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Home Security System
updated: Mar 16, 2017, 9:16 AM

Looking for a referral for a local company to monitor/service our home security system, after cancelling our service with ADT. Would appreciate advice of Edhatters.

 COMMENT 763778 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-16 09:29 AM

I used Bay alarm at my facility.


 COMMENT 763783P agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-16 09:41 AM

We just moved and chose to get video cameras through a company called Arlo. The cameras are easy to set up and it's all connected to your smart phone. You set the motion detection and get alerts and live camera feed on your phone when the motion detector goes off.


 COMMENT 763784 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-16 09:50 AM

remember to let your homeowners insurance know. Depending on the system you set up, you could get a discount. Sorry no referral.


 COMMENT 763791 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-16 10:27 AM

Cox Homelife
Outstanding Service!
Does so much more than security, also does home automation.


 COMMENT 763815 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-16 11:04 AM

Hillcrest in Carp


 COMMENT 763816 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-16 11:04 AM

I have and really like the Cox Homelife service.

Full monitoring, police dispatch, panic and duress alarm capability, keyfob or smartphone remote, cameras, CO2 and smoke detectors. It can also manage door locks, lights and thermostats but I don't use that part of it.


 COMMENT 763849P agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-16 01:03 PM

20 years ago, I did extensive research on alarm systems after a major break-in at my work. I was not impressed with ADT or Bay or any of the other "name" companies. I ended up with Alarm Man, who was later bought by Draganchuk (that's their real last name) http://www.draganchuk.com/ .

They are based in Ventura, but service SB homes and businesses too. Because they are local and not just a chain, they care about their accounts, and work to provide you with superior solutions and service. We had 24/7 remote monitoring, and superb response from them for over 10 years. This was for our former local small business.


 COMMENT 763853 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-16 01:33 PM

We also use Draganchuk. They are not without thier problems. They have beeb bought by Boyd and Associates, a much larger company. There has been lots of turn over in staffing. That being said they have been responsive to our service needs when we need it. The prices are much better than other competition. I have used them for 25+ Years.


 COMMENT 763872P agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-16 02:51 PM

Home Control Solutions, talk to Phil.


 COMMENT 764032 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-17 10:12 AM

I am looking for someone to repair my old adt honeywell system that identifies the doors while opening. Can this system be integrated into alexa, nest, or ok google?


 COMMENT 764073 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-17 11:26 AM

This is no substitute for an alarm system but if all you want is visual monitoring iCam is a free solution. You install the free iCam Source on your PC or Mac (with a webcam or laptop built-in cam) and the $5 app iCam on your phone. By duplicating passwords the phone can remotely see the camera, no complicated setup required, no monthly charges. You can set the computer to message if it sees motion. For $6 per month there is cloud storage to review past video.

I see this as a cheap solution if you have a low expectation of break-ins since you have to monitor your phone 24/7 or else find out after the fact.


 ACF agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-17 04:39 PM

After many problems with other companies, we chose Custom Alarm (local!) to monitor our alarm system. They are reliable, efficient, responsive (and quick). Run by a friendly family...



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