The Best Home Security Systems
Every day in the United States there are more than 4,500 home burglaries, according to NationSearch. Having one of the best home alarms on your side can deter would-be criminals. Checkout this list of the best home security system types to arm your home and gain peace of mind.
Not interested in the hassle of dealing with home security installers? The DIY option offers easy installation that lets you get everything set up on your own without having to wait on a professional installer. You get pre-programmed, high-quality equipment, most of which only requires peel-and-stick installation. Within a half-hour or so, you’ll have your home security system up and running. Choose from a variety of monthly monitoring options and smart home integration options to complete the setup.
Smart Home Security
The Nest security systems are popular among people looking for smart home security options. CNET hails its Detect sensors, which offer the option to disarm one window or door to get fresh air or step outside while keeping the rest of the home blanketed in protection and avoiding setting off the 85-decibel alarm.
The simple installation process should take less than 20 to 30 minutes as long as you have a router that’s compatible with the system. What makes Nest security system particularly slick is the way it integrates with other Nest and Google smart devices, including smoke detectors, locks and thermostats.
Budget-Friendly Home Security
You might be surprised to find a budget-friendly option on a list of the best home alarms. After all, this is one area not to skimp, right? The good news is that with Vivint, you get solid service at a range of price points to fit your budget. Although the equipment is on the pricier side, you can opt for a contract-free option or a no-frills base plan to limit ongoing expenses. The mid-level account option comes with easy integration with your smart home devices, including thermostats and locks.
Reputable Home Security
If you’re looking for a big name and a solid reputation, ADT is one way to go. It’s among the better-known names in home security and the company decades of experience to back up its services. Although prices tend to be higher than those from competitors, you do get benefits like same-day or next-day installation, customized recommendations and a flexible cancellation policy. Choose from landline account options for a lower monthly payment or cellular monitoring for smart home integration.
Customized Home Security
Build your own packages with Link Interactive. Not only do you get professional monitoring and equipment you can count on, but Link also offers shorter contracts, with one that’s just one year long as of early 2019. Video monitoring with Link is relatively affordable. Customer service hours are limited, but Link has a solid reputation for taking care of its clients.
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The BAU heads to Detroit when couples are murdered and put in their cars. Meanwhile, Blake's husband shares news with her. The BAU heads to Detroit when couples are murdered and put in their cars. Meanwhile, Blake's husband shares news with her. The BAU heads to Detroit when couples are murdered and put in their cars. Meanwhile, Blake's husband shares news with her.
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- Trivia At the beginning when Blake gets a call from her husband, the same music Gideon listens to is playing in the background.
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Alex Blake : [opening, voiceover] "We are not the same persons this year as last, nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person." - W. Somerset Maugham
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Criminal Minds: Season 6
JJ tries to reunite parents with their missing daughter; the team braces for the loss of one of its own.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
Air Date: Sep 29, 2010
Directed By: Charles S. Carroll
Written By: Erica Messer
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Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner
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Summary [ ]
JJ attempts to reunite a family in Atlantic Beach, Maryland, whose daughter has disappeared mysteriously as she contemplates a job offer she cannot ignore.
Guest Cast [ ]
- Jayne Atkinson - FBI Section Chief Director Erin Strauss
- Gil Bellows - Jeff Joyce
- J. Downing - Detective Bob Mathias
- Rya Kihlstedt - Patty Joyce
- Anna Lunberry - Kate Joyce
- Christopher Marquette - James Barrett
- Michael Welch - Sydney Xavier Pearson
- "Studio 54" by Piel
- "The Getaway" by Tracy C
- "Let It Be Me" by Ray LaMontagne
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- Jennifer Jareau: Jean Racine said, "A tragedy need not have blood and death. It's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy."
- This is AJ Cook's last appearance as JJ as a series regular until her return in the season seven premiere; returning as a profiler and not as a media liaison. She makes a special guest star appearance in " Lauren " and the season finale.
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Criminal Minds: Why A.J. Cook’s JJ Left the Show - and Returned
Jennifer "JJ" Jareau was an integral member of the BAU on Criminal Minds, making actor A.J. Cook's Season 6 departure a surprise to many fans.
