Terms: The sensors all come with an initial warranty; these vary from 1 to 5 years. After that the buyer can purchase an extended warranty or service contract. Extension contracts are usually for 1 year at a time and some companies will not offer extensions after a certain time.
Cost: The initial warranty is part of the purchase price. The vendor could choose to lower the price and shorten the warranty or the vendor could increase the price and extend the warranty.
Extension contracts are usually priced at so much per sensor per year. They vary significantly from $800 to $1200 in price. Some only charge the full warranty cost for the first sensor and then less for additional sensors. When buying get the details this could make a big difference in your ongoing costs.
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