Richmond Alarm, founded in 1947 by Samuel Boggs, was first called Southern Burglar Alarm Company. The contract at right, dated March 1, 1948 was one of their earliest documents for security services.
Security System Overview
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.
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. 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 through their website which allows you to talk with an online tech if you prefer.
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. 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 or $299 upfront.
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