I had been wanting my mom and dad to relocate for years. They had been living in New York City for the last 40 years, and I had been in Florida for the last 13. They come down to see me at least four times a year, and this last trip I finally convinced them to move here permanently. They found a really nice two bedroom house about three miles from me, and it had everything they needed other than a good security system.
My dad told me that if they can survive in The Big Apple for 40 years, they can surely live in peace here in Florida. It did not take long for me to convince him of the reasons he needed to have a security system here. If anything, it is more of a deterrent to commit a criminal act than anything else, but that is just for the criminal aspect of it. Security systems serve a purpose other than to protect against crime though. There are many people who use security systems because of the dangers that are inside the home too, and that was one of the reasons why I wanted them to have a system.
I know that most people have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes. I have them as well, but mine are connected to my ADT system. That means that if something would happen to go off, the monitoring service, which is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week, will be notified and can contact the proper authorities should I not answer their call. I like having that second layer of security for the inside of my house, and I know that my parents will enjoy having that too. It just gives a peace of mind that is worth every penny.