I read an interesting story today about a burglary narrowly avoided. The general gist is that someone rang the doorbell, the woman, thankfully looked through her peephole and saw no one there. Then the bell rang again. It turns out that two men in ski masks were hiding outside her door. Her husband yelled at the men through the window and they ran off. This story illustrates two points.
1. Don’t open your door if you don’t know the person on the other side, or if there is no one there. Yes, it may just be high school kids messing around…or it could be something far worse.
2. Get a Security System! How likely is it that those two men in ski masks would’ve rang the doorbell, and waited in the bushes, with the intent of breaking in if necessary, if there was a security sign alerting them to the security system inside. Better yet, add a home security camera. That way, even if the burglars got in, you would have video evidence of the crime, making it more likely that police could apprehend the criminals.
The sad fact is, we’ll probably see more of this as the economy continues to tank. There is, unfortunately, a correlation between a bad economy and an increase in burglary and other crimes. Its important that you are correctly prepared.
People often look at SafeMart’s prices or other home security companies and think, “This is too good to be true. Their prices are a fraction of ADT, Brinks, and other similar companies. There’s something that doesn’t add up.” Well, you’re right, in a manner of speaking.
First things first. We offer state of the art equipment. We have the newest models and probably one of the widest ranges available when it comes to choosing home security. You’re not getting outdated models that we’re selling as new. You’re getting the real deal. So how can we charge so much less?
Simple answer: We don’t have the overhead because we rely on you to do part of the work (the bulk of it, in fact). While we offer free tech support, we’re not sending salesmen to your house, making a pitch, closing a sale, installing your system and doing regular maintenance. We sell you the system, give you the best possible tech support and tools to help you install and program it, and then, if you want it, we set you up with monitoring. We can charge wholesale prices because you do the work yourself. And contrary to what some of the “big guys” might say, YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF!
So the next time you’re in the market for home security and you look at one of the fully comprehensive companies and think, “Well, they must be the best, look at how much they charge,” think again. They sell you a system upfront for little to nothing (or nothing in some cases) and then charge you an arm and a leg per month over the next few years to pay for the system and make a healthy profit. We don’t do that. That’s why our systems and our monitoring are affordable. We’re in a recession: Shop wisely!
Fake home security cameras have been around for a while, but they seem to be coming up more and more these days…like this article. Why? Because they’re inexpensive and we’re in a recession. Fair enough. We all like to save a little money here and there and, let’s be honest, things are tight for everyone. So, it makes sense to purchase a fake home security camera, right?
Wrong! There are ways to save money and still adequately protect your home, but fake home security cameras aren’t that way. Now, I’m not going to tell you that they have no utility at all. They will, after all, act as a deterrent, which is a huge part of home security. That’s true, except security cameras aren’t meant to be a deterrent. In the home security world, security cameras are a backup to a security system. That is, if the yard sign doesn’t deter them, and they get in and out before the cops arrive or you respond to your self-monitoring, then you have the backup that they were caught on camera. Fake home security cameras won’t do that. In the event of a burglary, if you have fake home security cameras, you may have lost your chance to recover your property.
Home security cameras aren’t as expensive as you may think and the investment is well worth it. Its true that they’re certainly more expensive than fake cameras, but then, they do actually do something!
If you are looking for alarm monitoring in Atlanta, you’ll come across a ton of sites that offer home alarm monitoring. One thing that you may not know is that most of those sites are not local Atlanta sites…which is ok. Because of the demands of running an effective central station for alarm monitoring, its difficult to have a really local company. So, what are you to do?
While it may be nice to have a local company, you need to be sure that your monitoring company has the experience and resources necessary to provide you with the best possible service available. That’s where we come in. OcuSafe offers 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, year round alarm monitoring
from a UL listed company, with all the necessary experience, for only $9 per month. That’s it. And, if you take into account the homeowners insurance discount you may be eligible for, it may cost you only pennies per month. Take a look. You’ll like what you see.
Key Digital produces some of the world’s best distributed audio and video equipment. Their applications work for jobs ranging from home theater or gaming to a distributed audio/video system for a sports’ stadium. Check out their site for a great run-down of their offering. And, if you want to purchase, or are interested in possibly purchasing, call SafeMart at 800-628-6093, or visit on the web for Key Digital products and pricing.
Its an unfortunate reality, but its true nonetheless. When the economy dips lower and people feel the pinch more severely, crime increases. I’m not going to go into why it happens, or how it might be avoided. The fact of the matter is, economic depression generally equals crime increase. Just something to remember when you think that you don’t need a home security system or that you don’t want to make the investment right now. Sad as it may be, now is precisely the time to make this investment. Here’s an article I saw today on this very issue.
We know customers frequently search for a SafeMart coupon code when they check out on our site. Frequently they may find a 5% – 10% off coupon. Well, I’ve got something much better in store for you. For a limited time, SafeMart is offering a $100 rebate when you purchase a GE
Simon XT or a GE Simon 3 (with a total of more than $399) and sign up for a year of monitoring. This is a huge value, but it won’t last. Buy now to save $100 on our already low prices.
Just a quick note to anyone reading in Texas: You may qualify for a decrease in your homeowners’ insurance thanks to a little known law. All you need to do is have your home inspected for home security by an approved Home Security Inspector. Here is a link to an article explaining the law and letting readers in Lufkin know that the police department there will do free home security inspections. Even if you don’t care about the insurance discount, its worth it to call the police department and get a free inspection. Contact details are in the article.