Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thoughts on burglar alarms

I was up a little later than usual last night. I couldn’t get my mind off the details of a true crime story book that I was reading. It’s about a gruesome murder of two women in their 20’s inside their own house in Napa Valley, California. I know we’re in a safe neighborhood in this small community but I can’t help but worry that some random acts of violence could possibly happen just about anywhere in the world. For some reason, I felt I was no longer safe in our own house last night. I don’t usually turn on the lights when I had to get up in the middle of the night for bathroom trips but it was different last night. Not only did I turn on the night lamp but I woke up hubby to tell him I’m going to the bathroom to pee, lol. I shouldn’t have been reading books of this kind but what can I do, it’s a genre I’m interested to read.

While I was desperately trying to get some sleep last night, I had thoughts about whether it’ll be practical to install an effective security system in the house. Many people have done this and if this would make your family safer and secured, I’d say there’s nothing wrong about the idea. I believe there are so many different kinds of burglar alarms in the market that deciding which one to get can be difficult at times. A lot of websites give helpful tips and buying guides for first time or reluctant buyers like me. I would say most companies would even assist you with the installation process. It feels good to know that you've taken extra steps to ensure the safety of your belongings and of course your loved ones.

2 replies:

CastoCreations said...

I think they are a waste of time, personally. Because by the time the alarm goes off and alerts someone, the criminals are either already in the house or grabbing what they want and dashing off. It doesn't usually happen the way the commercials show it where the bad guy hears the alarm and runs off. And if he's intent on harming you he'll do it anyway and the police are always further away than we need them.

Not to mention how often they go off 'accidentally' and make all the neighbors mad. lol

So no security system for us.

Bchai said...

My parents have one installed in the house, and most of the new homes built around the area often have the option of placing one in the home. I can't remember the company they're with, but I did set it off one time, and when the alarm company called the house, I totally forgot the secret password. Needless to say, the police showed up in 5 minutes, and I had to prove that I was the owners' daughter (via pictures, etc.). Also, you get like 3 or 4 accidental alarm trips, and any more will cost you. LOL.