There is an ad that appears in the coupon section of the newspaper often for ADT home security systems. I was curious so I went ahead and tore out the ad to give it some attention. I wanted to see if this is a good way to go in securing our home and how the cost compares to another security system I’ve heard of.
Wow! What a difference there is! This advertisement treats everything as if it’s a really good deal. Oh yeah, it’s a good deal – paying out $99 just to have someone install a security system that doesn’t look the least bit complicated. Oh, and I should mention the 36 month monitoring agreement you have to sign at $35.99 per month, or $1295.64 over the 36 months. I should mention that the parts are at no cost and if I act right away I can get a free wireless Remote Control which is normally a $99 value and a medical & Fire Panic Alert (whatever that is.)
No, that’s not for me. I have no desire to put out monthly fees when I know there is another option available. There is also the fact that they will only install their system for homeowners. We rent our home so that means we’re out. Of course, now that I think about it, I would want some kind of system we can take with us when we move to our own house and not have to pay another installation fee anyway.
I think you can see why I would want to go with the DS7000 Protector Plus Home Security System put out by the makers of X10 products. The Protector Plus System has no installation fee because you do it yourself. There is no monthly fees because you monitor it yourself. How? With this system you program 4 phone numbers. When there is a breech in security the system will call those numbers until someone answers and you can listen to see if there is a need to call the police.
This security system includes two DS10A Security Door Window Sensors, a MS10A Home Security Wireless Motion Detector, a SH624 Security Remote Control, LM465 Lamp Module, and even a KR10A Security Key Chain Remote very much the one offered by the other company.
I’m sure both systems work very well, it just comes down to how much money a person wants to put out and how much they are willing to do themselves. For me, I’m willing to do more so I can save more.