I have been talking to the people who provide monitoring Akron home security by adt. We are going to be moving next week and we have to get a lot of things ready. I figure that I can keep the same plan that I have now, but I have to figure out what a new system will cost me. This one was installed when I bought the house and there is not all that much to it. There are some sensors that tell you if the entry points have been tampered with and there is this one video camera on the front of the house. It is probably ten year old technology and if you were going to get something done now you could probably do it for less and get a lot better gear. Of course you can get great little cameras for very little and you can pretty much set it up so that you can see all around the perimeter of the house.
Of course you have to have a set of sensors that detects real threats and youdo not want something that goes off every time a month lands on the window. We had an alarm that used to go off every now and again at work and no one could figure out exactly why. The reason was that that building had a bit of flexibility built in to it. So every now and again the wind blows really hard and that would move one of the sensors out of the right position. Of course that is what these things are. You have two sensors and they need to stay in the same place or it goes off. If they move they think that means that some person made them move, but in this case it wasn’t.
Time Warner Cable is one of the largest cable companies in the entire country and with the upcoming, potential merger with Comcast, they will become one the primary sources for cable and Internet service for the majority of American consumers. I honestly do not how to feel about this – few companies are ever inherently evil but they can become too large for their own good, often hampering their own abilities to provide high quality services to their customers while doing their best to maintain profits as is expected by company shareholders. This can complicate matters greatly, causing no end of trouble.
I’ve experienced this kind of trouble first hand but I do not like to blame Time Warner for what I had to go through. The first sign of trouble that I had was the fact that they didn’t even show up to install the cable box the day that they had scheduled – a big problem if you ask me but almost understandable considering the size of their company. Things happen, mistakes are made and it’s always better to forgive and forget rather than hold a grudge against them. At least, that’s my philosophy; I don’t know whether or not it actually works!
It certainly hasn’t made the customer service experience any better and I’ve had a lot of anxiety whenever I’ve called them. Luckily I enjoy the services they provide, including even the premium packages that they offer although I do wish they were able to provide a more flexible model of content subscription, maybe something more similar to YouTube or even Netflix! This would be great since I’m paying so much money for their services as is – I’d pay the same amount now as long as I were able to pick and choose what I wanted to watch.
My adt home security system is a necessity in my house. Although we live in a fairly safe neighborhood, we’ve had our fair share of break-ins in recent months. I’m a stay at home mom, and my husband travels a lot. Therefore, I feel much safer when I’m able to set my alarm. I know something would be wrong if I ever came back to the house and I didn’t hear that alarm as I entered the front door. That simple fact alone gives me peace of mind.
In addition, it makes me feel better to set the alarm at night, particularly if my husband isn’t home. If anyone ever did try and get in, the alarm would serve as my warning, and I could try and get myself and my son to safety. It may sound a little crazy, but I’ve always had a nervous personality. The alarm just helps me to feel better, and I can lay my head down and sleep soundly at night.
I recently discovered another benefit to the system as well. We set it so that the system chimes as a door is opened or closed. It also announces which door has been opened. My little guy recently discovered that he could open and shut the doors in our house. The other day, I was in the kitchen and he tried to get out the front door. You would think I would have heard him as he tried to open it, but I didn’t; the alarm alerted me, however, and I was able to grab him, shut the door and lock it.
We have been talking about moving recently, and I’m on board with the idea. However, I have one condition; the new house absolutely must have a security system installed in it as well.
We moved out of Chapel Hill last weekend, something we had been planning ever since I started going into semi retirement. We bought us a little farm that backs up to Kerr Reservoir or as they call it up in Virginia Buggs Island. In fact this place is about an hour North of Hillsborough by road, but you could get in a boat and get there in about a quarter of that time. We hooked up the directv this morning and worked on getting the wireless internet working. That seemed a bit hopeless when we started planning this, but they have a wireless internet service which covers most of the populated areas of North Carolina and this place is able to get the signal, if you boost it with a hot spot (I think that is what you call the thing). We wanted to get a good boat dock built, but I guess they do not allow that and at any rate it seems that no one can predict how they are going to raise the water level up and down. In other reservoirs you are more of a priority than you are here. On Smith Mountain Lake for example there are tons of suburbs along the shores of the lake and areas where you have houses that must be worth five million dollars one by the other. The tourism and the property taxes are really important and so they try to accommodate the people who live on the water and the ones who make their living of the people who live there. On Kerr reservoir it is about power generation and the water for the population centers that use it, so they really do not care if I want a boat dock that is where I left it that morning.