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Stanley Convergent

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2.7
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1.5

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2.7
User Score
1.5
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5/5 = BEST
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This Review is maintained by Chase Sagum

Review Last Updated: January 14, 2017

Security System Overview

Stanley Convergent Security Solutions is a provider of Sonitrol products and services. Sonitrol uses Honeywell security products in their security systems. A standard home security equipment package includes:

  • Keypad
  • Motion detector
  • Window/door sensors
  • Key fob for quick arming and disarming
  • Yard sign and decals

Stanley Convergent also owns and operates its own central security station (monitoring center) that is UL and FM approved.

The Good

Stanley Convergent is the second largest security company, with over 75 offices nationwide. Stanley CSS, formerly HSM Electronic Protection Services Incorporated, obtained the recognition as the first national security company in the industry to achieve the coveted SDM Dealer of the year award.

The Bad

The company has poor online transparency. Important information such as monthly price, equipment/installation fees, and other policies cannot be found on the site. Additionally, the company only offers phone support—many leading home security providers feature live chat, and other responsive support features to help new and current customers with any problems they might have.

The Bottom Line

We recommend Stanley Convergent based on their national merits and ability to service customers; however, customers have reported problems with customer service. Of course, you should do your research for yourself and decide on the security system provider that meets your needs and the needs of your family.

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8.3
$19.99-$42.99
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#2

7.9
$34.99
$99

#3

6.1
$34.95-49.95
$99

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  1. User Score
    0
    July 22nd, 2017
    0 people found this review helpful!
    I have service with this company almost 3 years.. sometimes they bill double on my account. I try to explain about this issue and I am so surprise about their services. The representative yell at me. He does not care about who he is talking to.. unbelievable.. I have to cancel this service right away..
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  2. User Score
    0
    July 21st, 2017 Charlevoix, MI
    0 people found this review helpful!
    I had a Stanley black chrome ratchet that broke. Stanley replace it with a refurbished ratchet that obviously didn’t work very well and it wasn’t black chrome. Call thme again to see what they would do, I was informed I should shop a different tool company and there was nothing they could do for me. That’s not what I call a lifetime guarantee.
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  3. User Score
    0
    June 28th, 2017 IL
    0 people found this review helpful!
    If only we had read the reviews online prior to contracting. Worst possible customer service. Ever. And if they are negligent and unresponsive, etc. there is a clause in the contract that says they aren’t responsible for anything, even if they are negligent. Multiple policy stations are angry with us due to the abundance of false alarms, yet Stanley does almost nothing to fix.
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  4. User Score
    0
    March 1st, 2017
    0 people found this review helpful!
    The account manager continues to call our home asking for payment. We have the bill and it’s paid by date is three days from now . She just argues when you try to talk. We called customer service last night and were told that we did not know anything until March 4th. She has just called again arguing that we need to pay our bill. She said who ever we talked to last night did not know what they were talking about.
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  5. User Score
    1
    February 24th, 2017
    0 people found this review helpful!
    Terrible customer service. Despite five–count ’em, five–calls (and this was to upgrade my service to include glass break-in), the Sales Mgr here in Phx–Brian C–never bothered to return calls. Even his next-in-line admitted ‘it’ hard to get him by phone; try email instead.’ WHAT? Other CS people kind, (and certainly sympathetic, commenting anonymously that they’ve ‘had this trouble before, unfortunately’) but couldn’t help, didn’t have the ‘clout’ to reach higher Powers That Be…

    You cannot reach Anyone higher up to be pro-active, to help. What kind of organization is this?

    They never gave me the yearly ‘check-up’ they’re supposed to, either. Not in over 16 years my family was been with them.

    So unhappy, going to Cox, instead. Even when I’ve called to cancel an alarm (the same number as when reporting a break-in), put on hold! Could’ve been attacked by now, I’ve said…

