Think Twice Before Paying the Cable Company for Home Security


These days, homeowners have many options when it comes to home security – from national brands to local, family-owned security companies like Scott Alarm. Several cable companies now offer home security services too, bundled with their TV, phone and Internet packages. While bundling may seem convenient, here are a few reasons to think twice before adding home security to your monthly cable plan.

Outages are a Safety Risk

We’ve all been there, watching TV and suddenly the screen goes dark. Your cable is out again. Outages are frustrating when they happen with your cable or Internet service, but they’re a threat to your family’s safety when they impact your home alarm service. ranks Comcast Cable just 1 out of 5 stars for reliability. Other cable providers don’t fare much better. Scott Alarm provides 24/7 monitoring with two live-redundant central monitoring stations to ensure we’re here when you need us.

Wired Systems are Easier to Disable

Cable companies typically rely on a wired Internet connection to notify the monitoring center when an alarm is triggered. Wired systems, however, are fairly easy for savvy burglars to disable. Once they cut the wire, you’re on your own. Wireless home security systems, like those offered by Scott Alarm, use cellular signals to transmit alerts to the monitoring center, making them far more secure and effective.

Questionable Customer Service

When was the last time you heard someone say, “yay, I get to call the cable company?” Most people dread interacting with their cable company, due to notoriously bad customer service. Customer reviews of Comcast Cable on average just 1.2 stars, with a lengthy list of individual complaints. As a local company, Scott Alarm is still small enough to provide outstanding service to every customer. Our people will actively listen to your needs, and always deal fairly and honestly with you.

Safety is Our Business

Your family deserves the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re protected by experts in home security. For nearly 50 years, Scott Alarm has focused solely on safeguarding Jacksonville homes and businesses. While the cable company may offer similar prices and equipment, protecting families is what we do, day in and day out – no excuses and no distractions.

Contact Scott Alarm today to schedule a free consultation.