Businesses: Is Bonus Security Equipment Worth It?

Follow Us

Gina Post-Franco

Co-Owner at Post Alarm Systems
Gina is the Co-Owner at Post Alarm Systems, a family-owned alarm company that has been serving Southern California since 1956.
Gina Post-Franco
Follow Us

Every smart business owner likes getting something for free – and they should! But when it comes to a purchasing a new security system for your business, it’s important to be aware of what comes with those “bonus equipment” offers that got you to pick up the phone. That is especially the case for security companies with big advertising budgets, many of which are notorious for their offers of “free” bonus equipment that tease a bigger bang for your buck.

Designed to Draw You In

There’s nothing wrong with offering clients an extra detector or another device for free. However, understand this: A security company that offers this will need to make up the cost somewhere. Some companies parse out the difference over the next year of your monthly charges. Others simply increase the cost of installation. Adding charges on the back end to make up for a discount on the front end is a perfectly understandable business practice. But as a business owner yourself, you should know that being drawn in by the offer on a “big box” security company’s TV commercial might mean missing out on a better deal with a smaller, more locally-oriented security company.

See What We Can Offer

Before you pick up the phone to inquire about Company X’s free offer, don’t rule out what your hometown home security company can offer as well. There may be bonus equipment in their options, too – and at Post Alarm Systems, we will make sure you know exactly what you’re paying for. Doesn’t that sound like a smarter choice?

No matter what equipment or services you are interested in, Post Alarm Systems can design a system that suits the needs and budget of your business. Contact us to learn more.

About Post Alarm Systems

To learn more about your options for a security camera system in Los Angeles, come see us at Post Alarm Systems. Our highly qualified and experienced home security systems experts can help you find the best home video security system for your needs. To learn more about our security monitoring services, call us today at 1-800-654-7678.

Share This