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- Shop & Compare...The choice is Clear

The Monitoring Center is committed to providing Security + Savings. We welcome the opportunity to compare our Installations, Products and service plans to those of our competitors.

We are the only security company that separates the cost of alarm monitoring from the cost of your alarm system.

With TMC, you pay for your alarm system up front and you retain 100% ownership of your alarm system. As illustrated in the comparison shopping below, none of our competitors step up to the plate and deliver ownership of your equipment until the end of your 3 year term. This spells "leasing your equipment" NOT "a free alarm system". They just keep charging you the combined rate month-after-month, year-after-year. You have already paid for our alarm equipment and your monthly monitoring rate should now drop down to the cost of monitoring only ... but it does not drop. In fact, more often than not ... they increase their monthly monitoring rate.

TMC will always deliver High Quality, Low Cost alarm monitoring. Monitoring which is purchased in one year blocks giving our clients the freedom to choose.

  • No Hassles
  • NO over-charging
  • NO long term contract
  • Just affordable...dependable...full-service alarm monitoring 24/7
  • Whew!!! What a relief

The tables below compare TMC's pricing to the pricing of our competitors. As shown in the first table, TMC's monitoring-only rate is ONLY $9.99/month, which is 60% to 70% less than any of our competitors. Please take the time to calculate your savings and see just how shocking the amount of money you save over the course of several years can be. Moreover, as shown in the second table, if you need an alarm installation, we can install a complete alarm package for only $499.00. Please visit our Installations and Products sections to make full comparisons.

THE TMC DIFFERENCE... (1) once the system is paid for our customer retains full ownership of their equipment (2) we install only universal equipment such as DSC or Honeywell which can be monitored by any alarm monitoring facility. TMC customers never lose their total FREEDOM to choose alarm providers...


Cost of Monitoring: Customer Already Has an Alarm System
Feature TMC ADT Corporate ADT Dealer Protection 1 Reliance Protectron
Total Upfront Fees* $99.00 $99.00 $99.00 $49.00 N/A
Monthly Fee $9.99+6mos FREE $22.95-$32.95 $22.95-$32.95 $19.99 $30.99
Contract Length 1 Year Not disclosed Not disclosed 3 Years 3 Years


Cost of Alarm System & Monitoring: Customer Needs an Alarm System
Feature TMC ADT Corporate ADT Dealer Protection 1 Reliance Protectron
Total Upfront Fees* *$99.00 $99.00 $99.00 N/A N/A
System Cost $499.00 $0.00 (leased) $195.00 $349.00 $388.00
Monthly Fee $9.99+6mos FREE $29.95-$32.95 $25.95-$29.95 $19.99 $39.95
Contract Length 1 Year 3 Years 3 Years 3 Years 3 Years
Master Keypad 1 1 1 1 1
Control Panel 1 1 1 1 1
Perimeter Sensors 3 3 3 3 3
Motion Detector 2 1 1 1 1
Amplified Siren 1 1 1 1 1
Ownership 100% ownership Ownership at end of 3 year commitment Ownership at end of 3 year commitment Ownership at end of 3 year commitment Ownership at end of 3 year commitment

Source: The information in the preceding tables was obtained from each company via telephone on June 15th, 2011. ADT information not disclosed on website or via telephone...obtained through an active salesperson in their employ
*Notes: $99.00 one-time set-up fees includes:

Our One-Time set-up Fee

  • Full diagnostic test of your alarm system by one of our expert technicians
  • Copy of the users' manual for your alarm system
  • Insurance certificate to assist you in receiving a 15% to 30% discount on your premiums
  • Identification cards for all individuals on your emergency contact list
  • Full demonstration of arming/disarming and troubleshooting your alarm system
  • Security decals applied
  • Lawn signs
  • Minor adjustments/repairs as required

(certain conditions may apply to the above)

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