Consumers should take great care in their research and selection of security units which come in many sizes with varying features and a wide range of costs. Some systems include a monthly monitoring fee to a private company which notifies police when the alarm is set off. The monitoring contract should be read and thoroughly understood before a transaction is completed. It is important to be sure that the equipment is not too complicated, making it difficult for its owners to operate it and causing unnecessary concern through false alarms. The BBB, AARP and Consumer Reports are some sources of general information on this topic. Following research on the kinds of alarms, the Bureau advises consumers to seek the recommendations of their families, friends and associates, then do comparison shopping, paying attention to the reputation of both the product and the company selling it.
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