Oh, Guardian. So many fancy things, so amazingly overpriced.
This might be the one area where we did a half-way decent job of containing ourselves. Our sales rep was very nice and didn't do a hard sell, but he did try to convince us that a home theater system would really improve our lives (and we'd lose 10 lbs and look 10 years younger too!)
But in the end, we considered the following: my husband is a former IT guy, my father is an electrical contractor. And, we're not finishing our basement. So additional wiring, if we want to add anything, could be added pretty easily, and much more cost-effectively.
What we got: basic up/down wiring (components below the TV) for two mounted flat-screens (family room and sitting room), 2 extra cable outlets, and 2 extra data ports (mostly we'll count on wi-fi).
And, we did go for the security system. I've never had one and never had an issue (we're moving 5 miles away to a quieter neighborhood), but still we decided to try it for a year. Guardian is installing for free since we signed a 1-year contract. I'll be interested to see if we keep the service active after that.
Anyone already have security systems and love (or hate) them?