Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Yoda, Oct 10, 2008.
Nothing against Brinks but I advocate investing in a surplus 870 and a good dog.
I have Brinks service and I am happy with it, My system has a fire alarm built in the system. If you are not home and there is a fire (even smoke) the system will aleart Brinks and they will call the fire department. Also if you are sound asleep and someone breaks glass or opens a door the alarm goes off. The alarm sound is very loud and will wake anyone up. If my alarm were to go off, the first thing that I would do is grab my S&W Model 13 which is located by my bed. It is loaded with Remington 158 grain HP's. I would not call the police until I knew what was going on. If there was an intruder, the police would have to bring a dead body remover with them. Another good thing about the system is that if you are not at home and the alarm goes off, the police will be there before you are. If you are not at home and the alarm goes off, Brinks will call you on your cell phone. Is the system perfect? NO. but it beats having nothing at all. My system costs $27.99 a month. No I don't work for Brinks. Different strokes for different folks. To me its worth it.
Unless you live out from any neighbors a blaring alarm will get someones attention. A lot of simple break ins are also done by kids and they will scatter at the first blare of a alarm.
The new systems have battery back ups and the "wireless" option instead of using a phone land line.. The last system we had put in actually used both, if it got no dailtone on land line it went straight to cell. So that takes away the cutting of the power/phone cord scenario.
Fire detection is also something most of them have now which I think is a big plus.
The new systems are super easy to use, now even with a key chain arm/disarmer just like the one for your car doors....
My only gripe with them is most of them want you to sign a 3 year contract.
Coming from an 870 owner, to make sure they don't catch me by surprise.
If you're sound asleep, and woken up by the alarm, after you know where your family is, why wouldn't you call the police?
But, the Brinks Alarm System can call the police when you are not home, and it can call the Fire Dept., too.
It can also call the police while you are are asleep.
+1, they should just be a part of any good home defense system.
I think the homeowner should call....
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