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Old 09-05-2020, 02:09 PM   #1
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Home door/window alarms

We are considering wireless door/window alarms for our stick and brick house. A quick search revealed a large confusing number of options. Our dream setup would be all wireless, one remote plug in wall outlet alarm to ring in bedroom With all the sensors using the same one alarm, would send a notification to phone for times when we are away from home.

We donít feel a need for local authorities to be notified at this time as we live in the country and by the time help arrived whatever was being done would be done. And due to the design of our house we do not feel all windows must be protected, just the low, easy entry ones.

Anyone have ideas or a system you use that would neet our needs?
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SimpliSafe gets excellent reviews.
https://simplisafe.com/security?pcri...SAAEgLQDfD_BwE
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We installed a simple door alarm from Wal-mart, $12.95. It's VERY loud and I'm counting on any intruder getting out of Dodge when that thing goes off!
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I use Amazon's Blink cameras. An internet connection is required but I get a phone alert with video if one activates. They also alert if a programmed temperature is reached.
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We have used Simply Safe for years and it works great. Highly recommend. I would stay away from Vivint their contracts are brutal and their sales techniques are shady. ADT is good but rediculously pricey.
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I also agree with the use of "SimpliSafe Company". I have the low budget plan since this is all I need for my needs. We pay $14. a month for monitoring and the monitoring company calls you first before they will send the police to your house.
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Remember that all remote wireless alarms will require regular battery maintenance.

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Remember that all remote wireless alarms will require regular battery maintenance.

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I agree, but the SimpliSafe monitor will inform you which sensor is low on batteries when you need to change out a battery. No need to check the sensors as the monitor does this for you. The biggest user of battery power is the monitor key pad which we use daily. The 4 double AA batteries usually last a year before needing replacement.

I have a spread sheet showing the monitor serial number and the location of that monitor. So, when the serial number shows up as needing a battery, I know which one it is and the location.
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