I have a friend whose husband travels frequently for work. After one of these trips, she mentioned how poorly she had slept because she had been listening for intruders. I knew that she had a home security system, so I asked the obvious, “Didn’t the security system make you feel better?”
“I don’t use that!” she said in a voice filled with disdain. “I don’t want to pay $30 a month for that!” (She and her husband bought the house about five years ago, and the system was already installed.)
I bit my tongue from saying more, but by not using the security system she already has, I think she is making a big mistake. People have the tendency to think they are safe in their homes and that other people’s houses get broken into, not theirs. However, it only takes one incident to shake this view. Still, many want to know — Is a home security system worth the expense? [Read more…] about Is a Home Security System Worth the Expense?