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Alliance Security

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Our Score
6.0
User Score
1.9

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Our Score
6.0
User Score
1.9
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Price

Monthly monitoring payment
Unknown

Up-Front Costs

Activation, Install & Equipment
Undisclosed

Technology & Equip.

5/5 = BEST
5/5

Contract Length

Total # of months
36 to 60 months

Cancellation Policy

Can you cancel contract?
Undisclosed

Moving Policy

Can you move with system?
Free

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BHSC
46

This Review is maintained by Chase Sagum

Review Last Updated: February 2, 2017

Alliance Security incorporated and started working as a team out of bedroom in the CEO’s condo in Rhode Island. In 2008, they partnered with Monitronics. Monitronics is the one of the most technologically sophisticated monitoring services in the country. Partnering decreased the average response time to first contact so responders can be there as fast as possible.

In 2011, Alliance Security partnered with 2GIG Technologies, the innovator of hardware advancements in the industry. Alliance Security reported that in 2013 they have helped protect over 100,000 homes and families across the country.

Security System Overview

Alliance Security offers one of the most comprehensive security options in the industry. With security solutions to a variety of home situations, Alliance Security almost always has a package that suits each individual family’s needs.

Alliance Security offers a range of different plans to help secure people in their varied situations. Because of the range of packages Alliance Security offers, they have many different pieces of equipment. The equipment consists of:

  • Battery Operated Entry
  • Infrared Motion Detector
  • Firefighter Protection
  • Keyless Remote
  • Smart Code Deadbolt Lever
  • Ultrasonic Glass Break
  • Smart-O-Stat Climate Control
  • Lighting & Appliance Module
  • Burglar-In-Motion Detector
  • Glass-Break Sensor
  • 720 HD Wireless Wi-Fi Camera
  • Intruder Entry Sensors
  • Intruder-In-Motion Detector
  • Glass-Breaking Burglar Sensor
  • Clear Sound Smoke Detector
  • H.E.L.P
  • Keyless Entry
  • Stay-At-Home Firefighter
  • Glass Shattering Criminal Sensor
  • Criminal Entry Sensors
  • Criminal-In-Motion Detector
  • Magnetic Window & Door Sensors

The Good

Alliance Security offers many different options so you can have the security system that works best for you and your situation. They offer seven different packages. With any package you purchase, there is a firefighter smoke monitoring device that comes with it. There is a “special alert” sensor in every package (with no increase in your monitoring rate). You will have a licensed technician come to install your alarm system at a specific time that meets YOUR needs. They will arrive within just one hour of your scheduled installation window (if they are just one minute late, you will receive a free month of monitoring).

The packages include:

Package Options Breakdown

Home Control Package

Secure Mobile Package

  • 5 Diamond Certified Monitoring
  • Color Touchscreen Panel
  • Wireless Communication
  • Two-way Voice
  • Mobile Control
  • Severe Weather Alerts
  • 1 Hour Window Guarantee
  • $500 Deductible
  • Included Fire Protection
  • 5 Diamond Certified Monitoring
  • Color Touchscreen Panel
  • Wireless Communication
  • Two-way Voice
  • Mobile Control
  • Severe Weather Alerts
  • $0 Upfront Equipment Cost
  • 1 Hour Window Guarantee
  • $500 Deductible
  • Included Fire Protection

Secure Vision Package

Senior Living Package

  • 5 Diamond Certified Monitoring
  • Color Touchscreen Panel
  • Wireless Communication
  • Two-way Voice
  • Mobile Control
  • Severe Weather Alerts
  • 1 Hour Window Guarantee
  • $500 Deductible
  • Included Fire Protection
  • 5 Diamond Certified Monitoring
  • Color Touchscreen Panel
  • Wireless Communication
  • Two-way Voice
  • Mobile Control
  • Severe Weather Alerts
  • $0 Upfront Equipment Cost
  • 1 Hour Window Guarantee
  • $500 Deductible
  • Included Fire Protection
  • Monthly Rate: Unknown

Single Parent Package

Suburban Family Package

  • 5 Diamond Certified Monitoring
  • Color Touchscreen Panel
  • Wireless Communication
  • Two-way Voice
  • Mobile Control
  • Severe Weather Alerts
  • $0 Upfront Equipment Cost
  • 1 Hour Window Guarantee
  • $500 Deductible
  • Included Fire Protection
  • Monthly Rate: Unknown
  • 5 Diamond Certified Monitoring
  • Color Touchscreen Panel
  • Wireless Communication
  • Two-way Voice
  • Mobile Control
  • Severe Weather Alerts
  • $0 Upfront Equipment Cost
  • 1 Hour Window Guarantee
  • $500 Deductible
  • Included Fire Protection
  • Monthly Rate: Unknown

