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The Pros and Cons of Do-It-Yourself Security Systems

By now you have probably read or seen advertisements about an aggressively marketed DIY (Do-It-Yourself) security system. The ads tout the lower cost for the equipment and monitoring. The ad spokesperson says that they are easy to install, even a child could do it in just a few minutes.

There is no doubt about it, DIY security systems are cheaper than traditional professionally installed, quality home security systems. However, there are several disadvantages to evaluate when considering the purchase of a DIY system.

First, in their promotions, one heavily advertised DIY company states that the average person can install the system in about one hour. Dig down into the reviews and you will find that many customers wrote that it was not near as easy as they expected.

If you are highly technical and you enjoy DIY projects this may be a good option for you. If you are not, this may be a frustrating undertaking. Remember, nothing is as easy as advertisers like to make their product sound.

Secondly, these DIY companies do not employ local service technicians to service your system if something is defective, breaks or malfunctions down the line. If something goes wrong you are required to send the component back to the factory for service. What happens if your home is burglarized when your DIY system is down? Obviously you have no protection. When the defective part is returned you have to go through the installation process again. What is your time worth?

Next, many DIY systems are not monitored professionally. The alarm may sound if there is a break-in but what happens if nobody is called? No alarm sent to the police. Burglars are more likely to break into a home that they know is not being monitored.

Another point to consider is that most DIY systems are not supervised. This means that the alarm could be disabled by a burglar before he breaks into the home. In other words burglars will know how to easily “defeat” your inexpensive DIY alarm system.

Additionally, with the new dispatching laws in many states, counties and municipalities, some 911 centers will not respond to burglar or medical alarm signals if they are not verified from an authorized call center. Dispatching laws are now becoming stricter across the nation. Why pay for an alarm system if it won’t summon the authorities when you need it?

In Summary

To summarize, there is no question that there may be a cost saving element to some DIY security alarm system offerings. However the truth is that there is a difference in the quality and the level of security protection provided by the DIY systems versus professionally installed and monitored security systems. Remember the old saying “Look before you leap” and “Investigate before you buy.”

A Special Offer For Our New Customers
From The President

I would like the personally extend a special limited offer to our new American Guardian customers. From now until July 15, 2019 I would like to offer our world class, redundant monitoring at prices below the DIY discount companies that offer monitoring.

From now until 7/15/19 I will offer all new customers basic monitoring at only $14.00 monthly. Now, you can have the best quality equipment, monitoring and personalized local service for less than a second or third tier DIY company. There are a couple of restrictions that do apply so for more information call us at (770) 446-9577 or go to our website www.americanguardian.com and fill out “For more information” reply box. We will contact you within 12 business hours.

As always, we appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. Be sure to check out our Google and Home Advisor ratings and reviews.

Warm regards,

Brant R. Henke
President
American Guardian Security Systems, Inc.
(770) 446-9577 Norcross Corporate Office

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Three People Assaulted and Robbed in Their Alpharetta Home

On February 7th, Alpharetta Police responded to a home on Thompson Street; where two home invaders attacked, robbed and threatened three people in their own home.

The residents of the home, three young adults, were sitting in their home at approximately 12:00 Noon, when one resident heard the loud noise of their back door getting kicked in. He immediately went to the kitchen to investigate where he found two men brandishing handguns.

The first man was described as Caucasian man, around 5’-10” with an average build and a beard, wearing a gray hoodie. The second intruder was described as an African-American man, approximately 6’ tall with a thin build and a goatee. He was wearing a black hoodie.

One of the intruders yelled foul, vulgar language, telling them to bring their valuables then to get on the floor. The intruder then punched one of the victims in the head. Then, while one of the robbers stood watch, the second went to one of the three bedrooms and the office while completely ransacking the rooms.

The violent intruder then, once again viciously hit one of the victims with his fist and another victim with his hand gun when they tried to get up. As they left, one of the armed, menacing intruders told the victims that they would be back “every week to steal” from them.

One of the victims reported to the police that the two home invaders drove off in a gray Nissan Hatchback. The three victims told police that the armed robbers stole in excess of $8,200 in cash and electronic items.

As of this date, 2/23/18, the armed robbers are still at large. Police advise citizens to use extreme caution if they encounter these criminals. They are considered armed and dangerous.

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Roswell Family Robbed at Gunpoint

On December 18th, 2017 Roswell Police responded to an armed robbery on Ashley Lane. The lady reported that her family including her two children had been threatened by a menacing intruder who was brandishing a gun in her driveway.

She reported that she and her family had just returned that evening from dining out and that her husband and her two children had just gone inside their dwelling. Shortly after she went inside she heard a knock on the door. When she opened her door she was frightened to see a man at the door pointing a gun at her.

The mother begged the armed intruder not to harm her children. Then the man told her that he wanted money. She then brought him $2,500 in cash that her husband had been setting aside for an upcoming event. After she gave him the money the armed robber bolted. The mother then immediately called the Roswell Police. She described the armed robber as a man approximately 5’9” wearing a gray hoodie and cotton gloves. As of this date the armed intruder is still at large. No further information is available at this time.

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Alpharetta Restaurant Burglarized With the Manager Inside

On December 21st the Manager of Sage Tavern Restaurant in Alpharetta reported that a burglar had broken into the restaurant shortly after he arrived that morning.

The manager said that he had just arrived at the business and had turned off the security alarm. He was in the kitchen when he heard an unusual sound originating from the dining room of the restaurant. The Manager then said he went to investigate the ongoing noise.

When he was approached in the dining room he saw that the glass door to the patio was broken. He then saw the silhouette of a person. The burglar yelled something unintelligible but the Manager said the voice sounded male. The Manager then ran to the parking lot and went onto his car to dial 911. While he was circling the restaurant in his car he saw the burglar with his face covered leaving in a small black Lexus.

Upon further investigation of the crime scene the Manager discovered a lug wrench by the patio, a ceiling tile next to his office was missing and two cash register drawers that had been in the file cabinet in his office had been cleaned out with a total of $550 stolen.

As of this date the brazen burglar has not been apprehended.

Please take prudent steps to safeguard your home and business against crime. Don’t become another statistic. Encounters with burglars often result in serious harm or even death. Protect your home, family and business with a professional security system and cameras that will capture high resolution images of any criminal that may enter your premises. For your best value in Atlanta Security Systems or Security Systems Atlanta call American Guardian Security Systems, Georgia’s oldest and most respected ADT dealer.

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ADT Goes Public

On January 18th, 2018 Apollo Global Management, LLC took ADT, Inc. public in an initial public offering. Apollo acquired ADT in 2016 for about $6.9 billion. ADT is led by Chief Executive Officer Tim Whall, previously Protection One’s CEO. Apollo’s profit on ADT is $2.4 billion which represents 2.3 times its original investment made in 2016.

Apollo will continue to own about 85 percent of ADT after the IPO. ADT the world’s largest security company, has about 7.2 million customers in the U.S. and Canada. ADT had $3.2 billion in customer revenue in the first nine months of last year.

The company is currently trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker ADT.

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