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    Posted: 10 Mar 2013 at 1:57pm
These ADT commercials piss me off so much.  They have some innocent child in every commercial so they can hawk their expensive alarm services.  I don't like the way they use of children like this to sell a product:




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I have these people calling me or ringing my doorbell, trying to hawk this product.  They like to offer a free alarm system (though not a free subscription) in exchange for putting a sign on my lawn advertising the product.
 
What they don't know is that I rarely lock my doors, often, in the warm weather, keeping my back doors wide open.  Of course, I don't tell these salesmen about this, as while I may not be paranoid, neither am I stupid.
 
For the record, there's rarely ever been any crimes of any sort in my neighborhood.  Sometimes I wish there was, just to liven things up a bit.
 
 
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I've seen the above commercial but it's disabled.
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I'm not a big fan of the ads for any alarm company, even though I do have ADT myself. I'll admit I'm paranoid and while this is a pretty nice neighborhood (most people living in this subdivision are active or retired military), there  are occassional break ins. I could start a thread on the number of theiving scumbags  that came out like roaches after the tornado. (in a nutshell to make the tale shorter they actually stole every appliance in my wrecked house and I wasn't the only one). Seriously, you have to be a special kind of ass to steal from people who just had their homes destroyed.
 
I think its sad that we live in a world where  alarm systems are even needed in private homes, but we do. I turn the damned thing on every night.  
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Unless you live in the ghetto or leave your doors or windows unlocked....aint no one breaking into your house. The only break ins around here have been in the student housing around the university, aka the ghetto houses that these kids rent and leave doors unlocked for roomates. And by the time the police get called they've already made off with your things/murdered you so what's the REAL point? If you're crazy and want "piece of mind" just stick an ADT sign in your yard and reap the same benefits for the low low cost of nothing a month.

My favorite is the one with the mom and daughter coming home to a break in, and the burglar just sees them and walks away. Like, where the f**k was he going?! Out the front door like "oh sorry". The mom and daughter just stand there stunned. Yeah right. Chances are he's going to shank you on the way out.
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Originally posted by Hezadancer Hezadancer wrote:

Unless you live in the ghetto or leave your doors or windows unlocked....aint no one breaking into your house. The only break ins around here have been in the student housing around the university, aka the ghetto houses that these kids rent and leave doors unlocked for roomates. And by the time the police get called they've already made off with your things/murdered you so what's the REAL point? If you're crazy and want "piece of mind" just stick an ADT sign in your yard and reap the same benefits for the low low cost of nothing a month.
I beg to differ. This isn't the ghetto, but there are a few brea-ins every month in the subdivision. Actually before the tornado I was out of town and the wife was at work (she works at night) and the alarm did go off  because someone must have tried to open a window from the outside. It may be different where you live, and I can totally believe that. there is an area about 5 or 6 miles from here that has a bad reputation...when I first came here and was looking for housing I was told its best not to look for a house  there. I did look at one home there to rent and told my wife before we even inspected it I wasn't going to live there. Call it my spider-sense, call it paranoia, judging books by the covers or call  it the yrdful of young thuggish looking guys with the whole pants-down-showing-underwear-look-drinking-40 ouncers-at TEN AM next door but I was sure they'd be like "Army guy? Yeah, I'll bet he has some nice stuff we can steal when he's at work.".
 
I think its the proximity to Fort Bragg that may cause some break ins in this neighborhood. Military and retirees are by no means rich, but I've  met people that honestly think we're living high on the hog.

Quote My favorite is the one with the mom and daughter coming home to a break in, and the burglar just sees them and walks away. Like, where the f**k was he going?! Out the front door like "oh sorry". The mom and daughter just stand there stunned. Yeah right. Chances are he's going to shank you on the way out.
Of course the alarm companies use the fear of being robbed/ hurt/ murdered to sell their services...but no one wants to be  THAT GUY  that got robbed because he didn't have an alarm system. I won't lie, I don't, so I have one. I've been robbed before I even lived here. It sucks. 
 
I caught a guy in my house after the tornado ransacking the place. Luckily a cop had driven by at the same time I got there. The dude tried to say he was a contractor hired to rebuild the place until I identifie  myself as the owner. Then he was all like "I'll NEVER come back if you don't press charges!". I pressed charges. (laughable...it was condemned the day after the storm by the city...there was literaly not enough left to rebuild of the structure...sure, some of our property was in the place, but the theives mostly came to scavenge metal and any electronics).
 
