Post Alarm Systems Home Security Review

Post Alarm Systems is a home security company for both commercial and residential security systems with more than 60 years in business. The California-based company offers professional installation of their non-proprietary equipment, and 24/7 professional monitoring with zero long-term contracts. They are one of the exclusive dealers of Videofied, which uses motion detectors to send a 10 second video clip to their monitoring centers.

Rating: 4.3 / 10 (Average)
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How is Post Alarm Systems rated?

Breakdown

4/10
Equipment
5/10
Monitoring
5/10
Reputation
3/10
Contract & Price
5/10
Technology Inegration

Overall Rating: 4.3 / 10 (Average)

Post Alarm Systems has been servicing Southern California's home security needs for more than fifty years. Although the overall quality of their coverage is good, its geographical constraints limit the company's offerings. This, in combination with the cost of purchasing the security equipment, are why we rated it as average.

Company Profile

Full Name
Post Alarm Systems Home Security
Year Founded
1978
BBB Rating
A+
Company Website
Headquarters
47 E Joseph St., Arcadia, CA, 91006
Mailing Address
47 E Joseph St., Arcadia, CA, 91006

Equipment & Setup

Overview

Intallation
Professional
Equipment Manufacturer
Honeywell
Ability to Reallocate System
Wireless Sensors
Control Panel
Event Triggered Siren/ Alarm

Equipment - 4 / 10

Post Alarm Systems offer standard equipment in their packages: door and window sensors, motion sensors, and a control panel. Add-ons include cameras, environmental monitoring, and life safety features such as medical alerts. The client purchases the hardware, which makes switching between monitoring companies easy, when necessary.

Security Monitors, Sensors, & Devices

Intrusion Protection

Door & Window Sensors
Garage Door Sensors
Glass Break Protection
Motion Sensors
Recessed Door Sensors
Crash & Smash Protection

Environmental Protection

Carbon Monoxide
Flood
Temperature Change
Smoke

Surveillance

Indoor Cameras
Outdoor Cameras
Doorbell Cameras
Tilt & Pan Cameras
Live Surveillance
Event-triggered Surveillance

Life Safety

Panic Button
Medical Alert

Monitoring

Key Details

Monitoring Options
Professional Monitoring
Monitoring Technology
Cellular
Broadband
Landline
Number of Monitoring Centers
1
Monitoring Center Type
Owned

Professional Monitoring Services

24/7 Professional Monitoring
2-Way Intercom
Police Dispatch
Fire Department Dispatch
Medical Dispatch

Monitoring - 5 / 10

Post Alarm Systems offers 24/7 professional monitoring from their central station in Southern California, via landline, broadband, or cellular. The company also employs an armed response unit that can be dispatched at their customers' convenience.

How much does Post Alarm Systems cost?

Contract & Price

Monthly Fee (min)
$33.00
Number of Available Packages
1
Contract Required
Minimum Contract Length
24 months

Contract & Price - 3 / 10

Though they charge on a month-to-month basis, requiring no lengthy contracts, a big concern with Post Alarm Systems is the cost involved with the purchase of security equipment.
Cancellation Policy: 30-day risk-free cancellation
Warranty:

Technology Integrations

Technology Inegration - 5 / 10

Post Alarm Systems provides efficient apps for iPhone and Android operating systems, as well as text and email alerts in case of emergency. Some home automation is also available.

Mobile Access & Alerts

iPhone App
Android App
Email & Text Alerts
Live Surveillance Feed
Remote Arm/Disarm
Geo-location Services

Home Automation

Lighting Control
Thermostat Control
Appliance Control
Electronic Door Locks
Event-triggered Automation
History Log
Unique User Codes

Company Reputation

Certifications & Associations

  • Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA)
  • Underwriter's Laboratory (UL)

Reputation - 5 / 10

Post Alarm Systems has good ratings with the Central Station Alarm Association, and the Underwriter's Laboratory, as well as an A+ with the BBB.

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Nora
Pasadena, California
12/5/2016
Unreliable equipment. Alarm system has malfunctioned/frozen three times in less than 10 months. They are basically closed on weekends. So if you need your system repaired over the weekend, you must pay extra. No 24/7 assistance to help you figure out what's wrong with the system. Go with another company. I plan to cancel my service ASAP.

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Elise
Rosemead, California
11/20/2016
We have used this company for several years. They are professional, prompt and really inexpensive monthly. I've known others who use ADT and all they do is complain about billing, service, etc. I knew someone who had to move for work and because ADT makes you sign a contract they had to pay through the end of the term. This was one of the reasons we chose Post, you buy and own the equipment, and there is no contract. We added Fire monitoring ... just could not be happier with the piece of mind this company has given us.

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