He felt family security was the most important thing we could do for our home, before we could do any other projects. He reminded me that he'd be deploying the next year and wanted the peace of mind that we'd be safe, in our home.
So, I searched the net, researching sites, like homesecurityfamily.com, and systems and found ADT to be the best option out there. I set it up with the company and got-the-job-done. The system was installed by a very helpful, knowledgeable guy: doors, windows, motion sensors, smoke alarms, the works, and let me tell you, I am SO happy we did it.
Horatio has been gone for nearly 17 months now and every night, I rest more easily seeing the red light on my security system key pad, indicating the system is armed. Of course I always check to make sure my doors are locked, but feel secure knowing my home is monitored for security. They also gave us stickers for windows and a sign for the front yard, indicating our house is protected.
You can't put a price on peace of mind. That's what I always tell my friends when they are considering whether to get a security system or not. What could be more important to spend money on than something to keep your family safe?
It's only about $1 a day when you break it down.
Knowing an alarm will sound if anyone ever tries to get into our house, uninvited, keeps me calm and allows me to be free to worry about anything else that might be on my plate. It's nice to have at least one responsibility left for someone else, while I shoulder everything else these days.