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    We got a quote from a security company to install 2 sirens triggered by "panic buttons", 3 fixed and 2 key fobs. The system is wireless. The quote was just over 800$ US.I don't have any experience in this area but I find this to be very expensive. Anyone with similiar systems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pularvik View Post
    We got a quote from a security company to install 2 sirens triggered by "panic buttons", 3 fixed and 2 key fobs. The system is wireless. The quote was just over 800$ US.I don't have any experience in this area but I find this to be very expensive. Anyone with similiar systems?
    Sounds high to me too. We just had a security system installed by company from Santo Domingo - with all the taxes it was 28,000. Included 3 motion detectors, door alarms, indoor and outdoor very loud sirens, etc.

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    That's the Gringo's price, ask for the "Dominicano" price.......

    Way too much money, with that amount you should be getting a complete security system and some change back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    Included 3 motion detectors, door alarms, indoor and outdoor very loud sirens, etc.
    Just be aware that if you use motions detectors outside (Like in an open garage area) on an alarm system, birds flying in will set off the alarm. Passive Infra-red motion detectors that rely on body heat can easily be bypassed. Lizards and birds are sources of trouble with motion detectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantiagoDR View Post
    Just be aware that if you use motions detectors outside (Like in an open garage area) on an alarm system, birds flying in will set off the alarm. Passive Infra-red motion detectors that rely on body heat can easily be bypassed. Lizards and birds are sources of trouble with motion detectors.
    They insisted on putting one in the raised terrazzo behind the house, because the 2 inverters and batteries are in there. It's gone off twice already. The maid said it was enough to wake the dead, and she could "feel it in her heart".

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    Quote Originally Posted by pularvik View Post
    We got a quote from a security company to install 2 sirens triggered by "panic buttons", 3 fixed and 2 key fobs. The system is wireless. The quote was just over 800$ US.I don't have any experience in this area but I find this to be very expensive. Anyone with similiar systems?
    Security systems are great to have when someone (like the PN) is actually going to respond to the alarm. Unless you own a gun and plan on stopping the intruders yourself, completely useless. You might be better off hiring a part-time security guard but this can easily become a problem as well because... well I'm sure you read the news down here from time to time. Good luck.

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    AlterEgo,- may I please know contact info for the company in Santo Domingo? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pularvik View Post
    AlterEgo,- may I please know contact info for the company in Santo Domingo? Thanks!
    Alarmas AAA - 809-985-1000. Ask for Faldigris in the sales department. Also sent you a PM with referral info.

    They actually have been calling every couple of weeks to ask how the system is working, if there are any problem, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    Alarmas AAA - 809-985-1000. Ask for Faldigris in the sales department. Also sent you a PM with referral info.

    They actually have been calling every couple of weeks to ask how the system is working, if there are any problem, etc.
    I can second that......they're good.

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    You could also look at wireless systems on line and order one in. They are not very difficukt to install.

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