When my cousin told me that she and her husband was moving close to where I live, I was so happy. She has been my best friend for as long as I can remember, and it was hard living so far away from her. The only thing I was not excited about was that the home they bought is in a neighborhood that is right on the edge of where crime often happens. This was a concern of theirs as well, and they had already found a company that installs ADT in Chicago.
That definitely made all of us feel better, especially because I know first hand how good ADT is. We have had it ever since we bought our own home here outside of Chicago. We got ours mainly for the home automation features, while they were getting theirs to deter criminals. I knew that just having the signs in the yard would make anyone think twice about doing something at their house. The system they have includes cameras, and it is very obvious that the cameras are there. Anyone who would want to break into their house would definitely see the cameras and know that their every move is being recorded.
They have cameras at each door going outside, and there are sensors on all of the doors as well. If someone rings their doorbell, they can look to see who is at the door before opening it. They can even talk to the person at the door without opening it too. Knowing that they have this level of protection makes moving right next to an area that has had increased crime lately a little bit easier. It is also nice that the police are patrolling the area more frequently too. Between that and the security system, it definitely brings better peace of mind.