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ADT Security Services

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Didn't need service, just monitoring - May 04, 2020

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Froula Alarm Systems

861 Industry Dr
Tukwila, WA 98188 206-575-1962

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We switched from "Security Specialists" to Froula based on Frouia's... - Mar 20, 2020

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Guardian Security Systems

1743 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98124 206-451-5854

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Systems are good and the install was completed well. Support is limited and... - May 02, 2020

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Puget Sound Alarm & Guard Assurance

17555 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155 206-365-3155

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Just two years after installing a brand-new alarm system in my home, they informed... - Feb 05, 2020

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Alarmguard Security Systems

PO Box 3407
Lacey, WA 98509 253-926-0000

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Monitoring service working as expected. - Sep 14, 2016

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Home Safety Research

1241 E Main St
Auburn, WA 98002 253-735-4933

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Installer was exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable. My contacts with the... - Jan 12, 2020

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Island Security Systems

PO Box 265
Mercer Island, WA 98040 206-232-0842

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I've been a customer of Island Security for over 15 years. This year we sold... - Sep 20, 2018

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My Alarm Center

929 N 130th St
Seattle, WA 98133 855-334-6562

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Their system failed after an expensive upgrade, but of course it was by then... - Jan 12, 2019

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Washington Alarm

2030 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA 98134 206-328-3288

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Outstanding service and had great pricing. - Jan 11, 2020

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