Doyle Security Systems Incorporated is a family owned and operated home security company that began in 1919. They provide commercial, residential and medical alarm systems, CCTV, access control and Safe & Lock services and products. In addition, they own and operate their own emergency response center in upstate New York. They only serve the upper New York area and charge extremely high prices to get your system up and running, but Doyle insists that they can protect your family completely. While this statement might be true, it is also true that you can get the same service elsewhere for much, much less.
Very High Prices
Doyle Security gives their customer two options when it comes to installing a home security system. You can either choose to have a wireless system, or one that is monitored via landline. With either option they require that customers pay for the equipment in full at the time of installation. For a completely wireless system, the initial costs are approximately $800. For a system that utilizes a home phone landline, the costs are about $500-$600. This does not include monitoring fees or additional items you might want to add in addition to what comes in the starter package. Both options cost $30 a month for 36 months, which cover monitoring and maintenance fees. Both options come with the following items:
- 1 panel with siren and key fob
- 3 door/window sensors
- 1 motion sensor
- stickers and a yard sign
For much less, you can get the same package from multiple other home security companies. Protect America offers monitoring for as low as $19.99 a month with our Copper Package. The Copper Package includes everything that the Doyle packages include, only without the high prices. Protect America provides free equipment and installation with purchase of monthly monitoring. If you compared Doyle’s landline package to Protect America’s landline package, you would save almost $1000 with Protect America’s service. If you choose Doyle, spent about $600 in up-front equipment costs, then paid for monitoring at $30 a month for 3 years, it would cost you $1,680 exactly…assuming everything runs flawlessly. If you decided to go with Protect America’s Copper Package, you would spend exactly $719.64 on three whole years of monitoring. That’s almost $1000 in savings! Protect your home and your wallet with Protect America.
Honeywell Equipment – Not So Sweet
Doyle Security uses Honeywell equipment for their wireless home security systems. Home management is a feature offered by the most modern home security companies through apps that allow remote access, text alerts, home automation, and live feeds. Honeywell uses an app called “Total Connect” that offers home management through your smart phone or computer. Total Connect has had some issues with users in the past, and many claim that it still has some kinks to work out as far as ease and usability. This specific reviewer of Honeywell’s Lynx Total Connect app had this to say:
Be very careful that you are not mislead as I was about compatibility with Honeywell’s Total Connect software. This software claims to allow full control of your alarm through both an Internet and iPhone app. Once you sign the contract and install the software you will find that all that works is a basic remote keypad. ALL of the other features that Honeywell demos in their videos and brochures do not work.
Protect America uses the Simon XT instead of the Honeywell Lynx, because we believe it is more robust and user-friendly. While the review above might have been an unusual incident, it is not the only incident. Do you really want to spend up to $800 in equipment fees to find out?
The Bottom Line
Protect America provides a lifetime warranty on our security systems, a price-lock guarantee, and no equipment fees. We have always believed that home security should be simple and affordable. While you can’t put a price on the safety of your home and family, you can find home security companies that aren’t trying to milk you for more than you need pay for security in the first place. For this reason, we encourage you to ask about our Low Price Guarantee offer. We are confident enough that our security package promotions are the best price available online. If you find a lower price for the same home security solution we offered, Protect America will match the price. With each package catering to a different price point, we strive to offer you the best deal. Consider Protect America. Whatever your needs may be, we can help you!