Guardian has been protecting homes since 1930. It is one of the leading family-owned security businesses in North America with solutions for both home and business security needs. For the homeowner, Smart Home is a easy-to-use system that includes a 7” touchscreen digital frame that allows you to mechanize all aspects of your home. This system enables energy-savings in addition to providing superior protection. However, customers may be surprised to find they will need to pay much more each month with Guardian Alarm Company for the same services rendered by top home security companies at a lower rate.
- Monthly Monitoring as Low as $24.99
- Impressive Security Cameras
- Home Automation Options
- Average Response Time: 15 Seconds
- Asset Tracking
Guardian Alarm Company’s $24.99 monthly monitoring fee competes with rates from top home security companies, and the company offers a wide variety of home security and home automation features that are better than most. In addition to door and window sensors, touchscreen panels, glass break sensors, and motion detectors, Guardian Alarm Company also provides top-of-the-line indoor and outdoor security cameras. Depending on the security package, customers can receive high-resolution cameras with bulletproof casings, 360-degree rotation, night vision, and digital video recording. Guardian Alarm Company will store up to 800 video clips of up to two minutes each, one month of continuous recording, and six-month video storage.
Customers will also receive a number of home automation options with Guardian Alarm Company. Through Guardian Alarm Company’s mobile or desktop app, users can control heating and cooling, ceiling fans and shades, lights, locks, and garage doors remotely. Users can also receive realtime email and text alerts when an alarm is triggered.
Guardian Alarm Company boasts an incredibly fast average response time of 15 seconds. That includes alarm responses to both life-threatening medical emergencies, as well as property intrusions. A chief complaint about the home security industry is slow response times, so if Guardian Alarm is accurate in this claim, the company has a major advantage over competitors. Additionally, Guardian Alarm Company allows you to track assets such as vehicles or other large equipment using GPS tracking devices. These devices provide realtime location data of your lost or stolen property, and are a feature offered by very few home security companies.
- Home Automation Features Expensive
- Confusing Contract Terms
- Automatic Renewal Clause
While most home security companies will provide home automation standard for for a small additional fee, Guardian Alarm Company will charge up to $59.95 a month for home automation – over twice the amount other companies will charge you for the same features. And while the company claims free installation and 24/7 support with any basic service plan and base equipment, customers will be required to pay for installation with more comprehensive service plans (including those with home automation capabilities).
If you are signing up for a deal with Guardian, make sure to have the advertisement in hand when the consultant arrives at your home. Some customers have reviewed the company online and while the service is impeccable, the sales team will try to up-sell you and keep you from valuable savings that are offered by the corporate team. Also when signing a contract make sure to be aware that there is an automatic renewal clause; if you are not interested in a second year, make sure to contact customer service and notify them.
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