As one of the leading providers of data communication services in Canada and parts of the United States, it is no surprise that Bell Nextgen is getting into the home security services game. Although they are marketing themselves as a full-service security firm, upon further analysis, it does appear that they are more of a hybrid service, with many of the features that you would expect from a full-service security company are missing.
Bell Nextgen also provides cable television and internet services and often offers their security services as part of a bundle. Although the marketing campaign may present them as a full-service security partner, there are several key features that are missing. As far as we can glean from the information available on their website, there are no recording or footage storage plans included in the basic package, nor are there any live monitoring services available from the company.
Take a Closer Look at Your Options with Bell Nextgen
If you want managed services for your home security, it is essential to ensure that they are indeed comprehensive. To be a complete and viable option, your service provider should offer night vision enabled cameras, monitoring services, recording and footage storage, and top-level customer service. There is no sense in paying for a security service that is unable to provide all of the services that you require, or offer bundles that are lacking the necessary equipment. Additionally, Nextgen charges for items and services like administration fees and one-time installation charges. This is a red flag in our book as all costs should be up-front and transparent. Who wants to open their home security bill every month unsure of what the charge is going to be?
Unfortunately, The Kit Does Not Provide All of the Necessary Equipment
Within your Bell Nextgen home security system kit you will receive:
- Door and Window Contact Sensors
- One Motion Detector
- Smoke Detector
- System Keypad
- Alarm Siren
- Light Controller (Home Automation)
You will also need night vision enabled cameras, outdoor cameras, and app integration before you can truly rest easy. Installing a home security service that provides the essential protection that you and your family need should not be left up to chance.
If you are unsure about how many cameras you need or how long of footage storage you should have, it is time to call in the company that takes the guesswork out of home security services.
Live monitoring is one of the most important aspects of hiring a security company, and when their plans are unclear as to the cost and the level of service that is provided, it is likely best to look elsewhere for your home security services.
Truly Comprehensive Home Security Services are Available
Luckily, for the consumers that we serve, ProtectAmerica provides a comprehensive home security services system that is all-inclusive and offers some enhanced features as well. We are a full-service company that takes the job of protecting your home and family very seriously. With over 25 years of experience and a guaranteed price match, there is really no reason to look any further! Free installation and equipment credits are also included in all of our contracts for your convenience.
Interested in learning more about our around the clock live monitoring services? Contact us today to receive your free quote!