ASG is a home security system company that provides equipment and monitoring for businesses and homeowners. They also specialize in high definition and cloud based surveillance solutions. ASG was only established in 2002, giving Protect America a decade more experience serving customers nationwide.
Lack of Transparency
ASG Home Security does not provide any up-front information customers need in order to make a decision on which security company to select. Information on pricing and equipment specifications are completely absent on their website meaning you need to call to find a quote. It seems like an unnecessarily time-consuming process that could be simplified immensely.
How to Find Information
If you want to obtain pricing and equipment information, you can start by calling ASG’s headquarters, which will then redirect you to a local branch. Once you are on the phone with your local ASG security branch, you will be asked for your phone number, where a sales representative will eventually call you back and give you the information needed.
The customer information process does not need to involve so many phone calls. Protect America makes it easy for you. All of our pricing and equipment information is available online for you to see with the click of a button. That way, you know what to expect before you make a call.
Pricing starts at around $30 a month, which is slightly higher than many of the other options on the market. The only price-oriented “special limited time offer” on the actual website starts at $36.95 a month. This offer does not include an additional $99 installation fee. ASG also only allows for professional installation, which can lead to high installation costs.
At Protect America, we provide state of the art equipment for free with purchase of monthly monitoring. Additionally, Protect America’s systems are DIY and easy to install. A technician will guide you over the phone in a step-by-step process to get your security system up and running. This saves you both time and money while allowing the flexibility to accommodate any schedule.
ASG provides security systems that are entirely wireless. The primary advantage of wireless security in this case is communication with a dispatcher via the home control panel. However, the range is usually about thirty feet and generally only within the same room. This means your system is less secure with one control panel. If you choose to go with ASG, it’s important to buy additional control panels where needed, such as the back entry to a home.
ASG requires a 36-month contract, which is standard for most professionally monitored companies. However, ASG makes it difficult for you to cancel services. Most companies will do some type of automatic renewal of your agreement if you do not submit a written cancellation notice within 30 days of the end of your term, similar to an apartment lease. However, at ASG your contract will automatically renew for another 24 months. That’s almost an additional $1000 of billing. At Protect America, we honor your decision to cancel any type of services. If you forget to cancel, the automatic cycle will only renew your agreement for another month. You can continue to monitor your home on a month-to-month basis once you have completed your agreement or even re-sign for a lower rate.
A recent customer had this to say in a review about ASG:
How this company is in business is one of the great mysteries of the modern world. We paid them an insane amount of money and their security implementation is so complicated when it breaks down (on a monthly basis), the very people who installed it can’t figure out how to fix.
With a home intrusion occurring every 13 seconds in the US, it is important to safeguard your home with the best security company for your home. Additionally, homes without security systems are up to 300% more likely to be broken into. With these facts, you need to choose your home security company wisely.
If you’re looking for a home security system designated to secure your home, you’ve got better options. At Protect America, we offer simple, customizable, and affordable home security solutions to perfectly fit your needs. Protect America is unlike their competitors in the sense that each of package comes with free equipment and no activation fees. Our home security systems require no professional installation and therefore no fees. It’s that easy! Your families safety is important. Choose Protect America!