We all agree that a security system is a grudge buy at the best of times and therefore we tend to opt for the lowest quote we can find.
An intruder alarm system can only perform to the highest level and offer true security if quality components are used.
Would you buy the cheapest pacemaker you could find to keep you alive? Well, security systems can be similar – we use them firstly to protect the lives of our families and secondly to protect our assets.
The lower you go in price, the less likely your installer will use top of the range equipment in your installation and the less likely your system will work when required to do so.
The next time you get your usual three quotes, do not ask your salesperson why his quote is so high, but rather ask yourself why the other two are so low.
The changes are, they are using low quality devices to protect your life.
Never expect a low quality detector to provide stable, reliable and false-alarm-free protection when you need it most.
- Never compromise security for price.
- Spend a few Rand more for good security.
- Do not leave yourself vulnerable by under protecting your property to save money.
- Always use a SAIDSA member to install your security system.
- Upgrade your system when your risk or assets increase, or when alterations or additions are carried out.
- Consider entering into a maintenance agreement with your installation company.