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Old 04-30-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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Monitoring System?


I was wondering if you guys have any recommendations in monitoring your doors and sliding patio door? I know there are security systems that can do it, but they're quite expensive (install and monthly). Right now, I have the Chamberlain garage door system that includes the garage door monitoring device (essentially it's a wireless box that has red/green light depending on whether the door is open or closed). I was wonder if there's something similar to that out there?



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Old 05-03-2012, 08:10 AM   #2
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I guess no one has any suggestions...


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Old 05-03-2012, 08:21 AM   #3
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:03 AM   #4
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Like Greg said...a dog is your best and cheapest protection....99% of burglars will bypass a house with a dog.....burglars are lazy to begin with, so they do not want to bother with a dog....the exception being that you have something they want...hence, don't advertise what you have.

With that said....

Do a search...there is one web site that caters to the DIY security system. I'm looking to add one...we got burg'd back in, I don't have a dog.....he got killed 2 years ago running into traffic....and we are waiting until the construction is done before we get another dog....

The DIY systems come in a couple different flavors...wired and wireless...some use both methods. If your doing new construction, wired is the way to go......retrofit?...then wireless.

I'm looking at one that has a feature that will send a text messge to my phone.

I'm also looking at options that integrate home automation.....I would like to be able to turn off/on lights from the upstairs master bedroom I'm kids (and wife) don't know how to turn off lights.....

Just do a search on DIY security....plenty of links out there.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:25 AM   #6
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Had one from radio shack. It called up to 4 numbers, wireless latches on the doors and pads on windows, Not very expensive from what I remember, Had to change batteries every month or so too I think.


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