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      06-14-2015, 05:47 PM   #1
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Home Security?

Just curious how many of you guys have home security systems, and the kind you have whether it's ADT or some other company. Also, does anyone have the DIY type like Canary or SimpliSafe?

If so could you please specify what type/company and your general experience especially if you have one of the bigger names as ADT or Xfinity and such. Anyone with the DIY kits please chime in!

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      06-14-2015, 06:08 PM   #2
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i have 2 foscam at home, garage/backdoor, both will send an email alert when it detect motion while i am out. about $70 each and it gets the job done.
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Eight HD security cameras here...
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i have 2 foscam at home, garage/backdoor, both will send an email alert when it detect motion while i am out. about $70 each and it gets the job done.
And you can view these remotely?? What about night time
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And you can view these remotely?? What about night time
I don't think there are many IP cameras you'd buy these day that you cannot watch remotely. Kind of the whole point. I can view all of mine remotely, view all recordings remotely, get alerts when a breach is detected, the possibilities are endless... All my cameras have night vision.
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ADT & Bosch Cameras.

Love the Bosch... Love it.

And a few H&K's for good measure.
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I use Simplisafe. I had ADT before but paid $45/month. A friend recommended Simplisafe and it was $15/month for the exact same service. I also got Carbon monoxide detector and smoke detector connected to my alarm. Couldn't be happier.

http://simplisafe.com/learn-more/282597/123043

They also have 10% coupon code: Friend10
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ADT & Bosch Cameras.

Love the Bosch... Love it.

And a few H&K's for good measure.
Bosch is definitely nice, but pricey!
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ADT just for the wakeup beeping. The 12 Gauge under my bed and the 9mm in my safe is the real security.

If I'm not home thats what insurance is for.
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ADT just for the wakeup beeping. The 12 Gauge under my bed and the 9mm in my safe is the real security.

If I'm not home thats what insurance is for.
My girl is against the under the bed type. She claims its for the safety of our kids Plus in NJ, the wait is a minimum 1year after permit application.

Right now I'm thinking Xfinity(30$/month) which is basically same as ADT or a DIY type like SimpliSafe with a few of those new Nest Cams that are supposed to come out soon..They're basically Dropcam Pro which Nest bought.
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I have ADT along with 5 (will be adding a 6th) IP cameras all sending video to a NVR when motion is detected.

When I had my system installed, I insisted on a commercial grade panel and not they're all in one system. The rep kept saying how I would be missing out on features such as under an alarm situation, the central monitoring staff could enable a 2 way communication through the alarm system. My first question is if an intruder breaks, hears the alarm panel beeping, follow the sound of the beeping, and then rip the entire panel off the wall....does this essentially disable the system? The rep had to honestly answer yes. The panel I had installed was a Ademco Vista 15P (now Honeywell). The system has a pretty big lead acid battery to power the alarm system for at least 24 hours. I have the panel installed some where in my house away from the keypad. The panel supports both wired and wireless sensors. And I added a cellular backup to augment the land line connection.

Plus I also have additional security in the form of a 9mm and a 5.56.
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I have ADT but we also have a couple of Dropcams. Definitely a great option. Cloud recording is awesome and night mode works great. You can also set which spots in your view that you want notifications for if motion is detected. For $200, I don't think you can beat Dropcam. They were also recently purchased by Google for their Nest line of home products.

Vivint is also a good option for a full home security/automation route. I've heard good things about them.
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      06-15-2015, 08:13 AM   #13
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I bought a Samsung SSD CCTV surveillance system online for about $500 when I moved into my new house. Have a recording station in one of the spare bedrooms so I know what's going on 24/7 outside. I usually clear the recording cache once every two weeks, just because I don't need to keep a stash of cars driving by or squirrels running through the yard. They have motion detection power options, but I usually just let them run 24/7.

I don't really think a whole home security system is needed to be honest. Insurance covers theft, and the video quality from the Samsung system is incredible. Works perfect at night if you have a motion sensor flood light, and even at night the quality is still pretty damn good without light, enough to make out someones face very easily.

The H&K in the night stand is back up. Don't think there will be many problems.
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My girl is against the under the bed type. She claims its for the safety of our kids Plus in NJ, the wait is a minimum 1year after permit application.

Right now I'm thinking Xfinity(30$/month) which is basically same as ADT or a DIY type like SimpliSafe with a few of those new Nest Cams that are supposed to come out soon..They're basically Dropcam Pro which Nest bought.
In NJ too. We switched 3 months ago from 15 years of ADT and went with Comacast X-1 and can't be happier. Our cable bill actually WENT DOWN $30/month by adding the "quadruple play" package, they also upgraded ALL of our equipment to their X-1 platform so all of our tvs have DVR now. That alone may have been worth it X-1 is so much better than the old one. I feel like we live in this century with a better system and can control cameras, lights and the alarm from our phones.

I am glad ADT were complete dick-heads when we had a little problem with our system which made me look into other companies. And now we save $60/month because our cable bill dropped, and we don't have to pay ADT.
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ADT just for the wakeup beeping. The 12 Gauge under my bed and the 9mm in my safe is the real security.

If I'm not home thats what insurance is for.
I think you are living in the wrong country.
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Sentry alarm here. 3 motion detectors, all doors wired. $25 a month. And Mr. Ten millimeter in the nightstand quick safe.
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      06-15-2015, 09:40 AM   #17
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I think you are living in the wrong country.
Meh the laws here just mean I need to be a little more practiced and deliberate in what I do. Having to unlock things and keep ammunition sepparate takes extra time.

Oh yea and prepared for the 15+ charges of firearms violations in addition to assault and/or attempted murder that will inevitably follow presentation of any firearm to an intruder in this country.

But you know judged by 12 instead of carried by 6...
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Depending on what your looking for this might be helpful. There are so many options out there now.

http://www.frontpointsecurity.com/
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Meh the laws here just mean I need to be a little more practiced and deliberate in what I do. Having to unlock things and keep ammunition sepparate takes extra time.

Oh yea and prepared for the 15+ charges of firearms violations in addition to assault and/or attempted murder that will inevitably follow presentation of any firearm to an intruder in this country.

But you know judged by 12 instead of carried by 6...
Here comes the Texan in me...dear God that's just pathetic. Our Castle Doctrine extends to the car. I can carry loaded anywhere, just not on my person without a permit. Open carry is most likely to be active in Jan. 2016. I want protection under my bed? 20 min. wait at Bass Pro and I'm out the door with a Remington, Mossburg, Glock, FN, and/or S&W M&P.

The only thing "scary" about this to me is how tempted I am by the quickess at which I could rack up $550-$1K worth of charges on my credit card.
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Yea things are just different here. The biggest challenge is lack of castle doctrine for home defense and as for keeping a handgun in the car?

Well there is a list of place i can bring it to while its double locked away from ammunition and if you get caught off the track of the arbitrary "reasonably direct" route between my home and one of these establishments > BOOM jail.

But i can keep my Robarm XCR-L right next to me in my passenger seat all day long by the letter of the law so long as its unloaded. But if it was an AR-15? BOOM jail as its on a list of restricted guns haha.

Fun times lol.
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My company actually offers Home security solutions but for my own house I use a combo of the Skylinknet system and Q-see NVR/ w/ 9 IP Cameras all around my house.
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