Alarm systems are everywhere nowadays. You can see the yard signs on every block. There is no shortage of alarm companies out there that want to sell you a system either. I was suspicious of the claims of many, then I found a website for home security systems that helped us get the exact system we needed for our home. There have not been any burglaries on our block. Our cars have been safe whether parked on the street or in our driveways. The kids can leave their bicycles out all night, and there is really not any sort of theft or even petty shenanigans going on. However, the neighborhood changes just a couple of blocks away.

The bad part of town is encroaching on our quiet little cul de sac.…