Owning a home is a major milestone for any family. When you are renting your house, it never really feels like it’s yours. You can decorate it, paint walls if it’s OK with the property owner, and add your personality, but you can only personalize it so much. Ultimately, you’re in someone else’s space. However, when you buy your home or build a house, it is truly yours. 

It is something you want to protect, and you want to keep the occupants safe as well. One of the most frightening thoughts about homeownership is the potential for fire.

Pros and Cons of Self-Monitored Systems

Friday, 25 September 2020 18:37

If you own your own home in the foothills or piedmont of North Carolina, you have the peace of mind of knowing you made a great investment. From Statesville to Wilkesboro and all points in between, our area is always growing. People enjoy moving here for a variety of reasons, including beautiful views of rolling hills and mountains, pristine rivers and streams, an abundance of outdoor activities, and a thriving economy. However, one of the most desirable parts of living in our area is the promise of friendly neighbors. Our communities are full of people who care about each other and look out for one another. They make your house feel like home. 

Unfortunately, even in the quietest towns and neighborhoods, burglaries can occur and shatter your family's sense of security. It just takes one break-in to violate your sense of peace.

Buying a home is a major milestone for you and your family. It is an opportunity to make a space that is truly and completely yours. You can personalize it in a way you can't with a rental. It is the place you will watch your family grow and entertain friends and neighbors. If you have small children, they will learn how to ride a bike, read and write, and overcome academic challenges. It is where you will take prom photos, learn big news, and potentially play with grandchildren one day. 

Unfortunately, your new home may also be a target for nefarious characters who would consider burglarizing it. Whether you are in the city or suburbs, home invasions and robberies are a possibility for every homeowner.

If you own or run a business, you are faced with daily operational challenges, human resources headaches, and all kinds of difficult situations. There may not have been a time more challenging to be in your position as you try to navigate operating during a pandemic. You also get to experience daily victories and triumphs that you can enjoy with your team. It can be a roller coaster, but most wouldn’t have it any other way.

With so much on your plate, you probably do not want to think about security and surveillance cameras any more than you absolutely must. Besides the cost incurred by purchasing, installing, and operating them, you want to believe in and trust your customers and staff. Unfortunately, too often business owners do not consider cameras until something bad happens on their property and they are wishing they had video evidence. 

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