The following is a quick comparison of installation & monitoring costs between AMCO's LiveTalk monitoring and ADT & Verisure.
> AMCO alarm: AMCO monitored alarm installation cost, from £719 (or £199 if you've already got an alarm installed). Monthly alarm monitoring cost: £17.99 a month. Minimum contract: 1 year
> ADT alarm: ADT monitored alarm installation cost, from £99 (for ADT's basic system) and £599 for ADT's standard system. Monthly alarm monitoring cost: around £24.99 to £35 a month. Minimum contract: 3 years
> Verisure alarm: Verisure monitored alarm installation cost, from around £279 (with Verisure's standard discount, or £999 without). Monthly alarm monitoring cost: around £47 a month. Minimum contract: 3 years
Apart from AMCO, all major alarm companies lock their customers into a non-negotiable 3 year contract. It's therefore important to look at how much your alarm will cost you over a 3 year period. Here's a quick cost comparison over a 3 year period (N.B. all prices here are provided as a 'guide'. Actual prices may vary):
As you can see, AMCO costs are c.£500 / £600 cheaper over 3 years - and prove even better value over a longer period, saving c.£200+ per year in the future.
Pay £17.99 not £47 a month
With AMCO you pay £17.99 a month, with a 12 month contract - not £47 a month whilst getting stuck in a 3 year contract. Unlike our competitors who are owned by big US companies, AMCO is a family-owned UK company who take a friendly consultative approach - and don't employ high-pressure sales people.
Get a quote for an AMCO LiveTalk system via the phone. We do all our quotes over the phone (they take no more than 10 mins) - so you can get a cost from us quickly, without the hassle of a home visit from a high-pressure sales person. Call 0800 13 03 999or email@example.com
Already got an alarm? Upgrade to LiveTalk for £199
Even better news is that if you already have an old alarm, you can simply add LiveTalkto your system for just £199 - or possibly less, depending on the set-up of your existing alarm.
The great thing about LiveTalk is that it acts as a 'plug-in' to existing alarm equipment, meaning that you don't have to rip out / change what you've got, but instead just upgrade for £199 (along with the £17.99 monthly monitoring cost.
How LiveTalk works
AMCO’s monitored alarm systems are different as they come with LiveTalk Monitoring meaning that our 24/7 monitoring staff can immediately listen, talk and challenge intruders in your property.
The idea of our monitored alarm systems is that we immediately scare away burglars by talking to them via a 'speaker microphone unit' and call in the emergency services if necessary. Read more about LiveTalk here >>
What happens when an AMCO monitored alarm is activated
AMCO listens via microphone
Intruder breaks in and activates AMCO LiveTalk monitoring allowing AMCO to listen into property immediately.
20 seconds after alarm activation.
AMCO challenges via speaker
Intruder is startled by AMCO staff verbally challenging via a speaker in the property.
With AMCO's alarm systems, you're buying a bespoke system designed for your property, rather than an off-the-shelf product.
AMCO's wireless alarm technology is also best-in-class, using Texecom Premier Elite system with Ricochet wireless technology - meaning that wireless sensors 'dropping off' and not working is minimised. N.B. the reliability of lesser technologies IS a big issue with wireless alarms, so please be careful with the equipment you're having installed in your property (you don't want to be changing it in 12 months time!).
Read more about the specifications of AMCO's alarm equipment (both wired and wireless), via this link here >> Below are examples of different keypad options with our Premier Elite system . . .
Compare monitored alarm systems & alarm monitoring prices
The following is a more in-depth comparison between AMCO, ADT and Verisure alarm systems - including who supplies their security equipment & size of company.
Wired / Wireless
Wired or wireless
Wired or wireless
Audio-verification (GSM only)
House / Flat / commercial
House or commercial
House or commercial
Flat / Small house
Manufacturer of alarm
Visonic or Honeywell
Size of Company
1 million+ customers
2 million+ customers
Basic Smart Home functionality
Video camera sensors as standard
Advanced Smart Home
Online review rating
1 star OR 5 star*
Rented or owned equipment
Owned or rented
Minimum contract length
Standard basic install cost
Monthly monitoring fee
£25 to £35
3 year cost (example)
*N.B. reading reviews about Verisure either shows 1 star review, where people have had a terrible experience, or 5 star reviews. The 1 star reviews of Verisure are usually to do with terrible service or where people have encountered pushy sales people; the 5 star reviews seem to be written just after an alarm has been installed.
**N.B. with a Verisure system the system (hardware) is not owned by the customer but is owned by Verisure, and is rented / contracted to the customer. ADT provide two different options - owned or rented - depending on the contract the customer signs up to. With AMCO, the customer 100% owns the system.
3 reasons to choose AMCO's specialist alarms
1. Better monitoring
Our special LiveTalk monitoring gives you superior protection than standard "call-back" monitoring.
2. No long contracts
To keep things simple for you, we don't insist on long monitoring contracts. Our minimum contract length is 1 year NOT 3 years.
3. Low-cost monitoring
Our charges are up to 1/2 our competitors, saving you £££'s over the years + we have never increased charges to existing customers for 18 years
Give us a call & get a quote in less than 10 mins
We do all our quotes on the phone - they normally take less than 10 mins. Don't worry, we don't use high-pressure sales people, our pricing and product sells itself. Call us on 0800 13 03 999 or if out of hours, email firstname.lastname@example.org