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ADT is one of the most well-known home security companies in the United States. They work with a variety of independent service providers that install and service ADT solutions across the US. In terms of getting the job done, ADT is one of the most trusted solutions and has the largest customer base of any home security company in the US. That said, over the years, newcomers have challenged ADT with upgraded equipment, more smart home features, and competitive pricing. ADT is still the biggest, but innovation is sure to challenge.
Vector Security focuses on two major things in the home security space -- smart home features and $0 down equipment. With affordable starting monthly pricing options, they use name brand equipment that should last (even if the lower tiers don't get all of the features). However, they keep pricing a bit under wraps with contact forms and needing to talk with a sales rep to learn about pricing. Also, they have some concerns about customer support. Overall, however, Vector's suite of services should get the job done to protect your property.
We recently purchased our first home, and decided to go with ADT for security. Our technician, Donald K, did an excellent job installing our system, explaining everything, and ensuring we had the best system for our home. I felt as though he genuinely suggested the best options for us, based on what he would do if it were his own home. And to cap it off, he was super friendly.
Ask for Donald K!!!
***Other commenters mentioned a 3 yr contract, this is FALSE as the state of CA mandates that contracts max out at 2 yrs. The misconception is due to ADT's standard forms since the other 49 states don't have this state-imposed limitation, so the form states 3yrs. Donald crossed out the 3yrs on our form and had us initial by it. No big deal.
I would like to start by saying LUAY H. initial contact, follow-up, and customer services were impeccable. I was so impressed with the professional, quick, and easy set up that happened in my home on the follow-up visit. He was skilled, and neat in installing the cameras, ring doorbell, and updating my alarm system. Luay made me feel so comfortable with updating my system and adding the ring doorbell. The hard part should have been teaching me how to use the updated equipment, and he was so patient with helping me add the apps to my cell phone and how to work the additional equipment, which is no easy feat! I can only say that Luay who works for ADT made me feel safe, comfortable, educated, and confident with how to work my system. I recommend and hope other customers can get the same experience that I had with him because he made me a believer in ADT. Last but not least, I cannot stress how important customer services is to me and how imperative this job was to my family; to get my ADT system updated and working. I was on the edge with going with another company and because he was so REINSURING, HUMBLE, AND EXPLAIN how the different parts of ADT work he kept me wanting to continue being an ADT customer. Thank You LUAY... #yougotthejobdone!
I called ADT over a technical issue and was not in a very good mood. A very nice lady whose name was Sherry helped me and she was so kind even through my grumpiness. I wish all employees could be as nice as her and as patient. I would like to thank her, Sherry, for putting up with me and I apologize for venting my frustrations on her. After I hung up I realized how hard it is to be in customer service and to be able to maintain grace and dignity. Sherry was an excellent customer service employee and provided exemplary technical support.
They do good work. If you hate ADT it's because you purchased from an authorized dealer. Do not do that. Buy directly from a corporate representative. You pay a little more but the quality is so much greater.
Wow best customer service and user friendly security system ever! Thank you so much Luis Fajardo for going above and beyond, and giving me peace of mind! Thanks to you I will be referring friends and family to ADT. Thank you again your outstanding customer service and hard work....it does not go unnoticed!
