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Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

As far as nationally, there is only really one company now.  ADT bought Protection One.  Of course, if you already have a system, there is The Monitoring Center.

 

I'm not a fan of Ring beyond the doorbell, so I don't trust their security system.

 

SimpliSafe gets good reviews.  I've looked into it for flip properties during construction.  The portability of it is nice, but the initial costs are not.

 

I like the low tech methods the best.  No bushes or plants for people to hide behind.  LOTS of lighting all around the house (a mix of dusk to dawn always on and motion sensing) and perimeter and perimeter fencing.  Without going into details publicly, there are also low tech methods to secure windows and doors.  Replace wood doors with steel doors.

 

There is also another method to add to the security arsenal, not advertising!  Get a new TV?  Cut the box into tiny pieces so people can't see what you bought.  Lots of stuff coming in from Amazon?  Cut the boxes up!  Want to park your Ferrari in the front yard to show off to your neighbors?  DON'T!  Get window blinds/shades/etc. to make it so people can't look into your house to see what you've got.  Don't advertise that you keep certain things in your house.  No NRA stickers or "Forget the dog, beware of the owner" signs that advertise you're armed.  It'll make your house a target for crooks wanting free guns.

 

This reminds me, I have a blog out of this I've been meaning to write for a while.

Apr 01, 2019 08:48 AM
Rainmaker
882,857
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Cookie!

Along with motion activated lighting, and no shrubbery to hide behind, things have work out well. Unfortunately, bad guys do drive cars and can make it to any community. That brings me back to Cookie. A barking German Shepard works wonders.

As a real estate agent I really like ADT.

Apr 01, 2019 08:29 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We have a pack of dogs that get the job done.

Apr 01, 2019 09:18 AM
Rainmaker
4,059,132
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have a system with a local provider. And frankly don't use it. The only time it's activated is when we go out of town. 

Apr 01, 2019 08:09 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I no longer give recommendations. 

Apr 01, 2019 02:04 PM
Rainmaker
5,530,088
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Agree with Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA 

Apr 01, 2019 12:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,665,578
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I have Simply Safe at two of my homes. Both work well and area easy to install. 

Apr 01, 2019 11:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,716,654
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

There was the NEST system that was hacked & the hackers were spying on the homeowners. That doesn't sound like the one you'd want.

Apr 01, 2019 11:46 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

CPI is popular here.

Apr 01, 2019 08:41 AM
Rainmaker
524,636
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have recommended ADT in my area.  But I may check into Simply Safe ... I have heard a number of good things of late.

Apr 01, 2019 07:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,873,105
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not recommend home security systems.

Apr 01, 2019 06:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Peter Mark,  When seller did not leave manual for hard-wired security system we googled it and found a 12-part YouTube on installing and running the system.  No doubt hackers found that useful too   Do not advertise your hard-wired system with a yard sign, "Protected by ___"  identifying which product to hack.  Regarding wireless systems that store your "security" video in the cloud... if major corps like Equifax, Target and all these Businesses Breached in 2018 cannot safeguard our data in their files, why would you think the video of your home is safe in the cloud?  Thanks for noting the White hat hacker contacting Phoenix man through his Nest home security.

Apr 01, 2019 03:21 PM
Rainmaker
3,999,736
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Not something I have on my preferred vendor list.

Apr 01, 2019 08:55 AM
Rainmaker
896,173
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Good question, Peter Mark SEO Services I am trying to decide what I will install. I will check back for comments of others.

Apr 01, 2019 08:41 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,343
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I don't have one at the home I live in now....I had one in my last home and never used it...didn't lock the doors either!!

Apr 01, 2019 08:22 AM
Rainmaker
985,552
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

 A big dog works best. There are many out there I think ADT is one of the reputable ones

Apr 02, 2019 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
2,074,320
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Doberman or pitbull. We don't have dead bolts, don't need door safety chains or security cameras and perimeter chain link fencing with the cyclone razor sharp top section to protect our property. Once in a while you do see a sign like "I own a gun and a backhoe" or "Property Protected by Smith & Wesson", "Survivors Trespassing Will Be Prosecuted" in the 4th lowest crime state. (Knock knock knock) I hear you knocking, come on in the front, side, back door that are left unlocked and the keys or the fob to the vehicles in the yard are ready to roll and not disarmed.

Apr 02, 2019 03:11 AM
Rainmaker
6,547,259
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not make these recommendations.

Apr 01, 2019 03:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have never had one. A neighbor did and was burglarized. 

Apr 01, 2019 12:31 PM
Rainmaker
2,634,637
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

ADT has a small print contract,with minimum years required of monthly payments and is in a lawsuit. Other than that, they offer a solution. Simple safe is shaking up the industry with no contract, you buy what you want, you install or they will for a charge and remains a solution. For cameras, alarms and the like....if you go all out, $1000. If you go less, $500. Depends....

Apr 01, 2019 10:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,874,550
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I'm still looking Peter Mark SEO Services . The best system I had was Jack, my dog. I can tell you the worst piece of crap I've had was a Swann system sold by our local Menards. Tons of trouble and worthless support and warranty. AVOID SWANN

Apr 01, 2019 08:37 AM
Rainmaker
4,888,469
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My clients have Vivanti, and they like it.

Apr 17, 2019 03:15 PM
Rainmaker
3,972,734
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I just have the ring for my front door.  Never had a problem before.

Apr 05, 2019 05:07 PM
Rainmaker
709,884
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Smith and Wesson. Just proven effective in Phoenix last week. Two guys break-in this guy's house at 1am. Owner warned them plenty. One robber dead, the other injured badly. The survivor must pay reparations to the owner.

I have an early-warning system on four legs and bark to wake up the dead.

Apr 02, 2019 03:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,635,842
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We do not have any experience with these servises as long as Spike is still live and kickin'

Apr 02, 2019 02:09 PM