Update: Why You Want a Do-It-Yourself Home Security System

NOTE: This article has nothing to do with genealogy. If you are looking for genealogy-related articles, you will want to skip this one.

About two and a half years ago, I published a non-genealogy article (at https://goo.gl/GBxRTo) about the easy way to install your own home security system, also known as a burglar alarm. According to the “hit counter” on that page, the article has been one of the more popular ones I have published. All the information in the article is still true today with one major exception: the company has just announced any new customer can get $200 off SimpliSafe’s Defender Package during this holiday season.

With entry, motion, and glassbreak sensors, the SimpliSafe system is a rather complete protection system for any home. Best of all, anyone can install it; there is no requirement to string wires around the house connecting together all the various door and windows sensors. Everything is wireless and can be installed in just a few minutes.

I am still using my SimpliSafe system after four years and am quite pleased with it. I haven’t had any burglaries but a few times I or a visitor to the house have triggered the alarm accidentally. In every occurrence, the alarm monitoring company has called my cell phone within 30 seconds, asking if everything is OK. I then give them my secret code word to assure them they are talking to me, the home owner, and that everything is under control. If I do not give them the secret code word, they will hang up and call my local 911 dispatcher.

If you are interested in obtaining your own security system, you might want to first read my old article at https://goo.gl/GBxRTo. To take advantage of the $200 off offer on the SimpliSafe’s Defender Package, go to https://goo.gl/QKpgnY and use the code MERRY200 on the order form.

Sadly, this offer is not available to existing customers, such as myself.

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