When dealing with security systems with any of these companies: Telus/ADT, Bell Canada, or Rogers, you need assurance that the security products and equipment are of good quality. It reassures clients that in some cases, these companies offer the same alarm security equipment we sell at CSI and the same equipment that most other security company’s use. The quality of security equipment that they all sell is considered good to excellent equipment in today’s security market.
The issue that is the focus of this article is with the terms of ownership of the equipment that is involved. Canada’s Telco companies have fine-tuned the policies regarding their products. The Terms and Conditions provided by each company affect either product ownership or how customers can use this equipment in the future, (should they ever decide to cancel their service or monitoring agreement).
The vast availability of diverse information on the internet makes it easy to find videos and articles on how to do just about anything. This has given rise to DIYs or do-it-yourself activities that have made people believe that a non-professional with minimal instruction can do even technical jobs that include high risks and costly elements of security camera or alarm system installations.
During the pandemic, with offices shut because of various curfews and restrictions, companies had their staff getting as much of their work as they could from home. Additionally, there were many other changes in the ways they got through their work. People were making changes to their homes so they could continue working remotely and would need a room in the house out of which they could work.
Purchasing a security system is not exactly a straightforward process. It involves understanding highly technical terms that are difficult to interpret if you don’t have any prior knowledge of the security camera industry. Moreover, many home security systems now double as smart home hubs, centralizing controls for lights, thermostats, locks, and more within one app on your smartphone. Suddenly, your safety becomes an overwhelming and time-consuming process filled with jargon.
In case there was any doubt, we’re living in the golden age of technology development. In the past couple of decades, we’ve gone from relying on corded phones for the bulk of our communication to tiny computers in our pockets that are capable of dozens of simultaneous communication functions. If smartphones were one of the major tech developments of the 2000s, the next big step would be the development of smart homes.
Do you have or do you know someone that has a security system made by Interlogix? Interlogix was a world leader in security products and wireless devices. Unfortunately, they shut down their security alarm product line in 2019. Many customers are unaware of this situation until a service issue arises, and then they are told they need to upgrade their entire alarm system to a new product line.
Nowadays, you’ll find a vast range of high-tech and affordable electronic security systems along with smart home automation systems that work seamlessly, protecting your home and loved ones from break-ins, floods, fires, and more. However, the process of choosing and installing the right security system is a delicate one. It’s essential to evaluate your security needs, be aware of the security system’s details and features, and execute installation correctly to avoid compromising the safety of your home. To help prevent errors, Colonnade Security Inc. has reviewed several security system pitfalls and has compiled a list of the most common mistakes people make with security systems.