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Friday, 22 July 2011

ADV: ADT

My home alarm system had gone wonky.

Past few days it had been sounding off when it wasn't supposed to.

I had lost count the number of times I drove home from work because my alarm had gone off, only to find out nothing was wrong. The worst was when I get woken up in the middle of the night to investigate a possible break-in, only to realise it was just the siren going off on its own.

In fact, the number of false alarms were so often that if *touch wood* my house really kena invaded by bad guys, I'm probably just gonna wake up, switch off the alarm and stupidly go back to my sleep.

Then regret when I kena butt-raped.

Realising that this is not a long-term solution, I spoke with my mom and convinced her to change our century-old alarm system.

But change into what? A security guard?

Most security guards I know sleeps when they are on duty anyway. We don't wanna pay somebody to sleep!

So, instead of having a standalone alarm system that simply makes a lot annoying noises when triggered, we opted for a home-monitoring system managed by a trusted security company.

The BIGGEST benefit of having a security monitored by a third party is the peace of mind it provides.

None of us can guarantee we'll be at home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Sure, my old standalone alarm system rings me up when it gets triggered. But what if my home line kena cut off by the burglar and it cannot call out?

What if all of us are overseas and nobody can get home to investigate the alarm?

With a dedicated security company monitoring my home, at least I can instruct them to send security guards to my house to Ip Man the burglar's ass 7 ways while I am in Bali sipping freakin' soda gembira.

So we ringed up a very well-known security company - ADT.

These guys are one of the world's largest security company, and they are EVERYWHERE. I saw them in the US, I saw them in Taiwan, I saw them in Korea.

There are thieves everywhere in the world. It doesn't matter if they speak English, Korean or Chinese - they know when they see that blue octagonal sign posted outside a house, it is protected by a private security company, and better not get their asses into trouble.

I want one of that too for my home.

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Although there is an ADT office in Kuching, when they came to install the alarm system at my house they were accompanied by an ADT representative from their HQ in KL who introduced himself as "Airbender".

Or so I heard.

THE LAST AIRBENDER

At first I thought, "Wah. AIRBENDER! What a cool name."

Then he passed me his name card, and that's when I realised his name was actually HARBINDER. Not Airbender.

Harbinder Singh, to be precise.

Installation was swift and took up only half a day. Harbinder and his team are also very professional and patient especially with my technophobic mother, explaining to her clearly how the whole thing function.

In short, anytime the alarm is triggered, not only will the siren go off, an alarm signal is automatically sent to ADT's 24-hour central monitoring station. There, the customer service personnel determines the nature of the emergency and then calls our phones or directly to the authorities. So even if we can't be there physically, at least someone is always there to take care of the situation.

There is a standard contract of 3 years and a monthly monitoring fee of RM75, but I was told ADT is also doing 2 monthly lucky draws for everyone who took up their services between now and 30th September.

Got electrical vouchers to be won!

It makes sense.

If I win the RM5,000 voucher, then I can buy a 50" LED TV for my house and not worry it's gonna be stolen. Not bad. More details at www.adtpromo.my

For now, I'm just happy that I no longer have to rush back home from work to inspect faulty alarms going off. All the while, having the peace of mind that my house is protected.


ADT - stands for Alarm Damn Terror.

48 Comments

Unregistered

"So we ringed up a very well-known security company - ADT."

Ringed? Rang.

Unregistered

Nice one! I missed that error.

Unregistered

"So we ringed up a very well-known security company"?? or... they were actually the one who rang (ringed) you? :P

Unregistered

Hahaha...that's a good one. It's an AD afterall.

Unregistered

in that picture the adt people look like burglars themselves

Unregistered

Hahhahaha

Unregistered

Interesting - typical Malaysia - Don't judge a book by its cover...!!!

kennysia.com

Now that is just being meannnnn.

Unregistered

no lah, where got burglar? But I see that ADT has hired INVINSIBLE MAN in their team as well. Har? you say... then who is that standing on your Kenny's right hand side...

Unregistered

Exactly!

I think Kenny is inviting more burglars to his house. They will pretend to inspect your house and soon they know the ins and outs of your house layout.

kennysia.com

That may be the case for small, unknown security companies - not one that is long-established and have branches all over the world. right?

Unregistered

Your statement really pissed me off. May I ask you to withdraw your statement politely?

You don't forget that your father's business (E******)also started as a small supermarket. So please do not look down or discriminate the small business companies.

Unregistered

This is what we need. Security. : )

Unregistered

Is this blog about adverts?

Unregistered

That is a really interesting advert you have there. = )

Unregistered

Damn you, whats so great about international alarm company? we local company can perform a lot better.

kennysia.com

Ahhh... of course you are upset. You guys are competitors. :)

I'm not saying local products are bad. To each of their own.

