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Doyle Security Systems Inc.

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5/5 = BEST
3/5

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Review Last Updated: January 14, 2017

Doyle Security is family owned and operated since 1919 and is steeped in a long tradition of protection for its clients. Doyle is one of the most widely recognized names in the industry, especially for the upper New York region.

Security System Overview

Doyle Security Systems provides customers in with the option to purchase either a landline or wireless system.  With either option they require that customers pay for the equipment in full at the time of installation.  Doyle Security offers five different packages: basic security, interactive security, security and home automation, security and video, and the total home package.

The Good

Doyle Security provides commercial, residential, and medical alarm systems, CCTV, access control and Safe & Lock services and products.  In addition, they own and operate a Five Diamond certified U.L. listed emergency response center in upstate New York.  They have a fully staffed emergency response team that is ready to dispatch 24/7 every day of the year.  Along with the high quality protection, they also ensure that your equipment is protected for the entire duration of the time you are monitored by them.

The new base security package includes the following:

  • $0 down payment
  • $25/monthly monitoring
  • 1 Lynx Touch 5200 panel
  • 2 Door/Window contacts
  • 1 motion detector
  • Live Two-Way Voice

The interactive security package consists of:

  • $0 down payment
  • $28/monthly monitoring
  • 1 Lynx Touch 5200 Panel
  • 2 Door/Window contacts
  • 1 motion detector
  • Live Two-Way Voice
  • Remote arming and disarming

The security and home automation package includes:

  • $149 down payment
  • $35/monthly monitoring
  • 1 Lynx Touch 5200 Panel
  • 2 Door/Window contacts
  • 1 motion detector
  • Live Two-Way Voice
  • Remote arming and disarming
  • 1 Door lock
  • 2 Lamp modules

The security and video package comes with the following:

  • $149 down payment
  • $35/monthly monitoring
  • 1 Lynx 5200 Panel
  • 2 Door/Window contacts
  • 1 motion detector
  • Live Two-Way Voice
  • Remote arming and disarming
  • 1 IP Camera
  • Mobile Video Viewing

Doyle’s total home package is their most complete package including:

  • $249 down payment
  • $39/monthly monitoring
  • 1 Lynx 5200 Panel
  • 2 Door/Window contacts
  • 1 motion detector
  • Live Two-Way Voice
  • Remote arming and disarming
  • 1 IP Camera
  • Mobile Video Viewing
  • 1 Door Lock
  • 2 Lamp modules

The lifetime warranty that is offered to all customers is a unique service that is not found among most security companies.  Another positive is that if for some reason you need to cancel your service they only require 75% repayment of the remaining balance; usually home security dealers require full repayment. Doyle Security is professionally installed and there is no down payment.

The Bad

The most obvious problem with Doyle’s packages is that they require a 3-year contract even though you buy the equipment outright at the beginning of service.  Usually when a company requests that customers buy the equipment at installation they either allow them to pay month-to-month or sign them up for only one year.  This is due to the fact that their costs have been covered and they do not need to keep customers on the hook to recover any money invested.  Doyle, however, locks customers in for 3 years which is unusual based on their upfront costs

The Bottom Line

If you live in the upper New York region, are in need of home security, and have about a thousand dollars to invest upfront then Doyle is a one of the best companies in the region to consider.  However, if you do not live in the area or are hoping to get a system for little money down then you should look elsewhere.

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Price

Cellular monthly price
$25–$39

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Technology & Equip.

5/5 = BEST
3/5

Contract Length

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Our Score
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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

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Moving Policy

Can you move with system?
Free

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Quality Index (Below 413 is good)
77

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