It also strange to me that the ads do't tell you that most insurance companies offer discounts if you have a security system. I'd think that would be a draw for some homeowners.
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i don't live in the ghetto either, and my neighbour had someone try to break into her house. it's sad, i've lived in this neighbourhood half my life (which is depressing in itself) and have seen this place go really downhill. is it a ghetto? hahaha, no. i've been in ghettoes. i lived across from section eight housing at one point (different neighbourhood) and even that i wouldn't consider a ghetto. granted i live in memphis which has higher crime than other cities so others might think otherwise.

i have a next door neighbour that has a security system (might not be adt but it's one of those big name security companies), and someone still swiped something out of his garage. of course it's the dumbass's fault for leaving the garage door open for someone to grab something and he's lucky the person didn't try to enter the house, but still. granted, i know security systems don't protect garages or anything, but if you're going to go through the trouble and expense of getting one and use your garage as a storage room (as everyone does), close the freaking door!

on the topic of the commercial itself, i try to tune them all out. i hate how whether it's in print, tv, whatever, all the companies just resort to scare tactics to try to get you to sign with them. i'm not going to be frightened into purchasing something.
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Originally posted by dizrythmia dizrythmia wrote:

i don't live in the ghetto either, and my neighbour had someone try to break into her house. it's sad, i've lived in this neighbourhood half my life (which is depressing in itself) and have seen this place go really downhill. is it a ghetto? hahaha, no. i've been in ghettoes. i lived across from section eight housing at one point (different neighbourhood) and even that i wouldn't consider a ghetto. granted i live in memphis which has higher crime than other cities so others might think otherwise.

i have a next door neighbour that has a security system (might not be adt but it's one of those big name security companies), and someone still swiped something out of his garage. of course it's the dumbass's fault for leaving the garage door open for someone to grab something and he's lucky the person didn't try to enter the house, but still. granted, i know security systems don't protect garages or anything, but if you're going to go through the trouble and expense of getting one and use your garage as a storage room (as everyone does), close the freaking door!

on the topic of the commercial itself, i try to tune them all out. i hate how whether it's in print, tv, whatever, all the companies just resort to scare tactics to try to get you to sign with them. i'm not going to be frightened into purchasing something.
 
Yeah, we never the garage door open, unless we're actually IN the garage. Even the side door to thegarage is wired into the alarm, and the door entering the house from the garage is also. Basically, every door and window will set off the alarm.
 
Its a little short sighted to think "this isn't the ghetto, so I don't need an alarm system"...because if I wanted to rob someone I'm not going to go to the ghetto to do it. Chances are they won't have anything worth the trouble. Thats why people in this subdivison have alarms. You see that E-5 down the street? He ain't rich, but he has a nice car, a nice TV and some nice stuff in his house. I'd try to rob him before I tried rob someone in the "ghetto".
 
I won't tell you the commercials don't suck, they do...and I don't sit in here scared of the roaming droves of thieves on the streets at night. But better safe than sorry. For one thing, if I were to rob a house in the neighborhood I'm going to rob the one without an Alarm system sign in the yard.
 
ADT is pretty fast, too. My wife went to work one night, I went to bed. But she didn't shut the door from the kitchen to the garage tight enough  for the bolt to catch. I turned the alarm on and went to sleep. Jet Jaguar (one of the cats) pried the door open to the garage and the alarm went off immediately. 3 seconds later, ADT called me. I hadn't yet  found out what was going on...but trust me, it was embarrassing when I had to tell them the cat did it before they dispatched police.
 
Oh...they also ask for a code word (that you decide on installation). If  you don't say it they assume you are being held hostage.
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During our 'Florida Years' when the kids were young, we lived in a nice neighborhood - only eight(8) houses on our block.
No bad community nearby.
That just meant in the span of 3 weeks, every house got hit - including ours. But, in our case, the thieves stole everything we never wanted and insurance gave us a bunch of money, so we really wanted to sent a 'Thank You Card', but couldn't since the theives didn't leave an address, or anything.
In any case, we immediately installed a Brinks system.
We needed this to protect our kids, and MissyD, who was with yet another Pup, during this period (and, yea - she was running around, doing very dangerous things and packing a 45 on her hip, too).
These were big travel times for me, so we had 'hired help'.
Problem was, we had a maid who found both memorizing her secret code (all 4 simple, sequention numbers, starting with '1') and entering them on the keypad to be technically-challenging. She was really such a great maid, really took care of the house when neither of us could be there - but when she would blow it and set off the deafening alarm, which also hit Brinks and the Sheriff's sub-station, she always would freeze up and start bawling. Always scared the cops - 6 foot tall, 280 pound Mammy at the end of her ropes, with LOTS of loud noise. Since MissyD had a badge, the cops were our friends and knew maid's code and also how to calm her down.
That was 30 years ago.
Out in the wilderness, we don't have any stinkin' ADT or Brinks systems. Got a Wolf. Cheaper to keep, results are much more 'final', and can't get in trouble for what he does (neither can he).
Aiden can be awfully convincing. We also have a few elders from some mob families living at the other side of the island.
Things remain pretty quiet, most of the time.
Having said all of this, I *do* understand the use of kids in Alarm System commercials - all you need is to be robbed once.
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Originally posted by d4everman d4everman wrote:

