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World Wide Security & GC Alarm Inc. Reviews

Reviews of World Wide Security & GC Alarm Inc. from real customers
(3 verified)

Our Score
2.4
User Score
5.0

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Our Score
2.4
User Score
5.0
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Price

Cellular monthly price
$99-199

Up-Front Costs

Activation, Install & Equipment
$0

Technology & Equip.

5/5 = BEST
4/5

Contract Length

Total # of months
-

Cancellation Policy

Can you cancel contract?
-

Moving Policy

Can you move with system?
Undisclosed

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BHSC
3

Overall Score

Based on ranking criteria
2.4 /10

Protect America

Compared to industry leader
9.0 /10

This Review is maintained by Chase Sagum

Review Last Updated: January 15, 2019

Security System Overview

World Wide Security uses the latest Honeywell touch screen technology and offers full installation and instructional manuals/videos after signing. Their basic package comes with free equipment/installation and you pay $0 down and $39.95/mo for 60 months. As with most security companies, WWS allows you to customize your package with more equipment by either paying more upfront or increasing the monthly payment. The basic deal comes with the following

  • 2 door/window sensors
  • 1 motion sensor
  • 1 central panel
  • 1 key fob

The Good

As a nationally ranked security company by Security Dealers Magazine, WWS provides professional crime and fire protection to Nassau and Suffolk Counties and Metro New York.  With a local-minded business strategy, WWS runs a UL-listed central monitoring station, which means that their 24/hr monitoring services are handled at a local level.  This is also accompanied by a trained staff of technicians that are available 24/7, 365 days a year.  Between the strong community presence and the usage of top-notch technology, WWS has established themselves as a leader in home security for the New York metropolitan area.

The Bad

Common among many nationally recognized home security systems is a 2-3 year contract.  However, WWS requires a 5-year contract.  This locks in customers for a much longer time period than most other companies.  This problem is compounded by the fact that they only provide a one year warranty on their equipment.  Customers can add on extended warranty protection that goes beyond the one year, but it increases the monthly payments, and at $40/mo you are already paying more than what many other companies charge.

The Bottom Line

WWS & GC Alarm Inc. is a well-known name in home security for the New York metro area and is currently serving over 14,000 customers.  If you are planning on being in the area for at least a 5 year period or are willing to pay extra up front for the equipment then WWS is a safe choice for your security and fire protection needs.

Most Helpful Reviews From World Wide Security & GC Alarm Inc. Customers

  1. User Score
    0
    sasha saatchi
    March 17th, 2016 Long Beach, NY
    I am so unhappy with there service. They have not be able to provide me with a reliable service. There have been so many faulty calls made to the police because of their faulty system we have been billed thousands of dollars by the county because of there systems issues. Once you get fed up with there product and services you will not be able to get a competent individual on the line to address your problems either. I have lost count of the amount of service calls we have had yet they cant figure out whats going on. I suggest you stay as far away as possible. Thank god we have an additional alarm system here!Read More
  2. User Score
    10
    Millie Taube
    October 8th, 2018 Norwalk, CT
    Worldwide Security is dependable and I’ve been very satisfied with their service for many years. I highly recommend them for your alarm needs.Read More

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  1. User Score
    10
    October 8th, 2018 Norwalk, CT
    0 people found this review helpful!
    Worldwide Security is dependable and I’ve been very satisfied with their service for many years. I highly recommend them for your alarm needs.
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  2. User Score
    10
    June 14th, 2018 Franklin Square, NY
    0 people found this review helpful!
    we are long time customers with GC alarm about 20 years. Great service and help when we needed. I can recommend this service to any one looking for a great alarm company.
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  3. User Score
    0
    March 17th, 2016 Long Beach, NY
    6 people found this review helpful!
    I am so unhappy with there service. They have not be able to provide me with a reliable service. There have been so many faulty calls made to the police because of their faulty system we have been billed thousands of dollars by the county because of there systems issues. Once you get fed up with there product and services you will not be able to get a competent individual on the line to address your problems either. I have lost count of the amount of service calls we have had yet they cant figure out whats going on. I suggest you stay as far away as possible. Thank god we have an additional alarm system here!
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Our Score
2.4
User Score
5.0
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Price

Cellular monthly price
$99-199

Up-Front Costs

Activation, Install & Equipment
$0

Technology & Equip.

5/5 = BEST
4/5

Contract Length

Total # of months
-

Cancellation Policy

Can you cancel contract?
-

Moving Policy

Can you move with system?
Undisclosed

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BHSC
3

Overall Score

Based on ranking criteria
2.4 /10

Protect America

Compared to industry leader
9.0 /10
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
2,284

Overall Score

Based on ranking criteria
9.0 /10