We had ADT for awhile when we first bought the house, it lowered the insurance on the house. They cam out and installed a monitored system. We went with the basic setup as the whole house monitoring got kinda crazy, so we went wtih prime traffic monitors. We don't use ADT anymore, but we kept the system as it has advantages, especially when the little ones start walking or old enough to wander on their own.
We had monitored ADT for a while. Just use the system now and don't pay the fee anymore. What ended the monitoring was the time we had an alarm go off and they called my 80 year old mother-in-law to drive out and see what was wrong. When I cancelled I went as far up the chain of command as I could get at ADT calling them every kind of idiot and worse.
I/we will probably be getting a gun as well, but my concern is for when we are not there which is quite often. I travel a reasonable amount for business, and also want to know that both Erica and my home are safe.
I think I may call ADT and get an assessment, I'm in the same boat of not having a phone line. I have VoIP, but they claim that to be "not reliable".
We've had an alarm at my house for as long as I can remember. It's just a stand-alone system and isn't monitored. A few weeks ago my dad and I installed a new one since the old one was broken. Since the wires were already run if wasn't a huge job to do.
I personally don't trust these so called wireless ones, they seem unsecure to me. Nothing beats hard wired alarms.
it's harder to get around the wireless ones. if the signal fails, they send police out and call you. it doesn't rely on hardlines that can be cut. With the wireless you have to actually block the frequency range that it can broadcast from. although, i will say, having an alarm system is better than not having one at all.