I’ve lived our whole life in a small farming community in the northeastern part of the country, then my hubby and I own and work the same grape vineyards that belonged to her great Grandpa, then growing up in our rural area, no a single ever uneasy about locking the doors to their house, then we tended to leave our cars unlocked with the keys dangling from the ignition, and kids walked to each other’s houses and the people I was with and I often held neighborhood barbecues.
Over the years the safety of our small neighborhood has deteriorated, however there are frequently stories of tools being stolen out of garages. A buddy of ours had a dirt bike stolen, and the people I was with and I think several people who’ve had their cars broken into and vandalized. About a year ago, there was a series of beach home invasions; During the middle of the morning, while everyone are at work, the robbers kicked in the doors of these houses and grabbed anything of value that was easy to carry. They stole money, jewelry, tablets, blu ray players, Ipods and all sorts of things. My beach home was a single of those that was targeted, however coming beach home to find the front door wide open, dirty footprints across the carpet and several of our possessions missing was devastating, but i no longer felt safe in the house. My hubby and I right away invested into a beach home security system. We now have surveillance cameras, outdoor lighting, window sensors and automated door locks. If anyone tries to get into the locked home without the common code, the alarm sounds. The local authorities are notified, and our hubby and I receive a email alert on our iphones. We also have real time footage of every angle of the property through the cameras.