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SafeTouch Security

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6.1
User Score
2.5

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Our Score
6.1
User Score
2.5
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Ratings Breakdown

Price

Price Per Month
$34.95-$49.95

Up-Front Costs

Activation, Install & Equipment
$99

Technology & Equip.

5/5 = BEST
1/5

Contract Length

Total # of months
36 Months

Cancellation Policy

Can you cancel contract?
Undisclosed

Moving Policy

Can you move with system?
Undisclosed

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BHSC
144

This Review is maintained by Chase Sagum

Review Last Updated: June 4, 2018

*ATTENTION: SafeTouch's lowered monthly rate of $24.95 is only available if customers prepay the entire contract amount ($898) upfront. Otherwise, customers will be subject to pay $34.95 a month (following a soft credit check).

Customers are strongly encouraged to investigate top home security companies before making a final decision.

SafeTouch is an independent communications-security company based in Jacksonville, Florida. A GE Security authorized dealer, SafeTouch provides high-quality, professionally installed equipment with no money down and monitoring for just $34.95/month. Customers will be pleased with SafeTouch’s 45-second response guarantee; however, the company’s lack of clarity with its contract terms have repeatedly frustrated customers, and this prevents SafeTouch from competing with industry leaders.

The Good

  • $34.95 Minimum Monthly Rate
  • Guaranteed 45-Second Response
  • Lifetime Parts and Labor Warranty
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

SafeTouch offers its standard home security package at a rate of $34.95 a month (and increase to $49.95/month). Included in this package are a voice-enabled command center, door and window sensors, a pet-immune motion detector and a backup battery for the entire system. SafeTouch prides itself on its guaranteed 45-second response time, meaning that if your security system is triggered in any way, you will hear from a SafeTouch representative in under a minute. The company offers a warranty on both parts and service for as long as you are a SafeTouch customer. And if you are not completely satisfied within 30 days, you may return your security system for a full refund.

The Bad

  • Limited Availability
  • 36-month Contract
  • Automatic Two-Year Renewal
  • Poor Equipment Quality

SafeTouch is only available in Florida and Georgia; meanwhile, top home security companies boast a nationwide presence. SafeTouch features a 36-month minimum contract requirement, which can be a huge commitment for new customers. Customers do have the option to pay a month-by-month contract after two years, but unless they specify this as their preference, SafeTouch will role them into an additional two-year contract. Despite SafeTouch’s 45-second response guarantee, many customers have complained that the poor equipment quality prevents alarms from reliably being triggered.

The Bottom Line

Though SafeTouch is providing a very average level of home security to the residents of Florida and Georgia, it’s confusing contract terms, poor equipment, and limited availability place this company several steps behind leading home security companies. If you are looking for a home security company with straightforward terms, greater availability, and quality equipment and services, you are encouraged to look elsewhere.

