Money saved getting naked internet pays for GPRS security upgrade for alarm system
Published 27 May 2016
Category: Alarm Monitoring Service in Hamilton for the Waikato, IP & GPRS Module for Security Alarm System
On Thursday we got a slightly strange message from an existing Sterling Security customer. They were getting naked and they wanted us to come over!
The installers immediately started fighting over who would attend the job until they realised the customer was a male and the naked….was naked internet.
Our customer had finally decided to ditch there broadband & phone line with Vodafone for $120 per month and changed over to Spark naked broadband at $85 per month whilst waiting for a new fibre connection to be installed in the next few weeks which would move the cost down to $80 per month for the first year (this included a $10 monthly saving for having their mobile with Spark as well).
The phone line was no longer required as the customer advised they only accepted calls on their mobile and had used the phone line solely for the alarm monitoring.
The customer had recently spoken to one of our technicians and learnt that a GPRS mobile using the mobile data network could replace the phone line for the alarm monitoring at just $9 extra per month.
An additional benefit to this set up is that by using GPRS the alarm monitoring is more secure as a standard phone line can be severed outside the home by a clever burglar whereas the GPRS module sits within the home and has battery backup so that there is no way of stopping the alarm monitoring station from knowing the alarm is activated by illegal entry into the home.
So doing the math, they saved $40 per month by changing over to naked fibre internet with a new telecommunications provider and then spent $9 of that per month on the additional monitoring charge for a net saving of $31 per month which is over $370 per year saved.
Of course there was a charge for the GPRS module and an hours install time but the $370 covered these costs.
So the customer breaks even on the charges over a year and gets a much faster fibre internet connection and a far more secure alarm system.
Our installer popped over the very next day to install the GPRS module on the existing Bosch home alarm system.
Once installed he gave our customer a rundown of the changes, collected a mobile number from the customer and updated the monitoring staff with the new set up and mobile number they would use to contact the customer if any alarm activations occurred.
The morale of this story, it pays to review your monthly bills and consider using the deals available to save money whilst improving your services.