“Techie” Package

Benefits of Using Alliance Security

  • 5 Diamond Certified Monitoring
  • Color Touchscreen Panel
  • Wireless Communication
  • Two-way Voice
  • Mobile Control
  • Severe Weather Alerts
  • $0 Upfront Equipment Cost
  • 1 Hour Window Guarantee
  • $500 Deductible
  • Included Fire Protection
  • Monthly Rate: Unknown
  • 1 Hour Scheduled Installs
  • On Time For All Appointments
  • Simple Solutions with package equip.
  • Add-ons available for all packages:
    • Powered door locks
    • Smart Thermostat
    • Light control module
    • Video Monitoring
  • Crash and smash protection
  • Real-time mobile alerts
  • Cellular Communication

Many of the services are the same in the variety of packages, but there are differing pieces of equipment to help benefit the user. The mobile access is extremely convenient. There is a reliable and fast wireless connection. You can keep control of your home by simply checking your mobile device. You can receive practical notifications by text or email if something triggers sensors.

Alliance Security also overs lifestyle options to cater even more to your different situations. Their lifestyle options are: Senior Living, Single Parent, Suburban Family, and Techie Lifestyle.

The Bad

Alliance Security does offer one of the most complete security offers in the industry, but there are reasons to pause for concern prior to singing up for their service. The following are a few reasons potential customers should further investigate before making a decision:

  • Legal action has been taken against Alliance by the federal government
  • No DIY installation option
  • Installation costs for more advanced and home automation packages

On March 12, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission and Versatile Marketing Solutions and Jasjit Gotra entered into a Stipulated Final Order for Permanent Injunction and Civil Penalty Judgment.

The Bottom Line

Alliance Security provides many plans to help you feel safe while being in or out of your home. You can easily find a plan that fits the way you live. There are some legal issues going on with the business and they are not accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

Alliance Security works to provide different services for various family situations. They have tailored security packages for the following:

  • Suburban families – optional paid upgraded
  • Senior citizens – two-way communication in emergency situation
  • Single parents – immediate alerts and free mobile app
  • “Techies” – advanced technology can be added
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8.2
$19.99-$42.99
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#2

7.5
$34.99
$99

#3

5.7
$34.95-49.95
$99

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  1. User Score
    5
    November 2nd, 2017
    0 people found this review helpful!
    I did there cert2 in security It was a great course both the teacher were great but Lloyd W. was so funny you’ll have a fun time learning with him

    But the ceo is not the greatest he try to cancel cause we only had 12 people attending so the total $6000 for the course and not enough money for him

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    0
    October 10th, 2017 Portersville, PA
    0 people found this review helpful!
    This has been the worst experience we have ever had with a company! It took 2 installers over 1 week to get the alarm functioning properly and to stop the false alarms. We were offered 2 months free when they were trying to get our business. It was never included in our contract and no one knew anything about it. So much for recorded lines. We also were promised a promotional echo dot and “smart bulb”. 6 wks later and still have not received. I have called MULTIPLE times and spoke with customer service. STILL HAVE NOT GOTTEN ANYWHERE. Experience has been poor all around and we are stuck for 5 years.
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  3. User Score
    0
    October 10th, 2017 Loxley, AL
    0 people found this review helpful!
    I receive 2-5 calls everyday from this company. They are spoofing local cell numbers so that I am more apt to answer the call. I hang up immediately. I call back to the number showing on my caller ID and it belongs to an individual who has no knowledge that the call is taking place. I also received a call from someone asking if I had just called them about an alarm system. So, today I stayed on the phone through the recording to get to a person. I asked the salesperson for the full name of the company and where they were located – he said New Mexico. I told him they were spoofing cell numbers of unsuspecting people to try to get call recipients to take the calls. He said he had no knowledge of that because he was just a salesperson. I asked him for the number to call him back directly. He asked me to get a pen and paper and I told him I was ready. He then hung up on me. I am going to report this to the FCC, CFPB and any other agency with initials that seems appropriate.
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  4. User Score
    0
    October 9th, 2017 West Orange, NJ
    0 people found this review helpful!
    THIS COMPANY KEEPS CALLING MY CELL PHONE & SOLICITING ME AFTER I REQUESTED NUMEROUS AMOUNT OF TIMES TO STOP.
    IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW MANY NUMBERS I BLOCK, THEY KEEP CALLING FROM OTHER NUMBERS.
    FINALLY I TRY CONTACTING THE MAIN OFFICE, BEING ON HOLD FOR 10 MINUTES, IT ALSO HUNG UP.

    I HAD TO CONTACT THE DISPATCHERS TO REMOVE MY NUMBER – LET SEE IF THIS WORKS…..

