What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
$299 for one 6-point home-security system with three months of monitoring ($999 value)
- LCD screen
- Three door contacts
- One wireless motion detector
- One key-fob remote
- Backup battery
- Alarm siren<p>
$399 for one 10-point home-security system with three months of monitoring ($1,299 value)
- LCD screen
- Five wireless door contacts
- Two wireless motion detectors
- Batter backup
- Alarm siren<p>
Preventing False Alarms: Extra Peace of Mind
Alarm systems are a great tool for home-protection—when used properly. Check out our guide to making sure your system never cries wolf.
Home-security systems are a great way to protect your family and property, but false alarms can threaten the safety of the entire community. A 2002 study found that the cost of responding to false alarms—the majority of alarm-related dispatches—totaled $1.8 billion nationally in a single year. Luckily, there are a few steps homeowners can take to make sure the police can focus on the real task at hand—guarding the bank from scorpions:
Be a Master at Arms: It’s especially easy for new alarm users to forget their codes or overestimate the amount of time they have to disarm it. Make sure to practice using your alarm and teach anyone who might need to use it, from a houseguest or babysitter to Great-Grandpa's ghost. If anyone does accidentally set off the alarm, communicate with the security company right away—put 'em on speed dial—to prevent a call to first responders.
Be Mindful of Dangers Within: Forget intruders—plenty of things within the home can inadvertently set off the alarm. This includes pets, billowing curtains, drafts from unsecured windows and doors, balloons, and holiday decorations. You can minimize the risk of false alarms with strategic positioning of motion detectors—keep them away from vents and houseplants, for instance—and disarming any zones where you might want to open a window or two in the summer.
Care for Your Equipment: Although power outages and surges shouldn’t normally trigger a false alarm, homeowners will want to ensure their system has a working backup battery. You can also schedule regular checkups with your security company to make sure your tripwires are taut and any falling cages haven't rusted through.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. Must activate by expiration date on Groupon, services expire 3 months from activation date. Consultation required. Only valid in the state of Indiana. System can be self-installed or installed by a technician for an additional fee. Those who sign up for an additional 36 months of monitoring will receive free installation by a technician. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.