It isn’t uncommon for home alarm systems companies to run promotions for free home security systems. If you agree to a contract period, typically they will “give” you the equipment either free or almost free.
A typical “free” home security system promotion might look something like this one from an ADT authorized dealer:
Get more protection for less than you’d expect. For a limited time, we’re offering top of the line equipment for FREE* with a $99 installation. Protect your home with 24-hour ADT monitoring without having to pay for security equipment.
Order Today to receive:
* Free Home Security Evaluation *
* Free Activation *
* Free Home Security System *
* Free Keychain Remote *
* Free Premium Equipment package *
* with $99.00 Customer Installation Charge and purchase of alarm monitoring services. See Important Terms and Conditions below.
24 Hour Uninterrupted Monitoring
From ADT’s 5 monitoring stations all over the country
24 Hour Protection for you and your Family
Protection from Burglary, Fire/Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning & Medical emergencies
Save up to 20% on your Homeowners Insurance
Get your Insurance Certificate once your installation is complete and call your insurance agent to start savin!
While it is true that the home security system might not be truly “free” — it is true that it is a good deal and you can get your home alarm system pretty much given to you in exchange for the monthly contract agreement. It is similar to the way cell phone companies operate – give away the hardware, make money on the monthly contract.