Francisco did a great job. We have had ADT install systems in multiple homes and this was the most complete and professional install yet. Highly recommended
Okay, so, I just purchased my first home, and wanted an alarm to make myself and my wife feel safer. I was on my Bank of America credit card online account, and noticed that had a cash back deal for ADT, so I thought, great! Of course, it wasn't through ADT directly, it was through Protect Your Home, which is an authorized ADT retailer. I called the 1800 number and set up the appointment and was charged the $100 installation fee immediately (it's ok, I'm getting $100 cash back through BofA anyway). During the phone call, they upgrade my package to include 2 keypads, 2 keychains, and $700 in extras. I thought great! Fast forward to the day of the install, the guy showed up early (which was great, except we were having Fios and a new water heater installed at the same time, so him being early made it even more crazy!) Off the bat, I had kind of a negative reaction to him, because I told him Fios was here and they are installing a phone line for you to connect to. His response was, oh, we don't need that, everything is done wirelessly now! My first thought was great, but I'm also not an idiot. So, I said to him, great, as long as its the $27.99 that we agreed to. He told me it wasn't but we can talk about that, which I then replied that as long as its $27.99 that we agreed to, then we can talk. At that point, he drills a hole where the main keypad would go, took him a while (not his fault), and then installed the keypad. We then went over all of the windows and doors, and everything fancy thing they sell. They then quote you an absurd price if you install every gadget they sell, it came out to almost $6K! Of course, no one buys every gadget, so he then takes some of it out, and quotes me around $2500 for the installation. At this point, I was really upset, because I'm not paying that kind of money, that's absurd. So, little by little, you can reduce the pricing by getting the regular window/door senors instead of the better ones, get one keychain instead of 2, one motion sensor, etc. After spending 20 minutes trying to get the price down, it got down to a more reasonable $250. Again, I'm not stupid, I know they upsell, I kind of expected it, but do it in a ethical way! They also try to upsell hard on the Pulse $52.99 package, but as long as you keep saying no, they have to give you the basic $27.99 package. So, after he installed everything and tested it, he had me sign the contracts, sign here, initial here, etc. Everything was fine, except the next day, I was charged another $96 on top of the $250 charge that was for the additional sensors/keypads/etc, which I did not authorize! It turns out, in the contract (which they do not tell you), you are agreeing to pay a prorated amount of your current month + next month's amount, but not for the monthly rate you agreed to, but for the $52.99+tax, regardless of the monthly price you signed up for. It is actually written into the contract, and they conveniently skip over it. At this point, I've had enough and contact ADT customer service directly. They have been great, they refunded me the overcharge amount, and have guaranteed I will be billed $27.99 per month starting next month. So far, I am happy with ADT, but buyer beware, if you use protectyourhome, this is what will happen! This is how they make their money, they don't do it ethically, they overcharge and upsell and hope you don't notice. But if that happens to you, contact ADT directly, they will fix whatever you were overcharged.
This company is a scam. Plane and simple. ADT actually canceled my service because when ATT canceled its 2G network they could no longer get cellular service in my area. Now "Protect Your Home" attempting to extort $569 from me. Collection calls twice a day and hangs up when I answer. They only leave messages when I don't answer.
I've been shopping around for a Security system. These people call me Saturday morning, she asks my address and asks me to verify the last 4 of my SSN. I was like why do you need my SSN I just want to get information on packages and know what prices will be monthly. She said that they are offering $800 in free equipment and to go any farther they need the last 4 of my ssn to see what packages I'll qualify for. So I give it to her. Next thing out of her mouth is install dates. I say I'm not trying to install I wanna know what you offer and what the price is. She says again they give $800 free equipment. Mind you that include siren door sensors. So nothing extra literally make you get everything separate. So again i say that's not what I'm interested in. I want a quote for standard security 2 doors with a door keypad and a camera. She puts me on hold and her manager gets on the phone. He was SOOOOOOOO RUDE! mind you this whole time I'm just trying to get information. I ask him about the camera and he says yea we have everything if you dream it adt can do it. Then I say AGAIN I'm just looking for quotes. He tells me they don't do quotes I have to have an install and the tech goes over prices and packages! Wtf I'm not signing up for nothing without information. This guy wouldn't even tell me how much a camera was, or the service fee. SCAM! So then I say well I'll have to think about it I'm not trying to sign up for something I can't even get information on. Then he says well we already ran your credit.. WHAT THE ! Today (Sunday) credit karma alerts me of a hard credit check. These people are THE WORST!!! Beware go somewhere else do not even answer the phone. I'll be calling headquarters! When I say this guy was rude I mean it! He made me feel so dumb. I used to work customer service so it takes a lot for someone to make me feel stupid this guy was awful. Before he hung up on me he says you'll have to pay for all your equipment then. WTF!? Who are these people. STAY AWAY
