My husband is extremely casual about home security.
He’s usually the last one to go to bed at night, and he most often forgets to lock the door. He likes to step outside for a smoke, so me locking up before I go to sleep is pointless. Whenever he needs a tool from the shed, he forgets to lock the door. He typically leaves the door standing wide open. Anyone who happens to drive by can see our complete selection of power and hand tools. They know we keep a very expensive power washer, miter saw and table saw in there. When he leaves for work in the morning, he rarely closes the garage door. We have kayaks, bicycles and ladders in the garage that anyone could simply walk in and take. He’s also prone to leaving his truck sitting in the driveway, unlocked, with the keys in the ignition. It’s amazing that we haven’t had everything we own stolen. I am worried about both theft and security. Leaving doors wide open and unlocked presents an easy target. I am constantly following my husband around, closing things and locking up after him. I’ve started researching security systems. I would like automated locks on the doors that I can control from an app on my smartphone. I’d be able to verify that the front and back doors are secure from virtually anywhere. I’d also have access to real time video from motion activated cameras. My concern is that my husband will constantly set off the alarm. I’m not sure that I can get him to punch in codes and actually use the security system.