Affordable home security is something that should be on the smart consumer’s mind right now. With economic turmoil and ever-increasing prices, most homeowners simply can’t afford to shell out thousands of dollars for home security. And that’s completely reasonable.
The Ademco Vista 20P is truly one of the best hardwired home security systems. It is a proven, reliable system that allows you to accomplish pretty much any home security feature you desire.
You may already know about alarm monitoring. You may already have it up and running. And if you do, thats great. Your home is safe and your security system is working to its fullest capacity. However, you probably don’t know about some of the additional features available for certain security systems.
Once you’ve purchased, installed, and programmed your home security system, you’re all done, right? Well, not necessarily. When your system is up and running, its doing something known as “self-monitoring.” Self-monitoring means that your system will sound locally in the event of an alarm, and you’ll receive a phone call (if you set this up) alerting you to any events in your system. And certainly, this is better than nothing….but not too much better. Why?
The GE Simon XT is an advanced, versatile, user-friendly wireless home security system. I just wanted to share a little product demo video with you about the XT. And remember, if you purchase a Simon XT Kit from SafeMart.com, you receive a free Installation DVD, available exclusively from SafeMart.
When most people think of home security their thoughts rest almost exclusively on intrusion prevention and response. And while this is certainly the primary function of home security systems, there are secondary, and in some cases, equally important functions, such as fire, carbon monoxide, and flood sensors. Lets take a minute to examine each of these in detail.
Today is part of the FAQs section of the blog. We frequently get asked how to wire hardwired devices in series. Its not that complicated, but it does take the right knowledge to wire this correctly. So, first things first, why would you want to wire hardwired devices in series?
Just wanted to let everyone know that SafeMart released the GE Simon XT DVD Installation Guide. The DVD guide is over 70 min. and packed with information for Do-It-Yourself Home Security. And remember: the DVD comes absolutely free when you purchase a Simon XT kit from SafeMart.com, and is available at a low price for all others. Be sure to look at our recent posts for information on our other complete DVD installation guides.
When it comes to choosing a home security company, there are a number of factors to consider. The company you choose needs to have the products that you are looking for. They need to have accessories for that product in case you choose to add on at a later date. They need to have competitive prices, if not the very best. Finally, and perhaps most importantly to the do it yourselfer, they need to offer expert technical support… and they need to offer it for free.
One of the questions we’re frequently asked is about using a motion detector in conjunction with security cameras. Usually the request goes something like, “I only want to record when there is actual motion. So can I attach a motion detector to my camera so that it only records when the motion detector picks something up?” Well, thats a fine question. On some of the older systems, thats how it worked. But thats because the old systems usually hooked up to a VCR.