Last year, my home was burglarized.
I was six months pregnant, and I had left the house for about an hour to buy groceries. When I got back home, my back door was open. I should have known at that point that something was up, but I blamed my “pregnancy brain” and assumed I had just forgotten to close it.
I walked into my kitchen, and put down my grocery bags. Then, I walked into my den, and saw what could have been attributed to a tornado or hurricane. All our drawers had been opened, and our files had been torn apart. At that point, I screamed out loud, and left the house, calling the police on my cell phone.
When the police arrived, they took me through our home, and what I saw imprinted itself on my memory forever. My jewelry boxes were broken and empty. Our dresser drawers had been pulled apart, and our clothes covered every surface of our room. Our bedroom window, the burglars’ entrance point, was broken and covered in blood, and a few pieces of my underwear laid a path to the burglar’s escape, suggesting they had still been in the house when I arrived home.
Now, when I look back, I am thankful that this happened before Troy was born (and that the shock didn’t push me into early labor), but at the time, I was terrified. For a week, every time we came home, my heart beat would race as I imagined the worst. That’s when we decided to get a security alarm system.
We called a few of the most popular alarm companies and made appointments. But when they came over to discuss their products and prices, I began to feel violated all over again. Our security means so much to us, and it felt to us like these companies knew that, and were taking advantage of our fear.
Thankfully, my husband discovered SimpliSafe Home Security. We were able to order it through the mail and install it ourselves, saving a ton of money. The representatives we were in touch with assisted us with the installation and were helpful and kind. And the monthly fee is reasonable – less than half of what the other companies we talked to wanted to charge us. Best of all, there is no contract. That, more than anything, gives us the ability to trust our security company.
Thank you SimpliSafe - from the bottom of my heart!
Disclosure: I am a current customer with SimpliSafe, and I will receive a temporary discount for sharing my story. All opinions expressed are completely my own, and I am not influenced by any compensation I receive. Honesty is my highest aim.
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