Good Advice from Where You Least Expect It
When my girlfriend of five years told me that she had been seeing a aries horoscope psychic to help her make decisions, I nearly broke up with her right then and there. The readers of this blog might understand where I am coming from; I have always stood strong and resistant against fraudulent claims. I loathe the idea of something taking advantage of anyone else, especially so the people that I love and care for. I especially dislike people who fall for those tricks, even if they are the people that I love. And yet, there was some reverent tone in her voice that told me she truly and well believed in this individual.
I decided to meet her for myself.
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.
The apartment that I live in now is one that I have lived in for five years. I first moved in because the rent was really cheap and it fit the small salary I got at my job. But since then, I’ve moved up salary-wise, and I was ready for a new place. I had been looking for places to rent when I came across http://www.heronwalk-apartments.com and noticed that I really liked the way the place looked.
But beyond looks, I needed some great amenities. The place I lived in for so long was pretty much barebones, and I wanted a place that had some extras that I could not previously afford.
This place is really beautiful. It looks high end, but when I looked at the prices for the apartment units themselves, I was really surprised to see that the prices were not high end prices! They offer two bedroom apartments for under $900 per month, and which was a lot less than some other places in my area were asking for.
The place is fully gated and you have to have a card to get into the gate. This pleased me for security reasons. They have a basketball court that is indoors, and I love to play with my buddies. They even have a place to wash your car on the property, which seems to be a rarity at other places. They had photos of their clubhouse online, which looked perfect for me to have get-togethers in with friends and family.
I worried that they would not have any available apartments, but when I called, they had three of them in my price range. I was able to fill out the application easily online and submit it. Later that day they called to say that I had already been approved and could move in within only weeks.
Even in areas of the world that most would consider safe, there is no guarantee that there will not be a freak robbery gone wrong or crazy person that does something weird. The end result can be potentially disastrous, so ignoring security because you think it is unnecessary can be a very bad choice. Maybe back in the day when nobody locked their doors or thought twice about trusting the people around theme it was okay, but in today’s society it is simply impossible to know everyone. ADT in San Diego understands this and while they hope that nobody will ever really need their service, they have it there just in case.
That is the ultimate goal of any security system, as being 100% reliable and consistent is the key to making sure you are safe. If a company provides decent service most of the time but is unavailable when you need it, it is flat out going to do no good for helping you. In fact it could even make things worse when you assume that it will be there to protect you but is actually not getting the job done. This is why ADT has a team of professionals monitoring their center 24/7.
Each of these staff members is trained to identify situations and handle them quickly in a professional and consistent manner. Rather than people having to call the police in a panic when something goes down, ADT will make the call and provide the dispatcher with every important detail about the situation and the location of it. This means the cops are more likely to arrive in time to prevent anything from happening, but it also helps that they will have information about whether homeowners are home or where the potential intruder is trying to get into the house.