Niche and cheap Home Security, what’s the catch?
An Alarm company with no contract plan and quality security equipment that focuses majorly on providing monitoring services for already existing alarm systems. Based in Atlanta, Georgia and only available for residents in Georgia, EMC Security offers a comprehensive Alarm monitoring service for residential and commercial customers while also providing medical alert services for emergencies when there’s no one around to help.
With a client base of over 100,000 in Georgia since its inception in 1998, EMC Security offers customers both flexible billing options (monthly, quarterly or yearly) and free home in-home consultation and installation making it an attractive choice for Georgia residents.
Let’s take a look at how EMC security fair in the Pros and Cons segment.
- No contract plan
- Quality equipment including 2gig
- Free installation and consultation
- Starts at $16.95 for Monitoring
- Home automation service available
- Monitoring via telephone, internet or cell.
- Not available nationwide
- High cancellation fees if moving outside of service
- No clear cut monitoring plans
Quick facts on EMC Security
|Touchscreen Panel :||Yes|
|Key Remote (On/Off) Fob:||No|
|C02, Fire and Flood Sensors:||Yes|
|Mobile & Tablet Control:||Yes|
|Monthly:||Starts from $16.95|
|Smoke, C02 & Flood:||No|
|Customer Rating:||4 of 5|
|Support Rating:||3 of 5|
|Equipment Rating:||4 of 5|
Look into their costs and associated packages
EMC monitoring starts at $16.95 monthly. They do not have a clear cut packages or plans like most security system providers do. Monitoring cost is based on assessment and existing system available in the home. They offer a free in house consultation/ quote after which a plan is set up.
EMC offers a flexible billing option. Customers have the choice to choose the billing that is convenient for them. The choices are Monthly, Quarterly and yearly Billing option. Their default monitoring plan is the quarterly plan. They offer free installation with no activation charge.
How to get their security system up and running
To get EMC home security you must like in Georgia. Similar to Central Group, Ackerman and Vector — they are a smaller niche home security dealer which has it’s pros and cons. The good things about this are cheaper monitoring prices and support of a small town shop. The bad news is, if you ever move you pay a hefty cancellation fee because they cannot service your next location.
Installation with EMC Security is a two-prong approach. Customers have the option of a DIY installation or a professional installation. Users have to call in for a free in house consultation if they already have a system in place. Or for new customers, EMC security is a recognized dealer in Honeywell alarm systems. This means Honeywell systems would be installed by default unless the user have a different system in mind they would rather have installed.
A deeper look into the history of EMC
1n 1998, when EMC Security was birthed, three electric utility companies of Jackson EMC, Walton EMC, and GreyStone Power joined to make it happen. Each being renowned in their own field. Jackson Electric Membership Corporation is the nation’s second largest electric cooperative, Walton Electric Membership Corporation serves more than 120,000 customer-owners in 10 Northeast Georgia counties between Atlanta and Athens, Walton EMC’s Natural Gas is one of Georgia’s top natural gas suppliers.
Do they take care of their customers?
EMC customer service is available 24/7 on phone or via the contact form on their website.
Not many security company offer free installation service with no contract plan, EMC security offers a favorable monitoring cost with good equipment that is well suited for home automation. Only downside, it’s not available nationwide so if you are not in Georgia, EMC security isn’t for you.