Monday, July 27, 2009

When burglars arrive with a knock at night


A client of mine came up to me at a meeting on last week, and thanked me for installing a security system in his home. The story he relayed to me sent chills up my spine. He and the members of his family were asleep, when he heard the doorbell ring. It was 2 o’clock in the morning. He thought that it was strange and ignored it. Five minutes later he heard someone kicking or pounding on his back door. He pressed the panic button on his security system and the perpetrator ran off into the night. He was thankful that the police were dispatched and that his family was safe.
We are now discussing surveillance cameras with night vision capability. These cameras are becoming more common place in homes to compliment security systems. The surveillance cameras often come with a DVR that can record the events of numerous cameras at once. They are often IP addressable allowing them to be viewed offsite from a remote location over a high speed internet connection. The best thing about camera systems, such as these, is that they help convict the thugs that commit these acts. Sadly, most people don’t see the need to take this step until something bad happens. The criminals are becoming more brazen and the need for security has never been greater.
It is an honor and privilege to protect my clients from the bad elements of the world. I would love to see a world where my services are not needed, but this will not be the case. I do believe that we can make a difference, not only in providing more security, building more jails, but by building better relationships and working with youth. If we can turn around just one child, other than our own, from falling under negative influences, we may prevent more homes from being burglarized than I will ever sell and install security systems to in a lifetime. However, just like alarm monitoring is an investment, getting involved in the community takes an investment of time and resources. What is given to the good of the community will come back multiplied. I encourage all my readers to get involved, because we can all reach someone. The only way we can fail is to not try.

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