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  5. User Score
    0
    October 6th, 2017 Irving, TX
    0 people found this review helpful!
    very bad service,we call for install on two weeks ago, but they don’t bring our equirment , the guy said he wil be back after one week ,utill now still waiting for .
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  6. User Score
    0
    August 22nd, 2017 East Providence, RI
    0 people found this review helpful!
    This company is a scam and sells you a cheaply made system that you are better off buying in one purchase at a best buy or any electronics store.
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  7. User Score
    10
    August 21st, 2017
    0 people found this review helpful!
    Loving our new system! We’ve always lived in a relatively safe area, but you can never be too careful! Thank you!!
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  8. User Score
    0
    August 17th, 2017 Chicago, IL
    2 people found this review helpful!
    I received a robo call from this company from a bogus local phone number. I played along so I could find out what company was doing this to me. The advertisement robo person’s voice is one that is used for various advertisements that continuously call my phone number that is registered on the Do Not Call List. This is extremely frustrating. I will specifically NEVER use anyone who contacts me this way. Plus, I will file complaints as well. Any and all companies that chose this route of advertising will never have my business.
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  9. User Score
    0
    August 17th, 2017 Orange, CA
    1 people found this review helpful!
    I have been called by this company multiple times and each time (in an effort to not be bothered by these telemarketers) I tell them that I am not the homeowner (even though I am) and they promptly hang out–no thank you, no goodbye, just on to the next call. For a company with whom you will need to rely on good communication over the phone, this is a very bad look on them. Stay away. Just get AT&T or Simplisafe.
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  10. User Score
    0
    August 16th, 2017 Greensboro, NC
    2 people found this review helpful!
    Previous we had a sales representative from alliance security to visit our home to solicit the alarms security system. At that time we were not able to purchase the system. With that being said the sales representative Barkari S had stayed it, if we was to give him referrals that we will receive a referral fee no matter if we had security system service with them or not. We gave numerous relatives and family members referrals to the sales representative. When it came time for our referral fee distribution. We were told it will be given to us on a certain day and then days turn into weeks. It’s all a scam, fraudulent. Consumer buyers be aware !!!
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  11. User Score
    0
    August 15th, 2017
    1 people found this review helpful!
    My alarm went off for no reason and the customer service could not help, they proposed next day technitian visit!!!!! Seems like ‘ I don’t know’ is the very popular fraze they use.
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  12. User Score
    8
    August 15th, 2017 Cranston, RI
    1 people found this review helpful!
    Had some complications with some of the equipment shortly after getting it, but the customer service has been excellent and everything was sorted out in no time. Happy to have the extra sense of security.
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  13. User Score
    8
    August 14th, 2017 Rye, NY
    0 people found this review helpful!
    Good deal for two cameras. I like that everythings set up to go straight to my phone.
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  14. User Score
    0
    August 11th, 2017 Hagerstown, MD
    1 people found this review helpful!
    we had an alarm system installed with Alliance in june. the guy installed the system and left, he never showed us how to use it or how to get the cameras to work and when you call them they just give you the run around. We wouldnt recommend them to anyone.
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  15. User Score
    10
    August 10th, 2017 New York, NY
    0 people found this review helpful!
    The people are very kind and the equipment is really nice. Great experience so far.
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  16. User Score
    1
    August 8th, 2017 Downey, CA
    0 people found this review helpful!
    Continuously getting locked out of the house and can’t get help. Hung up on several times.
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  17. User Score
    0
    July 24th, 2017 Sanford, CO
    1 people found this review helpful!
    My system has not worked since its installation in October 2016. I have been calling both
    Alliance Security and Monitronics for over 7 months and they have not fixed my system. These two companies are the worst companies I have ever dealt with in my 60 year old life!
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  18. User Score
    1
    July 22nd, 2017
    0 people found this review helpful!
    I was to pay $39.99 mth. for 36 mths. The price kept going up I noticed on our monthly statements. I looked at our contract to make sure we didn’t miss something stating the price will go up. Nothing! It stated going up a little here a little there. I guess they thought we won’t notice. Now it’s $48.25. We got the system in july 2014. This is july 2017. It’s been 36 months now. I’m cancelling!
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  19. User Score
    10
    July 11th, 2017 Providence, RI
    1 people found this review helpful!
    Michael was very nice very knowledgeable He did his work fast respected the house and family Would recommend him
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  20. User Score
    0
    June 21st, 2017 Montgomery, AL
    2 people found this review helpful!
    did not appreciate a phone call to try to sell this product at 5AM. I believe this is against the law to call this early. Woke from a sound sleep, scared that something had happened to a family member. Please stop this practice. Would NEVER do business with this company
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Our Score
6.0
User Score
1.9
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Price

Monthly monitoring payment
Unknown

Up-Front Costs

Activation, Install & Equipment
Undisclosed

Technology & Equip.

5/5 = BEST
5/5

Contract Length

Total # of months
36 to 60 months

Cancellation Policy

Can you cancel contract?
Undisclosed

Moving Policy

Can you move with system?
Free

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BHSC
46
Our Score
9.0
User Score
8.2
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Price

Monthly Price Range
$19.99-$42.99

Up-Front Costs

Activation, Install & Equipment
$0

Technology & Equip.

5/5 = BEST
5/5

Contract Length

Total # of months
36

Cancellation Policy

Can you cancel contract?
Pay Balance

Moving Policy

Can you move with system?
Free

Index

Quality Index (Below 413 is good)
77

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BHSC
2,057