Home Security Systems

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Home Security Systems

No matter how safe your neighborhood, no matter how small or large your home, security is always a concern in today's world. Don't leave the safety of your family to chance when a high-quality monitored alarm system is affordable and easy to install.

Today's home security systems use many types of detectors and sensors: motion sensors, temperature change detectors, pressure pads, window and door contacts, and more. With a connection to a round-the-clock monitoring service who contact police when needed, they combine to keep your family safe when you're home and to protect your valuables and your home when you're away.

Choosing a great installer and monitoring company is key to getting the protection you deserve. Read on to find out how you can get a good deal on a home security system while still getting quality protection.




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  • Have a wired alarm downstairs, not working. Downstairs, 2 windows and a door not working. I have total of five doors downstairs. Need to add wireless system- a hybrid , for add'l 2 doors and 8 windows upstairs. - Anaheim, CA
  • I have an existent wireless ademco system and i want to install a dialer and/or uplink for cell phone transmission and to have a new monitoring service. - Townville, SC
  • Interested in monitored security system for when we are away from our home. We have no pets and could likely use a system with two or three motion detectors for interior with some kind of door detectors, possibly. - Reno, NV
  • A honeywell system is installed. Require a second wireless unit at the garage. Will want it monitored. - Springfield, VA
  • Primarily interested in smoke/fire detection while away; window monitoring not necessary; ok for that to be handled by motion detectors in home. - Chesterfield, SC
  • I would like to have the demos for the system take place on a saturday. I need this asap. - Somerville, MA
  • 2 key pads (1 on the first floor the second on the third in the master bedroom), 4 entry points, 2 glass sensors, 2 wireless key fob, and know land line in the house. - Raleigh, NC
  • Home already prewired with dsc pc1616 power series. Having 23 new vinyl windows installed and upgrading to wireless w/vanishing contacts. - Magnolia, TX
  • Have 3 dogs, 1 med size, 2 small, want fireprotection for both levels, want comboof motion and security on all doors - Klamath Falls, OR
  • Replacing or updating an old rollins fire and burglary system. Now, i'm trying to learn if new panels will support old ademco p8993vi wireless remote units. System installed by rollins, early 1990s. Now under month-to-month monitoring with adt. Panel or wireless units are not stable, thus the need to upgrade. - Columbus, OH
  • I would like a system that can be monitored without a land line phone line. I want to get rid of my phone and still have monitoring. - Eight Mile, AL
  • What i do not want is dishonest dealings when i try to cancel when the contract is up. Or, when i need repair work done. I want honest dealings without hidden charges or scenarios that i am not told until it is too late.if nobody can comply, i will move on from this and do something else. I will read the contract all the way through, if it takes me a year to do so. - Enumclaw, WA
  • We have a safe house home system now. We would like to go to a monitered system. - Harvey, LA
  • No pets; i would like the windows secuity.i am looking for something that i can afford. - North Olmsted, OH
  • I have a computer with wireless attachment - i do not want this system to interupt system - Lexington, KY
  • I have a wireless system installed by adt, but the monthly monitoring fee is too high and i wanted other options. - Philadelphia, PA
  • There had been an alarm system installed by the previous owners,therefore the wiring as well as keypad is still installed!!!!!!!!!1 - Columbus, MS
  • I want all windows and doors alarmed against entry + motion detectors. Opening all windows and doors must trigger alarm system. - Oceanside, CA
  • I would like all windows in my house monitored; or at least all on ground floor. I would like battery backup. I do have 1 cat in the home. - Gillette, NJ
  • I have your system installed in my home now. What i am intrested in is a video monotering system. I am wondering if you do this? - Cache, OK
  • Besides a standard protection package plese provide information on monitoring of 2 skylights and windows in home. - San Francisco, CA
