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    Any positive or negative experiences with systems out there? Thoughts?
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    I can install them, get passed them, and thats about it.

    I can ask some friends who own companies for you though
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    That would be cool.
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    I will be at the union hall on tuesday, so that will be the best time.

    What size is the house, price range, and do you want to integrate it with the fire system?
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    4300 sq ft. Looking for wireless/cellular systems. Fire would be a good addition. No price limits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The New Black View Post
    4300 sq ft. Looking for wireless/cellular systems. Fire would be a good addition. No price limits.

    Ohhh, my friend is in charge of the wireless fire/alarm systems for all of the fire departments in chicago, so i can ask him also.

    A lot of people are going to addressable fire alarm systems now for homes. It is where you can tell where the alarm is going off. as well as it will tell you if any of the detectors or anything fail too.

    A little bit more money, but a much better option. It is the same you see in businesses and larger buildings.
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    I dont think the companies make a huge difference but if you don't have impact glass I would make sure to do a combo of glass break detectors with motion detectors. Contacts for all doors and windows and cellguard. I also like to hide the keypads from the windows or doors so people cant look in to see if you forgot to arm your system. I would also add a camera system if you don't have one already. If you have an automation system make sure that they know so they can put in a panel that integrates with your system.
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    Very good points. This last year I had all the windows tinted in metallic bronze, so you really can't see inside during the day time. I'm a big fan of motion sensors, especially if they are placed strategically.

    After some research Front Point looks like a good system. Wireless Home Security Systems | Frontpoint Security All wireless/cellular. Motion sensors, window and door sensors, with the option for heat/smoke as well and cameras. I'm already running cameras on a different wireless system so should be a decent companion. Couple with the pitbulls, the house should be pretty secure.
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    I do not like wireless,other then ease of install.

    Things can go wrong with wireless. I like wired in the fact that it can detect tampering, and say there is a fire and it burns the wire, it knows.

    I have always loved wired as it is more reliable too.

    I know in commercial settings, they install sound detectors that can detect broken windows.

    Another thing up and coming, is video detection. They are using it for entry alarms, smoke detection, fire detection, and more
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    Just did a decent size honeywell system. Works great, and is also remote
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