Monitored alarm costs

The following is a quick comparison of alarm monitoring costs and quality between AMCO's LiveTalk monitoring, and competitors' more basic alarm monitoring technologies.

> AMCO alarm: AMCO monitored alarm installation cost, from £599.  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 £300 (with Verisure's standard discount, or £600 without).  Monthly alarm monitoring cost: around £42 a month.  Minimum contract: 3 years

AMCO ADT Verisure
Installation cost £599 £599 £300
Monthly cost £17.99 £25 to £35 £42
3 year cost £1246 £1859 £1812
Minimum contract 1 year 3 years 3 years

Comparing costs over 3 year period

Apart from AMCO, all major alarm companies lock their customers into a non-negotiable 3 year contract.  On this basis it's important to look at how much your alarm will cost you over a 3 year period.  Here's a quick comparison of alarm company costs over a 3 year period (N.B. all prices here are provided as a 'guide'.  Actual prices may vary):

> AMCO: Install cost £599.  Monthly cost: £17.99 x 36 months = £1246.64

> ADT: Install cost £599.  Monthly cost: £35 x 36 months = £1859

> Verisure: Install cost £300.  Monthly cost: £42 x 36 months = £1812

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 £42 a month

Why pay £42 a month and get stuck in a 3 year contract, when you pay £17.99 with a 12 month contract?  Unlike our competitors who are owned by big US companies, AMCO is a family-owned UK company who take a firendly consultative approach - and don't employ high-pressure sales people.

Get a quick quote via the phone

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 03 999 or email sales@amco999.com

How LiveTalk monitoring 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

Burglar breaking in

AMCO listens via microphone

Intruder breaks in and activates AMCO LiveTalk monitoring allowing AMCO to listen into property immediately.

20 seconds after alarm activation.

Burglar is challenged

AMCO challenges via speaker

Intruder is startled by AMCO staff verbally challenging via a speaker in the property.

5 seconds later.

Burglar leaves empty handed

AMCO alerts emergency services

AMCO alerts police. Intruder runs away quickly (empty handed).

10 seconds later.


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Choose a bespoke & reliable alarm system

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.

AMCO ADT Verisure
Wired / Wireless Wired or wireless Wired or wireless Wireless 
Monitoring type LiveTalk (audio-verification) Call-back Audio-verification (GSM only)

House / Flat / commercial

suitability

House or commercial House or commercial Flat / Small house

Manufacturer of alarm

equipment installed

Texecom

(UK)

Visonic or Honeywell

(US)

Essence

(Israel)

Size of Company 10,000+ customers 1 million+ customers 2 million+ customers

Company ownership

UK US US

Basic Smart Home functionality

No Yes Yes

Advanced Smart Home

functionality

Yes (optional) No No
Online review rating 4+ star 2+ star 1 star OR 4+ star*
Minimum contract length 1 year 3 years 3 years
Standard basic install cost c.£599 c.£599 c.£300
Monthly monitoring fee £17.99 £25 to £35 £42+
3 year cost (example) £1246 £1859 £1812

*N.B. reading reviews about Verisure either shows 1 star review, where people have had a terrible experience, or 4/5 star reviews. The 1 star reviews of Verisure are usually to do with terrible service and in some cases people discovering flaws with their technology after being burgled (i.e. it not working properly); the 5 star reviews seem to be written just after an alarm has been installed.  For example: view Verisure reviews on Google here >>

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 sales@amco999.com  


Save up to £100

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