of these companies is built on home security. The industry started with a simple burglar alarm that was invented to deter would be invaders. Although the industry has grown immensely since its inception, the concept remains unchanged.
We’ve had multiple interactions with would-be clients that complain they don’t want the security features, but instead want only the automation devices. Things like automatic deadbolts, outdoor infrared cameras, and even smart thermostats. This puts us in a hard spot because we know that if an individual doesn’t appreciate the security aspects of one of LV Home Security’s systems, they are better off going elsewhere. There are a couple of reasons for this.
First, for the majority of people, the newness of stuff wears off pretty quick. It’s true in the case of a new vehicle, a new phone, and most definitely a new home automation system. Automation is built to provide convenience, so the more you use it, the more you love it. The problem is, you don’t have to use your indoor cameras everyday unless you feel the need. Whereas with the security components of a system you would be silly to not use the beautiful touch screen LCD panel at least every night when all you have to do is hit one button. It’s top of mind because locking door is top of mind. So it becomes this cyclical thing, you use your alarm everyday so you appreciate it. You appreciate it because you use it every day.
It’s hard for us as a company to justify spending a lot of time and effort setting up, installing, and providing service for a customer we know we will when the contract expires. The home security industry is such that companies don’t make a lot of money within the initial contract. The majority of the profit comes during the second and third contracts. We have to keep people long than the contract they sign. We feel that if a customer uses their alarm every single night when they go to bed it will become a habit that will be hard to break and will likely result in them keeping our service.
The other dilemma this puts us in is that there are cheaper alternatives out there for hardware such as cameras and locks that individuals can buy and not have a recurring cost. Our goal isn’t to win the quick buck, it is to build a brand and a reputation and as such we lose no sleeping losing a deal here or there in such an instance.
Our basic security package will cover the necessities. The doors, the windows, the smoke protection, and even carbon monoxide if you so wish. We have the option of including key fobs for simplicity if you aren’t a smartphone guy or gal. On top of the benefit of having peace of mind, you are likely to receive a homeowners insurance discount for having a monitored system.
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How Does This System Work?
Many first-time home security buyers worry how about the transition from no alarm to having a monitored security system. There is undoubtedly a transition that must take place, but it’s usually must smoother than one would think. The horror stories are spread online, listing every reason why an alarm system caused them more grief than it did good. The stories are a dime a dozen and quite honestly most of them are true. The part that gets left out is that it isn’t so much the fault of the system or the user, its a lack of managed expectations.
Think about all the door-to-door salesman that approach your home. There aren’t all that many of them anymore relatively speaking. In fact there are few enough that when one does come around, it is the talk of the neighborhood on the community Facebook page. Next think of all the services and products that are still sold direct to home. They are also relatively few in number and we can think of all three of them in just a few short moments. Vacuums, pest-control, magazines, and home security systems are most of what’s left. I can’t speak for everyone reading right now, but personally these characters usually come off as the bottom of the barrel type. Now that isn’t always the case, and this is coming from someone that’s spent multiple years actually knocking doors. The point we are trying to make is that oftentimes when an alarm system is sold to a homeowner, the salesman because of lack of training will oversell the product or will leave out some valuable information. If the responsibility doesn’t sit with the salesman then it usually is with the technician and it is a frequent occurrence that information is left out. Information like how to use the system the homeowner just signed up being the biggest.
Therefore when these stories float around the internet, what should be included is the fact that the company did a poor job explaining how the system worked or how it was to be operated and there lies the issue.
The system itself is simple. You take out your smartphone or key fob, open the app or press one button and the system is either armed or disarmed with that single action. Nothing more, nothing less it is genuinely that easy. There’s no reason to over complicate the process. Push a button or swipe on your phone to turn it on and do the reverse to turn it off.