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Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by In Home, May 4, 2004.

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  1. In Home

    In Home Guest

    Only charge 500.00 dollars for a two keypad, one exterior strobe, two
    interior siren system with 40 door and window contacts?

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  2. Jackcsg

    Jackcsg Guest

    Make sure you get a yard sign...;-)

    Jack
     
  3. In Home

    In Home Guest

    New to the industry, wanted to see if this was part of the realism. I
    priced the job at 2400, thought it was a fair price.
     
  4. Installation of 500 might sound good, but was there a stipulation for a
    signed contract for 5 years at 60$ a month is the question. The highest
    price I have ever heard is $65 from Brinks and that is because the customer
    needed 90 windows, 10 smokes and 3 keypads. The customer didnt want to pay
    for an installation so the 65 was said with a smaller installation fee like
    the 500 mentioned. Didn't find out more once i heard 65 a month.
     
  5. Aegis

    Aegis Guest

    For that cheap, they are probably offering a leased system. They maintain
    ownership and you pay for 5 years or according to contract.
     
  6. In Home

    In Home Guest

    I was awarded a couple other parts of the job including the structured
    wiring, intercom, and central vac. I told them I couldn't touch Brink's
    price, and I wasn't going to try. I'm going to talk to them some more
    because there a nice family, and I want them to fully understand what they
    may or maybe not getting.

     
  7. Bossman

    Bossman Guest

    Was the wiring to be done during construction? If so, that price is
    certainly not out of line, as long as the monitoring rate and term of
    contract are reasonable. One problem with Brinks though...it's
    probably a lease.


    Bossman
     
  8. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    No such thing as a "fair" price
     
  9. Bossman

    Bossman Guest


    Hey, I'd love to retro 40 windows per job at $50 per window. Problem
    is in Dallas, the birthplace of both Brinks and Monitronics, you can't
    convince many customers to do much more than the "3 doors and a
    motion" deal. When they can get that for less than $100 up front and
    $24.95 per month, it's tough to convince them that a full perimeter
    plus motion and glass break sensors as backup is worth a couple of
    thousand dollars more.

    If you want to come down here and sell 'em, I'd be happy to put'em in
    ;-)

    Bossman
     
  10. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    Dozens of companies do it every day in Dallas/Ft Worth and in every other
    city in the US. I work for Monitronics and while we do have many
    installations with 3 doors and a motion we have MANY more doing much more
    than that
     
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