Originally posted by dizrythmia dizrythmia wrote:

i don't live in the ghetto either, and my neighbour had someone try to break into her house. it's sad, i've lived in this neighbourhood half my life (which is depressing in itself) and have seen this place go really downhill. is it a ghetto? hahaha, no. i've been in ghettoes. i lived across from section eight housing at one point (different neighbourhood) and even that i wouldn't consider a ghetto. granted i live in memphis which has higher crime than other cities so others might think otherwise.

i have a next door neighbour that has a security system (might not be adt but it's one of those big name security companies), and someone still swiped something out of his garage. of course it's the dumbass's fault for leaving the garage door open for someone to grab something and he's lucky the person didn't try to enter the house, but still. granted, i know security systems don't protect garages or anything, but if you're going to go through the trouble and expense of getting one and use your garage as a storage room (as everyone does), close the freaking door!

on the topic of the commercial itself, i try to tune them all out. i hate how whether it's in print, tv, whatever, all the companies just resort to scare tactics to try to get you to sign with them. i'm not going to be frightened into purchasing something.
 
Yeah, we never the garage door open, unless we're actually IN the garage. Even the side door to thegarage is wired into the alarm, and the door entering the house from the garage is also. Basically, every door and window will set off the alarm.
 
Its a little short sighted to think "this isn't the ghetto, so I don't need an alarm system"...because if I wanted to rob someone I'm not going to go to the ghetto to do it. Chances are they won't have anything worth the trouble. Thats why people in this subdivison have alarms. You see that E-5 down the street? He ain't rich, but he has a nice car, a nice TV and some nice stuff in his house. I'd try to rob him before I tried rob someone in the "ghetto".
 
I won't tell you the commercials don't suck, they do...and I don't sit in here scared of the roaming droves of thieves on the streets at night. But better safe than sorry. For one thing, if I were to rob a house in the neighborhood I'm going to rob the one without an Alarm system sign in the yard.
 
ADT is pretty fast, too. My wife went to work one night, I went to bed. But she didn't shut the door from the kitchen to the garage tight enough  for the bolt to catch. I turned the alarm on and went to sleep. Jet Jaguar (one of the cats) pried the door open to the garage and the alarm went off immediately. 3 seconds later, ADT called me. I hadn't yet  found out what was going on...but trust me, it was embarrassing when I had to tell them the cat did it before they dispatched police.
 
Oh...they also ask for a code word (that you decide on installation). If  you don't say it they assume you are being held hostage.
Same here as far as ADT. And we also have an "alert code" number that can be keyed in if you're taken hostage outside, marched into the house and told by the bad guy to disarm the system. The alert code does that, while at the same time alerting ADT to send the police.
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I think you all would get a kick out of this...

http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s16e10-insecurity

I don't have a problem with them, though.
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You gotta' love these adverts for ADT or Broadview or whatever the hell they call themselves now. Always showing a dingy guy with a beard (remember only guys with facial hair cause crimes) kicking in their doors, reminding the most paranoid of us that we live in world like Thunderdome or GTA 4 that'll abduct your children in your pristine (predominately white) neighborhood littered with McMansions instead of garbage and abandoned gas stations and gunshots. Why can't they show an ad in which the setting is a business in the inner city owned by someone 3 shades darker than the usual ADT client and actually has a practical purpose for one, rather than your average suburban schizophrenic that would shriek in horror at the sight of anyone who's "different". It would be more effective and it's the truth.  
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The thing about all of these alarm companies that bothers me.... when did people forget how to dial 911?
While we're at it, have you noticed the bad edit job on the one with the dark haired woman? Towards the end where she says "the time to think about security is before something happens... not after", look carefully when she pauses. You can see her face recovering from a scrunched up nose.
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Originally posted by CaptainErnie CaptainErnie wrote:

The thing about all of these alarm companies that bothers me.... when did people forget how to dial 911?


