I'm in the midst of shopping around for a security system, but after conducting a bit of research it seems to me that most of the standard providers out there are waste of money.
So you want me to pay $US35 a month so you can call me on my home phone when something goes down? Screw that—I don't have a home phone and I don't plan on getting one. So, you don't do windows on the basic package? Yeah, that makes sense. There are plenty of alternatives and add-on equipment of course—but that comes at a substantial expense. So do me a solid here: what home security service do you use? Are you satisfied with it? Seriously, I'm about to rig up a shotgun behind the door with a string tied to the trigger.