I invested into a security system for my mother’s home.
It took me a while to talk her into it. She was convinced that the installation would require drilling holes into her walls and ceilings. She was sure the equipment would be bulky and ugly. She argued that she’d have difficulty operating it and be inconvenienced. I explained that modern security technology is entirely wireless and integrates into the home with no disruption. Everything from the window breakage sensors to the cameras are extremely compact and streamlined. I also promised her that today’s systems are especially user friendly. She was a bit afraid of the touchscreen display, but I showed her how to navigate through the different programs and features. She’s able to access monitoring and adjustment through her smartphone. When the security system was first installed, there were some difficulties. My mother set off the alarm by mistake several times. This wasn’t a huge problem. The monitoring company alerts both she and I to any disturbances. We simply need to provide a code word and they shut off the alarm. If we fail to answer with the proper code word, they alert the authorities. It makes me feel safer and more confident knowing that my mother is protected by the security system. My mother likes that she is notified when someone enters the driveway or steps up onto her doorstep. She can see who is there and speak to them. Her house is locked up tight at night, with no worries over a break-in or disturbance. She also has an emergency button she can push. Since she is 82 years old now, I feel better about her living alone now that she has the security system.