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Dear PoPville – Anyone have wireless alarm systems?

by Prince Of Petworth May 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm 41 Comments


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“Dear PoPville,

I am currently looking to upgrade my older style ADT alarm. I want a full wireless system, including wireless video cameras for the front and rear of my property. Vivint recently stopped by and chatted with my wife and I have a friend that really likes their system, but only reviews are spotted at best.

Does anyone know of affordable local installers that have installed wireless systems that include video monitoring and remote access? Ie vivint has apps that I can check video etc remotely via iphone/bberry/computer and I’m not sure if others offer the similar abilities.

All in all, searching for security systems online is a complete pain in the rear end as none of the companies will really give you the whole story… rather they want to get to your house and cajole you into a deal. Its worse than buying a used car.

Anyway, curious if readers have similar systems to what I am looking for and if they recommend a specific installer. Also, did they pay out of pocket or get rolled into a long term, more inflated monitoring fee?”

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