My spouse and I were able to afford our first home because the town is right on the cusp of a high crime area. We got a great price on a good sized lot and a three bedroom, two bathroom home with a connected garage, our plan was to spend three years fixing up the place and then sell it at a profit. We saw that there were several properties in the section getting flipped. The town was undoubtedly changing in value, I felt a bit unsafe in the house. My spouse and I both work long hours. I often return home to an empty house.We considered getting a dog, but we weren’t home enough to handle the necessary care. I proposed a home security system. Although we didn’t intend to remain in the home long-term, I knew that a new security system would be a beneficial selling point. I was willing to pay the weekly fee for a monitoring business. I liked having the signs advertising the security supplier visible in the yard. Those signs, along with motion activated lights, helped to deter vandalism and break-ins. Anyone approaching the home could clearly see the video cameras mounted on every side. While many properties on our street experienced theft, my nice friend and I had no troubles. Anytime anyone knocked on the door, my nice friend and I could check the video feed and see who it was. We had the ability to lock and unlock the doors and turn lights on and off through an app on our iphone. If anyone entered without permission, the alarm would sound. The monitoring supplier would make sure the proper authorities were dispatched instantly. My spouse and I have since sold the home and moved to a much safer city. After buying a new house, one of my first improvements was to have a security system installed.