Yarnell Security Systems (Yarnell) has been in business since 1967, they are family owned and operated and are dedicated to putting the customer first.
Security System Overview
Yarnell offers new customers a variety of packages with various equipment and costs to suit their specific needs. They can install both landline-based and wireless systems that both use top-of-the-line Honeywell equipment. If you go with the landline, the upfront costs are $299, if you go with the cellular system it is $399; both systems require a monthly monitoring fee of $36.95 for 5 years. However, if you do not want to sign a 5 year contract they are willing to do a 3 year negotiation but they will raise the rate if you choose to stay with them after the 3 years. Both packages come with the following:
- 1 Honeywell Lynx control panel
- 3 door/window sensors
- 1 motion sensor
- 1 siren
- 1 key fob
- 1 year warranty—can be extended for $96/yr
- Sign & stickers
- 24/hr monitoring
Yarnell’s UL central station monitors all types of systems – even those they did not install. All of their accounts are monitored in-house with no sub-contract monitoring, meaning they take full responsibility for each customer’s security needs. Since they are Lancaster’s oldest locally owned central station and have an A+ BBB rating they are consistently #1 reader’s choice awards winner. Also, it is noteworthy that Yarnell is willing to work with customers on lowering the contract length if so desired. Many large national companies require a set contract from all customers, but Yarnell allows customers to adjust it based on personal needs.
There is little negative to report about Yarnell and their starting packages, their pricing, equipment, and contract policies are all around the industry standards. One issue for some could be the warranty policy, which is only the standard one year parts and labor. With this warranty customers are left without insurance on their equipment for two to four years unless they buy extra coverage for about $100 a year.
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