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Home Security

Does anyone know about different home security companies out there?  How much they run?  Do you pay yearly or monthly?  I know you have to pay for all the equipment and the home installation, then probably an initial activation or something.  Then I'm assuming there is either a monthly or annual charge for the actual monitoring.

 We had an incident occur in our home and I'm looking into getting a security system put into the home now.  Anyone with any advice?  We live in Michigan and have an 1,100 sq ft ranch in a busy neighborhood that isn't perfect but not horrible either.  We have good neighbors directly next to us but don't know many more than that. 

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ME(28): DOR due to chemo and radiation, FNH, Hypothyroid


Ewing's Sarcoma in remission since 9/30/92


Sept '11 FSH 5.2, E2 20, TSH 3.21...Oct '11 AMH

Dec '11 SHG clear, AFC 4...Feb '12 FSH 4.06, E2 32.1, AFC 5-6...March '12 TSH 1.71


April '12 Echo-cardiogram normal LV EF 60%


May '12 CD12 lining 4.5, AFC 7, Dominant follie on left @ 10mm


CD16 follie only grew to 11mm but lining is @ 8.0 with a TRIPLE STRIPE


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DH(29): History of testicular torsion and removal


Oligoasthenoteratozoospermia, Low testosterone


SA 11/22/11 concentration 46M, motility 20%, motile count 20M, morph 7%


FSH 14.6, LH 2.8, Testosterone 1.76


SA 12/6/11 concentration 10M, motility 20%, motile count 4M, morph 8%


1/18/12 Clomid 25mg daily and supplements started


E2 25, Ferritin 108.5, Prolactin 8, TSH 1.10


SA 1/26/12 concentration 24M, motility 30%, motile count 12M, morph 7%


Feb '12 Testosterone 2.85...May '12 E2 37, FSH 24.9, LH 8.8


SA 4/25/12 concentration 0.8M, motility 0%, morph not tested


SA 5/14/12 "1 non-motile sperm per 20 fields" WTF!


Stopped Clomid and all supplements, hoping for recovery


SA 8/13/12 concentration 0.1M, motility 0%, morph not tested FAIL!


E2 25, FSH 17.7, LH 3.5, Prolactin 12, Testosterone 1.52


Pituitary MRI and karyotype normal


9/24/12 Novarel injects begin 4,000IU twice weekly


SA 12/17/12 concentration 2.2M, motility 40%, motile count 0.9M, morph not tested


Testosterone 2.56


Increased Novarel injects to 4,0000IU three times weekly


3/4/13 Next urology appt with repeat SA



Wanting to pursue IVF and most likely ICSI


Saving and looking into other funding options





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Re: Home Security

  • We have ADT. It is okay, but we live in an old victorian so we have some issues with the sensors. It is turned off more often than it is on.

    Ours costs about $400/year, but it's more if you have it go to a cell phone number (something around $600/year). So we pay a monthly fee for our home phone, just to have the ADT at a cheaper rate.  It was already installed in our home when we bought it, but I believe the previous owners paid $500 to have it installed (3,000 sq ft home).  I would also ask what their fee is to have someone come out for technical issues. Our sensors never line up correctly, and it has cost us $100 each time to have them come out and try to correct them.

    Also check with your homeowners insurance to see if you get a discount for having it.  Ours saves us $75/year on premiums from having it.  

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  • Check out SimpliSafe.  All of our equipment was around $300.  We installed it oourselves, we have no contract and we pay $15/mo.
  • We just go a system with Vivint.  Installation was free we just had to pay a 100 dollar activation fee and a 50 dollar permit fee (required for the city we live in).  It's cellular and is $600/year, but we get a discount on our homeowner's insurance, so that makes it a little less. 
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  • Thank you for the responses.  I will have to look into it some more now that I know that.  I was expecting it to be much more than that.  I actually didn't even think about the possibility of having to pull a city permit where we live or our insurance rates being better too.  Thanks for the help!
    TTC #1 Since May 2011 ~ cycle 19 ~ Everyone Welcome


    ME(28): DOR due to chemo and radiation, FNH, Hypothyroid


    Ewing's Sarcoma in remission since 9/30/92


    Sept '11 FSH 5.2, E2 20, TSH 3.21...Oct '11 AMH

    Dec '11 SHG clear, AFC 4...Feb '12 FSH 4.06, E2 32.1, AFC 5-6...March '12 TSH 1.71


    April '12 Echo-cardiogram normal LV EF 60%


    May '12 CD12 lining 4.5, AFC 7, Dominant follie on left @ 10mm


    CD16 follie only grew to 11mm but lining is @ 8.0 with a TRIPLE STRIPE


    June '12 Cardiolipin Antibody & DRVVT negative, AMH <0.3</font>


    DH(29): History of testicular torsion and removal


    Oligoasthenoteratozoospermia, Low testosterone


    SA 11/22/11 concentration 46M, motility 20%, motile count 20M, morph 7%


    FSH 14.6, LH 2.8, Testosterone 1.76


    SA 12/6/11 concentration 10M, motility 20%, motile count 4M, morph 8%


    1/18/12 Clomid 25mg daily and supplements started


    E2 25, Ferritin 108.5, Prolactin 8, TSH 1.10


    SA 1/26/12 concentration 24M, motility 30%, motile count 12M, morph 7%


    Feb '12 Testosterone 2.85...May '12 E2 37, FSH 24.9, LH 8.8


    SA 4/25/12 concentration 0.8M, motility 0%, morph not tested


    SA 5/14/12 "1 non-motile sperm per 20 fields" WTF!


    Stopped Clomid and all supplements, hoping for recovery


    SA 8/13/12 concentration 0.1M, motility 0%, morph not tested FAIL!


    E2 25, FSH 17.7, LH 3.5, Prolactin 12, Testosterone 1.52


    Pituitary MRI and karyotype normal


    9/24/12 Novarel injects begin 4,000IU twice weekly


    SA 12/17/12 concentration 2.2M, motility 40%, motile count 0.9M, morph not tested


    Testosterone 2.56


    Increased Novarel injects to 4,0000IU three times weekly


    3/4/13 Next urology appt with repeat SA



    Wanting to pursue IVF and most likely ICSI


    Saving and looking into other funding options





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  • We're a little anti Home Security systems, but everyone has their own opinion.  Here is my best FREE tip, get a google document going with all your electronics serial numbers and estimated cost.  It is time consuming to start, but once it is going it is easy peasy to keep up to date.  Also take pictures of all you expensive jewelry and keep them in the cloud as well. 

    Big disclaimer, IMO, but most home burglaries are smash and grabs. Before Law enforcement is even dispatched the security system has to call your home and then they call the police and then law enforcement has a chance to show up, most criminals are out way before that. 

     

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  • I have recently installed security systems from ness corporation at my place as they make our home a safer place to live in. You can have a look at their web site to know more about their various security systems.
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