# Drilling windows

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#### Guest

Jan 1, 1970
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Use to be you could get $80 for drilling a switch in a Anderson or a Pella window or I guess any window. Now thanks to the free or the$100 ALARM
SYSTEMS I'm not sure what to charge for windows. No one wants to see the
switch ( at least I don't) but hosing up drilling one window may cost the
profit for the entire job. Anyone want to tell us what they charge? And what
type of switch they use for windows? I think I have to charge a lot more
than I have been.

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Jan 1, 1970
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First off if you're trying to compete with the $100.00 "peel and stick" systems, you're looking at two choices: 1. Do what they do (surface contacts or transmitter/magnet combos); 2. Don't do it... R #### RH.Campbell Jan 1, 1970 0 Good solid advice ! The success of my business is a testament to everything you say here about the mass marketers approach !!! BTW, to change the topic a bit, I understand Sentrol switches are now being made in China, and the quality is (supposedly) deteriorating. Any truth to this that you know of ? I have been using Ademco contacts until the last batch where I got 5 switches right out of the box that were defective, so I'm thinking about going back to GRI.... RHC M #### Michael Ferer Jan 1, 1970 0 The going rate to drill a window in our are is$75.00

We stock a comprehensive line of window contacts both concealed and surface
mounted, we also offer a Lifetime Guarantee on all Alarm Contacts.

www.alarmcontacts.com
Lifetime Guarantee No Hassles No Questions

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#### Frank Olson

Jan 1, 1970
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Bob, Bob, Bob... I just don't know *why* someone would "switch" (pun
intended) from GRI in the first place... Once you've used the best, all
else pales... Yeah... they're expensive, but I just can't see the extra
2.00 or 3.00 cutting in to your bottom line *that much*...

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#### RH.Campbell

Jan 1, 1970
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Frank, the pricing is pretty much the same regardless of who's contacts you
use. Price is NOT the issue. I don't give a damn what things cost frankly. I
wan't them to work - period ! I'm on the hook for service, so if they fail,
I pick up a false alarm ticket.

I had bad experiences with GRI switches some years ago, and decided to
change at that point. However, it seems I've just gone from bad to worse.
Tane I also found poor quality. So I guess it's back to GRI......

RHC

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#### Mark Leuck

Jan 1, 1970
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Frank Olson said:
Bob, Bob, Bob... I just don't know *why* someone would "switch" (pun
intended) from GRI in the first place... Once you've used the best, all
else pales... Yeah... they're expensive, but I just can't see the extra
2.00 or 3.00 cutting in to your bottom line *that much*...

Extend it out to a few hundred or thousand sensors and you have a big chunk
'o change

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#### RH.Campbell

Jan 1, 1970
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Ok, thanks for the recommendations. I just got back from buying another 100
of the GRI contacts, and they didn't have the Sentrol versions of the
particular contact that I needed.

But I'm pretty annoyed with that batch of Ademco contacts. I'm not even half
way through the box and I have 7 contacts that don't work brand new right
out of the box. Plus another one that caused a false alarm after only two
days in service that will cost me $60 !! Obviously, their quality control sucks.... RHC P #### Petem Jan 1, 1970 0 RH.Campbell said: Ok, thanks for the recommendations. I just got back from buying another 100 of the GRI contacts, and they didn't have the Sentrol versions of the particular contact that I needed. But I'm pretty annoyed with that batch of Ademco contacts. I'm not even half way through the box and I have 7 contacts that don't work brand new right out of the box. Plus another one that caused a false alarm after only two days in service that will cost me$60 !!

Obviously, their quality control sucks....
no it doesn't sucks...there's no quality control.....

the company I work for is installing first alert, at first the service
technician were all crummy about that
but after a few month they were all happy...cause the company had to hire
more service tech to fix all those brand new system.
those are what we call job preserver...

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#### Frank Olson

Jan 1, 1970
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Robert L. Bass said:
Agreed. The word, "Ademco" and expression, "quality control" rarely cross
paths. :^)

Then why are you still selling them??

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#### Mark Leuck

Jan 1, 1970
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Frank Olson said:
Then why are you still selling them??

Same reason he sells carpet snakes

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#### Bob La Londe

Jan 1, 1970
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I've been using primarily GRI for years. There are a few specialties I like
for special applications from other manufacturers, but I have had very few

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#### Frank Olson

Jan 1, 1970
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Robert L. Bass said:
I did almost the same thing with some IEI glass breaks. Rather than bring
the faulty detectors in I went to IEI's booth at ISC-East. I waited until
there were a good number of people in the booth and then asked loud enough
that everyone would hear, "What are you going to do about these things
failing all the time?"

Yeah... Sure...

Microphones literally fell off the circuit boards.
Fable...

Up until that point they had refused to reimburse me. I received a check
sufficient to purchase replacements from a competing manufacturer.

Heh, heh, heh...

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#### Michael Ferer

Jan 1, 1970
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www.alarmcontacts.com over 10,000 contacts sold a week, Lifetime Guarantee
always available since our inception never needed.

www.alarmcontacts.com Great service Low Prices shop around then check us
out, RLB need not reply let his record stand for it self we are just trying
to provide a quality product with great track record.

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#### JJ

Jan 1, 1970
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Nunya Bizness said:
Michael,
Did you get the latest SDM 100 list? Did you see Bass anywhere on
it? Would he be anywhere on the SDM 10,000?
Do you see any private labeled panels with Bass on it?
Just because one person makes the majority of noise in a newsgroup it doesn't
make them a player in the industry.
He's looking to start a pissing contest with you, and you're feeding into it.
Just consider the source, and move on.

Very well said Tom.

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