Alexandria Home Security Systems

in Alexandria, VA

Home Security System Reviews in Alexandria

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The install went pretty smoothly - to a point. The total time for installation was about 2 hours (part of that was figuring out the best place to put the base station so that all of the wireless sensors worked properly). But unfortunately, the T-Mobile wireless connection to the dispatch center did not work anywhere in my house.
I contacted
and they told me that they had a Verizon wireless module that would fix the problem. They were supposed to ship me one right away, but, apparently, they did not have enough modules to meet the demand and it took almost a month to get the Verizon module.
I installed the Verizon module and tested the system. It seemed to work at first. But a few weeks later I started getting sporadic messages that the system had lost contact with the dispatch center. I tried moving the base station to other parts of the house, but the connection was not reliable.
About 6 weeks ago, I was away for vacation and the system stopped responding completely. It failed to report when my pet sitter disarmed and armed the alarm for several days while I was away. When I returned and contacted
, they told me that the wireless module needed to be reset by removing the battery from the base station. This is not something that could be done remotely! So my system was out of commission for practically my entire vacation!
Finally,
agreed to send me a backup broadband adapter that I could connect to my Internet router that would be used when the wireless connection was down. After installing the backup broadband adapter, and testing the system, it showed the same lack of reliability as with the wireless connection alone.
This is NOT a security system that I can rely on.

- Michael P.
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The phone service and support were excellent. The system was easy to install using the directions provided. We bought the basic package and it took about an hour for the two of us to set everything up. The online interface and app are also really easy to use. We have not had any issues yet so we can't speak to the monitoring aspect.
- Jessica T.

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Home Security System reviews in Alexandria

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DO NOT USE THEM, at least this office!! Hard to imagine that the corporate office could have such horrible service. On the first scheduled installation date, the technician could not install. Although the salesman had already seen my existing, hard-wired system and we were switching to new equipment and wireless, he failed to tell me that I needed a new electrical outlet in the closet where the existing panel was. So, after paying a fairly significant sum to have that outlet added and rescheduling another install, a different technician ("
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"-terrific-the ONLY saving grace to this experience!) came out and finally installed the system. The sensors were an eyesore- very large and bulky. I have always had alarm systems-my last home had smaller ones (also made by
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/Ademco like
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's) and they were wonderful. In an effort to upgrade the sensors, I have called and emailed the salesman several times-no response. I have also called the manager-no response. I have also contacted
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's central customer service, which said they would have the office contact me. Several days later, still no response. Overall, a VERY bad experience.
- Blair E.
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My problem is that their cancellation policy is punitive and completely unreasonable. We unexpectedly needed to sell our home within the 2 year agreement window. Our new home has a hardwired system (which they are unable to service). When I called to cancel, I was told they required 30 days notice plus 80% of the remaining contract value (in other words, I was told we would have to pay $687.70 for them to provide us no service whatsoever). This practice has been found illegal with respect to cellphone companies. I only wonder how long it will take for someone to challenge
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's ridiculous policy. Fortunately for them, we do not have the luxury of time to pursue this issue further.
Please, if there is any
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at all that you may need to discontinue service within two years, do not do business with this company.
- Rachel C.
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Great initial contact. I'd researched them for a while and when the Angie's list deal came along, the timing and price were right. I purchased the kit here, and then additional items on their website. They combined into one order saving on shipping and the hassle. I was very happy about that.
Installation went smoothly, it really is easy for a self install. My only complaint is that my county requires alarm systems to be registered. I have had ongoing communication issues with
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and the Monitoring company about who is responsible for the registration and where to send in the forms. Without registration being done properly, police will not be dispatched. Be sure to research ahead of time and know what is required in your community. I am confident once it all gets sorted out, this will be a great service.
I would like to see a more updated keypad with backlit numbers but overall, no complaints.
- John G.
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Ordering process went smoothly.
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's website is clear and easy to navigate. Their system packages are easy to understand as well the pricing structure. Installation / start-up package arrived 2 days after order. Components were clearly packaged and labeled and the start-up instructions were easy to follow. After I set the devices, the technical representative walked through the system set-up and everything was up and running in about 10 minutes. Especially handy is the start-up grace period during which we could try out the system, understand how it is activated and how to control specific functions. (During this period the system is active and working, but does not trigger a call to police or fire department)



Note on the door contacts: If you have a casing / moulding around the door frame it can be difficult to mount the contact as required. In two locations I had to notch the wood trim to make room for the half of the contact attached to the frame.
- Joseph M.
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He was on time as always. Quickly checked out the system and replaced all of the batteries, including the standby back-up battery. One of the sensors was defective, and it was replaced as well. I never worry about my system.
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takes great care of it and me.
- JUNE G.
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They are horrible. I signed a contract in June for them to put 3 wireless alarms on my windows + 1 on my trap door on my ceiling. They put 2 on the windows and none on the trap door. I've been calling them since June and nobody ever calls me back. HORRIBLE.
- Christina K.
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Service tech arrived within the two hour window. Very professional and efficient service was performed. My only observation is that my contract covers 24 hr/7 days monitoring yet customer service is available only M-F during normal business hours. Perhaps all security companies are like this or require extra money if service is expected on weekends or holidays. For this reason I had to take a day off from work just to have a security alarm fixed. Other than that minor inconvenience the experience was fine.
- Richard K.
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After a bit of email exchange with
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to get him out to my house to provide an estimate (took a little longer than I would have liked, but we're both busy people), he swung by one evening after work (meeting my schedule) and walked through the work I wanted done, providing advice and estimated costs. I later called to confirm a date for the work, and requested "first thing in the morning" on the day of the appointment, as I had family coming into town that afternoon.
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and
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showed up shortly after 8.
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walked
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through my to-do list and made sure he understood the work to be done.
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then tackled the jobs one by one, completing them efficiently and professionally, taking care to protect work areas with plastic sheeting. I was particularly pleased with the installation of the new light fixture, which I had feared might require cutting a hole in the wall in order to access the power source.
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was able to go through the ceiling, with no cosmetic damage to repair. He went above and beyond to try to determine why an outer lightpost was not functioning. When replacing the light sensor didn't solve the problem, he identified the wiring in the house that should be the power source for the lightpost. Since it was not the only exterior light source and it would be far more trouble than it was worth to fix it, in the end I decided that the lightpost would just be ornamental.
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took the newly installed sensor out and replaced it with the old one, saving me a few dollars.

It was a pleasure to work with
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and
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. I will call Staples for any future electrical needs.
- Nancy S.
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5117 Yorkville Rd
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Absolute Electric LLC

111 Carpenter Drive
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Absolutely Protected/Sensible Obvious Security

109 Hampshire Square
Leesburg, VA

Accurate Computer (Richard Roseen)

4518 Gage Rd.
Alexandria, VA

ACTION INVESTIGATIVE SVC

3213 DUKE ST
Alexandria, VA

ADI

5655 GENERAL WASHINGTON DR
Alexandria, VA

ADT Alexandria

3601 Eisenhower Ave # 300
Alexandria, VA

ADT Alexandria

1501 Mt Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA

ADT Alexandria

911 King St
Alexandria, VA

ADT Alexandria

2 N Clarens St
Alexandria, VA

ADT Alexandria

118 N St Asaph St
Alexandria, VA

ADT Alexandria

110 N West St
Alexandria, VA

ADT Alexandria

3701 Mt. Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA

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