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Matson Alarm

Similar to: Frontpoint Security

Our Score
3.7
User Score
10.0

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Our Score
3.7
User Score
10.0
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Ratings Breakdown

Price

Cellular monthly price
Undisclosed

Up-Front Costs

Activation, Install & Equipment
Undisclosed

Technology & Equip.

5/5 = BEST
5/5

Contract Length

Total # of months
36

Cancellation Policy

Can you cancel contract?
Undisclosed

Moving Policy

Can you move with system?
Undisclosed

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BHSC
4

This Review is maintained by Chase Sagum

Review Last Updated: January 14, 2017

Matson Alarm Company was founded in 1974 by Larry and Mike Matson. Matson Alarm is the largest locally owned and privately held alarm company in Fresno and its immediate surrounding area.

Security System Overview

Matson Alarm offers a basic cellular package that uses industry-best Honeywell equipment.  This system is 100% wireless and can be customized based on your home security needs.  The basic system comes with:

  • 1 central panel
  • 3 door/window sensors
  • 1 motion sensor
  • Key fob
  • Remote smart phone access
  • 24/hr monitoring
  • Sign & stickers

The costs and monthly contract is also customizable as illustrated below:

  • 3 year contract – $24, 50/mo*
  • 2 year contract – $29.50/mo
  • 1 year contract – $34.50/mo

*This offer is only available online.

The Good

Matson Alarm is one of the only companies that allow customers to fully customize their contract and monthly monitoring fees.  With this policy there is no need to get locked into a long agreement that might be difficult to fulfill.  For example, if you know you won’t be living in an area for longer than a year, you can sign a year contract and then cut ties at the end of the 12 months.  Typically, this type of policy is not offered, as most companies would like you to stay with them for as long as possible.  Also, with their long-standing reputation as a leader in home security for the Bakersfield, CA area you can trust that your home and family is their number one priority.

The Bad

One of the only noteworthy downsides to Matson is their cancelation policies.  If you buy one of their systems and decide to ditch it early you are required to pay the remaining balance in full.  However, this is partially mitigated by the fact that they allow you to customize your contract upfront, so if you know going into it how long you want the system then this shouldn’t be a problem

The Bottom Line

If you’re looking to buy a quality home security system and you’re on a tight budget this is the exact type of company that you consider.  With their customizable packages and high-end equipment it is likely that you will be satisfied with their services and cost structures.

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  1. User Score
    10
    January 25th, 2017
    0 people found this review helpful!
    Matson Alarm has provided my homes’ security systems since we built our dream home in 1985. After three houses and many years later we would’t still consider working with any other firm.
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  2. User Score
    10
    January 9th, 2017 Pomona, CA
    0 people found this review helpful!
    The Saleman clearly explained my needs and explained my weaknesses.
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  3. User Score
    10
    April 9th, 2015 Lodi, CA
    0 people found this review helpful!
    My name is Dennis Corsaro of Corsaro’s Family Pizza in Chowchilla. After a customer accidentally destroyed our front entrance, we called Matson to assess our system to make the necessary repairs. Our problem began with s lack of communication on when repairs would be made. I succeeded in contacting the a/r manager, a young lady named Trina. A very strong link in the Matson chain! She smoothed my problems out immediately, kept me informed of progress in finding s special part we needed. I have been a Matson customer for over 25 years and have never been treated better by any purveyors I have come in contact with in my 47 years in business. Thank you Trina!!! A
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  4. User Score
    10
    June 26th, 2014 Reedley, CA
    0 people found this review helpful!
    this alarm system is awesome
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Our Score
3.7
User Score
10.0
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Price

Cellular monthly price
Undisclosed

Up-Front Costs

Activation, Install & Equipment
Undisclosed

Technology & Equip.

5/5 = BEST
5/5

Contract Length

Total # of months
36

Cancellation Policy

Can you cancel contract?
Undisclosed

Moving Policy

Can you move with system?
Undisclosed

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BHSC
4
Our Score
9.0
User Score
8.5
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
1,852