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Pirates1
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« on: Nov 28, 10, 01:26PM »

Just curious as to what would be the best home system to use if I plan on not using the monitoring feature?
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« Reply #1 on: Nov 28, 10, 02:21PM »

Welcome to the forum...

It all depends on what you're wanting to do...

I would spend some time searching the forum for answers as it's been discussed here regularly!  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: Nov 28, 10, 02:40PM »

Jim,   Thanks for the response.  I am just trying to deter someone, I have just moved to a 1200sqf house, and have already had a break in.  My neighbors are rock throw distance, but unfortunately they didn't hear anything.  I would like to install it myself, so I am leaning towards a wireless system.  I have three doors and three windows that I would like to put a sensor on.  I have been researching the DSC Alexor, but just not sure.  Any recommendations?  Rene
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 03, 10, 07:38AM »

If you are going to install a security system and not have it monitored by a central station, save yourself some money and just get a "Monitored by ........" sign made at local print shop!  This is almost the same as buying a gun and no bullets!  Smiley

Think about car alarms.  Most people don't even look up now because of the number of nuisance alarms we hear on a daily basis.

If you haven't already, read the FAQ about monitoring of your system for the pros and cons.  And no......I don't work for a central station operator.
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 03, 10, 01:25PM »

My neighbors are a rock throw distance, but unfortunately they didn't hear anything.

If you are going local & not monitored then I would highly recommend a concealed loud outside siren for maximum effect.

* Sometimes it is good idea to add a outside siren when you are more familiar with the alarm so any false alarms are kept to a minimum.
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Pirates1
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« Reply #5 on: Dec 05, 10, 07:43PM »

Ok, thanks for the information.  One more question, can anyone tell me the difference between the Vista 15p and Vista 20p?  Which is better in the house I described above?  Thanks
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 05, 10, 09:45PM »

Ok, thanks for the information.  One more question, can anyone tell me the difference between the Vista 15p and Vista 20p?  Which is better in the house I described above?  Thanks

For what you need, there's not too much of a difference. The 20P can handle more zones, more users and allows 2 partitions as well as a few other things. For the house you described, either would work just fine. However, the 20P is very close in price to the 15P, so as long as your buying it you might as well get yourself the 20P in case you want to expand in the future.
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