Saw an offer through my bank (PNC) that would reimburse you for installation fee so thought to myself, "Why not!" When I initially spoke to the ADT rep, I told her my specific reason for an alarm was to have alarms on my door to notify me when open since I have little ones and an in ground pool in the backyard. She said, "Not a problem" and even threw in an extra door sensor to the "free" package. Fast forward to day of the technician coming out. We went over what I was getting (the basic package) and why I was getting it...door sensors for kiddos. He went around and installed the keypad, sensors, smoke detector, etc. He then spent the next THREE hours showing me every piece of equipment he had, why it was important I focus on security vs. just the door notifications, and tried to get me to sign an agreement over $10,000 for all the bells and whistles. Whenever I tried to stop him, he told me he was going to go over it anyways. He even had the balls to tell me that he "cared more about my family than I did" since I wasn't focused on security. WTF?! The next day, I noticed an $82 charge on my card that was explained to me was going to be the prorated for this month and next month's services. The contract amount was for $27.99/month so obviously $82 is way above contracted price + prorated amount. Needless to say, I called the company and CANCELLED everything and had them remove their sh*t from my house. I even forewarned them that the technician coming out better not try to waste my time convincing me otherwise. Of course, that in itself was a fiasco. Tech showed up 2 hours early when no one was home. I had to call the company and have them sent back at the appropriate time. They left my outlet covers off, drywall everywhere, and just ripped wires out of the wall. I would rather buy a SimpliSafe system with no monthly service fee than use ADT. It comes out way cheaper in the long run.
Please whatever you do, don't use this company or their services. Thankfully I had read the other peoples' comments on yelp before I committed to these folks. The reviews are really accurate, what other folks detailed below is exactly what happened to me. They promise to throw in a free this and a free that and charge you $90 or a $100 or something like that just to even make an appointment to come to your home. Then it's SO hard to get that money back, even when you cancel that appointment and go with a different more reliable company. I've used ADT previously, so it's not ADT that's a problem, it's just this "Protect Your Home" folks that are a problem. The manager actually yelled at me over the phone because I was trying to cancel the house visit appointment!
THIS COMPANY IS ATTEMPTING TO SCAM ME. I have never signed up for their services. They are attempting to collect money from me, including calls up to twice a day from multiple numbers. Please avoid this company at all costs!!!!
If I could I would give it a lower star. everything said in previous comments related to scam is true. I wish I had looked at Yelp comments before buying the package with Protect Your Home to get ADT system. Promises of free installation and $100 gift cards did not happen. At installation I was given an estimate of over 5K for equipment (off course they tell you this after installing the monitor on the wall). When rejected they brought it to over $150. so disappointed.
If there are any negative star, I would happy to do so. It is a big scam. They will put holes in your house and then ask for get more stuff for paying a high amount. If you don't take those stuff then they need to take system out and it will leave patches in your house. The other thing is it is not 27.99 per month. You will end up paying 52.99 per month with them.
I strongly urge to avoid this company.
Garbage service. NEVER use them.
They do nothing, charge a premium for service and are slow to call you back about any issues ... yet quick to install and leave you with a trashy system.
Do not use this company. There was to be no installation fee. It was suppose to $27.99 month.I had charges placed on my credit card without my knowledge. I was suppose to get a $100 gift card. Did not happen. I don't know how they get positive feed back, because there is nothing positive about this company. I can't stress it enough do not use this company or you will be burned.
I did not sign up with them as they force you to pay $99-first to schedule the first appointment. I asked if it's refundable and if so, where can I see that refund policy in writing. They said they don't have it. That was the deal breaker for me. I understand the people on the phone don't control that. Normally, I'd give 3 stars if that were it. But 2 things from the experience I had on the phone with them made this a 1 star review.