  • I need two key pads & two sensors one for the home & one for the garage. The garage is 50' by 30'. - Lebanon Junction, KY
  • We have an unmonitored old system that malfunctions. It is a combination of wireless and wired. We want to upgrade. - Salem, OR
  • We do not have land line phone installed in our home. We currently use cellphones. We are interested to have protections on windows and doors. Please provide price and the length of contract. Also, we are in the process of selling the house. Can we move the service to another house? If so, how much does the reallocation cost? Thanks! - Lexington, KY
  • Home currently has a system installed by bay alarm co. Don't have any idea what type of system is there. I want a system like my adt system in last home where contacts are on every window as well as doors and inside motion detectors adjusted for 3lb. Dog to not trip, two key pads and fire protection. - Discovery Bay, CA
  • 1 entrance, 5 windows in a downtown loft. I am also interested in a wireless camera (web cam, other) to monitor front door as well as 2 vehicles in a parking garage 1 block away. - Denver, CO
  • I want wireless for windows and doors. No motion sensor. I do not want to have a contract. - Croydon, PA
  • Prefer at least 2, possibly 3 keypads. I believe the home is pre-wired for an alarm. - Las Vegas, NV
  • Alot of the systems i have seen that a land line phone is used ... We don't use a land line we all have cell phones - Estherville, IA
  • I have a medium sized dog. I would like all my windows monitored on the ground level. - Columbia, SC
  • My phone line is through an isp (internet sevice provider) and i need a company that can work through this type of system to notify of an alarm - Ogden, UT
  • We are looking for a system with connections to local police/security people so that they are informed in real time if necessary. - Miami, FL
  • I need a system with a unit attached to my wrist at all times as i live alone and worry about medical emergencies such as falling down. - Bridgeton, NJ
  • I have 2 small dogs-just want to make sure i have a system that they can't trip. Thank you. - Gibsonia, PA
  • Keypad for two doors, and all the windows upstairs and down wired for security and possibly the garage windows, or not.. - Colorado Springs, CO
  • I have never had a security system before so i have no idea what i should get!! Thanks so much - Lees Summit, MO
  • This alarm is to be installed in a home in south america. I will need small dome cameras with medium-high resolution activated by motion sensors, individual motion sensors, alarm sirens or similar that will trigger with the motion sensors along with the recording from cameras, monitoring station where i can see the camera views, software to control recording features, schedule alarms and recording, remote access from internet, and auto-restore in case power outage. - Pearland, TX
  • Looking to protect with door senors and motion detector and siren. Should the control panel be hardwired in basement? Must offer monitoring service that contacts us before authorities. - Ashville, OH
  • Patio door with 2 side screen doors (french door), 2 bedroom windows in a condo. The home may be pre-wired as the condo was "refurbished" when we bought it. Want only the highest quality equipment, but not a long contract (yearly is the most we'll accept). - Las Vegas, NV
  • Nor interested in alarms but would like info on video cameras that are hooked to a personal computer - Clarksville, TN
  • I am looking what would be the best system for my mother she has a existing brinks system in her home not being monitored. - Englewood, OH
  • 3 doors, 2 keypads, 2 motion detectors, 2 basement window alarms, 3 smokes, and i wanted 9 first floor windows alarmed which are not prewired..every thing else is wired already and just needs old system removal and new system upgrade and installation. - Philadelphia, PA
  • Half of the house (front) is over a crawlspace and has an attic. The back half of the house is on a slab on grade with no attic (vaulted ceilings) - Denver, CO
  • The home has a security system already installed. All i need is the monitoring but i dont have a land line so i need a wireless service - Los Lunas, NM
  • 3 standard doors on 1st floor, 1 patio door on 2nd floor. 7 miles from town out in the sticks. But we do have 9 dogs - Hillsboro, OH
  • I would like to montior all of the windows in my home and i would also like battery back up. - Fayetteville, NC
  • I do not have a home phone line, i would need the system to be hooked up to my cell phone. Please let me know if this is possible. - Philadelphia, PA
