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Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by richirt, Mar 28, 2006.

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  1. richirt

    richirt Guest

    I want to have a security system installed as I will be out of town
    alot. I live in the Minneapolis area and wondering if anyone has an
    opinion as to a good company with which to deal. The national ones here
    include ADT, Brinks, and Honeywell as well as a number of small local

    These folks have good prices and excellent customer service. I have no
    affiliation ... just a happy customer. Their email tech support is above

    Do yourself a favor and stay away from Robert L. Bass!
  3. Sorry, this was meant for another poster who was asking about a
    do-it-yourself install.
  4. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    My best advice would be to have a look around the neighborhood. Talk to
    your neighbors! Whose signs are visible? Which ones are "local" firms?
    Check out their reports at the local BBB. Call three of them and ask
    for a review. Make sure all three quote the same equipment (i.e. number
    (and type) of motions, number of doors and windows, keypads, etc.) so
    you can compare "apples to apples". Ask them to leave a copy of their
    monitoring agreements so you can review their terms at your leisure.
    Don't succumb to (or tolerate) "pressure tactics". A reputable firm
    won't be using that.

    A really good resource is

    Good luck!!

    Frank Olson
  5. richirt

    richirt Guest

    Thank you, that information is very helpful.
  6. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    You'll find lots more at
    The information on the CANASA site (even though it's run by a bunch of
    "Canadians") is still pretty useful as well. One of the best links on
    that page is the one to Wayne Alarms "museum".

    Frank Olson
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