While government studies point to summer being the most active time of the year for burglaries, it’s safe to say that the idea of your house being robbed while decked out for the holidays is even more gutting. It’s a time of giving, a time when you’ve got lots of goodies either sitting under the tree or hiding in your closet (yes, the kids know that everything is in there, and they’ve already looked to see what they’re getting; but everyone has agreed to just not say anything out of respect for the season). It’s a time when you’d like a little more assurance that when you go out to your office holiday party, everything is going to stay right where you put it.
I haven’t found a security system yet that gives me everything I want: automated lighting when I’m away, a video camera to see what’s happening at my house, and just good ol’ monitored alarms. But I think I’ve finally found a combo that works.
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