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Posted: 8/18/2005 5:44:41 PM EDT
Want to put a allarm system in my parents home. never did one before but have snaked wire for phone and cat5 cable.i have been looking at this companies offerings homesecuritystore.com/ezStore123/DTProductList.asp?p=2_1_1_1_0_0_139

Should I get wired or wireless or a combo?

Any install one of these systems before?How hard is it??

Link Posted: 8/18/2005 5:50:53 PM EDT
Wire with wireless backup.
Are you looking to nab or deter?
For nab, make sure it's silent (still only a slim chance, but better than zip;) for deter, use an audible system (determined will go in anyway, but spend less time.)

First thought to my mind without knowing rural/urban, purpose, how often they're home, worried about invasion or burglary, etc.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:02:43 PM EDT
I paid a lot of $$ for an ITT wireless system about 10-12 years ago, professionally installed when I lived in VA. Had nothing but trouble with it and would never try it again.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:05:52 PM EDT
I have a wired system with a wireless backup. No problems out of it. I just had my guy hide the brain box and the keypad in out of the way places hwere somebody could find them but it would take some looking.

[hijack on]I want to turn off my residential phone line, is there any cheap way to keep a line for the alarm system without paying for a residential number, Bellsouth is carrier here.[/hijack off]
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:11:04 PM EDT
We have wireless security with ADT, IIRC, at home. Works great, never a problem.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:20:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Spade:
We have wireless security with ADT, IIRC, at home. Works great, never a problem.


At least down here ADT is King of false alarms.
Most ADT users are blissfully unaware that their homes and businesses are on a "Do Not Respond" list due to very high numbers of false alarms.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:30:56 PM EDT

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