To be clear, Protect Your Home is a 3rd party company separate from ADT. They also send out 3rd party technicians - not ADT technicians. So your relationship and payments are handled with Protect Your Home. NOT ADT. This is a common business operation, but from reading other reviews this seems to be a big part of the problem.
My experience - The first person I spoke with was nice, but before answering my question on if there was a refund policy in writing on the $99-first appointment booking fee she sneakily ran my credit without being clear she was about to do that and without my permission.
After telling her that me not being able to see the refund policy in writing was a deal breaker, she put me on with a manager to try and help. He initially jumped on, was nice, asked me why I was calling in, and then offered me a better deal on the service. He never acknowledged my only, primary concern. So I told him what my concern was and I explained I had a "rip off" experience in a similar type of deal with another big company before. He continued replying only by basically just verbally promising that won't happen and that there was no way to get that refund policy in writing to me. Which I accept from him, no worries there. But he continued to try and "save the deal" even though it was dead for the reason I clearly explained to him. The call wrapped up by him continuing to try and speak over me. As well as spoke to me condescendingly towards the end. Which confirmed what other reviews said about how they are only focused on closing for the appointment regardless of the customer's concerns.
Things that they say to be aware of when they try to overcome your objections:
- "By saying how ADT is a huge, great company. And how THEY would never do that." But THEY (Protect Your Home) aren't ADT
- "We have been in business for a long time, we wouldn't be in business if we lied." This doesn't make sense as you can be in business and still lie - just look at Time Warner Cable. Also, for them it's stupid to say because of all the bad reviews they have on Yelp and other websites.
- "We will send you that language after we run your card." This doesn't make sense and is what the last rip off experience company I had said.
I'm going to try and work with ADT directly. I would recommend that for others too. Hope this helps.
For the short answer: DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY FOR YOUR SECURITY SYSTEM!
1. We were told it would be only 27.99 per month for service
2. Was only suppose to have a installer come out to see if previous alarm system in home was able to be "taken over"
3. Installer who came our said out previous system was being ran through a telephone line and not cellularly (we were under impression that previous system was cellular)
4. Installer said it would be 47.99 for cellular system
5. We told installer would have to think about it since we were told differently prior
6. installer became angered and irate and said "this is how i make my paycheck" and it would only take an hour
7. Finally we just went ahead and decided to get the system installed that day.
8. After a 3 HOUR installation the installer tells me its going to be 52.99 for the service with taxes (which doesn't add up in my area)
9. We were suppose to get $1,800 in free equipment, after installation the installer told me he had used up all the credit but could not explain how it added up to $1,800 with what he installed that was not able to be "taken over"
10. He went over the contracts and everything and said i had 3 days to cancel with no questions asked. Also 2 hours after leaving the system did not work and had to call to troubleshoot.
11. The next day I called to cancel the old security system, in the middle of canceling i asked the agent to double check what type of system we had through them and she said cellular.
12. At this point i realized the installed was a misleading liar who came into my house lied to my face and said we had a different system to get us to pay more per month.
13. That same day i called to defenders and told them to cancel the contract - the representative said i will get a call from their loyalty department to get everything taken care of.
14. The system continued to not work for the duration of the time we had it and i was told a technician would come out to troubleshoot but nobody ever did
15. on the 5th day after installation i finally got a call from loyalty department and the lady had the nerve to tell me she could not cancel since it was beyond 3 days when i had called in the day after install to cancel
16. After 2 WEEKS for talking to multiple departments and getting the run around, a person with common sense at this company decided to cancel the contract since i called day after but was not helped properly.