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  6. User Score
    0
    January 30th, 2017 Columbus, OH
    1 people found this review helpful!
    I don’t know about Stanley across the country, but in Columbus, OH they are terrible. Dealing with their service is my worst nightmare. They take forever to show up and then they frequently send someone who is unfamiliar with the system and runs up a big bill spending time trying to get help over the phone. Meanwhile, our system is down and we are unprotected and get calls in the middle of the night, night after night, from central station telling us our system is down or not communicating. Wouldn’t you think of all the various service business that providers of your burglar and fire security would provide prompt service? Currently, I have been waiting three weeks for an upgrade to a cell phone communicator. I am without protection and the keypad buzzes every hour and has to be reset.
    In addition, they always try to bill for work done on systems with service contracts. I send a nice letter in response, but they keep billing and threatening.
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  7. User Score
    0
    December 30th, 2016
    0 people found this review helpful!
    After 6 months of waiting for the installation to begin – I pulled the order and went to Vector Security
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  8. User Score
    0
    December 20th, 2016
    1 people found this review helpful!
    I’ve used Stanley security’s twice. I can actually say I’ll never use or refusal them to anyone. I should of never hired them the second time but as a business owner I understand things happen. It’s been over a month & I still don’t have working service not to mention the hack job the left. Horrific experience. Very unprofessional.
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  9. User Score
    0
    November 28th, 2016 Atlanta, GA
    2 people found this review helpful!
    I tried repeatedly to initiate service because I have it at one of our other homes. I have always known Stanley CSS’s customer service to be horrendous, but their monitoring made it worth it (almost instant alarm responses). I just bought a home in Georgia and have submitted FIVE requests for new service establishment (2 via a phonecall and 3 via their website) and have never heard back. What absolute nonsense. It’s like they don’t even want customers!
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  10. User Score
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    November 22nd, 2016
    2 people found this review helpful!
    After 22 years of service I have decided to cancel my services with Stanley Convergent . Just a call was not enough, I was made to submit cancellation form. Two weeks after that I get an email saying that they cannot cancel their services, as apparently there were two authorized BY ME users on the account from over 20 years… my diseased Mom and old friend, whose whereabouts I lost. My request to cancel that MY authorization did not work!

    Guess what – I CANNOT cancel my services now, I cannot stop paying for it… they call it customer retention, I call it abuse and blackmail!

    Stay away, or you can never leave! The worst customer service ever, and that after 24 years with them!!!

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  11. User Score
    1
    October 17th, 2016 Cleveland, OH
    2 people found this review helpful!
    I have had the worse experience dealing with this company. Their timing consist of whenever they feel it necessary to get back. Leaving messages for the same people everyday with no answers. All of the dispatchers have the information in front of them and they still don’t now anything. There is a huge disconnect with Corporate and managers and the consumers. We have had this service for several years and we need an upgrade you would think that they would be helpful in making this process a smooth one.. Technicians come and tell us that they cant fix the problem because it will be too much work.. What kind of customer service is that. Would love to change companies but we would need to change a lot of things because everything is interconnected.. I do understand we are not the only company they service but that is why they have so many locations and a month is over-kill
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  12. User Score
    0
    October 4th, 2016 Lilburn, GA
    1 people found this review helpful!
    Worst company to deal with. Bad service, rip off. Check other company before signing up with Stanley
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  13. User Score
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    February 13th, 2016 Olin, IA
    3 people found this review helpful!
    Have had this company for 22 years since it was Honeywell and the customer service gets worse every year. Upgraded our system for $2000 and nothing but problems with equipment since. The “last straw” was a “technician” replaced a battery in a glass break sensor and I got charged $200 for a battery I could have changed myself if they had told me that is what it was. NOW the same equipment error shows up, I cannot clear it and they want to charge me AGAIN for a service call to try to fix the same problem!!! The service manager is an arrogant idiot who does nothing but talk down to customers. The rest of the customer service is “if you don’t like our service, TOUGH” They could care less about “customer service” Moving on to a new provider and new equipment that is “plug and play” and NO TECHNICIANS OR SERVICE CALLS NEEDED and lifetime equipment warranty!!!
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  14. User Score
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    November 5th, 2015 Newtonville, MA
    7 people found this review helpful!
    I have been quite concerned that my service price has dramatically risen. I was asked to pay 153$ per month when other companies offer less than one third of this. In addition, I was expected to pay for the whole year up front — about $1,850. I have not been able to determine why my service is so expensive. I have been trying to cancel my service since July 2015 and have sent in two cancellation forms. They are still being “processed.”

    Received an e mail today asking if I would like to cancel all services or just some of them. Was surgprised to get this as I have had multiple conversations and sent multiple e-mail stating our desire to cancel everything as recently as today.

