Friday, April 30, 2010

Home Security System -- Is it right for you?

The New York Times notes that home security systems by themselves may not be great. But if many houses in your neighborhood have them, they tend to drive down the burglary rate. In addition, burglars who are "smash and grab" tend to leave quickly and take less. Insurance companies also provide discounts if you have a security system.

But the story notes that the police response to an alarm may be slow and superficial, just a drive down the street -- usually the officer is not getting out of the car.

We have a vicious dog, Maggie, who scares the mailman every day!

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