When my husband was honorably discharged from the military, we knew that we wanted to move to North Carolina. It is where we both grew up, and our families were still there for the most part. We had not lived there for nearly 20 years, so a lot had changed in the those two decades. We found the perfect house, but it was no longer in the perfect neighborhood. To be fair, with crime rates skyrocketing everywhere, that is an oxymoron now. We were not concerned though because we had looked up North Carolina ADT to find out how much it would cost to have our new home equipped with a state of the art security system.
We had considered just having some cameras installed since we have three big dogs, plus my husband was in special forces. We realized that was foolish though when criminals themselves have stated they avoid houses that have monitored security systems that are activated. When we looked at the prices, we were pleasantly surprised as well. Not only was it not going to cost a small fortune to have the security system installed, but we would be able to have an alarm on every door and window.
We had thought that it would cost too much money to make sure we were that secure, so it was nice to see that it was affordable not only for us, but for people who are not as well off as we are too. Also, the monitoring services were not as much as we had thought they would be too. We are both really happy that we did this, and it feels so great being home with all of our family and friends again. Feeling safe while here is just one of the really nice bonuses we have been experiencing.