Guardian Pricing/Info

Allow at least an hour for this meeting (it took us 2)

We were told that we have 3 meetings with Guardian (you can do more).

Meeting 1: Sit down with your Guard. Rep and discuss what you want for the house

Meeting 2: Meet at the construction site to physically mark where you want your
picks to be.

Meeting 3: After construction to show you how to do everything.

I know some bloggers added an additional meeting after the first one. They talked options the first time, and then decided and signed papers the second time.

Price List for things are:

Digital Pre-wire Den $440
Digital Pre-wire bedroom $330
- You only want these if you are mounting your tv to the wall
Data ports $125 each (for things like internet and netflix)


Surround sound pre-wire $565
This is where they pre-wire and YOU set up what you have

Surround sound Silver $1350 they provide sub-woofer
$1100 you provide sub-woofer
*gives you 5 classic in-ceiling or in-wall surround sound speakers

Surround sound Gold $2560 them sub-woofer
$1850 you sub-woofer
*gives you 5 Deluxe in-ceiling (you can aim them) or in-wall surround sound speakers

There is third option at $3280 them and $2160 you, but it's more for basement theaters.

The speakers they use are from Klipsch. They now provide the speaker systems for 1 out of ever 2 movie theaters. Good stuff.


2 room (in ceiling) speakers $1995
Pre-wire only $710

4 room (in ceiling) speakers $3425
Pre-wire only $1425

you can sub and outdoor speaker for a room

Outdoor speaker $145

If you have surround sound, it will hook up through the surround sound.


It is installed for for free. If you ask, you can get up to 6 months free monitoring.

You must sign a 36 month monitoring contract, for $40 a month to $60 a month, depending on coverage.

You can have it installed for about $1450 with NO contract for service. You can decide when to activate it and for how long. However this price is higher than the price of paying for the service over the 36 month period (@ $40 a month).

What you do here will be added into your mortgage. Happy shopping!


  1. Thanks for this great information, I'll be sure to pass it on to my husband!

  2. Very good information, thanks.

  3. wow! Thanks for all in the info!

  4. Yikes 125 for a data port! What do they charge for additional coax jacks? I want to put one in every major room.

  5. They are charging $150 for data ports in Maryland!

  6. We just recently had our guardian appointment and they want $250 for installation as well as the contract. They claim that 98% of everyone orders the security option, but I wasn't even tempted, I've had too many people knock on my door offering free installation and a much more competitive monthly rate

  7. This is the best blog on Ryan's homes that I've seen yet. I am in tears that I found this one 2 weeks after signing my contract. I am not in a nightmarish battle over pricing because they never bothered to mention all of the additional costs before signing the contract. I have not yet met with Guardian but am prepared for even more expenses... I wish I would have found you sooner!

    Thank you! So very well organized!!