EMC security focuses on providing technologically enhanced security solutions including motion detectors, panic buttons, door and window sensors, wireless and cellular backups, burglar alarm panels as well as a central monitoring station. EMC products are of exceptional quality and the alarm monitoring is provided on monthly basis at affordable fees, thus, you don’t have to get into any long-term contracts. However, EMC Security only services customers in Atlanta, GA. Customers will need to pay for all their equipment, and EMC falls behind industry leaders in terms of online transparency.
- $16.95 Monthly Rate
- Flexible Billing Options
- Free Installation
- No Contracts
EMC Security provides one of the most affordable and flexible security systems in the industry. At only $16.95 a month, EMC Security costs nearly half as much as most home security systems. And in spite of its low rates, EMC is still able to provide a fully comprehensive system, complete with all three types of monitoring (landline, broadband, and cellular), home automation features such as lighting, climate, and door-lock control, video monitoring, and medical alerts. Through EMC’s mobile app, users can control these features and view video streams remotely at their convenience.
After a free in-home consultation, EMC customers will have their security systems installed absolutely free. Many companies will charge activation or installation fees. EMC is also one of the few companies in the home security industry without long-term contracts. Most companies will lock customers into a three- to five-year contract, occasionally raising monthly rates during the contract, and setting customers up for automatic renewal unless they provide a written statement that they would like to cancel. And because EMC Security doesn’t use long-term contracts on its systems, customers won’t have to worry about paying hefty cancellation fees that, with other companies, can be hundreds, even thousands of dollars.
Customers also have the flexibility to choose their billing options, including: monthly, quarterly or yearly bills and also can choose to include their monitoring fee into their monthly power bill, depending on their power provider.
- Only Available in Atlanta, GA
- High Upfront Costs
- Poor Online Transparency
EMC’s excellent rates and flexible plans are only available to residents of Atlanta, GA. Many home security companies have a multi-state reach, some even a nationwide reach. And while EMC customers don’t need to worry about activation or installation costs upfront, they will need to pay for their equipment at the time of installation. Depending on the system requirements for their homes, EMC customers may pay high installation fees.
While EMC is both affordable and flexible, the company offers very little information on its equipment or available home security service plans. To determine if there are any upfront costs, customers will need to reach out to an EMC customer service representative. And though EMC provides a list of operating manuals for equipment that could possibly be included in your system, customers are at the mercy of the free in-home consultation before they can know which equipment specifically will be installed in their home.
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