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I got a survey from a local service provider about various things

Home automation-- it's something i would avoid. I don't like the idea of having locks,electronics or appliances in the house connected to the net and can be hacked

if i got robbed i would rather have damages (something to show for insurance claim) -- rather than just some burglar going in and out of my house without having to break anything to get in. This is why i'm not a fan of those door deadbolt locks where you can lock/unlock with a code on your smartphone :/

They are convenience but i'm not sure if it's worth it..




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We use ADT, at the entrance we have a guard shack for screen and check- in my home I have other items which i would rather not mention
along the lines to take care of a would be robbery.
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Being poor as shit.

nobody wants to steal from me.
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Three cameras and a watch dog.

The last hurricane destroyed one of our cameras and the dvr all the cameras were hooked up to was a piece of crap.

We've gotten a new box so once I've verified that the other two cameras function properly things will be back to how they were. Also, now that the Prime Minister lives across the street, I have police watching the house 24/7.
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If people are worried about having or not having electronic locks why not get both electronic and non-electric house protection equipment?
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2nd Amendment home security

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dulun18 wrote:
if i got robbed i would rather have damages (something to show for insurance claim) -- rather than just some burglar going in and out of my house without having to break anything to get in. This is why i'm not a fan of those door deadbolt locks where you can lock/unlock with a code on your smartphone :/

They are convenience but i'm not sure if it's worth it..


I'm currently using Frontpoint for home security. They have everything from garage door sensors to flooding sensors. They monitor the house 24/7 and I have a few cameras around the house. Those who are sprouting the "Second Amendment" must stay home a helluva lot more than I do. I'd rather have a security system that's there when I'm not (seeing as I can protect myself in the latter situations). I have the same system configured down in the summer house in Florida too. The difference is the "house maintenance team" also goes into that house to make sure there's no damage (after major storms) and that the house is tidied (in case it's left a slight mess).

In terms of automation, I jumped into the whole IoT (Internet of Things) "fad" before it lifted off or got more popular. Lights, clocks, outlets, heating/cooling, and the likes are all managed through multiple tablets or phones depending on who's in the house. I have MAC filtering set on the router that handles this tech so that only a handful of devices can connect.

It's pretty nice, tbh.

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dulun18 wrote:
if i got robbed i would rather have damages (something to show for insurance claim) -- rather than just some burglar going in and out of my house without having to break anything to get in. This is why i'm not a fan of those door deadbolt locks where you can lock/unlock with a code on your smartphone :/

They are convenience but i'm not sure if it's worth it..


I'm currently using Frontpoint for home security. They have everything from garage door sensors to flooding sensors. They monitor the house 24/7 and I have a few cameras around the house. Those who are sprouting the "Second Amendment" must stay home a helluva lot more than I do. I'd rather have a security system that's there when I'm not (seeing as I can protect myself in the latter situations). I have the same system configured down in the summer house in Florida too. The difference is the "house maintenance team" also goes into that house to make sure there's no damage (after major storms) and that the house is tidied (in case it's left a slight mess).

In terms of automation, I jumped into the whole IoT (Internet of Things) "fad" before it lifted off or got more popular. Lights, clocks, outlets, heating/cooling, and the likes are all managed through multiple tablets or phones depending on who's in the house. I have MAC filtering set on the router that handles this tech so that only a handful of devices can connect.

It's pretty nice, tbh.



i work from home 6-6 - 7 days a week.. It's why i don't bother with these systems.I guess in a way I'm my own house's security system.. I don't sprout "2nd amendment" but i'm also a gun owner.

Most robberies occurred around 10AM -1PM when most people are at school/work. Burglars will not bother with houses where there are signs that there's someone is home.

also the cost of automation--- why buy a nest thermostat for $200 when you can just get a 7 day programmable thermostat for $30-$40 ? I would rather put the extra money into real estate (paying off your own house early, buy new house and rent/sell it ,etc.)

just my 2 cents
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Posted 6/1/17 , edited 6/1/17
Tends to get the job done, clean up is kind of annoying though.
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dulun18 wrote:
i work from home 6-6 - 7 days a week.. It's why i don't bother with these systems.I guess in a way I'm my own house's security system.. I don't sprout "2nd amendment" but i'm also a gun owner.

Most robberies occurred around 10AM -1PM when most people are at school/work. Burglars will not bother with houses where there are signs that there's someone is home.


I'm a work from home guy too (as a CTO/developer). I'm home for most of the day. But there are times where I'm not home for weeks or months at a time. If I'm at the summer house from June to August-November, I would like to know that my house and goods are secure when I'm not there.


dulun18 wrote:
also the cost of automation--- why buy a nest thermostat for $200 when you can just get a 7 day programmable thermostat for $30-$40 ? I would rather put the extra money into real estate (paying off your own house early, buy new house and rent/sell it ,etc.)

just my 2 cents


I actually have four Nests in the house - since it seems to know best when to cool/warm the house to ensure that the same temperature is throughout the house without any complications. Nest actually saves me about $45-60 a month due to this technology. The programmable thermostat would only speak to itself and not deal with the temperatures throughout the house (just the location/room you install it). Last summer it saved me about the cost of 1.5 Nest units, since - they've paid themselves off and then some.

This house is already paid off. Summer one isn't, but that's not too bad of a deal at the moment. I don't trust renters since every time I've tried to rent out a house, they've destroyed it in some fashion or another (floors, smoking when I had specifically stated no smoking [had to bleach the walls once they moved], overloaded circuits... to name a few things). I'd rather just sell it when I no longer want it than to devalue the property by renting it out, to be honest.
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Posted 6/1/17 , edited 6/1/17
I leave my ~20 year old tv with digital rabbit ear antenna sitting on top right in sight of my back door, to tell any would-be burglar that I don't have anything worth stealing.
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Posted 6/1/17 , edited 6/1/17
I'm using Vivint for house cameras, outside camera, doorbell camera, motion sensor... I'm a paranoid person.
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Even fake cameras placed outside your home will drastically reduce your chances of being robbed.
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