Why Do Alarm Companies Have Contracts?

It’s a question many consumers are curious about: Why do alarm companies ask customers to sign agreements? There are several reasons why alarm agreements are necessary and beneficial to both the service provider and the customer.


Let’s be honest: Even basic home security equipment isn’t cheap. Every system is valuable – and with an agreement in place, the alarm company knows the customer has some “skin in the game.” In return, the company will offer value-added services that benefit the homeowner, such as a low-cost installation of the system.


In today’s world, that’s actually an understatement. Most people understand that technology is constantly evolving, and home security technology is no exception. Having agreements with each client helps alarm companies improve their product lines in ways that makes sense for their current customer needs and future business goals.


“We’ll work with any budget.” When a company delivers on that promise, that’s good for everyone. Alarm services contracts that are customized according to what the homeowner and company have agreed on add competition to the marketplace. When the company across town hears that your company offered extra equipment or one free month of monitoring, they work harder to earn your business too – and who doesn’t want companies to compete for their business? It’s a win-win!

Alarm companies have agreements because they work, plain and simple. As is the case in nearly all long-term business arrangements, it’s in the best interests of both parties to have a written agreement in place. To discuss your options for an alarm services agreement that works for your home security needs and budget, contact Park Security Systems.


PARK Security Systems is a full-service security provider that is locally owned and operated in Central Pennsylvania. PARK Security Systems’ certified expert technicians offer complete Commercial and Residential Security System solutions.