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July 14th, 2009, 05:59 PM #1
For Those With Homes And Security Systems, Which One Do You Have
- Join Date
- January 18th, 2005
- Nunya, Business
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.
July 14th, 2009, 06:04 PM #2
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.
July 14th, 2009, 06:11 PM #3
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.
July 14th, 2009, 06:30 PM #4Originally Posted by Trust
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. -
July 14th, 2009, 06:57 PM #5
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