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Old 09-13-2008, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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We met with an alarm monitoring company yesterday and were "alarmed" at the high price of updating the security system on our newly purchased 3,000 sf house.....$2100. Does this seem reasonable?

Any suggestions for good security monitoring comanies in the Louisville area?
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:27 AM
 
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We met with an alarm monitoring company yesterday and were "alarmed" at the high price of updating the security system on our newly purchased 3,000 sf house.....$2100. Does this seem reasonable?

Any suggestions for good security monitoring comanies in the Louisville area?
You're paying for the hardware up front and depending on how much you're putting into your house determines the initial cost. That seems a little steep but their labor costs to install now that your house is finished could be significant. It might take a full day to put $1,500 of equipment into your house.

As with everything, get a second or third company to give you a bid. For that price, it's not unreasonable to have other companies provide estimates.

Having used Derby City Alarm company, they've done a good job in past. Particularly if there has been problems with the sensors, they replaced the sensors at a competive rate.
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Old 09-13-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Thank you very much for the recommendation - I can't find them on the internet however.
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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We have ADT. It was pretty reasonable, i dont know the exact price but ADT Security Services Inc. installed it, their number is 599-5489.
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:24 PM
 
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ADT costs a fortune over Derby City. Derby city still is around $15 a month for 24-hr monitoring and that includes up to the detail of knowing which sensor is actually causing the alarm (good info to know).

I provided a PM to the original poster with more details.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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If it's APX, I strongly advise you to google them before signing a contract.
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:49 AM
 
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Anyone else?
Does anyone have experience with Brinks?
What are your good/bad experiences with these companies?
Thanks!

~Christina
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Call Jim Lawson at 296-5677. He'll answer all your questions and set you up with a centrally monitored system at a very reasonable price. He had to replace the circuit board and all keypads on my system because the previous owner of my house had changed the dealer code and didn't know what it was, nor could he remember the name of the monitoring company. Jim also assessed my vulnerable areas and replaced a couple glass break detectors with infrared. I believe I have a pretty good system and it costs me around $200/yr for the monitoring. The thing you need to remember about any system is to use it!
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Well, we got three bids and the cheapest and most professional company was ADT - our new system was put in yesterday.....thanks for everyone's help!
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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I stopped using a sound alarm monitor at 5 months w/ my 1st daughter, because she moved around and it set it off, so I started using a "baby cam" (video monitor) and I still use it w/ my 8 month old. My son moves all over the crib. He will move himself side ways in the crib. It still picks his breathing up. He is almost 5 months old. I wanted to use it till he is a year but I don't think that is going to happen since I have heard of babies moving off the monitor and setting the alarm off. Alarm Monitoring.
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