Criminal Minds was no stranger to cast turnover, losing key protagonists and going through a number of seasons in which team members seemed to arrive and leave within the same year. Many departures became well known, including the dismissal of Thomas Gibson after an alleged on-set altercation and the early loss of Mandy Patinkin over the show's content. One that was nearly as dramatic, however, was the departure and return of A.J. Cook's Jennifer Jareau, better known as JJ.
As part of a mid-series shuffle based partially on budgetary constraints, Cook's character was written off the show despite her seniority and through no fault of her own. More interesting, however, is that she was brought back less than a season later. Here are the on and off-screen stories behind why A.J. Cook left Criminal Minds .
RELATED: Why Thomas Gibson's Hotch Left Criminal Minds
Who Was Criminal Minds' JJ?
Jennifer Jareau had been on Criminal Minds since the first season. She first appeared in the second episode of the series as the Behavioral Analysis Unit's media liaison, working not as a profiler but as an integral member of the team who accompanied them on most cases. Later in the series, JJ assumed the role of a profiler -- continuing her work with the BAU in the field.
JJ met her husband William LaMontagne while working a case with the BAU. They had two children together over the course of the show, and JJ's role as a working mother became an important part of her character.
RELATED: How Criminal Minds Underutilized Matthew Gray Gubler
Why Did JJ Leave Criminal Minds in Season 6?
Despite being a rather foundational member of the BAU team, JJ was written off of the series during most of Season 6. But before anyone asks if JJ died -- she was still alive and well. The in-fiction reason was her forced transfer to the Pentagon, which was in turn a cover story hiding her real work on a task force in the Middle East. Apparently, the Pentagon job had been offered to JJ multiple times before, though it's unclear if those instances were also cover stories for similar secret work. The real-world reason for Cook's exit was less dramatic, though.The studio was looking to reduce costs, so it let go of both Cook and fellow Criminal Minds star Paget Brewster .
While Brewster stayed on for most of Season 6, Cook was given two episodes to wrap up her storyline. While financial reasons were the biggest factor in the decision to not pick up Cook's contract, some speculated that she had chosen to leave for the standard "creative differences" that are often cited when an actor and show part ways. Others viewed her dismissal alongside Brewster's reduction as a sexist decision. While Brewster told The AV Club that the network was "not particularly kind to women" and pointed to the significantly increased pay of her and Cook's replacement Rachel Nichols, the generally accepted reason is strictly financial.
RELATED: How One Criminal Minds Episode Defined the Whole Series
When Does JJ Come Back to Criminal Minds?
Fortunately, Cook wasn't gone for long. The Season 7 premiere saw the return of both JJ and Brewster's Prentiss to the BAU, with the former now having the profiler training necessary to rejoin the team in a new position. Her return was bolstered by the outpouring of fan support after the announcement of Cook's departure -- no one except the studio seemed willing to let JJ go.
Cook stayed on as one of the leading characters for the remainder of the original show's 15-season run and is now part of the cast of the revival Criminal Minds: Evolution , also known as its 16th season. Despite the potential for ill will between her and the network, Cook saw the fan support as a silver lining and was able to build a continued career after the experience. While the situation was obviously less than ideal, corrections were quickly made and Criminal Minds fans were able to see JJ not only continue her story but grow in importance until Criminal Minds: Evolution came into fruition.
All 15 seasons of Criminal Minds are streaming on Hulu and Paramount+. Criminal Minds: Evolution is now streaming on Paramount+.
Criminal Minds - Season 6
The following weapons were used in Season 6 of the television series Criminal Minds :
- 1.1 Glock 17
- 1.2 Glock 17 (Streamlight TLR-2 weaponlight)
- 1.3 Glock 19
- 1.4 Springfield Custom Professional 1911-A1
- 1.5 SIG-Sauer P226R
- 1.6 SIG-Sauer P228
- 1.7 Beretta 92FS
- 1.8 Heckler & Koch USP
- 2.1 Smith & Wesson Model 65
- 2.2 Smith & Wesson Model 60
- 2.3 Smith & Wesson Model 64 Snub Nose
- 2.4 Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose
- 4.1 Heckler & Koch MP5K
- 5.1 Mossberg 500
- 5.2 Remington 870
- 6.1 Gun Store Firearms
B.A.U. (Behavior Analysis Unit) Chief SSA Aaron Hotchner ( Thomas Gibson ) carries a third-generation Glock 17 as his duty sidearm. Other FBI agents and some police officers are seen with Glock 17 pistols.
