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Old 2008-04-07, 02:37 PM
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Is there any security system you would recommend (or stay away from). I got a quote from ADT and they are charging $32/month for a wireless system
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Old 2008-04-07, 02:57 PM
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Is there any security system you would recommend (or stay away from). I got a quote from ADT and they are charging $32/month for a wireless system
I'd recommend Henderson Security. I've been with them for the last 6 years. Great service and I don't have any complaints.

I think mine is $25/month for the monitoring. And it's a wireless system too.
I think they're monitored by Protectron.

I stayed away from ADT. I hadn't heard many good things and I didn't like the fact that I couldn't customize my package.
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Old 2008-04-07, 03:05 PM
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I've been with Cops security for years and they are by far the cheapest for monitoring. $15/month and they use the protectron as well.
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Old 2008-04-07, 04:10 PM
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www.homemetal.com
15$ / month
small shop, you deal with owners directly.

Look at the facts on their website for some good info

edit: and NO contract.

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We are also with Henderson, about $25 a month, it was about $700 to install the wired system through the builder. No complaints at all, it's definitely the company with one of the cheapest monitoring costs.
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We are also with Henderson, about $25 a month, it was about $700 to install the wired system through the builder. No complaints at all, it's definitely the company with one of the cheapest monitoring costs.
$25? One of the cheapest? How much shopping around did you do? Carleton, HomeMetal, etc. are all much cheaper.
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I don't want to pay anything upfront. Even thought ADT is a bit more expensive $31/month the system is free. Do any other companies provide a free system with a monthly fee around $25?
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Just make sure you read the fine print with ADT and their "free" system.
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Whatever you do! DO NOT Under any circumstances take Protectron! We signed up for the 3 years with free installation and have had nothing but problems. false alarms numerous times so much in fact because of their second rate installers that I am now on Suspended service from the police and if there is a alarm they will send out a security guard at the cost of 45 dollars to me.

Stay away from this company at all costs! Countless hours on the phone and I have been waiting since Sept 2007 for a call from them. I called them last week and they said they would contact me!
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Old 2008-04-07, 09:51 PM
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I don't want to pay anything upfront. Even thought ADT is a bit more expensive $31/month the system is free. Do any other companies provide a free system with a monthly fee around $25?
Might as well take an extra 500$ on your mortgage and pay the system upfront (from homemetal for example) then be stuck in a 35$ / month contract..

Definitely look at the facts sheet on the homemetal website before signing up with ADT
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