17. Its now been 3 weeks since cancelling and I still have not received my refund for installation. every time i call they say should be done in 3-5 business days
Well see how long this goes, but hopefully this draws attention and the people who have appointments for defenders to come do a installation this otherwise now. Really shocked that ADT partners with a company like this, we have since went back to out old security system through MONI
Worst company and service in my lifetime. They mislead you into a contract. Sell you unnessary equipment and do not account them correctly. Even if you return the equipment they do not document and do not pay you back. They do not provide you copy of your updated agreement. Would not give you any confirmation on the equipment they take back. Later on you are batteling between them and ADT. ADT another horrible company doesn't keep the contracts updated and ask you to follow up with them and they keep charging you unfairly. Please say no to these kind of business does. Horrible people and company.
It's not a surprise to see 1 star reviews here. I was researching ADT authorized dealers and I responded to one of their flyers and gave them a call. For a start, they only offer a handful of wireless sensors and the rest are wired. Even worse, before signing anything I was asked for credit card details prior to someone coming out for an appraisal. I did this and then 15 minutes changed my mind and went with American Home Alarms (5-star reviews). After calling to cancel and get a refund of the installation fee I was told it would take 15-30 days. Err, for no services rendered I have to stand out of my $100 so you can hold onto it? Unacceptable business practice. I then called my credit card company, filed a false charge, got a refund and then blocked them from ever charging anything again. Bye bye.
False advertising. You will never get the monthly rate promised, you will not get all equipment promised. Don't do it. The only saving grace is that you have 3 days to cancel which I am doing.
DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!!!
When I decided to install an ADT system for a house I was selling (yes selling!) I hired this company unbeknownst to me that they were a 3rd party alarm install company. I clearly told them I was selling house (they saw sign out front) & I asked them if I can transfer contract over to new owner without getting charged penalties; early termination fees, etc. & they said YES (of course I didn't read their multi page terms & conditions lol). Fast forward a year later... house is sold, I successfully transferred ADT account & guess who calls me? A Protect Your Home rep barking I now owe $720 because I cancelled my contract!!
I called ADT & they said since I hired that company they have no control over what fees PYH charges.
People just install a DYI alarm system like SimpliSafe & call it a day... $15 a month & no contract!!!!!
this is the worst company I've ever had to deal with.. I canceled after the first day. This company is so unprofessional. Its been more then a month since they received back their equipment and they still won't refund me the money.
the said their employee forgot to tell them that he took the equipment back, they said they would fix it .. i called again today ( a week later) and they still haven't had fixed the issue with their employee. They owe me $400.00 and they want me to wait ANOTHER two weeks to see a refund...
this company wants to take your money and they want to con you....
please stay away from this horrible company and their awful customer service!
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Wow. What an experience! David and team went the extra mile to take care of me system that was not working. David walked me through all the options and selected the best option for me and my family. LOVE the Vector Security app!View More Reviews
We recently had Vector install our home security system. All aspects of the installation were outstanding, from the initial set-up, to the installation and now with the alarm's maintenance. Our service representative, Joe, was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. The technician who installed the alarm was extremely efficient, polite, and professional. We have had a couple of accidental trips of the alarm and the monitoring service was fast, thorough and friendly. We would definitely recommend this company to anyone who is looking to install, or change their alarm monitoring provider.
My home security alarm system needed to be repaired. I decided that since it was an old system, I would consider updating the entire system instead of just repairing it. I called Vector Security located in Port Jefferson and they answered the phone with a real live person instead of machine. I spoke to Marissa, who was pleasant, professional, knowledgeable, and very helpful in recommending the system upgrade that I needed. She spent a lot of time with me on the phone answering all of my questions and had a lot of patience. We set an appointment for the next day to have the work done. The technician whose name was Owusu arrived on time, was very professional, very knowledgeable about the system, made all of the necessary upgrades in a timely fashion, and explained all I needed to know about the upgraded system and it operation in simple understandable terms. There is no question that I am very satisfied with this company and I would, without question, highly recommend them to anyone who needs to have a home security system upgraded or installed.
Our salesman Jerry was prompt and diligent in contacting us with the right house security setup. During the sales process we were educated in how the system works, how the modules work, and options to improve our house security. Jerry laid out the pricing up front and made reasonable suggestions which led us to feel no pressure in purchasing our system through him.
