On July 6th we get a peek at the sort of day-to-day chores they’re discussing. One of the things on Shan’ann’s mind is the dodgy security sensor at the garage door. Clearly this ongoing issue had gone from aggravating Shan’ann to infuriating her.
It’s possible, even likely, that Watts purposefully damaged the sensor, or wanted it to remain “on the blink”, so that he could explain why the security system wasn’t picking up his movements. [Remember, he was spending a lot of time, almost every night at Kessinger. So how did Shan’ann not know this? Either she wasn’t getting the Vivint alerts to begin with, or she wasn’t being alerted because of an intentionally ‘erratic’ sensor’].
If Watts was deliberately frustrating Shan’ann’s efforts to track his movements into and out of the house, and getting away with it, Watts may have developed the confidence that he could pull the wool over everyone else’s eyes – in a more serious scenario if it came to that.
On July 6th Shan’ann calls Watts four times and Watts called her three times. Total chatting time on the 6th: approximately half an hour. The tone of Shan’ann’s ALL CAPS “BEFORE I FLIP” suggests she was shouting at him while giving him orders from North Carolina. Exactly a month later she would experience him as a different man: non-communicative, disassociated and cold.
In the above photo from Shan’ann’s Facebook page, her smile looks slightly forced. We also get a glimpse of what sort of food she feels is appropriate for her children [as opposed to icecream with nuts].
It’s likely Shan’ann bought pizza on her way to or from her in-laws home in Vass Road. There’s a pizzeria just around the corner.
2 thoughts on “#3 July 6th, 2018: Sort out the Vivint sensor BEFORE I FLIP, plus pizza in Spring Lake #1yearagotodayCW”
So there’s two types of garage sensors ADT and Vivint offer (I worked in for one company for a while handling the software used by sales agents and also the GUI for customers to control their systems) and 1 is your average magnetic sensor you’d find in any security system, the kind that goes on doors and windows. This is most likely the sensor on the man door that leads from the interior of the home to the actual garage; one piece attaches to the door frame and the other to door. When the door opens, the system senses that they’re separated from one another and lets you know that door is ajar. Even with wifi and power cut off, these sensors still can talk to the control panel and if in “away” mode will alert the police if the contact is broken as they can run off the 48 hour battery backup and will use a gsm cell signal to contact police if wifi isn’t available. The other type of sensor they could’ve had was a z-wave sensor, it goes on the motor and opens up the cargo door that the car drives through if you push a button on your cell phone. This one is an extra option, not integral to the system and doesn’t come standard. If they didn’t ask for it and pay for it they didn’t get it. Same goes for a bigger magnetic sensor that can be installed on the cargo door. With just that sensor you couldn’t open or close the garage door (where the car goes through) but if open or closed would trigger the system. That’s also not standard and is extra. So which door were they having issues with? The door leading from the garage to into the house, or the cargo door the car drives through? If the latter, was it a magnetic sensor or the zwave? Zwave is useless when wifi is down, magnetic is not.
They use a cheap control panel and keypad that they call the “SkySystem” and many other companies use it as well as it can be customized by the manufacturer for whatever company. ADT only offers that cheap panel for self installs in areas where a professional install isn’t available. It’s pretty easy to use even if you’re not familiar with security systems, so why such a problem? I almost wonder if he told shanann he spent the extra $200 on a door sensor that he never actually got, but it would give him an excuse to stash that amount onto a prepaid card and then claim “it’s acting up” when in reality he never got it. Most of vivints systems come in a box and the homeowner sets it up, they don’t usually install it for you. If the sensor was “broken”, they’d either have to never use the system or bypass that “zone” to set the alarm. Its a very easily identifiable problem and fix.
Either way, one call to Vivint would’ve fixed the issue with either and they’d send out another sensor as its one of the easiest things to identify and fix in a system, certainly not worthy of all these headaches. They can even test the system from their end without having to go out to the home, especially if it’s the cheap magnetic sensor. So something’s not right here.
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