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As a 2GIG user (and Ex-Vivint Customer), I wanted a list of available options for monitoring of my system. I called, emailed all of the providers listed below...thus this thread was born.
What you need:

Cellular communicator module: (runs $88 - $108 for a new module)
http://www.2gigforum.com/showthread....llular-modules


Go!Bridge (optional)
wireless broadband Internet connectivity via the Go!Bridge. The Go!Bridge for broadband internet connectivity runs $84, and you can get it Here

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Or a 2GIG GCPOTS (telephone) Module: (Runs around $20 on eBay/Amazon) Or http://buy2gig.com/search.php?mode=search&page=1



Things to consider when choosing an Alarm company

Fully Accredited?

1. UL Listing
2.CSAA Five Diamond Certification
3. IQ Certification
4. 2 way voice communication (recommended)

2GIG 2way voice feature, (and why you should choose a Central Station that supports it)

CSAA Five Diamond rating certifies central stations that are committed to the highest training standards in the central station monitoring industry. Click here to see listing of CSAA Five Diamond Certified Central Stations

The IQ Certification Program gives consumers a way to identify alarm companies that are committed to providing them with high-quality security and life safety systems. Click here to see listing of IQ Certified Central Stations
Note- plans and pricing are subject to change, be sure to verify your plan, cost, available options, etc., before signing up for service with a provider.

Get everything in writing, some providers also have a policy to lock out your panel, and some will not release/unregister the cellular communicator module if you cancel their services. Be sure to inquire as to lock out policies, and releasing of cell modules. It is strongly recommended to avoid providers who will not put assurances/promises in writing, who require long term/auto renewing contracts, who lock out panel, and those that will not release the cellular module if/when services are canceled.

Setting up monitoring/data entry of zones, etc can be done remotely via cellular alarm.com back end. Be especially leary if a provider insists they must have physical access to your panel to set up monitoring services.

Zwave (empower) home automation note-
Home automation package is not required to install and use zwave devices on panel (I.e., locks, switches/lights, outlets, thermostats, sirens, energy metering), the package is only required if you want to be able to remote access home automation. Rules and Scenes can be enabled at panel itself. For optimal panel settings, and/or enabling zwave Home Automation functionality, see: http://www.2gigforum.com/threads/5-2...ings?p=6#post6


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(631) 661-8941
$13.99/month2month - (self monitoring) Basic Interactive (BI)
Alarm.com interactive, remote arm/disarm, Geo Service, smash and grab, notifications for up to 10 sensors, Weather to Panel
$18.99/month2month - (self monitoring) Interactive Gold (IG)
Includes all Basic Interactive features, plus emPower Lights, Locks, and Thermostats


Central Station Monitoring and 2way voice addons:
$21.49/month2month – Basic Interactive service (as described above), plus 24-7 C/S Monitoring with daily test
$22.49/month2month – Basic Interactive service (as described above), plus 24-7 C/S Monitoring plus 2-way voice communication
$26.49/month2month – Interactive Gold service (as described above), plus 24-7 C/S Monitoring with daily test
$27.49 month2month – Interactive Gold service (as described above), plus 24-7 C/S Monitoring plus 2-way voice communication

add $5 for Cameras (standalone $10.50) (1,000 clips/storage, 1,000 clips uploads limit per month, up to 4 Cameras, additional $5 expansion option offering blocks of 5,000 clips with 4 more cameras)

Image Sensor plan addon: $2/$4/$6 (monthly upload packages)
Empower Smart Energy addon: $2.50

Canadian Users add $3 to basic interactive, and $5 to gold interactive

UL Listed, CSAA Five Diamond Certified Central Station (Security Partners)


Discount-Alarm.com
(877) 717-7477
($22/month2month) remote interactive, smash and crash, w/free tech support /$15 firmware updates. uses third party monitoring (American Digital) Basic Interactive + CS
(Add $8 for zwave home automation HVAC/tstat, lights)
(Add $7 for zwave home automation locks, weather/weather alerts)
Note -CS monitoring does not support the 2gig go control 2-way voice feature

GEOARM
(877) 443-6276
$15-$20 (month2month) DIY self monitoring service, remote arm/disarm, notifications
$25 (month2month)DIY self monitoring Gold service, GEO fence/location, remote arm/disarm, notifcation, 2way voice, sensor activity, Image sensors, weather to panel, severe weather, empower home automation (lights, locks, tstat)
$30-$45 (month2month, 1, 3, 5 yr) 24-7 central Station with above Gold Service
(Add $2 Crash and smash)
(Add $8 for Video 1-4 cameras)

LVS
(866) 784-2511
$29 (month2month) no contract advanced interactive alarm.com.2-way voice, zwave home automation, UL listed Central Station Monitoring (Mace)
Also...$16.67 for self monitoring (email notification alerts/texts only)
$25 activation fee

Alarm Relay/Watchlight
(800) 624-6866
($29 month w/1yr contract only) adv interactive + weather + CS) $60 alarm.com setup and 'programming fee', and tech support is $35, and firmware updates are $25
(Add $8 for zwave home automation lights, HVAC/tstat)
(Add $5 for zwave home automation locks)
Note -CS monitoring does not support the 2gig go control 2way voice feature

ea3ltd
(719) 634-4204
$60 quarterly (3 months) Self Monitoring- Interactive gold, User Code Control, Remote Arming, Sensor Activity Monitoring for 10 sensors, Image Sensor Plus, Weather to the Panel, Severe Weather Alerts
zwave home automation (Lights Thermostats Locks)
(Also $38.25/quarterly Basic Interactive (remote arm/disarm only)
(Also $51.75/quarterly Advanced Interactive (remote arming/disarm with alerts/notifications reports)
Must call for pricing if you want to add professional monitoring with UL listed central station (C.O.P.S )
activation fee: $25
Note -CS monitoring through ea3ltd does not support the 2gig go control 2-way voice feature


Link Home Security
(877) 826-5443
($35 /month, 1yr), remote interactive + central station includes smash and crash, 2way voice
(Add $3 for zwave home automation interactive)

Vivint
(800) 216-5232
($55/month, varies, 30/42/60 month) free phone/online tech support/firmware updates. Includes 2way voice, advanced interactive, weather, dedicated 24-7 central station dispatch
(Add $19 for zwave home automation lights/locks/tstat)
No support for Geo Fence, Image Sensor, or Go!Bridge

Livewatch (Safemart)
(888-842-6054
Month2 month/1yr equip lease
$19.95 CS monitoring only no interactive/remote

$29.95 CS monitoring, basic interactive (remote arm/disarm only), crash and smash

$39.95 CS monitoring, advanced interactive, crash and smash, GEO location, empower home automation, weather, image sensor

Add $5 for panel 2way voice communication

Add $10 Cameras (1,000 clips/storage, 1,000 clips uploads limit per month, up to 4 Cameras)

Central station Criticom Monitoring Services (CA, NJ, FL)

Vector Security
(888) 832-8671
($54/month, 3 yr) Includes 2way voice, advanced interactive, weather, 24-7 central station dispatch
(Add $30 for zwave home automation lights, locks, tstat)