We were told someone would show up to install the system within days and during specific hours. Owusu, our installer, came right on time and was easy to work with. He took the time to neatly install the system and when he was done we were shown how to use the security system from start to finish.
Overall, I highly suggest you call the Melville office, ask for Jerry and get your Vector Security System today!
the service itself is ok. when we originally got it 8 years ago, it was state of the art, which meant the technology did not yet exist to access it remotely. to upgrade it to allow for that didn't cost nearly as much from them as the price I got from another company. and it's a relatively user friendly panel, which is nice.
my biggest issue is the wait time when you call them. oh.my.god. you can just grow old waiting for someone to answer a phone! When we go out of town, I like to change our password for whoever is housesitting, which can only be done by calling them (WHY CAN'T THIS JUST BE DONE ONLINE????). I can't remember doing it without having to wait more than 15 minutes for my "very important call" to be picked up by the "next available operator." Is there only one person answering phones for the whole corporation? it's crazy! since having to call them happens so rarely it isn't enough for me to ditch them, but it is REALLY infuriating.
I signed a contract a few years ago and rarely used the service. I called to find out how much it would cost to end my contract, and was told I had a couple of months remaining. I was provided an amount to pay and paid it.
I somehow activated a sensor while painting. I thought the service had ended, and was told that they hadn't received written notification - and now we owe another month?
1) What was the sense of me making a lump sum payment - other than to the service?
2) I didn't keep a copy of an agreement, but remember it was for either 3 or 5 years - not for life.
3) No other home consumer service requires written notification? Phone, Cable..... what non-sense.
I honestly had nothing good or bad to say about Vector - we just didn't use it. This requirement doesn't seem right and out of general business practices. Just another way to get a few extra bucks and abuse the consumer.
Do not go with this service. When your alarm goes off, an automated message calls you to tell you that there is no one at the number to help you and to call the number "your rep. gave you upon installation." It's the worst!!! So let me get this straight, there's a home invasion and a recording calls you???!!! Not real person. I had 3 representatives come to my home because it took that many times to actually get my system fully working. One rep. didn't even know how to activate the app. And I'm on the phone 20 to 40 minutes on average with up to 2 to 3 transfers every time I call. I'm trying to broker a deal right now where I'm willing to pay out a significant amount of money on my contract to get out of it. They are soooo incompetent!
I have yet to ever call them and not be on hold for AT LEAST 30 minutes or more. They always have an excuse. The cameras stopped working. The first service call they never showed up because they said I was not on the list even though I was called the day before to confirm. The second service call they came an hour late and then said they would have to reschedule because they did not have the time to do the work!!!! They said they would call back to set up an appointment. Guess what? You are right. It has been a month and no one has called. At moment I am on the phone trying to get through to them and I am on 33 minutes of hold. Horrible people in every way.
2016.11.10 Update. After thinking I had closed my account with this company, I started taking down all of their equipment. I get a text from my old roommate who said "Vector Security just called me..." and sure enough, the police showed up at my house. I got a bill for $100. When I called Vector, they said that they never disconnected my service as I asked them to and the reason I had not been billed is because they gave me a credit. Yet again, another pile of crap we are suppose to take. I asked for a third time to close my account and send me confirmation this time. Such crap. Over this company..
some of the worst customer service i've ever experienced. long wait times every single time i've called. technicians ignore service appointment windows on a routine basis. i'm currently sitting at home, waiting for a technician that was supposed to be here 4 hours ago...
Worst company that I have ever dealt.with! They bought out Securty Associatrs in the spring and stated that they would stand by all work and units. A month after they took over our mobile app for our Securty cameras stopped working. We called inJune and never had a visit h til Augist, only to be told they do not know what the problem is. We called.them Back in Sept and they came and told us that our unit was outdated.....the company went out of business....three years ago and they WOULD HAVE A SOLUTION FOR US! We.had to call them.again last month only to be told they could do nothing. Now they come out and want to charge us $1,162 to ungrade our 3 year old system to work with their systems. WHAT A JOKE. HORRIBLE SERVICE. FIVE MONTHS TO GET AN ANSWER AND NOW THEY WONT STAND BY THEIR WORD!
