Got Alarm System Home!

OK, I must say this is just awesome! I got my alarm system home a week ago and it has already paid for itself. Now I will explain…

See I always thought home alarms were for just inside, or better said for the door alarms, window alarms and maybe a motion detector or two. I also thought it was a pain in the rear to arm the darn thing. Hence why I never had a house alarm… You know me, I follow the KISS rule, Keep It Simple Stupid! Then I met with this guy in my area, OK I admit he was cute, but he also showed me some stuff that made home alarms seem not so bad.

For example I have a remote that connects straight to my alarm system home keypad and turns it on when I leave the house. It even has a panic button. I feel like I have a life alert alternative going on, “I’ve fallen and can’t get up! Send help!” Seriously though it is kind of nice to have just in case, I can be clumsy at times.

But back to the point at hand, how as it paid for itself? For that I must go back a few months. I had sod installed at my house, irrigation the whole 9 yards. The yard looked great for about 5 months then yellow spots starting popping up. I used fertilizer, tried water, tried not watering, you name it, nothing worked. And worse more were coming up all over the place. Now please don’t think badly of me but I was ticked! I spent A LOT of money on this stuff and it was dying!

When they put in my house security system they also put in home security cameras. With these I found out what those spots were! My neighbor was letting his dog out to do it’s “business” in my yard!!! I obviously confronted him about it and of course he denied everything, typical! BUT I have it on video! So now he can either replace my sod that his dog has ruined himself or I just take my video to court and then he will pay to have my sod replaced and possibly get me a new car… you know I love to drive!

I am not cold hearted, but I do take pride in myself and my home, any damage is taken as a personal assault. Guess that will teach him huh!

House Security

Security is becoming more and more important in today’s economy. Home alarms are quickly becoming a necessity not just a luxury. But now it seems with so many home alarm systems that there is an added benefit to getting one of these burglar systems. Simply put with all the competition there is a greater place for you to get a great deal. The three top companies are ADT, Brinks home security, and Monitronics. All of these have 3 year contracts but they are all competing for your business. So how does this help you? Lets look :)

At one time the only thing offered were door alarms and window alarms, now there are home security cameras, alarm alert calling you when the alarm goes off, motion detectors, home video security, and even a new life alert alternative. The alarm home system is getting more high tech every day! You can even set it off with a remote control instead of using the keypad.

So how do all these things help you? Simple, use their competition against them. If you have an alarm now you can change companies and save $5-10 and sometimes more per month, without changing anything. Or you can upgrade your service and get video or motion detectors where you didn’t have them before. Did you know that the keypads are interchangeable? This means if you like what you have now, you can get cheaper rates by simply switching out the keypad. Service is the same throughout and sometimes even go to the same call centers, the only difference you will see is a lower bill. Why? Because these other companies want your next contract.

We found out when we lowered our bill by $10 per month. I like having an extra $120 and my husband likes that I have a panic button that I can use if there is ever a problem where help will be called immediately.