Marketing disclosure Information
AlarmSystemReviews.com maintains several relationships with some of the alarm companies on our site for which we receive varying degrees of compensation (e.g. sponsorships, for use of our affiliated links, for calls directed to companies from our site, when you submit your contact information to our partners, when you buy or install a service or product, etc.).
We make it a point be upfront and transparent about compensation, so you will see disclosure statements throughout our site. We have put together the following Q&A to help you better understand our affiliate marketing disclosures:
Q. So what does that mean?
A. Here at AlarmSystemReviews.com we are passionate about providing high-quality, unbiased content, reviews, and recommendations to help our users make the most informed decisions about their own home security. Our goal is to be your most valuable and trusted resource when it comes to your personal safety and security.
When we engage in an affiliate partnership with a firm we are compensated by that firm for different sorts of things (e.g. we might link to their website in our review of their company and be paid a small amount when you click it).
Q. What’s in it for AlarmSystemReviews.com?
A. We want to give the most accurate and up-to-date information possible to everyone. And, we want to make that information available for free. We also believe that our users shouldn’t have to deal with irrelevant or annoying ads, which is why we don’t use Google AdSense either.
As you can probably imagine, it is expensive to keep our site up and constantly publish the best content. Our partnerships allow us to continue to provide this free service and resource to you. At the end of the day, it is because of our partners that we get to provide the best content for free and make a living doing what we love!
Q. Why should I trust you if you’re getting compensated?
A. We understand that the only way we get to keep doing what we do (and love!) is if our users trust that we are hosting completely unbiased content. This is why we have a policy of 100% transparency and honesty. We will ALWAYS let you know when reviews or content are sponsored in any way by an alarm company.
Unlike some other alarm system or home security review sites, we will NEVER allow alarm companies to buy our favor or to write fake reviews in their name. Instead, we attract partners by our proven record of unbiased content and in-depth reviews so that our users know exactly what they’re getting.
Q. Wouldn’t the alarm companies only compensate you if you wrote what they wanted?
A. Nope! They come to us for exactly the same reason you do, because they know we are passionate about life safety and care about our own reputation as a professional review site. They want to partner with us because our work is completely honest and trustworthy which makes it valuable. Our reviews and recommendations are not bought, but earned.
But don’t just take our word for it! Along with our own expert reviews we collect and share reviews from users just like you; people who want to make their own voices heard and to share their own stories and opinions. We provide a free platform for anyone to stand up and give their two cents about their service providers.
Q. So not all of the posts or reviews on AlarmSystemReviews.com are sponsored?
A. That’s right! In fact the majority of our reviews come from users just like you; people who are speaking up not because they’re being paid, but because they want to share their experiences.
Q. But all of your own reviews are sponsored, right?
A. Actually no! We believe that everyone has the right to know what to expect from their alarm company or whatever company they might be considering. It is our goal, and the goal of this site, to provide our users with as much information as possible. Because of this we often research and review companies we don’t have any relationship with at all. In fact, often we will end up partnering with a firm after we have already reviewed them independently! Our reviews are written for our users, NOT for any of our partners.
Q. Aren’t companies just trying to buy your opinion?
A. Not at all! Being an affiliate does not mean that we work for our partners. We will always remain independent of them. We are compensated for being honest and providing accurate information. If we were ever asked, or required, to lie to get paid we wouldn’t do it! That is not the type of partnership we want. Our greatest responsibility is to you, our users, and we won’t let money or advertising ever get in the way of that.
Q. So what exactly is an “affiliate partnership”?
A. Well, it’s really exactly what it sounds like, it’s a partnership. When we enter a partnership with a company both of us get something out of it. (And, so do you!)
Our partners are exposed to you, our loyal users, through your use of the site. And after our thorough investigation you get to have access to our unbiased review and get to make your own, now more informed, choice of whether you like them or not.
In return, we are given some compensation by our partners which allows us to keep our servers up and keep our content free! In the end our partnerships actually benefit you more than anyone!
Q. What sort of alarm companies do you partner with?
A. Only the kind who understand exactly what we do. We provide 100% unbiased and trustworthy reviews, content, and news. We believe that all of our users should be able to trust that our content will guide them to the best home security companies.
So really, we want to partner with the companies who aren’t afraid of what their reviews and customers will say. Your personal experience is one of our most important concerns when we review any alarm company. We actively seek to partner with firms that can stand on their record of quality service and customer satisfaction.
Q. So, alarm companies really don’t get to tell you what to write or publish?
Q. Not even if they offered compensation?
A. Not even if they offered compensation!
Q. What if I disagree with what you have to say?
A. We are quite confident that our reviews are well researched and present the facts in an unbiased light. However, you may have had experiences that contradict what our reviews say. If that is the case we want to know!
Our reviews are meant to be as accurate as possible. We rely on our users to keep us up to date with how listed companies treat their customers on a day to day basis. We love when our users reach out to us, or post their own reviews, to let us know if a company is being good or bad!
Q. What if I still have questions or concerns about one of your reviews?
A. Please tell us! We want our evaluations and other content to be as useful as possible to our users, so if you ever have any questions or concerns please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are some other ways to contact us as well.