I would give zero stars if I could.
We recently purchased a new build home in a CalAtlantic development. Vector was the subcontractor to do electric for anyone who wanted something above the basic package. We had security camera pre-wiring and cat6 internet cable for our wifi.
When we started the build, we had a Vector rep who sounded like he knew what he was doing. He was familiar with installing cat6 (it's a stiffer cable so requires different installation techniques than regular cat5/cat5e), was responsive to phone calls and inquiries, understood our concerns and walked us through any issues that came up in the initial design stage.
Then he left. And Ronaldo came in.
Ronaldo did not answer phone calls. He did not talk with us. And when he first wired our house, he put EVERYTHING in the wrong place because our house was mirrored from the initial design. So instead of using his brain and saying "gee, this room looks backwards from the drawing maybe I should call someone" he just threw the camera pre-wire up in random corners. Then, he left holes the size of a quarter in the drywall and refused to cap the pre-wire because we didn't purchase any of their cameras. So unacceptable.
Ronaldo did not know how to do cat6 wire, and when we questioned it he said that he used the correct cable and that was the end of that. He did not listen to our concerns that he'd used metal staples, and since cat6 is much stiffer than cat5e he needed to use plastic guide screws. He blew it off as "I used the right cable and now the drywall is up, so my job is done". He came to the house for the final inspection, and when we asked him to do a test to make sure the cable was putting out the correct power he claimed that he didn't have the instrument to do that.
I am beyond pissed off at this company. I'll be calling them tomorrow, and best believe someone is going to come out and fix this. Totally unacceptable, unprofessional, and inappropriate behavior from this company.
Much better security companies out there...The get you in with the "free stuff", but they make their money because it is a pain to switch even when your contract is up.
Suggestion, make sure you either negotiate a price (1/2) when your contract is up, or leave. There are better/cheaper monitoring companies.
Also, don't you hate those companies that make you find a fax machine to cancel. It's like they are just tying to make it difficult on you. And the excuse that they need it to cancel a security service is bull...You can move it to a new location without faxing anything. And you can cancel any other required service... They are just punishing you for leaving.
I have been on hold for 40 minutes. This is ridiculous. In addition, I put in an online request for an additional piece of equipment and I have not heard from them. It's been over a week. It's time to find a new company.
I'm a costumer for 6 years already started as a vip and they trick us to change it to a regular contract , just move a house and they want to charge me 350$ to install the equipment or 500$fine of cancellation what a rip off, I can't even talk with the supervisor!!!! Terrible customer service , bye bye vector discusting
I will start off by saying that I am grateful the alarm system was never put to the test. Dealing with this company has been a nightmare.
A friendly man stopped by my house the day after I moved in; 2 weeks after I had bought it (my first home). After reminding me that I was a young, single white female in not the best neighborhood he convinces me to sign a contract. This packet of paper was not something I could feasibly read with him standing there so in my naivety I assumed he would be honest. I asked if I could cancel at any time without consequence, he assured me I could. He lied.
It turned out I could not use my system because of changing living arrangements. When I called to cancel I was informed that I owed a balance of what 2 years would cost, should I cancel. When I asked to speak to a manager on several different occasions they were cold, rude, and uninterested in the fact that I had been lied to. They would not work with me, they would not help me to find a better solution. I stopped paying. Then I get a call months and months later saying I will be taken to court for breach of contract.
All I got out of Vector Security was a lesson: Never sign anything without reading it, and never trust the smiling salesperson.
