Security Systems of America (SSA) has been privately owned since 1972 and provides custom security solutions for residential and commercial properties.
Security System Overview
Security Systems of America focuses on cellular-based systems and provides a basic package that uses GE Concord equipment. The initial costs are $199 for installation and activation and anywhere from $29.95 to $49.95/month for 36 months which includes 24/hr monitoring. With this package customers receive the following equipment:
- 1 Simon interactive touch-screen system
- 1 main panel
- 1 Key fob
- 1 motion sensor
- 8 door/window sensors
- 1 Siren
Customers should be aware that SSA has an online special that requires $99 upfront instead of $ 199. This deal can only be achieved if you order a system through the website.
SSA has been in business since 1976 and since that time has established themselves as one of the leaders in home security. They were ranked as one of the top 100 security companies in the nation by SDM magazine. One of their biggest selling points is the amount of equipment they offer new customers. Most companies’ starting packages come with two or three door/window sensors. SSA’s comes with eight, meaning that even some of the small, less-likely points of entry can be covered. They also include email and smart phone monitoring which allows the customer to control their system remotely. Another positive is their cancelation policy. Typically home security companies require repayment on the full remaining balance at the time of cancelation. However, SSA only asks for 75% on the balance, which is one of the better policies in the industry.
For the new customer there are not many issues with SSA. The only foreseeable problem could be that since they are a smaller company (about 50 employees) they might lack some of the amenities that a larger company might offer. For example, no middle-of-the-night technicians, no free battery replacements, and you might not be able to move your system to a new house if it is out of their primary service area.
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