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Old 11-10-2015, 06:49 PM   #29
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Good alert neighbors should beat any alarm system any day of the week.
Since I am in the security alarm business for over 30 years I can tell you that the alert neighbor does go to sleep, take a shower and go shopping. We have two homes a 1000 miles apart and my cell connected alarm protects my homes for monitoring when the pool people clean the pool, lawn care cut the grass, anyone enters my property or house and if a fire let the fire company know what where and when faster than I could do it myself.

NOTHING beats a good and well designed alarm system with a good monitoring company. Nothing happens at my homes without an immediate text or phone call. I now if the lawn sprinkler works on time, the pool pump stops on time, the temperature of the house, the pool and can unlock my door and turn of the alarm if I need someone to go into the house for what ever reason.

There are cameras that record what I want to see and I can capture that data from a remote site. All of this and I never have to depend on or burden a neighbor who might feel guilty if something happened to my homes.

Just make sure your systems do not use phone or cable but only cellular communications. Sorry - I do not sell anything here so don't ask.
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Just make sure your systems do not use phone or cable but only cellular communications.
And has a good battery.
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And has a good battery.
Most alarm systems have a minimum 4 ah sla battery. these will generally last about 3-5 years and run the system for about 24-36 hours without AC.I used 12 amp agm and they will run the system for about three days

AC power almost never goes out in either location. Of course if it does, I get a text.
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I wonder how the batteries in the new cell phone based systems stack up?

I've heard about another new "easy" "DIY" system called Canary, but it uses your hardline internet connection, which can be cut.
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the cell phones we use GSM are connect to the alarms supply power and do not have a battery of their own. So I don't know which specific device you are referring too.
cost should always be a consideration.

A good alarm system should not rely on the internet or telephone for communications. Why would you want to pay twice for monitoring. first to alarm monitoring station and second to the cable company for a link that can be cut.

Self monitoring is a very poor option for most people. Good monitored systems advise if there is a problem with communications and call you, emergency contacts and the authorities directly with details generally within two minutes. By the time a self monitoring system communicates to you and you make a decision to call the authorities, find their number, give all the info they are asking, it could take five minutes before a dispatch. That is way to long.

If you have your own camera system and recorder you can send the data to a cloud dns and retrieve or watch your locations on multiple cameras for free except for the high speed internet connection.. of course you do have an upward initial cost of equipment in all these options but it last forever.

cable and phone service is expensive - especially if you not there for six months. So Alarm monitoring is normally available for the range of $20 monthly.
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the cell phones we use GSM are connect to the alarms supply power and do not have a battery of their own. So I don't know which specific device you are referring too.
The Simpli-Safe type all-in-one park it on your counter top and do all of the installation yourself and it's ready to go in minutes out of the box units.
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I may have posted this before, however, we have an alarm system in our home. It monitors each outside door, has glass breaking alarms, has movement alarms, smoke, temperature, ect. It uses both landline and cell technology to alert a monitoring company who then tries to call one of us, or if they cannot locate us, call the authorities. After setup costs it is less than $20.00 a month.

Last Feb. we were asleep in OKC when my cell rang. It was the company alerting us that our house was below 40 degrees and it was 15 below zero outside. We called our furnace man and got it going before the day was out.

I think the system paid for itself that day.
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