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7.9
$19.99-$42.99
$0

#2

7.3
$34.99
$99

#3

3.4
29.99-59.95
$99

#29
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2.5
$34.95-$49.95
$99

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  1. User Score
    2
    July 11th, 2018 Savannah, GA
    0 people found this review helpful!
    I have had a long relationship with Safe Touch; first by having them take over the monitoring of my existing alarm, then by upgrading that alarm to a cellular backup, and then, in April of 2017 I took the plunge and requested the installation of the top-of-the line NEO system. The reason I wanted the NEO was simple; I was tired of getting calls for false alarms and battery failures. Having to quickly decide whether to call the police and, regardless the decision, rush home from whatever I was doing had become extremely stressful and left my family and I anxious regarding out-of-town travel. A new, completely cellular system, with new batteries and, especially, the “Two-Way Communicator” seemed to be the worry-free solution.
    Boy, was I wrong. The “Two-Way Communicator” has never once worked as intended. Oh yes, the unit mechanically works. However, the installation placed it as far away from both of my keypads as it could possibly be, and placed it beside the alarm speaker! This, of course, results in the Safe Touch operators being unable to hear a thing and, in the case of a family member mistakenly setting off the alarm; the family member being unable to hear the “Communicator”. This was acknowledged almost immediately after the initial install but now I’m told I signed off that it worked and will be responsible for service charges to have the issue corrected. After spending an entire lunch hour, the service supervisor still only agreed to waving the first hour’s service charge. Yes, I signed that the speaker worked but my mistake was trusting that the Safe Touch installer/service technician actually knew what he was doing!
    In addition I have since learned that the smoke detectors, hardwired into my old system, had been disconnected WITHOUT NOTIFYING ME! They left my family vulnerable to fire without so much as a murmur despite telling me that my existing sensors would be incorporated into the system! Never was I offered or told that fire protection was “additional” and even when it was determined that I wasn’t being monitored for fire (I called to request a fire alarm certification), I was told the smoke detectors would still activate the alarm. Nope, on checking closer, I see they have not been wired into the new system and are just hanging on my ceilings for looks.
    “Stay away from Safe Touch”, is truth in advertising. Either that or hire a third party security consultant to oversee the installation. It is disgraceful that a company that claims to have the well-being of its customers as a priority will allow such haphazard work and then fight to avoid correcting it or even inspecting it to see if the customer’s complaints are justified.
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  2. User Score
    0
    June 24th, 2018 Valrico, FL
    0 people found this review helpful!
    Horrible cancellation policy
    Never go for this company
    Way After contract is over still has to pay $100 for no reason
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  3. User Score
    2
    June 22nd, 2018
    1 people found this review helpful!
    I am FLOORED by the way Safe Touch tricked us and was basically told – ‘YOUR BAD’ for not reading the contract line by line. Since when is it normal to screw people over for profit? We were told we could transfer service, we cannot. We had NO idea we were buying equipment, we thought we were paying for a monitoring service. We aren’t stupid people, we were totally duped. No matter who shows up at your house, when you are given a contract, sit down and READ it, because what you are TOLD in person, may very well not be reality. I’m actually more disappointed in the way I was treated vs the loss of money over the next year. Not acceptable. We trusted and got burned.
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  4. User Score
    0
    June 14th, 2018
    0 people found this review helpful!
    Do not use Safetouch, they will sell you a bunch of equipment for hundreds of dollars then in a year they will tell you they don’t make those products anymore and they have no parts to sell you so you can use the product when they can’t get it working, so they said I would have to purchase another camera at 200 dollars, I can’t help you quit making them, I shouldn’t have to buy another camera for full price!! But they have you because you sign this crazy 5 year contract I guess, what a joke will be looking for a better company to better service our needs!
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  5. User Score
    2
    June 4th, 2018 Melbourne, FL
    1 people found this review helpful!
    Safe Touch has provided very poor service. They recommended I install a CDMA cellular module to alert their monitor center. I paid $75 plus an addition monthly fee for this service. There were many communication alerts for several years but but stuck with the service. Beginning about two years ago they notified me that the CDMA box I had purchased was obsolete and I needed to buy a 2g cellular. So I paid another $75 and had to install it. For the next 6 months the system five or 6 times a day. Finally the 2G cellular system went completed down. Over the following 4 weeks of complete shut down Saf Touch never even called to tell me that the alarm system support I was paying for was not working. I finally called and told them. They then told me I had to buy a 4g LTE modem. I complained and they agreed to exchange the 2g with the 4g for free all I have to do was pay the $20 shipping. What a rip off! one more thing, their Tech Service used to be very responsive when you called. Now they never answer the phone, all you get is a recording that they are all busy, please leave a message. I am now shopping for a new alarm service provider
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  6. User Score
    1
    June 1st, 2018
    0 people found this review helpful!
    BUYER BEWARE!

    $$$ RIP OFF

    If you need to cancel your contract early due to moving, sold your home or even going into a assisted living facility SAFETOUCH SECURITY SYSTEMS will not let you out of your contract.

    They don’t offer an early termination fee like most contracts.

    You must keep paying your monthly monitoring fees even though you no longer live in the house for possibly years or you can full pay all the months left in your contract in advance, just like a bad gym membership.

