Author Topic: DIY home alarm system  (Read 915 times)

jpdx

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DIY home alarm system
« on: December 14, 2017, 09:59:36 PM »
I just installed a SimpliSafe DIY alarm in my home and really like it. Easy to setup and it's really inexpensive compared to the professionally installed systems. It uses a cell signal to contact a call center and then send police. I also put a water sensor in the basement.

My only complaint is there is no provision for Mac users to be able to change advanced settings. It's a serious flaw for them to bring a product to market without Mac support, however they can change settings for you over the phone.

Otherwise it's great. If anyone wants a 10% coupon, let me know and I can hook you up. I would get a discount as well.

HipGnosis

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Re: DIY home alarm system
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 07:39:51 AM »
Did you buy it directly from them or thru someone like amazon?
How many options are there - like the water sensor you mentioned.
How hard, complicated was it to install and configure?
What did it cost to buy and how much per month?

jpdx

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Re: DIY home alarm system
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2017, 12:13:43 AM »
I purchased through their website. There are lots more sensors including smoke detectors. All the info you need is on their website. I found it very easy to install, the caveat being the Mac issue I mentioned.