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!

Alarm Home System

OK it is official, the world has gone mad. Did you know that in the next six years, 1 in 5 homes will fall victim to robbery, fire, or carbon monoxide poisoning? That number is awfully high! And on top of that, the economy has taken a massive downturn as we know so personally I think these numbers will be higher. The need for home alarms is on the rise.

We are all inundated with the need for security for our identity, but what about home security? Home alarms started quite a while ago, ADT is the most known but by far not the only company providing home alarm systems anymore. The alarm system home versions are also becoming more and more advanced. When I was growing up we had door alarms and window alarms. (This made sneaking out virtually impossible as well as protecting us at night, I remember that ding well!)

Now the standard house alarm has not only the door and windows, but also motion detectors, home security camera systems, and home video security. The uses for the alarm home system has changed as well. It is not enough to just know that something happened, you must be able to defend it in courts. This can range from the neighbor’s dog using the restroom on your yard and destroying your sod that cost thousands, or it could mean having a picture of the person who broke into your home. Another use for the home security surveillance a little closer to home is that it is being used as a life alert alternative. They are providing “panic buttons” that allow you to call for help immediately if you ever need it.

Personally I like how easy arming the system has gotten. With a simple press of the remote control you arm the system. Just like your car. I am not big on setting the keypad when I leave but I can remember to click the lock button on my alarm.