home security monitoring
When we reviewed the Pulse system, our upfront cost was more than
$3,000, with a monthly fee of over $60. Some vendors, such as LifeShield, will let you buy the components outright or lease
them. For example, LifeShield's Security Essentials system will cost you $29. 99 per month for three years and includes monitoring, but you'll pay a $99 activation fee and you don't own the equipment at the end of the lease. Or, you can pay $299. 99 upfront for the hardware and still get monitoring but avoid the activation fee.