I came across this link the other day while looking for the latest information on the Pulse system. The site is called “Reviews.com.” I was amused at what the writer of the blog claimed the Pulse system would not do. I have run into this type of mis-information before. Most seem to read the technical specs and assume if what they are looking for is not listed, the system is unable to perform the task. To be fair, the website advises they make every effort to provide accurate information but do not guarantee the information provided is correct.
The review claims the system does not include glass breaks, recessed door sensors or garage door sensors. While it is technically TRUE that these options are not included in the package the system CAN support these types of sensors. I have a garage tilt and recessed door sensor (hard wired). I do not want glass breaks due to my belief they generate false alarms.
The review rightly claims PULSE does not provide cameras that pan or tilt. The writer WRONGLY claims Pulse does not offer outdoor cameras. I have two of them. Both came with the original install and are hard wired. I believe Pulse also offers a wireless outdoor camera.
The review’s information on other areas of the pulse system seems good. They advise the system does not offer monitoring of carbon monoxide and flood detection as standard. I have worked around those issues by adding a carbon monoxide detector and flood monitors to the system. They work within the Pulse environment just fine. The problem is since I added the modules myself, ADT will not respond to those alarms. Given the automations and alerts I have set up in response to those two events, I am covered.
If you are considering the pulse system make sure you do a ton of research on what it can and can’t do. Good luck and stay safe.
If you don’t want to watch a woman die for the crime of being seen in public with a man, don’t click.
The video is poor quality and smuggled in from a Taliban controlled area in Pakistan.
She is tethered to the ground with a hood. She clings to life as long as she can.
Insurance Rate Hikes: State OKs Anthem Rate Hikes, Some More Than 20 Percent; Attorney General Cries Foul – Courant.com
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut requested a wide range of premium increases, which will take effect Oct. 1, to cover the costs of new benefits required by federal health reform. Higher prices mostly affect new members shopping for a health plan on the individual market rather than people who have group plans through an employer or some other organization.
The Connecticut Department of Insurance approved Anthem’s request without changes, including a boost of as much as 22.9 percent just to comply with one provision: eliminating annual spending limits per customer. But it’s unclear how much more customers will pay because of the variety of plans and the complexity of other factors, such as a person’s age.
New provisions mandated by federal law to start Thursday include allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ plan until they turn 26, eliminating annual and lifetime limits on the amount of money an insurer spends per customer and mandating that insurers cover the full cost of preventive services, such as mammogramsand colonoscopies.
The looming question is how much those new mandated benefits, along with rising medical costs, will raise prices for health insurance next year. Insurers will submit a new batch of rate requests in October and November to take effect in 2011.
Sorry, we have not been posting lately. I have been out of town and the information I am sent by our posters sat in my inbox.
Nothing like a cannibal story to get back in the swing of things.
75 percent of those voting saying NO to Obamacare.