Security systems for homes

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by SomewhereOutThere, May 7, 2018.

  1. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    Nomads post about the dog sitter prompted this post.

    We went through our house today for an inspection. Only one problem and it's not that big. I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!! Anyhow....(feet back on ground)...

    Hubby and I want a good security system that won't break the bank. I like the idea of being able to see the house online and I like alarms too. We WILL be traveling next winter. Any suggestions?

    Thank you in advance
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2018
  2. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

    We have the doorbell with the camera.
    And a regular alarm system ...windows and doors and some glass break detectors. We do have it connected to an alarm company. If they can’t reach me immediately, they send the police.

    I might end up putting a few cameras around as well. Maybe one in back yard and one ir two in the house. I saw a system in Qvc that wasn’t too crazy expensive.

    Our primary system is the monitored central alarm.

    We were burglarized about two years ago and it hit me hard.
     
  3. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    I can imagine e, Nomad. Thanks for answering g. We are just starting to look I to the different systems.
     
  4. Pink Elephant

    Pink Elephant Well-Known Member

    One thing I would never do, sign-up for a service where you are billed monthly.

    There are a magnitude of security systems out there that high caliber and require no agencies or businesses skimming off the top.
     
  5. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Pink. I don't want to spend a fortune!
     
  6. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    We have 4 Samsung camera with a DVR that we got from Sam's Club. I can look any time from my phone... No alarm but those are simple.
     
  7. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Annie. Sounds perfect.
     
  8. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    SWOT, I'll see if I can find out the model etc. for you.
     
  9. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

  10. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    Oh, thanks very much!
     
  11. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    I have ring outdoor cameras and doorbell. I also have a wireless alarm sytem and indoor cameras. The one item I could not live without are the low tech door jacks that I bought at Lowe's.
     
  12. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Pas. We will look into all that.
     
  13. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

    What is a low tech door jack?

    Will look into the Samsung 4 camera !

    My doorbell camera has been interesting. It even has a feature where you can communicate with other like doorbell owners who will send warnings re odd solicitors or actual burglaries in the area.
     
  14. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    It is a bar that fits under the handle and extends to the floor. The height is adjustable to accommodate various doors. It makes it very difficult for someone to kick open the door. I also travel with one to use in hotel rooms. I believe they cost under 30 dollars.
     
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