I was really excited to buy a house way out in the middle of nowhere.
- I appreciate the privacy, peace and quiet.
I work long hours at a job with a great deal of stress and responsibility. I look forward to getting out of the chaos and noise of the city and driving home. Because I work late most nights, I arrive home in the dark. There is no one around for miles and miles. It can be a little frightening. I was worried about a break-in, and me walking into a disastrous and dangerous situation. I also had concerns about fire. A security system has provided the perfect solution. My property is now outfitted with multiple surveillance cameras that are motion-activated and provide real-time video. Whether I’m at home, at work or stuck in traffic, I receive alerts on my phone. So far, I’ve only caught images of raccoons, deer, fox, opossums and squirrels in my yard and on my doorstep. There are sensors on all of the windows that let me know if anyone opens one or breaks the glass. Through an app, I can lock and unlock the doors, including the garage door for delivery men. I can even converse with them through a speaker on the porch. One of my favorite features is the ability to open the garage door as I pull into the driveway. I can drive right inside and shut the door behind me. Motion-activated lights along the driveway, in the garage and inside the house come on automatically. If someone were to access the house without my permission, a very loud alarm would sound. Although there is no one nearby to hear it, I would hope that alarm would scare them off. The monitoring company would immediately contact me and ask for a pre-arranged code. If I fail to provide the right code, they alert and send the authorities. The security system includes smoke, carbon monoxide and moisture detectors.