One of our favorite questions is “How are you different from ADT Kansas City?” It is a good question and the answers to the question are important. To start with, ADT Home Security Systems is a dealer program which makes it difficult to answer the question precisely, because there are a multitude of “authorized Kansas City ADT Dealers” in the Kansas City area. They are all competing with one another with a non differentiated product, so offers may vary between them.
The main product of ADT Kansas City is usually a security system that they tell you is worth over $800 that they are giving away for free. You will often have door knockers disturb you from multiple dealers, especially if you recently moved. You will also receive annoying phone calls attempting to lure you with “free ADT security systems”. In most cases, the offer is to give you the equipment for free with only a $99 installation fee. the catch is the 3 year contract that usually is required. Essentially, your monitoring rate is raised by enough to pay for the ADT equipment in those three years, but after the equipment is paid for, you continue to pay the inflated monitoring rate.
At Shield, we can usually monitor your existing land-line security system for just $21.95 per month, and if you want to upgrade to tamper resistant cellular monitoring it is only $11 more. If you don’t have an existing system, we will sell you one at a very competitive price and then monitor your security system without requiring the expensive multi year agreement.
Everyone’s security system needs are different, but we would recommend checking reviews and ratings on Google, Angie’s List, and the Kansas City Better Business Bureau, before making your final decision.
When your alarm system goes off there are recommended ways of silencing the siren and cancelling the alarm. There are situation though where the Siren won’t stop with normal means. Such causes include:
Regardless of the cause, when that siren sounds, people are in a hurry to find a way to silence it. In most cases, the following steps will work:
Once you have removed all of the power from the system, the siren will be silenced.
Note! Very often, people will call us to silence an alarm only to find out that it was not the security system that was making the noise. It was often a smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector near by.
Important Note! If you are unsure of what you are doing, call your security system company to talk you through the steps to make sure that you have identified the correct components and are removing the correct wires, etc.
From time to time there will come the need to delete a user from your security system. This might happen when an employee leaves, switch baby sitters, or any number of other circumstances.
To delete a user from a Honeywell Vista 10p/15p/20p/21ip, you do the following:
Should you have any other questions, you can consult your honeywell user’s guide or call our Kansas City office at (913) 667-7500
Video surveillance has made tremendous advances in the last five years. One of the significant advances is in IP video surveillance. IP or internet prootcol has revolutionized video surveillance in several different respects.
In conclusion, IP cameras are a remarkable tool for many applicaitons, but traditional analog cameras are rugged, reliable, and cost effective, so they’ll likely be around for years to come.