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Re: Home security system
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2013, 04:33:23 PM »
thanks qwerty for the info...

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2013, 07:31:45 PM »
Btw - if you have a monitored alarm system. Most home insurance give a discount.

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2013, 07:48:16 PM »
Smarthome or alarm relay alarm monitoring is $8.95/mo + $35 setup fee, if you buy the alarm device. Breaks even with ADT cost in about a couple of years, depends on what you buy.

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2013, 07:50:29 PM »
Btw - if you have a monitored alarm system. Most home insurance give a discount.
Like $20/year. ;)

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2013, 07:56:02 PM »
Smarthome or alarm relay alarm monitoring is $8.95/mo + $35 setup fee, if you buy the alarm device. Breaks even with ADT cost in about a couple of years, depends on what you buy.

Adt 3 year contract, plans starting from $30 a month. Also, equipment is only for adt. So if you decide to go with a cheaper alarm service after adt you have to get new equipment.


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Re: Home security system
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2013, 08:42:53 PM »
The same alarm system is less than $300, if you can't crack the master code. Switching one device for the same model is no brainer. Linking detectors to the new control unit is very easy and described on the control manual. Now, when you own the system, you can put as many detectors as you want (subject to the alarm system limitation, of course). With ADT, you will have to pay more for any upgrade. Like their $30/mo plan gives your 10 window.door detectors only (if I remember their plans correctly). Adding a fire detector, a glass break detector, a movement detector, key fobs, etc will easily get you over $50/mo
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Re: Home security system
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2013, 02:02:29 PM »
I purchased my alarm system through www.homesecuritystore.com. I believe ours is the Visonic Powermax+, which I purchased back in 2007 for btw $250 and $300. When we moved into our new home, we purchased and set up additional wireless transmitters for the doors and windows. We also get our monitoring through Alarm Relay, using their ARIM (I believe it stands for Alarm Relay Internet Module), since we do not have a home phone. We did have to pay extra for the ARIM, but we now pay under $150/year for alarm monitoring.

The downside to using the ARIM is that the internet service provider (in our case, Cox) releases your DHCP every 24-48 hours, which results in the ARIM losing its connection to the central monitoring system for a minute. Also, we've had one occasion where the internet went down in the middle of the night, which resulted in Alarm Relay waking me up at 1am to ensure that we were okay.

We would have opted for the celullar monitoring service; however, since our system is a bit older, the only cellular panel that was compatible w/ our panel would have cost another $160 for the unit + an additional $140 or so per year for monitoring (Alarm Relay charges more than the $8.95/mo. if you monitor via cellular).

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2013, 08:41:09 PM »
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Re: Home security system
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2013, 08:38:37 PM »
Thinking about a security system now, one of our friends place got robbed over Thanksgiving, they weren't home, probably got scouted and robbed on turkey day.  If you think about it, big holidays with family gatherings make picking out homes easy.  Just pick the dark one.  No one will be home for at least 4 hours.

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2013, 08:58:07 PM »
For a better peace of mind - get an alarm system. They will mostly go for the other house without an alarm system.

When people are at work, is the time they break in.

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2013, 09:14:29 PM »
Thinking about a security system now, one of our friends place got robbed over Thanksgiving, they weren't home, probably got scouted and robbed on turkey day.  If you think about it, big holidays with family gatherings make picking out homes easy.  Just pick the dark one.  No one will be home for at least 4 hours.

Which community did this take place in?

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2013, 02:42:08 PM »
Dogs not gonna work for us....how bout a killer goldfish?

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2013, 10:27:16 AM »
Got some home security:


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001Q3LEM8

I went with the shortest 26 inch for in home use.  Swinging circumference comes into play when in cramped in door defense situations.  Also it's manageable for my wife if she's on deck for cracking skulls. 

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2013, 10:30:23 AM »
Also Irvine PD offers a free home security consultation:


http://www.cityofirvine.org/ipd/divisions/crime_prev/homesecins.asp

Might as well take advantage of your tax money

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Re: Home security system
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2013, 10:45:26 AM »
Got some home security:


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001Q3LEM8

I went with the shortest 26 inch for in home use.  Swinging circumference comes into play when in cramped in door defense situations.  Also it's manageable for my wife if she's on deck for cracking skulls.

A bat is good for hand to hand combat situations. However, if the robber has a gun and you have a bat, it's not an ideal situation to be in. Its more common for a break in when no one is home, than a home invasion robbery.

 

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