As a mother of 3 young children, my sleep and quiet time is priceless. The other night, I noticed some lights flashing on my home security system. This was not the first time so I ignored it. I have never been able to figure out what they are or what they do. I don’t remember the person that installed the system showing me anything about them. He did tell me how to arm, disarm the system etc. but I don’t recall him mentioning what these particular lights were.
The following morning I was awoken by this loud, ear bursting sound. I jumped out of bed (just before 5:00 a.m.) in a panic. Needless to say, all three kids woke up. The sound was so loud that we had to go outside. My 5 year old with sensory issues had both ears covered the whole time.
Soon after going outside, I saw lights being turned on and our neighbors started coming out. We tried pushing bottoms to make it stop but nothing happened. The lights kept flashing. The manual was nowhere to be found in the chaos. I could not even think straight. Neighbors started giving me advice and finally I called up the company and asked them to walk me through troubleshooting the problem. We finally got the system to shut down.
Today I decided to browse the internet to figure out what the problem could have been. In my search I came across a website for Home Security Systems in Midland, TX. The first thing I saw was a little remote that looks very similar to a keyless entry for a car. Apparently ADT Home Security Systems has this awesome little remote control for their systems.
I only wish I had this little gadget a couple of days ago during our fiasco. I feel like firing my current provider and going with ADT. I think I could of prevented my neighborhood’s early morning call if I had a more established security company.