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    Super Member alaskasunshine's Avatar
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    Anyone have an APX security system. Is it a scam? We are just not sure what is going on and feel skittish about this. Anyone with information please let me know your thoughts.
    Thanks so much :-D

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    Why are you feeling skiddish?? No alarm here, we are guarded by large dogs, lol! I did hear something about some of the security companies scams....maybe on Clark Howard!

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    If you google APX alarm complaints, you'll find plenty of them.

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    Super Member alaskasunshine's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    If you google APX alarm complaints, you'll find plenty of them.
    That's just what I did and that's why I asked this question. Hmmm. I just don't feel right about this. We sure don't need any extra costs at this point. Gee!

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    Don't know why, but I've felt like the sign for the security system that they put in your yard just advertises that you have something you want to protect...kwim...

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    It's not a scam, per se; they offer a legitimate service, and you do get the service you pay for. They just have really pushy sales tactics, and a ridiculously long contract that they won't let you out of (60 months - seriously!). We had it at our last house, and the actual service was fine.

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    I think that varies by area - where I last lived, almost everyone had one, and the signs did in fact act as deterrent (though not by any means an absolute one).

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    Get a guard dog. You can pet it and it will run faster than a crook! :lol: Cheaper, too!

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    We have 3 dogs who guard the area. And as back up we have Kola the viscous sleeping watch cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Get a guard dog. You can pet it and it will run faster than a crook! :lol: Cheaper, too!
    Where was it that heard many small dogs are better at guarding a house than one large dog?? It's like a proverb or something... one grain of sand won't stop a train but a desert full will. ?? Wish I had a better memory! :-)

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    Super Member alaskasunshine's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Get a guard dog. You can pet it and it will run faster than a crook! :lol: Cheaper, too!
    Where was it that heard many small dogs are better at guarding a house than one large dog?? It's like a proverb or something... one grain of sand won't stop a train but a desert full will. ?? Wish I had a better memory! :-)
    We have 3 Yorkies but when we are gone they come with us :lol: But you are right when someone is outside we know it. Especially "momma dog" she is awesome at guarding. :D

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    My dear departed molly cat was great at guarding. If someone came to the door, she'd growl at them. Before her, I'd never seen a cat do that.

    Now, with my current four, if I'm not killed in the stampede, I know to answer the door! :-)

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    I have Broadview which used to be ADT. Never had a complaint yet and they offer excellent service. Heck I was braising a pot roast one time and the smoke detector went off in my home and I fanned it for a minute to shut it up and 5 minutes later I had the fire department beating on my door wanting to put out my fire LOL!!

    I have a fully loaded system with cell phone call out and 6 security cameras in various areas with a 22" monitor on my wall so I can look at which ever if not all of my cameras. The police used some of my surveillance video when my neighbors house was broken into. The officer went out and told his buddies to come and check this %&*@# out!!!

    They told me that banks arent set up this nicely and they were trying to figure out where all of my cameras were.

    But around my house the dogs are the least of your problems, its me and all of my guns you have to worry about!! :mrgreen:

    Billy

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    I have APX and have been very pleased.

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