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Richmond Alarm Company

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The basic package that Richmond Alarm Co. offers is called the Security Plus package.

This is a cellular-based system that is 100% wireless and uses 2GIG equipment.  For the new customer, the upfront costs are $299 and then $44.95/month for 36 months.

This system comes with the following equipment:

  • 2GIG Control Panel
  • Rechargeable Standby Battery
  • Low Voltage transformer power supply
  • 3 wireless door/window contacts
  • Cellular Communication transmitter
  • Key Fob

Installation and control of lights, locks, thermostats, and wireless video are available for additional installation and monthly monitoring charges.

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Pros

  • Locally Owned
  • 24/7 Customer Support

Locally Owned

As the oldest and largest locally owned provider of electronic security services in Virginia, Richmond Alarm Co. designs, installs, monitors, and services a complete line of comprehensive security systems.

They also own and operate their own central monitoring system which allows them to provide quick response times to their customers without using a third-party company.

24/7 Customer Support

As far as their technical support, Richmond technicians are available 24/hrs a day, 7 days a week.  Any problems with equipment or services can be reported and discussed on their website which allows you to talk with an online tech if you prefer.

Cons

  • Poor Warranty Policy
  • High Upfront Fee

Poor Warranty Policy

One downside going with a Richmond security system is their warranty policy. Like many other companies, they only offer a one-year parts and labor warranty, which is the government minimum.

This leaves customers' equipment uncovered for several years of the contract.

High Upfront Fee

Another slight issue is the fact that they require such a high upfront payment.  Many other companies in the area either give the system to you for zero down. Richmond Alarm Company charges its customers $299 upfront.

Our Recommendation

Richmond Alarm Company is a well established; family owned company and is the largest home security provider in Virginia. If you live in the region and don't want to go with a national chain then this company is a good way to go.

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