Frequently asked questions

Why should I buy an alarm or alarm system?

"Invest in" is more appropriate. One in five homes will be hit by burglars. Some neighborhoods are more vulnerable than others. Things like missing or insufficient lighting, open garage doors, unlocked doors, and open windows are invitations to criminals.
Homes with alarm stickers on the door or in the window scare off many thieves.
Another convincing deterrent is a strong neighborhood blockwatch. A large section of homes with blockwatch signs are much less likely to be hit.
Hopefully, you will never need the alarm/alarm system, but what if you do? Investing a few dollars now to protect your priceless family and your valuable possessions is a decision only you can make.
P.S. An alarm or alarm system can help your home's resale value - ask your realtor.

Why should I buy from you?

I began selling safety/security devices in 1977. I've seen many good, bad, and excellent security products come on the market since then. We've chosen to "pick & choose" only the finest security & safety tools from several manufacturers. We're also going to treat you the way we want to be treated - fair!

Why should I read "Uninviting Burglars"?

The "Free tips" will help you make your home more secure, and you can't beat the price! The tips are part of a complete home security plan. Whether you have an alarm system or not, these inexpensive hints will help you keep your family more secure. You'll also learn some things burglars don't want you to know.

Will having an alarm system guarantee I won't be robbed?

Sorry, I can't give you any guarantees. A security plan combining security measures and an alarm system can deter up to 98% of burglars. The other 2% (the professionals) are generally involved in high end robberies (art, jewelry, etc.) and they have high-tech equipment to help them defeat the most expensive alarm systems.

What is the warranty on your alarms?

It varies for different products. It will be anywhere from 90 days to lifetime. Be sure to keep your receipt.

How do your prices compare with other sites?

Most of our items are priced less than retail. There are a couple of other sites that sell similar (but not superior) alarms for less. Don't let price dictate your decision.
We think we offer a better value. The difference is our policy of treating our customers the way we want to be treated ourselves.

When I place an order, how long before I receive my items?

Products are normally shipped within 24 hours directly from one or more of several factories. You can expect delivery 3 to 10 business days after you order.

How does D-I-Y compare with a system from a monitoring company?

The idea behind all alarms and alarm systems is to scare off burglars before they can get in.
Our alarms and alarm systems are not hard to install. All come with easy-to-read instructions.
There is a price difference. Some companies offer a free basic system but you might need extra units and you'll still have a monthly monitoring fee.
We offer a couple of auto dialers which will contact specific numbers should your alarm trigger.

Recently, due to departmental cutbacks, some major police departments have been forced to stop responding to unverified calls from alarm companies.

What if I have other questions?

Check the "Contact us" page.

What if I have a defective unit?

Please check the "Returns" page. Don't forget to double check the batteries first.

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