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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Fire Alarm Monitoring Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Fire Alarm Monitoring Services?

What is the average price of Fire Alarm Monitoring Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Fire Alarm Monitoring Services. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Fire Alarm Monitoring Services been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Fire Alarm Monitoring Services yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Fire Alarm Monitoring Services?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Fire Alarm Monitoring Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

The fire alarm monitoring services market is moderately concentrated. Despite an estimated 500 vendors in the market, the top four suppliers account for about 30.0% of market revenue. ADT and Johnson Controls, two of the market's largest firms, control a large portion of the market because they have the resources... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?


What type of clients do you serve and do you have a list of client references?

How are your monitoring services different from your competitors?

What are your client attrition rates and how do you attract new business?

What incentives do you give to long-term clients to stay with your company? Do you offer any incentives to firms that refer businesses to your company?

Cancellation Clause

What is the early termination fee?

What percentage of recent clients have cancelled due to poor customer service?

Do you offer lower cancellation fees in case of customer dissatisfaction?

What steps do you take to rectify complaints and dissatisfactions before cancellation?

Quality Control

How do you provide services in case of a power outage?

What factors can possibly hamper your ability to provide continuous monitoring services?

How many instances of service interruptions have you experienced in recent years?

What steps have you taken to minimize the possibility of service interruptions?

Value-Added Services

Do you offer a free trial period to test out your monitoring service?

Do you offer discounts for bundled services? If so, under what terms?

Do you offer a competitive discount if I switch from another provider to your company?

What value-added monitoring services do you provide? How will including value-added services impact pricing?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should provide a budget for fire alarm monitoring services, broken down over the length of the contract.

Buyers should specify a payment schedule, and specify when all payments will be completed.

If needed, the buyer should include a budget for installation and maintenance.

For help creating a budget, buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should select a vendor that has a strong track record of reliable service.

Buyers should try to select a vendor that has strong client references.

If additional related equipment or services are required, buyers should select a vendor that is able to reliably provide the necessary services.

For help with selection criteria, buyers can reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should provide a breakdown of all benchmark dates during the RFP process including installation, if necessary.

Buyers should include a date by which all final bid decisions will be made.

If applicable, buyers should propose a periodic maintenance schedule.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The level of supply chain risk for fire alarm monitoring services is low. Suppliers of monitoring services rely on various first and second tier suppliers, including suppliers of hardware and software systems, to conduct their operations. Even though vendors are confronted with some upstream supply risks, those risks hardly impact... Subscribe to learn more.