    ***********caveat emptor********

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  7. User Score
    0
    June 1st, 2018
    0 people found this review helpful!
    BEWARE!!!
    $$$ RIP OFF
    They don’t offer an early termination fee if you move or sell your home. You are stuck paying the full amount of contract.
    I would never recommend Safetouch.
    SCAM!!!
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  8. User Score
    1
    May 30th, 2018 Dublin, PA
    0 people found this review helpful!
    This guy name Paul was just rude and told me not call him again and I want to pay them
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  9. User Score
    10
    May 2nd, 2018 Tampa, FL
    0 people found this review helpful!
    i had Dan D of Tampa out serving my equipment. He was very knowlable, polite and i
    enjoyed having him and his sidekick in my home.
    He gave me some information I was not aware of and that was very helpful.
    Thank you for such great service.
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  10. User Score
    0
    April 4th, 2018 Oviedo, FL
    2 people found this review helpful!
    I called in September and cancelled my service because we were moving. We had been with Safe Touch for years. When I called and cancelled the service I was never told that I needed to also cancel my service via an e-mail nor was I told that I would have to continue to pay until the end of my contract year which was March 2018, This is the most ridiculous thing I ever heard. I never received a bill from Safe Touch after cancelling my service. They claim they tried to call, but of course that number was disconnected. Why not send a letter. All my mail was being forwarded to my temporary address, Why not the mail from Safe Touch? I will never again use Safe Touch Security nor would I recommend them to others..
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  11. User Score
    0
    March 26th, 2018
    1 people found this review helpful!
    After the signing up with safe touch 3 months later our camera stopped working. The two way communicator barely comes on if the alarm goes off. After a year of dealing with this poor quality security system we wanted to cancel but low and behold we are apparently locked into a 5year contract which was not discussed durning the initial sign up. I would have never agreed to a 5year contract for anything!
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  12. User Score
    0
    March 13th, 2018
    1 people found this review helpful!
    Customer service is a joke . Unable to provide a simple answer to a simple question, being passed on from one person more incompetent than the other . 15 minute phone calls most of it on hold .

    I will be looking for new security service .

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  13. User Score
    1
    March 13th, 2018 Orange Park, FL
    1 people found this review helpful!
    the system is not what they make seem like it is and the price they tell you one price and charge you another that’s not fair at all.
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  14. User Score
    2
    March 2nd, 2018
    1 people found this review helpful!
    Unable to cancel service because only 1year into it although adequate service can not be provided. One week waiting time for service person to be dispatched to fix system.

    Please read reviews before signing a contract with this company

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  15. User Score
    4
    February 12th, 2018
    2 people found this review helpful!
    The Safe Touch monitoring connection is far too delicate; It is undependable. That is the primary reason that they want you to check it monthly, they are aware of the unreliable equipment.
    We have frequently lost the telephone monitoring and incurred a service charge for them to repair their equipment.
    I highly urge anyone that requires monitoring via telephone to go elsewhere for a security system.
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  16. User Score
    0
    February 4th, 2018 Ocoee, FL
    3 people found this review helpful!
    Make sure you read the Security Service Agreement, specifically section 5.1 before you sign! The security consultant will NOT point it out while throwing 9 forms at you to sign. “The primary term of this Agreement shall be for a period of five(5) years from the date of the first billing.” They do not care about customer service; just the bottom line. Horrible company.
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  17. User Score
    3
    January 25th, 2018
    1 people found this review helpful!
    I have never had a problem with Safetouch until I moved. I wanted to pass on the equipment to a relative since I was still paying for the system. They would not transfer the system after the customer service person told me that was possible. When the consultant went to the residence to see where the system could be applied the home owner was told that he had to pay $2000.00 for another system. I called Safetouch and bow they indicated they don’t transfer the system to another home unless it remains in my name. Switch & bait tactic. I won’t be using their services ever again.
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  18. User Score
    1
    January 24th, 2018 Melbourne, FL
    1 people found this review helpful!
    terrible company. I didn’t know about the auto 2 year review. rates went from 30.00 /mo. to 46.00. my 2 way communicator doesn’t work either. never did.
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  19. User Score
    0
    November 27th, 2017 Chattahoochee, FL
    2 people found this review helpful!
    At first this seems like a good plan, buy your system and have lower monthly payment. Well it’s a scam, once you pay for the systems (S1500.00) the monthly rate goes up to $49.00 a monthly, just like the other security company, therefore it’s best to buy from another company and pay monthly payments. The sales person lied to us. Don’t buy
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  20. User Score
    10
    November 14th, 2017 Jacksonville, FL
    2 people found this review helpful!
    SafeTouch is terrific and Mike did a great job. He solved some minor issues we were having and did complete and thorough tests of our entire system. I did not feel he was rushing, but was careful, professional and friendly. Great job! Bravo SafeTouch!
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Our Score
6.1
User Score
2.5
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Price

Price Per Month
$34.95-$49.95

Up-Front Costs

Activation, Install & Equipment
$99

Technology & Equip.

5/5 = BEST
1/5

Contract Length

Total # of months
36 Months

Cancellation Policy

Can you cancel contract?
Undisclosed

Moving Policy

Can you move with system?
Undisclosed

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BHSC
144
Our Score
9.0
User Score
7.9
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
2,206