Check The Fine Print In Your Home Security Contract

Whenever you are signing a contract, it is always important that you read every word carefully so then you know what you are signing. This is especially true when it comes to your home security contract. The last thing you want is to come across a nasty surprise that was actually in the contract the moment you signed it. Here are some tips on how to check the fine print of your contract and what you should be looking for.

Home Security Contract Fine PrintCheck What The Salesperson Says

If you have been dealing with a salesperson, then you will need to check the fine print to make sure that any guarantees they have made are in there. Remember that a salesperson for a home security company is exactly the same as any other salesperson, in that they will say anything if it means they will get a sale. Make sure that you check every line and that the contract contains the same language that the salesperson used when you were organizing the deal with them.

Check For Automatic Renewals

 Some home security companies have automatic renewals in their contracts. While this might seem like an appealing service for some people, others may not like the idea of having to pay out again at some point in the future. If you do not want an automatic renewal in your contract, make sure that you read through it carefully to see if it is there. It’s important that you look closely during this stage as quite often they will use different language to try and hide the renewal from you.

Check For Surprise Fees

 Without a doubt the most infuriating thing you can have with your home security company is hidden fees. If you want to avoid any of those creeping up, you will need to have a very close look at the fine print in the contract. A home security company could try and charge you for things like installation, equipment and warranties. They may even charge you for cancellation if you decide to leave them before your contract expires. To make matters worse, cancellation could cost a fortune if they have managed to sneak in an automatic renewal condition. Make sure that there are no costs in the contract that you do not already know about. If you do find any, make sure you quiz the home security company until you are satisfied with their response.

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner is an attorney and journalist with a passion for home tech and secure, efficient living. Since graduating from NYU Law, he has maintained a paradoxical existence of trying to live life adventurously while remaining staunchly risk-averse. He is torn by the dual desires of wanting to only be in Brooklyn writing about housing policy and smart home tech and aspiring to visit his friends scattered across the globe. Gabe believes that stable, safe communities are the cornerstone to a vibrant and healthy society, and it is this passion that brought him to contribute to Security Baron.

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