The theory is, even if you're home when it happens(you may not be), and even if you're able to get to a phone(even in the age of iphones and such I don't have my phone by me 24/7) and call 911, you still have to wait for the cops to arrive, whereas with the security system, 911 will be notified regardless of whether or not you're there/have access to a phone AND the burglar will likely hear the alarm(and thus, get scared off), before the cops even have time to arrive, assuming they aren't deterred by the simple fact of the alarm just BEING there. That's the theory behind the alarm, anyways, it's not that people forgot how to dial 911, it's that 911 will be called even if you can't call them, and that, hopefully, the alarm will scare off the burglar before he even has time to do any real damage, or deter him from even breaking in in the first place.
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I have an ADT sign outside my house, but it's from the previous homeowners. I don't have an alarm.

I live in a fairly bad neighborhood, but often forget to lock my doors. Never once had a problem. I do have a dog that barks loudly when anyone comes close to my house.

Americans are so pumped full of fear they think they need all this security, and they don't. Home invasions are incredibly rare.
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Originally posted by jhiller21 jhiller21 wrote:


Americans are so pumped full of fear they think they need all this security, and they don't. Home invasions are incredibly rare.


So incredibly rare that both my sister and my grandmother, in 2 separate neighborhoods, have had someone attempt to break in(both of them were home at the time), and a friend(who doesn't live in as sketchy a neighborhood, and wasn't home at the time) actually HAS had their home broken into and had a lot of stuff stolen. The one who tried to break into my sister's house was scared off by the dogs(my sis has 4 dogs, one of them is roughly the size of Cujo), the one who tried to break into my grandmother's house was scared off by, wait for it, the security alarm.

So, yeah, it's easy to talk about how unlikely it is, until you or someone you know has had it happen to them. Do I live in fear? Nope. I don't have a security system or dogs, either(I DO own an assortment of weapons, though that's as a hobby, rather than an expectation of needing them). So while I don't own a security system, I certainly wouldn't blame anyone who does, and that security that people "don't need" may well have saved my Grandmother.


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Originally posted by DKS DKS wrote:

Originally posted by jhiller21 jhiller21 wrote:


Americans are so pumped full of fear they think they need all this security, and they don't. Home invasions are incredibly rare.


So incredibly rare that both my sister and my grandmother, in 2 separate neighborhoods, have had someone attempt to break in(both of them were home at the time), and a friend(who doesn't live in as sketchy a neighborhood, and wasn't home at the time) actually HAS had their home broken into and had a lot of stuff stolen. The one who tried to break into my sister's house was scared off by the dogs(my sis has 4 dogs, one of them is roughly the size of Cujo), the one who tried to break into my grandmother's house was scared off by, wait for it, the security alarm.

So, yeah, it's easy to talk about how unlikely it is, until you or someone you know has had it happen to them. Do I live in fear? Nope. I don't have a security system or dogs, either(I DO own an assortment of weapons, though that's as a hobby, rather than an expectation of needing them). So while I don't own a security system, I certainly wouldn't blame anyone who does, and that security that people "don't need" may well have saved my Grandmother.


Well, you answered that before I could.
 
I'm not cowering in fear at night, but better safe than sorry is why I have an alarm system. Most systems also work as smoke/carbon monoxide alarms so in if your houses catches fire even while you're out the Fire Dept. is alerted. I've been robbed before and I don't want to repeat that experience.
 
I do get a better rate on my homeowners insurance because of the alarm. Anyone can put the sign up, but is illegal to claim it as a deduction for HOI if you don't actually have the alarm.
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I would imagine putting up an ADT sign, beware of dog, and one of those fake plastic cameras by the front door would be a pretty good deterrent. Having ADT won't stop your home being broken into, but probably means the burger takes less stuff before running the f**k out. Until I can have a home defense system that knocks out intruders on sight I don't see the value of having one.
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Originally posted by mrjim mrjim wrote:

These ADT commercials piss me off so much.  They have some innocent child in every commercial so they can hawk their expensive alarm services.  I don't like the way they use of children like this to sell a product:


I don't like that either. It's pandering and twee. What, you didn't give a flying f*** about yourself? But then you had children and only they matter? I get that people instinctively protect their kids, but it's illogical and a bit insulting to imply that people without small children are just breezing along, getting ransacked left and right without a care in the world. 

