As confirmed on the other blogs, the price was $125 per jack.
We agreed to the following:
- 1- phone jack
- 6- cable jacks
- 1- data jack (in bonus for the Xbox/Wii)
The house came with 2 phone and 2 cable. He allowed us to change 1 of the phone jacks to a cable jack. I kept one phone jack just in case one day I switch from Time Warner phone to another provider. Therefore, we only had to pay for 4 additional jacks.
We like the control box that goes in the closest.
Initially, I thought I would go with an outside provider since it would probably be cheaper....NOPE!
Packages started at:
Vector- 44.95 (wireless), 39.95 (wired...but Ryan is not going to let Joe Blow come wire the house)
ADT- Not if they were the only people on this earth
I was really drawn to the fact that the system would be wired. In my last house, dealing with a wireless system meant that when my modem went out...so did my alarm. We had several nights when the siren went off because the modem went out. Since it appears that their pricing was aligned with others, I decided to go with Guardian. They give you the first 6 months for free, which basically means they cover the price of installation ($250)! Additionally, they can't raise the price on your package for 3 or 5 years...whatever you choose. All in all I am happy with our decision. We also added an additional keypad upstairs.
What's included in the standard package for 39.95 (if you have a land line):
1- Standard Key Pad
1- Motion Detector
1- Control Panel (in the closet)
3- Door Contacts
1- Voicelink- two way speaker if your alarm goes off
I would recommend scheduling this meeting after your flooring. This allowed me to place a budget on what I was going to spend here. You definitely want to spend more money on the visibile things that you will receive from Rite Rug. The items from Rite Rug adds more value to the home.
FYI- Jim was VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT IT ALL.