  • 3 doors 14 windows.someone has been trying the past 2 days to get in windows.only myself and a 12 yr old that is scared - Indian Trail, NC
  • Cape cod house - upstairs 2 bedrooms & 2 bath down: lr, kitchen, bath, den, bedroom basement with steel slanted basement door- 5 windows upstairs, 3 double windows, 6 single windows2 steel doors on first floor - Glassboro, NJ
  • 2 cats, 2 story home with 2 doors on the ground floor and a screened porch on the 2nd floor with a door into the townhouse. Five windows on ground floor. - Saint Petersburg, FL
  • I wrote in here before, but somehow it disapeared because of a pop-up on my computer. - Newton Centre, MA
  • We think we know what we need. 2 door contacts, 1 glass break, and 1 fire/smoke detector - Rocky Mount, NC
  • Home currently has a security system and motion sensors wired, was through pony express security but service was discontinued before we purchased. - North Augusta, SC
  • I need a fire monitoring service that will be linked to my sprinkler system and into the fire station for immediate response. My sprinkler system has the capability to trigger a switch to turn on the bells and strobe lights when the water pressure passed thru the system valve. - Glendale, CA
  • Monitored system (triggered alarm results in phone call verifying alarm initiated by home owner; otherwise, police sent to home) - Grosse Ile, MI
  • Need sensors for 12 - 13 windows. Also, extra keypad. Have 2 cats so motion detector must be set so cats don't set it off. - Guyton, GA
  • Home has been wired previously for an alarm but i am not sure if the wiring is effective. - Ponchatoula, LA
  • I want something installed that will not require a monthly maintenance fee but will make lots of noise and set off flashing lights to alert the neighbors - Minster, OH
  • I am looking for a company that has excellent customer service.i have read many complaints about some of the companies that provide security. - Muskegon, MI
  • Mainly interested in window and door sensors. Have two cats in the house, so motion sensors may not work out. - Wichita, KS
  • I have an alarm system (cadexx 9000e) which is working fine and have a monitoring contract through february 2009. I want to change the monitoring service, and have a complete check of the system, and update if necessary. - Osprey, FL
  • I am mainly concerned with the front window and door. The place is a apartment.thank you,selma - Mar Vista, CA
  • I simply want to change companies and require monthly monitoring, equipment already existing, currently pay $25.00/month for moniroting service - Fayetteville, NC
  • Have small dog, interested in battery back up during storms, good garage protectors, and possible video monitors - Londonderry, NH
  • Will need to be either network or cell monitored. Currently all i have is voip, no land line. - Bessemer, AL
  • Like to have battery back up and have all windows monitored and maybe vieo surveillance depending on price and features. - Killeen, TX
  • All three entry doors are in the same room. We would like one main key pad and motion detectors for the rest of the house. We have a bi-level home. - Richmond, MI
  • I have dogs, all easy-access windows will need monitoring. Have everything already pre-installed since i am with a company already. Doing price comparing. Can you beat $18/month??? - White, GA
  • Needs to be compatable (not triggered)with 3 cats in the house. Dont necessarly need to be connected to a security company... Just make noise and flash lights.thanks,brad - Ham Lake, MN
  • I am moving in to a new construction home which has been prewired with an alarm system. I am only interested in quotes for monitoring. There is a motion sensor and i have a cat. - Sugar Land, TX
  • Would like a remote/ auxiliary key pad for upstairs bedroom. Probably need two-three glass break sensors, two motion (pet friendly for small dog) sensors, and four, door sensors. Would also like smoke/fire detector protection. - Atlanta, GA
  • Looking for a panic button for the 2nd floor2 keypads on 1st floorhave a large dog and several cats, so a glass breaker as well - Estero, FL
  • Just purchased home which has brinks system installed. Looking for something more competitively priced than three year contract. Am willing to purchase equipment if reasonably priced. - East Setauket, NY
  • Mountain home in nc,4 miles from hiawassee, ga. But no land line phone. Any options, other than just having siren go off? - West Palm Beach, FL
