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Why I Wanted a Security System

I thought that the neighborhood that I lived in was pretty safe, and I guess it was up until about a year ago. I live on the outskirts of Tampa in a very small town, and crime just never touched us here other than juvenile pranks here and there. When houses started getting robbed though, I knew that the feeling of safety was probably gone forever. I debated on whether to call ADT Security in Tampa FL to get an alarm system installed and activated or if I should get a dog to scare away potential burglars.

When I was talking to my mom about it, she asked me if I really wanted a dog to risk his or her life for me just in the interest of saving a few possessions. She had a point that I hadn’t even considered, so I decided to call the security company instead. When I explained why I was calling and what my budget was, the rep I was speaking with was able to go over all of my options with me. I knew that I could have a security system without the monitoring, but that seemed like I would be on the losing end of the battle with that setup.

I wanted to have someone come help me if I was unable to call for help myself. I was not expecting anything to happen to me, but I wanted the peace of mind that I had the protection should something happen regardless. They were able to come out and install the security system for me, and I have 24 hour monitoring seven days a week. I feel so much better having this security system in place, and my neighbor is even getting one now too. I hope that crime still doesn’t touch us, but we are ready if it does.