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Posted: 4/5/2006 9:44:20 AM EDT
Any of them any good? What about x10? It has a good price but does it work??
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:47:44 AM EDT
Are you talking cameras or an alarm system?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:59:51 AM EDT
Wireless networking security?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:10:30 AM EDT
Wireless burgler alarms, and not cameras, at least for now.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:17:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 10:26:51 AM EDT by ar-wrench]
X-10 is low quality, mass market grade equipment. It works, but won't last but a couple of years or so.

There is high grade wireless alarm equipment available, but it is costly.

What you want is what is referred to as "supervised wireless" equipment. It gives the same functionality as wired equipment.

Visonic and Linear are 2 good brands, there are a couple others, but I am familiar with these.

HTH
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:30:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ar-wrench:
X-10 is low quality, mass market grade equipment. It works, but won't last but a couple of years or so.

There is high grade wireless alarm equipment available, but it is costly.

What you want is what is referred to as "supervised wireless" equipment. It gives the same functionality as wired equipment.

Visonic and Linear are 2 good brands, there are a couple others, but I am familiar with these.

HTH



I was robbed last night. I evidently drove up in front as they were stacking my stuff in the back yard. They ran off and left if, getting almost nothing, but I assume they will want a second try. I need something NOW that should work and will worry about better later when I have more money.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:38:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By David0858:

Originally Posted By ar-wrench:
X-10 is low quality, mass market grade equipment. It works, but won't last but a couple of years or so.

There is high grade wireless alarm equipment available, but it is costly.

What you want is what is referred to as "supervised wireless" equipment. It gives the same functionality as wired equipment.

Visonic and Linear are 2 good brands, there are a couple others, but I am familiar with these.

HTH



I was robbed last night. I evidently drove up in front as they were stacking my stuff in the back yard. They ran off and left if, getting almost nothing, but I assume they will want a second try. I need something NOW that should work and will worry about better later when I have more money.



Have you called ADT/Brinks/Whoever to see how much a monitored system from them would run?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:48:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 12:50:34 PM EDT by arfreak74]
I've got a DSC power864 system in my house. mixture of wired, wireless, addressable, security and fire. supports audio listen-in and verification and supports Escort, which allows for home automation via x-10 support. turn on and off lights and thermostats and stuff. no complaints.


going on two years, and I've yet to have a single battery fault out of any of the wireless stuff. coverage area is good with the wireless. 2300sqft house with a full basement and I've got one wireless receiver that covers the entire house.

no complaints at all with my system.



I've also added a 120db horn/horn driver. when my system goes off, EVERYBODY knows. whatever you get, make sure its LOUD. the more attention you draw to the fact your alarm is going off, the better.


actually the cheapest and best bang for the buck you can get is a Yard sign from a security company and a couple window stickers. LOL. this'll drive off 90percent of the burgs.


Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:56:27 PM EDT
I'm not an expert but I did work in access control many years ago. I personally have a wired, monitored system. There are good wireless systems out there. But they are not cheap and need to be installed properly. ALL security systems need to be tested on a regular basis. Second on calling ADT or Brinks. Don't do the mail order or off the TV route. You'll just get crap that may not even work much less offer any protection. That said an ADT sign in the yard is almost as good as a system in terms of deterence.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:59:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 1:02:21 PM EDT by ar-wrench]

Originally Posted By David0858:

Originally Posted By ar-wrench:
X-10 is low quality, mass market grade equipment. It works, but won't last but a couple of years or so.

There is high grade wireless alarm equipment available, but it is costly.

What you want is what is referred to as "supervised wireless" equipment. It gives the same functionality as wired equipment.

Visonic and Linear are 2 good brands, there are a couple others, but I am familiar with these.

HTH



I was robbed last night. I evidently drove up in front as they were stacking my stuff in the back yard. They ran off and left if, getting almost nothing, but I assume they will want a second try. I need something NOW that should work and will worry about better later when I have more money.



Can you install the hardware yourself? It isn't rocket science (hell, it is what I do for a living), but the programming is tedious. If you can read and follow instructions, it is doable.

I have some high quality equipment (used, but perfect working order) I can send you along with install manuals. I think I have some wireless stuff, as well. If this can help, maybe we can work a trade on some gun stuff. Either way, IM me if I can help.

Edit to add: I have a "Security sign" I'll send you gratis if you think it will help.


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