I needed a new security system installed because my home had none. I didn’t want to sign anything longer than 3 months, however, Safe Touch’s contract clearly states that their initial term is 36 months. I asked the sales guy if he had anything shorter and he said not for a new system. Nice guy, pleasant to talk to, said he could do 1 year monitoring if I had a system, but unfortunately with a “new install” he could only do 36 months. Not sure if other companies have shorter than a year, but if you need a short term fix, look elsewhere.