If I could give them 0 stars I would. They have been billing us for over 1 year even after repeated reminders that we have left the premises and to stop billing us. No integrity just another greedy company trying to take money that does not belong to them. Its called stealing. Based out of PA 888-832-8575 with local offices with poor customer service. Pam Petrow is the owner and cannot get hold of her or her assistant. They have not provided any services just collected money. 0 STARS
Ummm....no. They are a terrible company. I have had numerous issues with getting payments and not because I wasn't willing to pay. Keep in mind I have been with Vector for years. I have had automatic debits taken out of my account since the day that I started with them. Suddenly it stopped. Then I got a notice saying I was behind. I called them and asked them why was my debits stopped. NO ONE KNOWS! What?
They told me I could go on the portal online to set up automatic debits, but they are unable to manage anything in my portal, so it's strictly on me. I decided to go ahead and try that. It worked for two months and then the payments stopped. I called again and I demanded an explanation. How can I trust a security company to keep my family safe if they are so incompetent that they can't even take an automatic payment???
A manager ends up on the phone and she could not explain what was going on. She said we can sign you up for automatic debits just like we did originally. I said that's great, but I need you all to figure out why this has happened twice. She was dismissive, talked over me repeatedly when I attempted to explain why this is a problem. She simply did not want to deal with the issue. Instead she thought she could just brush it under the rug.
If this is the prevailing attitude of a manager, is there no wonder why this keeps happening? They don't care. They just care about their bottom line, not about customers. And they had the nerve to ask me to put a sign of their company in front of my house. It's not like I'm getting paid to do.
To top this off, when I have had my alarm go off they end up calling the wrong number. I have corrected them a number of times and it took multiple calls just to get the number correct in the system.
If you are looking for a security company and you are really desperate be prepared for incompetence. But if you are like me, you should make plans to look for another company.
They provide the worst service in the industry! Do not keep appointments and do not follow basic instructions to contact before arrival, do not ring door bell and just leave handwritten notes that say they were here and please contact customer service again. I had three missed service appointments over two weeks after waiting days for a replacement battery on the system. Still waiting.
Customer service and technical support says they could not remotely access key pad as zones were set up incorrectly. My humble opinion is to avoid this system and company. ( eye on security).
Great price and good system, but getting repairs or service will make you crazy and turn your hair gray! Works great until you a problem.
I will try to file a complaint again but honestly they do Not really care about customer service after you get the system. They just want to collect their monthly fees.
Poor customer service! Nothing but problems with this company. Made an error on bill said they would adjust it. Next month it's not adjusted and I have an overdue bill that they said they would handle.
I would never use this company again!
I never write reviews, but I felt this warrants one. We purchased our home 4 years ago, it was equipped with a vector security system but we decided to not activate it. Rather than deal with the hassle of getting it removed from the home, we simply deal with the beeps when we open the doors and figure it is good for resale. It was 10PM on a Monday night and my 1 year old son was asleep upstairs. Somehow the alarm had been activated and when my husband went to walk the dog, it started going off. Not knowing what to do, we called Vector in a panic. The man told me there was nothing he could do because their service no longer monitored our home. I said there had to be some sort of exception as the alarm was currently going off and my son was asleep. He continued to insist that there was nothing he could do unless we were a paying customer. I was appalled that at 10pm on a Monday night in the middle of a stressful situation they tried to bully me into paying for services, I was not asking for anything other than how to turn off the alarm. Thankfully the alarm did eventually go off on its own. The only light in this review is when my husband called back and spoke to someone different, they finally offered to send out a service tech to disarm the system. Although we are not currently in the market for a security system, if we did decide to activate ours, we would not use Vector due to this situation. Never in my life has anyone been so unhelpful, especially to a poor mother with a sleeping toddler!
I was disappointed by the $109.00 travel fee on my invoice from Vector
Security. This charge was on top of labor and parts. Really don't understand it? Did not buy their service contract either. They were trying to sell me the yearly contract - not interested in dealing with a company that charges travel fees. Not impressed with this company.