Post #1 about moving. I’m going to count them so that in the event I’m on Post # 548, I’ll know I need to shut up about moving already.
One of the things I’ve had to do to get ready to move, was to get our dismantled alarm system fixed. To save you from having to click the link and get caught up, I’ll quickly recap my (mis)adventures with said alarm system.
- We were robbed while moving
- Tate had to go out of town right after the robbery, so I messed with the alarm system
- I f*cked up the alarm system, causing it to set
- We had no code to disarm the alarm
- I called the cops to help, they laughed
- I disassembled the alarm
Caught up? Good.
So I called ADT, for the very good reason that they were the first alarm company I came to in the phone book. I got the ole run-around at the local office so they sent me to their 1-800 number. Not surprisingly, I got the ole run-around when I called the 1-800 number and was switched from operator to operator.
“No, I don’t have an account. I just need someone to reset a code or something.”
“You’ll have to call your local office.”
“They said I had to call this number.”
“That’s strange. Let’s see what I can do.”
“That would be great.”
“I called the local office and they said that it’s not worth their time.”
“No they dint.”
“Yes, they did. If you’d like to sign a 36-month contract we can help you.”
“Kiss my ass, you anal-wart-heads you.”
(I didn’t actually tell them to kiss my ass or call them anal-wart-heads.) I did tell them that I thought this was a poor business practice and that when I am in need of having an alarm system installed or monitored that I won’t be calling their sorry-ass excuse for an alarm company. (I didn’t actually say the sorry-ass part.) ADT Home Security Systems blows donkey balls.
So next up in the phone book was Brinks. Brinks Home Security Systems was very helpful. They came the very next day to help. Brinks Home Security Systems didn’t give me the ole run-around. Me loves Brinks Home Security Systems lots.
Actually the first guy that came out to fix the alarm told me that since the alarm was set he wouldn’t be able to re-program the alarm. He explained that it was set up this way so that potential thieves couldn’t break into your house and simply re-program your alarm system, then proceed to rob you blind. A new motherboard would need to be ordered and I’d be charged for at least an hour of labor.
“Fine, fine, fine. Whatever,” I said. “We just need this alarm system fixed.”
He told me he’d return the next day. But the next day, a different Brinks Home Security guy showed up. He proceeded to start pushing lots of buttons on the control panel and within about five minutes, he’d re-programmed the system.
“I just saved you a bunch of money. I hacked into your system and reset the code.”
While I do love to save money, I’m a WHOLE LOT disturbed that my alarm system was so easily hacked. Gee, that’s reassuring in the event of my house being robbed. But the good news is, is that the alarm system is now fixed and I’m ready to be hacked by every potential thief in Lower Alabama.
Did I mention my disdain for ADT Home Security systems? No? Well, ADT BLOWS.
Brinks Home Security systems gets my Binky Bitch seal of approval.