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Old 10-30-2018, 10:34 AM
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Thinking about home security system. Does anyone have a suggestion of the good / bad / ugly systems and reliabilty of monitoring
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:51 PM
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Have had Thoroughbred Security for 4 years......Monitoring has been effective
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Old 10-30-2018, 05:36 PM
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Haven't had a security system for 12+ years -- my non-system is still working. The price can't be beat.
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You posted under the Do It Yourself section, so you may want to look at SimplySafe, X-10 and similar systems. There are several available, some allow you to setup phone calls to you and your designated backups instead of the police. RING has the option to send video to your phone and you can actually talk to the person at your door. Hope this helps.
I will caution you about Galaxy low voltage wiring, I had them out to repair a problem with the original low voltage wiring in our house, they made a repair, and I had to repair their repair.
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Best to do it yourself. Having a system monitored is a waste of money. By the time the company calls the police and they get there the bad guys will be gone because once they set off the alarm they aren't sticking around. I bought a motion sensor with a loud alarm and put it in the bedroom. Anyone that walks in there will set it off and take off. I put it in the master bedroom because that is where they will first go to looking for money, jewelry etc.
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Simplisafe all the way. I have had it in 5 houses and never thought I needed one until we were broken into. Now I arm it every time I leave.
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I am not a fan of central monitoring for the reason previously cited. Our house in NJ was burglarized on Christmas Eve 40 years ago. I have since used an alarm that sets off a loud alarm telling the burglars to leave, together with inside and outside sirens and flashing outside strobes. I want them discouraged upon entering the property.
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We have had Simply Safe for three years and we're very happy with it!
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Village Alarm! Andre is the best.
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SimpliSafe is my choice. Easy to install and use. We have mistakenly set it off twice and the Sheriffs were at our door in less than 6 minutes both times.


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Home Security is the topic at the next "Connected Villager" meeting at Eisenhower Recreation, Monday Nov. 5 at 1PM

** UPDATE! *** - Meeting Cancelled
This week, Monday Nov.5, 2018, the regular meeting has been canceled. The Governor will be using the room at the Eisenhower Center and all meetings have been canceled. Will see you next week.

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We have always found our two Rottweilers supply very good 24 hour coverage.
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You can't get any better than a large dog with loud bark.
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:57 PM
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You can't get any better than a large dog with loud bark.
You can get close though, with something that you don't have feed or take for walks.

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