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splashes 10-30-2018 10:34 AM

Home security systems
 
Thinking about home security system. Does anyone have a suggestion of the good / bad / ugly systems and reliabilty of monitoring

dewilson58 10-30-2018 10:42 AM

Galaxy Home Solutions

JoMar 10-30-2018 03:51 PM

Have had Thoroughbred Security for 4 years......Monitoring has been effective

saratogaman 10-30-2018 05:36 PM

Haven't had a security system for 12+ years -- my non-system is still working. The price can't be beat.

villagetinker 10-30-2018 05:40 PM

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.

Shimpy 10-30-2018 05:52 PM

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.

HoosierPa 10-31-2018 01:42 PM

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.

rivaridger1 10-31-2018 05:47 PM

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.

sunny70 10-31-2018 07:45 PM

We have had Simply Safe for three years and we're very happy with it!

jimmer 11-01-2018 06:51 AM

Village Alarm! Andre is the best.


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