Glock 17 (Streamlight TLR-2 weaponlight)
SSA Derek Morgan ( Shemar Moore ) carries a third-generation Glock 17 with a mounted Streamlight TLR-2 weaponlight/laser module as his duty sidearm. Season 6, however, is the last season in which he does so, exchanging his Glock 17 for a SIG-Sauer P226R (see below). Morgan notably uses his Glock in a standoff with 'Prince of Darkness' killer Billy Flynn ( Tim Curry ) at the conclusion of the Season 6 opener "The Longest Night" (S06E01).
SSA Emily Prentiss ( Paget Brewster ) uses a Third-Generation Glock 19 as her sidearm. This also appears to be the sidearm carried by Ashley Seaver ( Rachel Nichols ).
Springfield Custom Professional 1911-A1
SSA David Rossi ( Joe Mantegna ) carries a Springfield Custom Professional 1911-A1 throughout the series. Rossi has a background of serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, which possibly helps explain his use of a 1911-type pistol.
SSA Derek Morgan ( Shemar Moore ) switches to a new SIG-Sauer P226R fitted with a Streamlight TLR-1 weaponlight, which he is seen carrying starting in Season 6. His SIG can be identified as the P226R by the tactical rail, redesigned grips and trigger. A standard P226R also appears to be used by Ian Doyle ( Timothy V. Murphy ) in "Lauren" (S06E18).
In "Hanley Waters" (S06E20), a gun store clerk ( Allan Graf ) pulls what appears to be a SIG-Sauer P228 pistol when Shelly Chamberlain opens fire with a revolver.
Beretta 92FS pistols are used by many characters, including criminals and police officers.
Heckler & Koch USP
In "Lauren" (S06E18), Prentiss interrogates Irish mob informant Jack Fahey ( Patrick Fischler ) at gunpoint with a Heckler & Koch USP (she did not have her Glock 19 at the time).
Smith & Wesson Model 65
Dr. Spencer Reid ( Matthew Gray Gubler ) carries as his main weapon a 3" barrel Smith & Wesson Model 65 with wood-colored grips. He carries the double action revolver in a holster that does not cover the trigger guard, something that is not generally advisable.
Smith & Wesson Model 60
In Season 6's finale "Supply and Demand" (S06E24), Lucy ( Angela Sarafyan ) pulls a Smith & Wesson Model 60 to threaten a woman.
Smith & Wesson Model 64 Snub Nose
A snub-nose Smith & Wesson Model 64 revolver is used by severely grief-stricken female killer Shelley Chamberlain ( Kelli Williams ) throughout the episode "Hanley Waters" (S06E20).
Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose
Just as he had used in Season 5's finale "Our Darkest Hour (Part 1)" (S05E23), a Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose is carried by Billy Flynn, aka 'The Prince of Darkness' ( Tim Curry ) in "The Longest Night" (S06E01). A Model 19 Snub is also used by an unsub in "Middle Man" (S06E07).
Rifles / Carbines
Throughout the series, FBI SWAT and several local police tactical units carry M4A1 carbines , both standard models and variants with various accessories.
In "Valhalla" (S06E17) and "Lauren" (S06E18), a group of ex-IRA members can be seen armed with AKMSUs fitted with railed handguards and RIS foregrips & EOTech red dot sights, engaging in a shootout with Prentiss and Morgan when the two catch them leaving the home of a victim.
Heckler & koch mp5k.
In "Lauren" (S06E18), Prentiss ( Paget Brewster ) wields a Heckler & Koch MP5K when ambushing Ian Doyle's ( Timothy V. Murphy ) entourage as they're leaving a pub.
A Mossberg 500 is held by an LAPD officer in Season 6's premiere "The Longest Night" (S06E01).
A deputy opens fire with a Remington 870 in Season 6's finale "Supply and Demand" (S06E24).
Gun Store Firearms
In "Hanley Waters" (S06E20), Shelly Chamberlain enters a gun store where several firearms are displayed.