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Home Security Systems
« on: March 06, 2014, 11:16:02 AM »
It may be time to install one  . . . . any national firms/technologies to avoid like the plague? Any Chicago-land firms with great chops?

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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2014, 12:38:45 PM »
I live fairly close to Bomber and may be doing the same. Would really appreciate any input and will gladly piggy back on Bomber's research. Maybe a group discount?

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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2014, 12:40:22 PM »
Sucks that you need to go that route. 

Perhaps some signs off ebay.

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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2014, 12:43:40 PM »
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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2014, 12:52:10 PM »
I don't KNOW that we have to . . . . . footprints around the house might hav a number of legit sources -- we are checking now . . . .

the Sign approach did occur to me, yeah ;-}

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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2014, 01:06:19 PM »
How did they not fall in the holes with the punji sticks? You need to throw some more leaves on them.
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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2014, 01:06:42 PM »
A very large dog. Or some geese.
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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2014, 01:17:41 PM »
How did they not fall in the holes with the punji sticks? You need to throw some more leaves on them.

Post o' The Day Material right there!
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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2014, 02:22:00 PM »
Attack Geese is a great suggestion. Where can I get a few?

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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2014, 02:29:04 PM »
I don't KNOW that we have to . . . . . footprints around the house might hav a number of legit sources -- we are checking now . . . .

the Sign approach did occur to me, yeah ;-}

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Are you sure it wasn't an electric meter reader?  Do any of the footprints point to the meter?

At work, we subcontract with Vector Security on a lot of jobs.  They are a good outfit.  I have them at my house, too.

Then again, some easily installed solar-powered lights on motion sensors might be a good place to start and would not have recurring payments.


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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2014, 02:33:36 PM »
local pit bull rescue group can probably set you up with something cheap.
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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2014, 02:35:03 PM »

Are you sure it wasn't an electric meter reader? 

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They haven't read my meter in 5 months. 


Motion lights may be a good idea.  Although they are rather annoying.

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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2014, 02:46:51 PM »

Are you sure it wasn't an electric meter reader? 

 :lol:


They haven't read my meter in 5 months. 


Motion lights may be a good idea.  Although they are rather annoying.

I bet they have ;) we are reading 5 times a day with our AMR system, not to mention remote disconnects, outage mgmt., etc.
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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2014, 02:52:32 PM »
Nope...old meters here.  You have to walk up and put eyes on them.  At least you can call and have them adjust the bill to the actual reading.

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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2014, 03:03:19 PM »


Are you sure it wasn't an electric meter reader?  Do any of the footprints point to the meter?

At work, we subcontract with Vector Security on a lot of jobs.  They are a good outfit.  I have them at my house, too.

Then again, some easily installed solar-powered lights on motion sensors might be a good place to start and would not have recurring payments.

Pretty sure, yessir -- the meter is within inches of the driveway . . . . there are prints circling the house . . .

Not trying to be negative -- your suggestion regarding lights is a good one -- there were a number of em up when we move in . . . after it bacame clear that the deer wouldn't lets us sleep thoughout the night, I took em down.

Thanks for the tip on Vector!
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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2014, 03:05:51 PM »
I will kick out an email to see if we have any clients that do security work.

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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2014, 03:22:40 PM »
Nope...old meters here.  You have to walk up and put eyes on them.  At least you can call and have them adjust the bill to the actual reading.

wow, is your power provider a municipal, Coop or IOU?
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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2014, 03:32:42 PM »
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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2014, 10:48:11 PM »
Install your own system, and either have it send you notifications, or hire an inexpensive service provider to monitor it.

I've used ADT in the past, but now have them in my book as thieves.  Their ethics vary greatly based on who's doing the selling.
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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2014, 11:58:58 PM »
Claymores &/or bouncing bettys. I use Comtronics on all of my properties.
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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2014, 09:39:45 AM »
In general you just need a couple of signs. We had a system in the last house but when we moved, we took the signs with us. They were put up out front of the new place.

Two weeks later, a burglar broke in to the house across the street, then broke a window in the neighbor's house to the right of us, then walked into the front door of the neighbor's house to the left of us (they left the front door open!) and took money from a wallet sitting on the dining room table.

And that weekend, the home security weasels were knocking on doors trying to sell security systems.

Now I have to say that my main floor (I'm in a ranch with a full matching basement) doesn't have much in the way of memorabilia. The TV in the Keeping Room is a 17" LCD sitting on top of a DVD player which is on top of a VCR. The TV in the Living Room is a 52" that needs 2 people to move that is mounted on the wall. There's a DVD player and Cable box under the TV on a stand. The stereo is 20 years old. Standard living room furniture (two smaller couches, one large couch, a couple of foot stools and a couple of end tables). Keeping room has a couch and a chair. There's a cat tree. The dining room has a simple table and four chairs. The middle bedroom is the library with a crapload of books. The back bedroom is storage with a bunch of boxes mainly.

I keep things clean and picked up with gear put away. Most of the hobby gear is in the basement or garage. Main computers, guitars/amps, games.

Add the ADT signs and there isn't much to appeal to a random burglar.

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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2014, 12:21:11 PM »
http://burglarbomb.com/Repulsar-IV.aspx

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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2014, 12:49:16 PM »
I'm going to need to get a security system soon as well.  Both foster dogs have completely failed at being terrifying (well, the first one would have been if he was older), so I need a different deterrent. Unfortunately kevinwilly thinks the most important feature is being able to access it via internet so he can check on the cats.  ???
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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2014, 01:51:20 PM »
Cameras are cheap and easy these days.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008EOW6BA/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1394477266&sr=8-1

I think this is the one I installed two weeks ago in about 3 hours. 4 cameras, night vision, good range/focus, 500gb hard drive and monitoring from my iBrick. No monthly charge and tech support was among the best I've encountered.

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Re: Home Security Systems
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2014, 05:51:40 PM »
Do you want a service or a system? My alarm calls me.  8)

http://www.diyalarmforum.com/
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