After getting a package priced out by Vivint in our new-build home I had concerns around the wireless system and it's "high tech" keypad for monitoring and integration. Ultimately what we were looking for was a good solid home security system that allowed for the monitoring service to be shut off or discontinued if so desired. The system that was installed was effectively a wired system which uses "invisible" door contacts and is actually as a result less visible than any of the Vivint or similar components. The installation was very well done using state of the art components (read: effective, not gimmicky), and the video monitoring side allowed for the installation of 3 high resolution cameras with night vision. The video data is stored to allow for weeks of data to be reviewed and everything in this regard sits within a personal home storage device as opposed to a cloud-based system.
The aesthetics of the package are fantastic and simple, and don't suffer from a future need for upgrading hardware/software as an entirely app-based system would. The overall look and functionality is in keeping with a modern well-built home and fits with a more contemporary style. I have referred all my friends in Calgary to Reed for their home security needs and encourage them to educate themselves on the advantages of purchasing a system that belongs to them, and doesn't expose them or leave them at the mercy of potential spikes in system operating costs.
Very very pleased!
- Company Response
Thanks Neal! Nothing makes me happier than someone who sees real value in good, reliable equipment. Quality is always our highest priority, and we're glad you saw that in us. All the best!