Are they to the Point with Home Security?
Based in Texas, and running for a decade. Point Security is a security company that offers extremely affordable security options for both home and commercial buyers. Currently available to residents in Austin. San Antonio, Houston ,and Dallas as well as surrounding communities. They offer services ranging from home security.
Monitoring for POINT Security is outsourced to Monitronics international, which is a big negative. You might as well buy from the source and get a better deal and not make things complicated. A leading security company (comparable to ADT) that offers chiefly home alarm monitoring. Point also offers mobile and app access for their customers via Alarm.com.
Now let’s take a look at the good and bad of point security.
- No installation or activation fee
- No down payment for equipment
- Referral bonuses
- Good app control
- Professional installation by ESA certified technicians
- A+ BBB rating
- Ideal for renters
- No clear cut monitoring plan or package
- Not Available nationwide
|Standard sensors included free||YES|
|Key Remote (On/Off) Fob||YES|
|C02, Fire and Flood Sensors||YES|
|Mobile & Tablet Control||YES|
|Cameras||Indoor, Pan ,Tilt and zoom|
|Advanced Features||Two way video, PTZ, remote access, remote monitoring|
|Smoke, C02 & Flood||YES|
|Customer Reviews||3.5 of 5|
|Support||4 of 5|
|Equipment||4.5 of 5|
How much it is going to cost to get Point home security system up and running…
Just like North Star Security, there’s no clear cut description of price and packages. Users have to call in for a free quote. This forces them to talk with a sales agent and increases the liklihood of a forced sale. But what we know is this:
Installation cost: free
Activation cost: free
Contract length: Not available
Relocation cost: $50 if you move within the terms of service
Maintenance cost: $0
Monitoring rates seem to be higher than most because you are leasing your equipment into the MMR. Expect $49 to 89/mo.
There’s no mention of warranty on their equipment.
Users get to have their systems installed by professional technicians. They do not offer DIY home security installation.
A glance at the Point Security System
Point security is a recognized dealer of security equipment by Honeywell (similar to dealers of ADT security), Interlogix and 2Gig technologies. They offer home automation options. Their systems are all wireless and make use of cellular monitoring. Below is a picture of the 2gig touchscreen starting kit Point offers. This can connect to all smart devices and be controlled relatively well.
How to get the Point Security System up and running in a home…
Installation and activation are free on Point security. Their systems are installed by professional technicians. You should expect a 2 to 4 hour job completion. Most equipment is wireless except for the panel and certain security cameras.
A look into the ones who look over you…
There is limited support for customers on Point security customers are advised to call in and clarify prices and packages before signing up. Unlike Protect America who offers chat support, phone and other tech supports, Point security doesn’t point you in any easy direction to reach them. There’s a simple contact form and you can expect 24-48 hours for response.
Point security hasn’t been around for a very long time but their home automation offering best some of the industry’s old timers. With equipment from renowned manufacturers like Honeywell and 2Gig. And monitoring outsourced to Monitronics. With Alarm.com, providing support for both mobile and App support.point security has something to offer. Users resident in the serviced area in Texas, are advised to call in for a free quote before signing in for any plan.
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