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    For Those With Homes And Security Systems, Which One Do You Have
    Besides a dog, a gun, a bat etc.

    For those who have security systems, which one do you have, how much are you paying a month? Anything I should be sure to get etc.

    Looking for something that's monitored, where they set it up and then you pay a monthly fee ala Brinks, ADT etc. Thanks in advance ala TIA.

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    Guardian - came with the house (new construction) as an option but locked in with one contractor unless we wanted to retrofit - but they are all about the same.

    Monitoring charge is $31.95 per month but we also have a fire alarm wired in and monitored.
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    ADT, they are reasonable priced and offer various types of alarm services.

    There are so many types of alarms. Where I used to work at was broken into and the police recommended installing an alarm system. There were so many that I didn't even know about -- motion sensors, lights, and even an air pressure sensor (if a window was broken, the air pressure would lower and set off the alarm - really cool!).

    As an alternative, you could do what my old boss did. He just stole an ADT sign and put it in his own yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    Besides a dog, a gun, a bat etc.

    For those who have security systems, which one do you have, how much are you paying a month? Anything I should be sure to get etc.

    Looking for something that's monitored, where they set it up and then you pay a monthly fee ala Brinks, ADT etc. Thanks in advance ala TIA.
    I didn't read the replies as I should have, but I feel safer with a LOUD ALARM, that bellows outside and in.

    Have Brinks and they work fine.

    I don't think it's the company, it's the FIREWORKS when someone breaks into your home.

    SETBACKS ~ You have to be Responsible and KNOW that your system is there.

    If it goes off while you're not there - cops will start charging for visits after a few false alarms.

    Neighbors get a little ticked with false alarms.

    POSITIVES ~ If some murdering, raping, kick in the door low-life just happens to pick your home for a few un-earned dollars, you have a front line defense.

    Then I have an Ithaca 12 gauge shot gun with 7 rounds of kick that thieving suckers ass in it.

    Alarm gives me warning and time to arm myself. ( Which would take time, as the guns are well hidden from everybody )

    Having GREAT neighbors doesn't suck either. -

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    Actually stealing the ADT sign isn't a good idea, its telling the burglar what alarm system you have and makes it easier on him to bypass that system and break in. Don't ask me how I know this

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