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Old 02-21-2010, 10:23 PM   #1
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House Alarm Systems



Well, I'm not a fan of installing an alarm system however we've just purchased a house and my wife is uneasy about staying home at night without an alarm system (false sense of security according to me) but whatever makes her happy.


Does anyone have any input on this matter? Alarmforce?ADT?Chubb?


Looks like alarmforce is the best bang for the buck...
http://www.alarmforce.com/g-canada.p...FaAO5Qod7kTAnA
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:39 PM   #2
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If possible go for a wired solution. IMHO wireless though clean and easier are not as reliable as a wired system.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:45 PM   #3
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If possible go for a wired solution. IMHO wireless though clean and easier are not as reliable as a wired system.
Not sure what wired/wireless means.... I read that they are hooked up to the home phone line?
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:00 PM   #4
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its means the sensors arent hard wire to the control unit so sometimes you get stray signals that sets off the alarms..hard ware is better but it takes 10x as long to install and the installers sometimes remove the mouldings to snake the wires thru.My buddy installed for alarmforce before he said they use chit equipment that has a high false alarm calls,thats the reason they have "voice check" on the equipment to make sure it isnt a false alarm.Most alarm companies install the basic set up anything more you want they charge for it and most ask you to sign a 2-3 year contract upfront for "free equipment"........
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:07 PM   #5
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Yea but with alarm force, you can NEVER get away from them... $25 a month for life. With the other companies (I have voxcom, now protectron) after the 3 year contract, I can go get $9.95 monitoring. Plus you will save about $100 a year on your insurance (at least, I do), which you won't if it's not monitored.

I used these boys for the install.

http://www.newagesecurity.ca/index.html

Normally the "free" install with all these companies gives you the standard. Anything extra is more money. I negiotiated all my extra's free. Extra keypad (one at front door, one at garage entrance to the house) Extra siren (NO ONE will be able to ignore my house!!), extra door/window contacts (normally 3 is included) and a wired system versus wireless.
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