AFA Protective Systems Inc is a home security company that provides a variety of critical life and fire safety options as well as burglary defense. AFA Protective Systems Inc was the first Central Station fire alarm company, according to their website. While they have been in business for a long time, their up-front prices are much higher than that of competitors. AFA has service areas in every state along the east coast, while the remainder of the country is serviced by a National Contractor Network. For some customers this may become problematic due to the inconsistent prices, promotions and products. Their services tend to vary by location when contractors distribute offerings by security providers. While they have maintained a positive reputation overall, the services they offer could be found elsewhere for much less.
Service and Equipment
Unfortunately the information regarding devices used by AFA Protective Services is unsubstantial. In general, the company offers the standard equipment for intrusion protection including panic alarms, medical alerts, outdoor perimeter protection, smoke detectors, and environmental safety devices like flood and freeze sensors. AFA also offers video surveillance systems.
The services portion of the AFA Protective Services website is much more substantial than the portion on residential security devices. A unique aspect of AFA’s monitoring services include video verification, which not all home security companies can provide for you. You can make the verifications, but the more useful solution involves an operator at a central monitoring station confirming the presence of an intruder.
Let’s Break It Down
For monitoring they charge about $26 a month to watch over your home. However, Protect America can safeguard your home for as low as $19.99 a month. That’s saving you a little over $6 on monitoring. The real savings with Protect America are on our equipment. The price of equipment and installation at AFA Protective Systems is close to $600 to get your system up and running. Protect America provides free start up equipment for your home with purchase of monitoring alone. And our installation is free as well!
For 12 months of monitoring, at $26 a month, plus your installation and equipment fee of $556 – you would spend a total of $871 in one year. Of course, we are assuming you are buying the most basic package. AFA Protective Systems’ more advanced packages will cost you more money. Now, let’s take a look at the Protect America break-down. For monitoring starting at $19.99 a month for one year with no equipment fees, you would spend $239.88. However, our contracts at Protect America are 36 months long. At our lowest monitoring rate with free start-up equipment for 36 months, you would spend exactly $719.64. That’s less than you would spend at AFA with their most affordable package!
The Bottom Line
AFA’s central monitoring station stands out with 135 years of service. However, Protect America also has over 20 years of experience and can provide you with touch screen, smart phone integration and professional monitoring for less! Protect America serves all 50 states including Canada. We have a large customer base and top-of-the-line equipment for a price you can afford. Protect your home and your wallet with Protect America.