I'm definitely a tech person so the Guardian meeting ended up being very costly event. I met with Guardian back in February. Initially I purchased the intercom, which in hindsight is an enormous waste of money. But it seemed pretty cool at the time. I also got the standard cable hook ups in each room and the basement. I believe thats a necessity for resale value and convenience.
And of course I purchased the free monitoring equipment. It is a 3 yr contract for $31 if I choose to have a home telephone. At that time I was conflicted on whether or not I wanted a home phone.
I declined the whole house music system. I have docks so I didn't see the point of that.
Now fast forward today. I requested an additional meeting because I wanted to include the wiring for the tv mounted over the fireplace and the home theater wiring package in the basement. The home theater wiring was about $550. Which I think is excessive just for wiring. If my basement wasn't going to be finished. I would have done it later.
The TV mounted over the fireplace was more expensive than I imagined. But it's also something I think I needed done if I wanted it done correctly. Not only do I need the cable wiring up on the wall I also wanted the cable box and auxiliary cable out of sight. As of now I have Guardian running the cords and cables from the wall above the fireplace to the kitchen island cabinet where I plan to house the cable box and auxiliary boxes. The price without including the additional electrical outlets is $900.
I left the meeting today still undecided about the home monitoring. I think it might be cheaper to just pay the extra charge for the Guardian and not get the home phone. Any suggestions??