"Before I had kids, I used to post ads for free drugs on Craigslist and just leave the front door open to see what would happen. But now that I have two tiny reasons at home, we've moved into a maximum security facility 300 miles from the nearest neighbor, and hired former Navy SEALs to patrol the perimeter. TWO TINY REASONS."

Also, the way that woman speaks bugs me. With all the actresses that probably line up to beg for jobs like this, couldn't they find one without a speech impediment?
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Originally posted by jhiller21 jhiller21 wrote:

I have an ADT sign outside my house, but it's from the previous homeowners. I don't have an alarm.

I live in a fairly bad neighborhood, but often forget to lock my doors. Never once had a problem. I do have a dog that barks loudly when anyone comes close to my house.

Americans are so pumped full of fear they think they need all this security, and they don't. Home invasions are incredibly rare.
Because we have guns. They're not so rare in Britain.
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Years ago, my bro had one installed in our grandma's house(decent neighborhood) that I didn't know about. Grandma had to go into a nursing home and there was to be no one home. There may be settings on how loud the alarm is, but this one was loud. You literally couldn't talk while it was on.

And of course her phone had been turned off and I didn't have the password/code. I waited around(outside) for around an hour for bro to come turn it off and the cops never came.

Had it removed not much later. Someone has to be there to answer the phone.
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Originally posted by LittleO LittleO wrote:

Originally posted by mrjim mrjim wrote:

These ADT commercials piss me off so much.  They have some innocent child in every commercial so they can hawk their expensive alarm services.  I don't like the way they use of children like this to sell a product:


I don't like that either. It's pandering and twee. What, you didn't give a flying f*** about yourself? But then you had children and only they matter? I get that people instinctively protect their kids, but it's illogical and a bit insulting to imply that people without small children are just breezing along, getting ransacked left and right without a care in the world. 

"Before I had kids, I used to post ads for free drugs on Craigslist and just leave the front door open to see what would happen. But now that I have two tiny reasons at home, we've moved into a maximum security facility 300 miles from the nearest neighbor, and hired former Navy SEALs to patrol the perimeter. TWO TINY REASONS."

Also, the way that woman speaks bugs me. With all the actresses that probably line up to beg for jobs like this, couldn't they find one without a speech impediment?


It also bugs me that for no reason at all they give us a closeup of the baby making a sucking motion with her eyes closed. Is that supposed to make my uterus/mommy spider sense tingle? OMG PROTECT THE BABES. Eh sorry, doesn't work. I'm pregnant and seeing this smug couple and their magical twins just makes me angry. Everything, every single shot in this ad was carefully crafted to make people fear and want to protect, it's disgusting. Girls instead of boys, two instead of one, random shots of dad looking at mom longingly like "I must protect my defenseless women", ugh!
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Originally posted by Hezadancer Hezadancer wrote:

Having ADT won't stop your home being broken into, but probably means the burger takes less stuff before running the f**k out.


And so, once your home is broken into anyways, you don't mind if they just take everything, and wouldn't want something to cause them to take less of your stuff? I dunno, if someone broke into my house, I'd want them to get as little as possible, maybe that's just me though.

I will mention though, my Grandmother has the sign, but it didn't stop the guy from trying to break in. He ran when the alarm went off. Maybe if she'd had the plastic camera up too it woulda prevented it, but the sign in the yard by itself wasn't a deterrent.

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Originally posted by Hezadancer Hezadancer wrote:

 
It also bugs me that for no reason at all they give us a closeup of the baby making a sucking motion with her eyes closed. Is that supposed to make my uterus/mommy spider sense tingle? OMG PROTECT THE BABES. Eh sorry, doesn't work. I'm pregnant and seeing this smug couple and their magical twins just makes me angry. Everything, every single shot in this ad was carefully crafted to make people fear and want to protect, it's disgusting. Girls instead of boys, two instead of one, random shots of dad looking at mom longingly like "I must protect my defenseless women", ugh!

Ew, yes, all of this. It troubles me that we live in a world where this apparently still works on some people.
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I don't know about the rest of ya'll, but the first thing I think of when I break into a house in a rich suburban neighborhood in broad daylight is, "Man, I hope there are some white baby twins I can steal and sell on the black market!"
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