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Re: Home security system
« Reply #60 on: January 02, 2014, 11:19:32 AM »
The monitoring center is 9.99 a month. New customers get 6 months free.

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #61 on: January 02, 2014, 11:45:24 AM »
Golf to relieve stress?  You must be a unique person, haha. 


Not unique - I think it's more of a female versus male thing.  I play golf for fun.  And it's an excuse to buy cute golf outfits.   

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #62 on: January 02, 2014, 12:00:12 PM »
Golf to relieve stress?  You must be a unique person, haha. 


Not unique - I think it's more of a female versus male thing.  I play golf for fun.  And it's an excuse to buy cute golf outfits.

So Pilates must be your reason to buy an outfit for each day of the week from Lululemon?   ;D

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #63 on: January 02, 2014, 12:24:34 PM »
Golf to relieve stress?  You must be a unique person, haha. 


Not unique - I think it's more of a female versus male thing.  I play golf for fun.  And it's an excuse to buy cute golf outfits.

So Pilates must be your reason to buy an outfit for each day of the week from Lululemon?   ;D

I'm an east coast gal.  I don't "do" the orange county mom uniform :)

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #64 on: January 02, 2014, 12:43:19 PM »
One thing we all should do is to be aware of the cars in the neighborhood.  Recognize your neighbors cars and mentally log any unfamiliar cars.  And call IrvinePD if you see a guy sitting in a car for an extensive amt of time.  I make eye contact with any strangers driving by, just to let them know I'm aware.

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #65 on: January 02, 2014, 12:59:45 PM »
Or you can get a drop cam, connect it to your wifi and have it send you alerts to your phone or email when it detects motion or sound.


it even has infrared for night time monitoring.


If you want to record the activity, drop cam offers cloud based video recording for a monthly fee.

What happens if the crook first turns off all power to the house?

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #66 on: January 02, 2014, 03:01:24 PM »
Probably why the IPD recommended to PS9 to lock that box outside, although it has its drawbacks.


Or you can get a drop cam, connect it to your wifi and have it send you alerts to your phone or email when it detects motion or sound.


it even has infrared for night time monitoring.


If you want to record the activity, drop cam offers cloud based video recording for a monthly fee.

What happens if the crook first turns off all power to the house?

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #67 on: January 02, 2014, 03:55:01 PM »
  And call IrvinePD if you see a guy sitting in a car for an extensive amt of time.  I make eye contact with any strangers driving by, just to let them know I'm aware.

I did that recently. It was night time so I went and grabbed a Maglite, stood on my sidewalk and flashed him in the face until I saw some results. He got out and walked into the house four doors down. He was my neighbor. Oopsies. (Door to door is further here than it is to most Irvineites. That's why I didn't recognize him.)

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #68 on: January 02, 2014, 04:14:21 PM »
I went to my friend's house this week and he wasn't home yet and said on the phone he'd be there in only 15min so I waited in the driveway that he shares with his neighbors. He ended up taking about 40min to get home and one of his neighbor's came outside with 5 little dogs that started jumping on my vehicle. I wasn't sure if I should get out and explain myself or not but luckily my friend pulled up just then.

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #69 on: January 02, 2014, 04:15:37 PM »
one of his neighbor's came outside with 5 little dogs that started jumping on my vehicle
Does your friend live near qwerter?
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Re: Home security system
« Reply #70 on: January 02, 2014, 04:18:47 PM »
one of his neighbor's came outside with 5 little dogs that started jumping on my vehicle
Does your friend live near qwerter?

five dogs, thats crazy. not mine.

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #71 on: January 02, 2014, 04:31:19 PM »
  And call IrvinePD if you see a guy sitting in a car for an extensive amt of time.  I make eye contact with any strangers driving by, just to let them know I'm aware.

I did that recently. It was night time so I went and grabbed a Maglite, stood on my sidewalk and flashed him in the face until I saw some results. He got out and walked into the house four doors down. He was my neighbor. Oopsies. (Door to door is further here than it is to most Irvineites. That's why I didn't recognize him.)

Are you sure you also didn't point a red beam with the light?  ;)

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #72 on: January 05, 2014, 07:04:10 PM »
Installing this today:


http://www.amazon.com/Fortress-Security-Store-Wireless-Outdoor/dp/B00A1D911K/


A basic security system I got for around $150 prior to Christmas.  Skip the included manual and go straight to their website for instructions:

http://www.fortresssecuritystore.com/index.php/so2-alarm-system/

The videos on their webpage are helpful.  Seems to be made here in the US but I'll have to check.  Comes with two motion sensors, 10 door/windor sensors, and two sirens.  It also calls out to assigned phone numbers when alarm is triggered.  No monitoring fee.  Sensors are wireless, so just need to be double side taped or drywalled to specified area.  When alarm is triggered, it will send out a pre-recorded message to the assigned numbers:  So if you put IrvinePD's number, the recording should scream "Help!  Send po-po to xxx now!" or something similar.  And yes, if someone cuts the power to my house, it has a back up battery (not sure how long, emailing them now). 

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #73 on: January 05, 2014, 07:17:16 PM »
Good choice.

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #74 on: January 05, 2014, 08:20:24 PM »
Installing this today:
Seems to be made here in the US but I'll have to check.
Nothing is made in the US except Japanese cars.
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