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Alarmguard Security

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LAST UPDATED: November 18th, 2021

Headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, Alarmguard Security is locally owned and operated. The company specializes in the sale, installation, and service of custom-designed security systems for both commercial and residential clients.

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The Good

  • Available Equipment
  • Home Automation Compatibility
  • Professional Monitoring Options

Available Equipment 

Alarmguard Security offers custom home security solutions, allowing you to select the amount and type of equipment needed to secure your home. The following types of equipment are available:

  • Keypads
  • Door/window sensors
  • Motion detectors
  • Beam detectors
  • Glass break detectors
  • Security cameras
  • Sirens
  • Panic buttons
  • Key fobs
  • Smart door locks

Alarm Guard Security’s systems also integrate with other home protection devices, including smoke detectors, carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, gas detectors, heat detectors, and water level detection. 

The website does not provide tech specs for the equipment, nor does it list manufacturer information. You will need to speak to a company representative if you’re interested in this information.

Home Automation Compatibility

Alarm Guard Security’s systems are compatible with many home automation solutions, including the following:

  • Smart door locks
  • Garage door openers
  • Thermostats
  • Smart lighting

If you are interested in combining your home security and home automation systems, we recommend you work with a sales representative to ensure you purchase compatible equipment. 

Professional Monitoring Options

Alarmguard Security provides professional monitoring at a U.L.-listed station. Professional monitoring services do require a monthly fee. However, the monitoring center will contact authorities for you when your alarm is triggered. This helps to minimize any potential loss due to burglary, fire, or other emergencies. 

The company’s website states there are “no long-term contracts” associated with its monitoring services. However, it does not provide any further information about contracts. We encourage you to speak with a sales representative for more detail. 

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The Bad

  • Undisclosed Pricing Information
  • Undisclosed Installation Options

Undisclosed Pricing Information

It is not uncommon for home security companies not to list any pricing or contract information on their websites. You will need to speak with an Alarmguard Security representative in order to get this type of information. We encourage you to specifically ask about the following subjects:

  • Upfront costs (including installation fees)
  • Monthly payments
  • Contract length
  • Cancellation fees
  • Moving fees

A major complaint among home security customers is feeling they were deceived into signing long-term contracts and dealing with difficult cancellation processes. We strongly encourage you to read any contracts thoroughly before signing. Look specifically for the length of the contract, what the cancellation process entails, and what fees are associated with cancelling your service.

Reading contracts can be a tedious process, but it will save you a lot of frustration in the long run. Don’t hesitate to ask for clarification on any terms that are unclear. 

Undisclosed Installation Options

Alarm Guard Securty’s website does not provide any information on installation and monitoring options. There are indications that the company only offers professional installation, however, nothing is directly stated. The company offers cellular and radio backup for its security systems. This limits the need for drilling and hard wiring, which usually makes the installation process simpler.

However, we encourage you to ask a company representative for details on the installation process so you know what to expect if you decide to purchase a security system.

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The Bottom Line

Alarmguard Security offers a wide variety of equipment. Its customized security solutions ensure you get a system that fits your needs and budget. Each system is compatible with home automation features and equipment.

However, Alarmguard’s website provides limited information on pricing and contracts. You will need to speak with a sales representative in order to determine if it's the right choice for you.

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