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BubbaBob

06:41PM | 01/21/05
Member Since: 01/20/05
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IM new to these forums, so if this question has been asked time and time again, please excuse my ignorance.

I need a decent but cheap ($150MAX) security system. NO motions sensors. Maybe, 16- or so contact switches. I was looking at an X10 system, but someone on these forums said they were crap.

ALso, id like something that i can hook up and control with my PC. WOuld this also

save money on a base station for the system?

I dont know a whole lot about this type of stuff, but what shoudl i get, and what other info might you need?

ALso, HArdwired is fine.

Thanks

BubbaBob

06:48PM | 01/21/05
Member Since: 01/20/05
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OK, im looking at this:

http://homesecuritystore.com/ezStore123/DTProductZoom.asp?productID=1044

I noticed their are no contact sensors or anything. Do i have to buy all those seperatly than?


BubbaBob

06:54PM | 01/21/05
Member Since: 01/20/05
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OK, $35 for one door/window sensor??? I cant afford that, so, looking at the X10 again, what about this X10 model?

http://www.x10.com/onsale/dod_security.html

Peachner

07:33PM | 01/24/05
Member Since: 01/23/05
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BubbaBob

Thats your run of the mill basic home system. It's a base package that is meant to be greatly upsold. However with good planning it could perform as an effective deterant. It will not provide the protection of a custom security system by a professional. as usual custom comes at a price so for your price range yes that's a fine system however monitoring is something to concider as well.

Peachner

07:42PM | 01/24/05
Member Since: 01/23/05
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Sorry, I hadn't noticed that kit didn't include any contacts. ADT BRINKS ETC will often times have a 4 doors and a motion deal where you can get a decent basic kit installed for 100 or so bucks. Why don't you want motions? The contacts for 35$ were likely wireless. A wired door contact is worth less than 7$.

BubbaBob

02:52AM | 01/25/05
Member Since: 01/20/05
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OF got pets, so i cant have motion sensors.

But if no one here has any complaints against the X10, i guess ill be getting that.

Thanks

BubbaBob

03:35AM | 01/25/05
Member Since: 01/20/05
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"hats your run of the mill basic home system. It's a base package that is meant to be greatly upsold. However with good planning it could perform as an effective deterant. It will not provide the protection of a custom security system by a professional. as usual custom comes at a price so for your price range yes that's a fine system however monitoring is something to concider as well."

Oh,Were you talking about the one from homesecuritystore.com? I thought you ment the X10. The contacts are wired, so i cant see why they are so $$.

aaaremotes

08:33AM | 03/06/05
Member Since: 03/05/05
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Check out the wireless Skylink DIY security systems at the link below, those do not require monthly monitoring fees and are inexpensive:

www.skylink-home-security.com

Martial Maitam

http://www.aaaremotes.com

800-849-3998
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