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IP cameras or security system

IP Cameras or security system? So, in a follow up to this question, we've moved into another house, also without a security system. (Much better neighborhood, and a watchful older neighbor across the street, however) The landlord is fine with us having a security system installed. However, my dad has an IP camera installed in his house, which takes photos of movement (also can track sound) and emails them to him. Which do you recommend - ip cameras or security system? Any suggestions for either? [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Oct 18, 2011 - 6 answers

What's going on? Why did con-men deactivate my parents' alarm?

Someone scammed my parents. But what, exactly, is the point of the scam? They called my mom, claiming to be from AT&T, saying that something in her house was causing interference all over the neighborhood, and that they needed to come over. They came, showed fake credentials, identified the interference as coming from my parents' security system, deactivate they system and left. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Dec 25, 2010 - 31 answers

Help me with a bit of passive home defence

Looking for a GSM alarm system for my house. I don't live in the States, so the answer should ideally be non-US specific. I was wondering about the Panasonic BL-C131A, but that needs presumably a decent amount of light and a working internet connection to alert me of break-ins. And without push email, fifteen minutes could pass before I get the alert. It's not really ideal, I don't think... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2009 - 1 answer

DIY home security system?

I need an alarm system that will go off if windows in my ground-floor apartment are shattered. Can I install a wireless unmonitored alarm system like this myself? Should I? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Aug 25, 2009 - 12 answers

Car alarm for my flat?

Security alarm: I'm looking for a portable, battery operated house/office alarm system which can watch the only entrance of a flat. It's a concrete building and the front door is the only way in, unless somebody scales a balcony which would definitely be noticed. This should function much like a car alarm, with a remote key fob to arm and disarm, motion sensor and a opening sensor on the door, and make a very loud noise if it's disturbed. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jul 11, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me find/build an affordable home alarm system

Help me find/build an affordable home alarm system. I am interested in both DIY and turnkey solutions. I want monitoring, but would prefer no contract. [more inside]
posted by hsawtelle on Mar 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Give my girlfriend peace of mind when sleeping home alone

I travel frequently, and my girlfriend has an (admittedly) somewhat-irrational fear of someone breaking into our apartment when she's home alone, asleep. What can we do to make her feel more comfortable when she's home alone? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith on Jun 2, 2008 - 32 answers

Help me set my vodka free!

I bought a 750mL bottle of Vodka from Safeway. The cashier forgot to remove the black plastic security alarm topper from it. Boo! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jan 21, 2008 - 28 answers

Please help me design an alarm system

I need advice for designing and installing a modest home security system. [more inside]
posted by amfea on Oct 12, 2007 - 6 answers

What is a recommended replacement to an existing home security system?

Home Security: What is a recommended alarm panel to replace a 15-year old hardwired alarm system? [more inside]
posted by scooterdog on Aug 5, 2007 - 2 answers

Origin of a drastically false assumption about actual alarm system status?

Where does the idea come from that an alarm company can actually tell whether the system actually is armed? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jul 10, 2007 - 12 answers

can you recommend a home security / alarm company?

can you recommend a good home security / alarm company? [more inside]
posted by boygirlparty on Jan 22, 2007 - 9 answers

Home Security

I am in the process purchasing a house and want to feel more secure. Security in a concern... [more inside]
posted by benjh on Sep 11, 2004 - 23 answers

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