Yes, from Blockwatch. - No for most all other companies because they want the long term monitoring contract.
No, however, our monitoring is $20 per month and terms are month to month with a service that notifies you and your neighbors which is far more effective for emergency response if needed.
Yes-DSC is the manufacturer and they come with a warranty
Yes-In Western Washington US, however if you need your system installed we are always vetting installation partners in cities all around the country so call us and one of our knowledgeable US based team members will handle your questions with care.
Yes-absolutely, that is the beauty of the two systems we chose to be powered by Blockwatch from DSC-It doesn’t get any easier!
Great question and YES, we can reprogram almost every system on the market today.
YES-If you are currently monitored and you want to reduce your costs it is important to look carefully at your present monitoring agreement. The monitoring agreements at their high rates are very important to these companies and they are not about to do anything voluntarily to assist you in leaving them as a monitored customer. Blockwatch doesn’t encourage or support any effort to breach or break a contract between you and your alarm company. We do encourage you to understand the terms and your rights under any contract. Look for the following information in your monitoring agreement:
YES of course! Contact us for discounts on 3 or more systems purchased and we offer monthly Blockwatch monitoring discounts in $1 increments if you refer your neighbors to get involved with you for smarter community protection with Blockwatch.
We have over 100 years of combined experience in the alarm and monitoring industries as principals of both for 35 years. We recognized that the industry is changing and the technology exists to reduce the central station cost and automate their processes while empowering the home or business owner with smarter security and verified response so jurisdictions find value in responding while not wasting anyone’s time or money.
YES, for $5 per month additional and $20 for every fire signal (very rare) that we retransmit from your Blockwatch monitored smoke detector signals. This is what your insurance company cares about and qualifies against.
YES, Since your system calls you and your neighbors, you decide to call 911 if an event such as a burglary is in progress or a suspicion of a burglary is apparent. The key to having the police respond is having an alarm event at your home verified by you or your neighbor then the response is prompt and no fees are issued.
Since the fire alarms are getting sent directly to the central station (if you opt for that service) then a fire is protected 24 hours a day. 95% of burglar alarms on home systems are not necessary for police response for whatever reason and the event that no neighbors are home after trying to reach all of them we can pass the signal to a central station or you can go home to check your property or choose to call 911 yourself, you have a very flexible decision tree on the Blockwatch dashboard.
Good question-each neighborhood is different but we feel that 6 homes is a perfect size community but they can be as large or small as you like. Many of our Blockwatch communities have 20 or more homes and one has over 100 homes!
YES, We offer a wireless indoor/outdoor camera system.
Yes and No, how’s that for confusing? Our system is simple to install, use, and highly effective in accomplishing a smarter security system with monitoring that makes sense and affordable with no contracts. The folks that offer all these bells and whistles are charging a pretty penny for it and our experience tells us that they are fun to show your friends but seldom are they used for practical use. We do offer customers the ability to turn on and off their alarm system with a keyfob or a smartphone app if they have our alarm system that communicates via the CELL PHONE towers (GSM).