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Crime/Vandalism in Deer Creek

 Hello and my fellow home owners - Just an FYI - Our house got broken into when we were out of country for vacation. The thiefs entered into the home by cutting the phone line, internet and the power from outside the home. My ADT security system was using phone/internet line to report incident to the monitoring station. Since they cut the cord from the outside, the ADT system didn't report the incident. Omaha police department and crime scene investigation team gathered finger prints and other evidences. So far there isn't any update. So please take additional precautionary steps when you guys going out of town and make sure you guys upgrade your security system to satellite/wireless technologies...


Abhilash Vareekal.

Posted on: 1/12/2015 1:31pm

Re: Crime/Vandalism in Deer Creek
Thanks for the report. Our 12 year old alarm panel was replaced a few months ago and ASI (our alarm company) representative recommended cell based system for the reasons you mentioned. We debated the topic but in the end decided to change to cellular based system. If you have an older system, adding cellular technology included arm and disarm via your smart phone at no added cost. However, the cellular wireless service adds $5 to the monthly cost. We are very happy with the system and monitoring center and are not locked into any long term contracts. We also installed video cameras ourselves with DVD recording and UPS battery backup. They are relatively inexpensive these days and you would have pictures of any intruders when motion is detected.

Posted on: 1/19/2015 1:38pm