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Posted: 3/18/2006 1:37:56 PM EDT
What home monitoring company do you use?

Any recommendations?

Anything to avoid?

I live in the Bucks County PA area.

Thanks for your help.

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 1:40:18 PM EDT
I use Smith & Wesson security systems.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 1:42:14 PM EDT
Get the system, but skip the monitoring.

You can have an alarm system without paying some idiots 25-30 bucks a month to call you when it goes off, and then call the police for you if you are being held at gunpoint.

System=good
monitoring=HUGE ripoff/waste of money
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 1:42:17 PM EDT
ADT
German Shepherd
AOW shotgun with #4 buckshot
Colt 45
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:47:13 PM EDT
I use Brinks. Worked like a champ when my house was broken in. I happily send them the check for monitoring.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:57:24 PM EDT
Large, highly aggressive and well-trained dog. Two or three are better.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 3:05:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By distributor_of_pain:
Get the system, but skip the monitoring.

You can have an alarm system without paying some idiots 25-30 bucks a month to call you when it goes off, and then call the police for you if you are being held at gunpoint.

System=good
monitoring=HUGE ripoff/waste of money



If you're not there it could be the difference between having your stuff stolen or not. Besides you should get a homeowner's insurance discount which negates some of the monitoring cost.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 3:10:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 3:14:57 PM EDT
Any idea where you can purchase the window contacts? The ADT guy says they cost 230 bucks for a pack of 3

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 3:28:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 3:31:50 PM EDT
I have ADT. Its the best feeling when you are gone... Or a sleep.. or when you are told the home owners insurance dropped 20% because of it...
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 3:59:53 PM EDT
Find an alarm company that will not charge you "liquidated damages" or any other service fee if you cancel your monitoring contract before a set period of time. Find a company that will give the option of a 30 day cancellation. You do not want to be stuck with something you cannot cancel without a penalty if your situation changes.

Window contacts are certainly not $230.00 for a package of three. If you were to get 3 contacts installed for $230.00, that would be a good price.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 4:06:19 PM EDT
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