Unregistered

i still prefer "DDT"...........

Unregistered

at first also want to install but see you advertise for them, i CONFIRM WON'T take this company!

kennysia.com

Good luck when your house get broken into when you are overseas then. ;)

Unregistered

Whoa!!! thought the story so real...but second thought I read redmummy.com advertorial on ADT the other day.But yours...so terror le

Unregistered

I bet they install free of charge, and give you a 3 yr contract free??
By the way, how much do you charge if I want you to blog for ET Alarm also? I am interested to advertise here as well.

kennysia.com

You bet wrong. ;) Feel free to contact my agent though.

Unregistered

Hey dude, I think ??( ba gua) works a lot better

Unregistered

ADT is no1. Always There and give me Peace of Mind with their professional Monitoring Service. Not like other local alarm company.....

Unregistered

have installed the system for more than 5 years.System still functioning well and still getting quick alarm response from ADT. Nice to get more info about them.

Unregistered

Boring.

Unregistered

You amended your post.
Last week, you said their CMS guys will come & inspect the house if the alarm goes off. As far as I know, ADT does not do this, and understandably so - transport & manpower costs would be sky-high.
So they will just call the house-owner and/or police. If the cops in your neighbourhood are helpful, fine. If not, then no point.
So what's the diff then between ADT and a normal alarm that calls your handphone? Both also can be disabled if the thief cuts your phone line.
The only diff I see is the monthly fee I have to pay ADT ;)

Unregistered

Just want to share....there was an attempt to break into my house not long ago, no one was home. ADT responded and called a police station. Damaged pad-lock was the only lost we suffered.
I believed the siren and ADT's response have help in minimised losses and damage. Can't immagine if without alarm that day...
As for the monthly fees.....Guess nothing is free, but if can buy peace of mind, nvm loh.

Unregistered

Any enquiry welcome to call ADT Safety Advisor(HQ)with number 017-2727288.

Unregistered

Hi Wai Teng,
the blue color ADT signage looks nice, what is it? We will get it too when install ADT?

Unregistered

Airbender???

LOL LOL LOL.

Unregistered

Want to check it out how to install and how to win big? I can able to give you a quote if you can able to manage to spend some time for me to explain... come contact me, Wai Teng at 017-2727 288 or email me at wttang@tycoint.com…. Thanks.

Unregistered

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Unregistered

adt is the best alarm weve had so far, the min reason being is that the house is ALWAYS being monitored, when my family's at home alone the call ctr is available 24 hours a day, when we go out its still being monitored and if a zone is triggered, i'll get a call in less than 30 seconds and i can get a nighbor, security guard or police to check it out, its a good deterrent, theyd rather rob a place without it

Unregistered

ADT in Kuching does not have any guard service, so when your alarm triggered, it will call the CMS centre, who in turn will call the owner of the house to inform him that his alarm triggered off. Whats the point?
You need to sign a 3 yr contract, so it will cost you RM75 x 36 months = RM2,700
Plus RM299.00 for a basic set, you have to pay a total of RM3,000.00
For that basic set, it will only cost you RM600 if you buy from Wemal.
Feel free to call Wemal if you need any security needs.

Unregistered

mr X from Wemal,

how good is your CMS? how many ppl u have in CMS centre?
would like to know more as i want to consider CMS for my house alarm.

my main criterias, CMS strengths and respond time.

pls explain.

Unregistered

Direct advertisement! What a sham. This blog is shit!

Unregistered

What exactly happened to this blog?

kennysia.com

I'm sick and my hands are quite full. I'll update when I can.

After all, this blog is a hobby, not a job.

Unregistered

ah .. Cut him some slack... ppl get busy

Unregistered

yalor, new girl can keep hands bz one, hor? hor? hor?

Unregistered

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Unregistered

Hi Gd Day!
If you hv any inquiry about ADT Alarm please feel free to give me a call at 016-2144757.Prevention its better than cure.ADT is WALK THE TALK!

Unregistered

Dude, I'll rather ask others to cover that ADT sign if it is nicely placed in front of the house to surprise the burglars wannabe. Last thing you need is an ex-ADT staff knowing how to break in to your house coz they know... wait a min, forget it. They already know your house location liao.

Unregistered

wahhh, now this blog becoming a commercial aid now ahh instead of hobby..

Unregistered

Guys, pls call me for more info and more discounts. 010-2050457

Unregistered

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Our residential and business program provides quality and personalized service, ready to mobilize the help you need 24 hours a day/ 365 days a year.
We've developed a variety of products and services to meet your needs.

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