Before our big move, I lived in a neighborhood that had always been safe. It was in a prominent area where middle class people lived and also had condos where older couples lived. It seemed like the perfect neighborhood to live in.
However, a masked intruder began terrorizing our neighborhood one house at a time. It worried all the ladies who lived on the street, and I was especially nervous one December morning when I stepped out and saw a man’s footprints that led to my bedroom window where he had been hanging out the night before. I wanted some kind of protection to help me feel safe and secure.
When we moved to a new home, I got my first taste of having an alarm system and that was THE best feeling in the world. I went to bed at night with an added peace knowing that the police would be to my house in an instant if someone broke in.
We recently moved into another home that did not come with an alarm. I would have loved to take the one from our old house, but because the residence was a rental and the alarm was a wired alarm, it had to stay put. Now, thanks to SafeMart and LiveWatch Alarm Monitoring, I am now 100% protected again.
The two-way communication – microphone for emergencies made me feel safe knowing that if there was an emergency, I could use the panel immediately and easily to communicate with the central station and it would call the police or fire department.
I also felt really good about the Crash and Smash technology which guaranteed that even if an intruder smashed the security system, it would still send a signal to the central station alerting them to the emergency.
The system itself was also really easy to use. The Fire, Medical and Police buttons made it really obvious how I should notify the proper emergency personnel in the event of an emergency and the iPhone app and web interface made managing the system a breeze.
I wasn’t sure if I’d use the remote features, like the iPhone app, but being able to monitor my home in real-time has been one of my absolute favorite parts of having the SafeMart Alarm System. The interactive alarm monitoring service helps me to stay informed and control my alarm system remotely using an iPhone app and my computer.
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SafeMart sent me the GE Simon XTi to review. One thing I loved right off the bat is that I did not need anyone to come and install it for me. Being that it is wireless, installation was absolutely simple and effortless!
Inside the box, I found the monitor, the motion sensor, the image sensor, and the door sensors. Within an hour, my husband had it hooked up and ready to go! We didn’t need an installer and were able to place the system at our convenience.
Setting up your alarm system is a simple and easy process
When I decided on SafeMart for home security, a SafeMart security consultant called and made sure I understood all the options and the different functions that the system provided. Then, they helped me set up the system with all the right emergency contacts and settings for the system. After that, it was shipped it to my front door. Each piece of the alarm system was labeled to help make installation really easy (like I said, less than an hour!).
After I received the alarm and my husband placed it in our home, a SafeMart installation specialist called to run a check on the work to make sure that it was properly installed and communicating with the central station. Then, we got a few days in “test mode” so that we had a few days to practice before completing the activation process.
The monitor is a touch screen which makes setting it easy and it has tons of extra functions. For example, on the monitor you can:
- See weather reports right on your screen
- See if a door or window is open or closed
- With added options, you can even have it turn on your lights!
- Arm and disarm my system from anywhere
- Set up alerts and notifications for when people come in or out of my home
- Use reminders to remind me to arm my system by a certain time
- Receive images sent to my phone from the image sensor
The system that I’m using is the Simon XTi. It combines all the great home security features with the convenience of a touch screen making it really easy to use.
The Simon XTi sells for $299, but for now, it is on sale for only $199 with the end of the summer special sale going on and the monthly monitoring is between $10 and $40 compared to most home security companies which offer monitoring for $60+.
While price is no object when I know I am protected from intruders trying to harm my family, SafeMart offers really low pricing. They only ask for a 1-year contract (compared to the normal 3-5 year contract), their monitoring prices are lower than anyone else’s who offer their level of service and there are no gimmicks or tricks when it comes to the equipment pricing.
Enter to win a Simon XTi
One lucky winner is going to get a completely customized GE Simon XTi home security system complete with:
- Touchscreen interface system
- Wireless communicator
- iPhone, iPad or Android App
- 4 door and window sensors
- 1 wireless image sensor
- 1 pet immune motion detector
- 1 month of LiveWatch Alarm Monitoring
I was sent a Simon XTi from SafeMart in order to write my review. All opinions are 100% my own.