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The greater Manchester, NH area offers some choices if you’re in search of a burglar alarm company, or full service security systems integrator for that matter.

But be careful on which one you ultimately choose, because there are many differences behind the scenes.

For instance, don’t feel pressured to give your credit card number when you call before an appointment.  Appointments should be meant to be free security systems assessments and you should not feel obligated in any way to have a system installed the same day.

Even if you are not asked for your credit card, make sure you are clear that you do not want a system installed and you are out to be educated and provided the opportunity to ask questions.

Speaking of questions, if you are in search of a burglar alarm company near Manchester, NH, then you want to make sure of a few more things.

Ask what kind of personal service you’ll get from your local office.  Many of these offices use third party alarm monitoring companies, which is common, but make sure your local security office itself will know your individual needs. 

With other companies, you may not be so lucky.  You may not want to call a national call center if you have a question about your system.  You may get a subcontractor sent to you—a different one than the one who installed your original system.  How will they know you as an individual?

You’re just a number a number to the national company you just called and a stranger to the subcontractor they sent to you—who doesn’t even work for them.  Is this what you signed up for?  Remember, you were looking for a local burglar alarm company in the Manchester, NH area.

Then there’s the money and contract issues.  Make sure you’re getting a competitive alarm monitoring monthly rate and please don’t get locked into long-term contracts.  The field is competitive enough these days that you don’t have to settle for high rates and long-term contracts anymore.

Please also ask if you own the equipment at the end of your contract.  Ask if it is proprietary to the burglar alarm company or can other companies take it over after the contract is up. 

The reason why some burglar alarm companies offer their equipment for free or at a very low rate, is that you’re only leasing and are subject to possibly turning it over at the end of the contract.  And even if you don’t have to, many times, other security companies would not be able to take over and use that equipment.  You’d have to start all over again with another company.

Whereas if you made sure that you owned the equipment from the outset, and that it is non-proprietary, than another company could take over after your contract was up—you would have much more freedom.

Of course this article applies to anyone interested in a burglar alarm company, not just those in the Manchester, NH area.

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