  • I would love to have a glass break sensor instead of a motion senser if possible. We have 3 entrances. Front door, sliding glass door and a door in from the garage. We have only 3 windows that open downstairs. What would be the extra cost to have them monitored as well? - Las Vegas, NV
  • This is for my parents, they are snowbirds, from wa state to az. This needs to be very simple to use, fire, motion sensor and doors. We are in a hurry, thier home has been threatened.thanks,patty keene - Stanwood, WA
  • We have pets and would like to monitor all windows and doors. We would also like to have a fire system and battery backup. - Indianapolis, IN
  • Also need new smoke alarms installed to hard wired existing system. Would consider having on alarm system if costs not too expensive - Knoxville, TN
  • We want all doors covered. And sensors on all windows. Theres 3 doors. 2 upstairs and 1 in basement. And we have 9 windows upstairs. And 3 in basement. - Roanoke, VA
  • We have a detached 3 car garage/workshop. Need suggestions if security is added there. Possibly a motion monitor??? - Joppa, AL
  • Wiring is currently exposed on floors in a high traffic area and will prehaps need re-routing if system is not changed over to a wireless one.will need inspection of current system.please exclude adt in potential suppliers. - Lithonia, GA
  • Looking for a very basic door/window alarm system for a 1400 sq ft home in greenville. Would prefer a keypad at the garage entrance and a keypad in master bedroom. No motion sensors needed, mostly just door/window. - Greenville, NC
  • I have a ademco vista-10se installed now monitoring 7 zones. 4 live wired and 3 motion detectors - Auburn, MA
  • We have several pets, so any motion detector's will have to be set at specific levels. - Spring Hill, FL
  • Currently have a brinks wired system w/cell back up. Have heat, glass break, contact, and central monitoring into a single alarm panel. Also have voip. Looking to mvoe to a standard format where i can chose a more appropriate charge for monitoring. - Collierville, TN
  • My family has 3 cats and 1 inside dog, will that be ok with a security system? - Thomson, GA
  • Most windows and doors wired, we will need two additional motion sensors, we currently have an adt system in place - Bradenton, FL
  • We have 1 slide door & 1regular door with 5 windows. We have cats so we don't need motion detector. - Sunnyvale, CA
  • I have my own system, like to know how much to install. 5 camaras.lcd monitor,recorder. Thanks. Al amaral - Pawtucket, RI
  • Well i a small monitor, about 9", 3-4 wireless camaras, so i can sit there and watch the worm steal my money, i am losing between $75.00 & $110 dollars every 3 weeks. I you could do not send anything to the house,please he lives on 1st floor,thanks send a slip so i go to post office,i go & get it thank u ,i appreaciat it, every flyers. But can u send me a catalog, thanks al amaral - Pawtucket, RI
  • We are rarely at the house and leave the power and phone off for months at a time - Acworth, GA
  • My house is not built yet. I would like to install during the framing phase of my construction. This will cut costs and make an easyer installation - Campbell, CA
  • No landline for phoneneed sensor(s)for attached garageprefer wireless keyfob to arm/disarm so i can park in garage w/o alarm going off. - Tulsa, OK
  • I have a cat that lives inside the home. I would like to consider surveillance options, and battery backup, monitor all the windows in home - Bay Minette, AL
  • I have a child who has been sneaking out her window at night and i want an alarm that will alert me when she opens her window. - Prairieville, LA
  • Looking for a better system than what i currently have installed. Wireless with window breakage alert including fire alarm monitoring. - Orange Park, FL
  • Additional pole barn with assets we wish to protect, unattached to home. Address that i am providing in contact information is my home address, while the zip code above is for the home in wellington that we wish to protect. - Uniontown, OH
  • We do have dogs and i would like a fire alarm system and battery back up. I would also like the windows monitored. - Guymon, OK
  • No pets i would like to get a price one without the video surveillance. And one with video surveillance. - Nashville, TN
  • I currently have a prewired security system that was never activated in my home as i do not have a land line... It has two or three motion detectors. Nothing on the windows or doors. I'd like to inquire about adding additional motion detectors or possibly something to the windows. - Marrero, LA