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Old 08-12-2010, 06:37 PM
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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.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:42 PM
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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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Old 08-12-2010, 06:53 PM
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If you google APX alarm complaints, you'll find plenty of them.
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:22 PM
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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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Old 08-12-2010, 08:41 PM
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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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Old 08-13-2010, 06:19 AM
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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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