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Old 12-14-2014, 07:36 PM   #1
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Burglar alarms

Any experience with burglar alarms when you don't have a phone line?

Interested in taking an extended trip 2-3 months and want to make sure at least some of my shit s still here when I get back. Also would like to know if the heater takes a crap before the house turns into a flooded ice cube

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Old 12-14-2014, 08:35 PM   #2
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Most monitoring companies offer a cell backup and some offer it as a primary comm system. It will cost approx twice as the monitoring rate for cell system, if you go with a monitoring company. There are systems that can send info throuh the Internet for a self monitor but that would req a computer and modem, in addition to the control system.

There are temp sensors available to give you environmental stats in the house, you just have to find a knowledgeable sales person.

FWIW, local monitoring in Atlanta costs $19/mo plus the cost of the control system. I paid $1500 for a system to monitor fire and intrusion with 10 doors, 2 glass breaks and 2 motions (pir). Monitoring was $15/mo until the company sold out to a bigger firm. Now the rate changes yearly.

Add 2 RoR (rate of rise detection for mechanical room and garage) plus 3 smokes, all monitored.
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:38 AM   #3
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... Also would like to know if the heater takes a crap before the house turns into a flooded ice cube

Thanks for the wisdom
Play that part safe and shut off the water at the meter (or somewhere else outside the house) and leave a couple of spigots and faucets open so there's plenty of room for expansion if the pipes do freeze. Also, open the water heater breaker.
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:50 PM   #4
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The only advise I have is to avoid Vivint at all cost.

Horrible thieving company....fuck them.

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Old 12-15-2014, 05:06 PM   #5
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The only advise I have is to avoid Vivint at all cost.

Horrible thieving company....fuck them.

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thats some of what i am looking for
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Any experience with Simplisafe?
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:54 PM   #7
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If you want to go cheap you can purchase a do it yourself system that will internal and external alarm when triggered and call 5 phone numbers and play a prerecorded message. These days they are completely wireless and can be purchased from $80-$200 depending on how many censors you need.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:20 PM   #8
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Most monitoring companies offer a cell backup and some offer it as a primary comm system. It will cost approx twice as the monitoring rate for cell system, if you go with a monitoring company. There are systems that can send info throuh the Internet for a self monitor but that would req a computer and modem, in addition to the control system.

There are temp sensors available to give you environmental stats in the house, you just have to find a knowledgeable sales person.

FWIW, local monitoring in Atlanta costs $19/mo plus the cost of the control system. I paid $1500 for a system to monitor fire and intrusion with 10 doors, 2 glass breaks and 2 motions (pir). Monitoring was $15/mo until the company sold out to a bigger firm. Now the rate changes yearly.

Add 2 RoR (rate of rise detection for mechanical room and garage) plus 3 smokes, all monitored.
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The trouble with land line reporting is that the perps are pretty sophisticated these days. They cut the land lines that exit your house. Go with cellular reporting. About twice the price but worth it. Covers fire and breakin. Go with a reputable national company like ADT as well and post their signs. The signs will deter 90 percent of the perps. I'd highly recommend camera's as well. Smash and grab guys can be in and gone before the cops arrive but cameras that catch the action will nearly insure that the perps are tracked down. These guys/gals are usually known to the local constabulary and if they aren't, their friends will rat them out for a relatively small reward once the pics start showing up in the local news or paper or posted on telephone poles in the area.
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Any experience with Simplisafe?
I have one that I will sell you.........

We purchased a home that had a very robust system and I don't need the SS anymore.

PM me with any interest or questions.
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Take a look at Front Point Security. They build it, you install it. No questionable folks wandering about your house. I am very happy with my system and CS was/is great.
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