    I also asked for a break down of my charges and was surprised to find things that I never requested or agreed to pay. I have attmepted to get an explanation of the charges and have not received as of yet.

    I currently have Frontpoint with which I am quite happy. The customer service is excellent and available 24/7. The system is excellent and I like the smart phone app features.

    If one is considering Stanley — Let the buyer beware.

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  15. User Score
    0
    October 29th, 2015 North Andover, MA
    7 people found this review helpful!
    I have Stanley Convergent Security Solution since 2009 and paying the Monitoring charges every year.
    In 2013 I had the technician come to my house, replaced batteries, reprogram codes into the system main panel and the power supply for motion. After all this work everything was suppose to be in working conditions.
    What he did not mention at the time was that my system was too old for Stanley Convergent to monitor it. The excuse the office in Boston gave me was that since Comcast replaced the telephone system they could not received the signal when the alarm was triggered so the police could not be advised.
    Comcast replaced the system in 2011, and the technician from Comcast that came this morning to my house said that Comcast prioritized the telephone rotary system to be able to connect to my Alarm Company.
    After several phone calls I was unable to get a satisfactory answer of why was I charged a yearly premium all these years knowing that you could not provide the service you implied in your yearly Invoice.
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  16. User Score
    3
    September 9th, 2015 Jacksonville, FL
    6 people found this review helpful!
    I recently had Stanley install 5 cameras to my site. As for the installation goes it was a excruciating, 5 weeks from start to finish. What camera didn’t work, what switch failed and who didn’t ship it when it was supposed to ship. Finally after almost 6 weeks of excuses we were up and running. Now 1 week later no one can communicate with my cameras. Tech support seems clueless and the runaround continues. I would seriously give second thoughts to using them.
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  17. User Score
    0
    September 2nd, 2015 Salem, OR
    7 people found this review helpful!
    They were supposed to monitor my storage system and call when the batteries were low on the system. turns out the batteries have been dead for six years and Stanley never called but sure did take their monthly payment. HORRIBLE COMPANY.
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  18. User Score
    2
    April 30th, 2015 Laveen, AZ
    10 people found this review helpful!
    Well, the system was existing but had been installed, monitored and maintained by Stanley for many years. When I bought the house I had them come out and after a quick review provided an estimate of $325 to get the system up and working. They did note that it was old though, but for that price I gave the ok. The service tech ran into some issues and before i knew it my service bill was more than $800.

    Not too long after that the system started giving false alarms. After multiple attempts to try different means of bypassing certain zones, it became apparent that the system was completely toast. I called Stanley up and cancelled my service. At that point I was told there was a Balance of Contract amount due. When I told them that the system did not work and pretty much had never worked since the beginning, I was told “there is still the balance of contract owing”. I completely understand that if there was a functioning security system in the property they would require me to pay on the contract, but the fact is I spent a lot of money—several times more than original estimates (for a system they had maintained)—and had NOTHING to show for it but a big balance of contract sum due.

    I would give the sales person a “0”–misleading
    I would give the tech person a “1”, since he knew the system.
    I would give the monitoring call center people a “9”
    I would give the customer service people a “0”

    Stay away.

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  19. User Score
    0
    April 21st, 2015 Madison, WI
    1 people found this review helpful!
    Horrible, terrible company. DO NOT EVEN consider using this company.
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  20. User Score
    0
    January 26th, 2015 Miami, FL
    7 people found this review helpful!
    It’s a scam they charge me $2,200 for installing a keypad, 2 motion sensors and 2 door sensors, this didn’t include the equipment. The sales rep told me that was the sum of the contract and that it will be split in 5 years, the I received an invoice charging me the amount only for installation. Who in their right minds will pay $2,200 for installing such a small system? When I try to fix this the sales rep called them and then told me he quit the company. They got me fooled but I will post this review anywhere I can so no one else fall for this, worst company evef no integrity and their customer service treats you really bad. Watch out for this scammers!!!
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Our Score
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User Score
1.5
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Price

Cellular monthly payment
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Up-Front Costs

Activation, Install & Equipment
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Technology & Equip.

5/5 = BEST
3/5

Contract Length

Total # of months
Undisclosed

Cancellation Policy

Can you cancel contract?
Pay balance

Moving Policy

Can you move with system?
Undisclosed

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BHSC
25
Our Score
9.0
User Score
8.3
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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
1,983