Our weather in March was very unusual in how warm it was. I saw a stat that said it was the warmest March on record for the United States. Now that it's April, the temps have dropped back to normal. One thing I noticed while the weather was so warm, was seeing all these news reports of burglaries in areas not too far from our home. We live in a decent area with pockets of neighborhoods that are less safe. When I was asked by an affiliate to write about home security systems, at first I didn't know what I would say. But then I remembered all these news reports I was hearing. They were saying that with the weather being nicer and people leaving more windows and doors open or unlocked, the home robberies were increasing. It did make me a little nervous, since I love throwing open our windows and having our front doors open to just the screen door for the nice cross breezes through the home. It did have me be more careful to lock everything up when I was leaving and to make sure we locked up at night. But for the most part, I feel pretty safe.
I was at a friend's house recently and noticed they had a new ADT security system. I guess there had been some burglaries very close by, and they felt much safer after the system was installed. It reminded me of what my dad did when we were growing up. He never wanted to pay for a full security system so he just put up huge stickers all over the doors and windows that said "THIS HOME PROTECTED BY ADT" or something like that. It makes me laugh just to think about it.
So I don't think we'll be getting a security system anytime soon, but being contacted by my affiliate had me thinking about ways to be more safe. Here is their link: ADT Baltimore.
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