Installing a security system for my mother

My mother recently turned 81 years old.

She remains very active and independent.

She has no trouble driving herself wherever she needs to go. She mows and rakes her lawn, weeds the gardens and handles all of the household responsibilities. Despite her good health, I worry about her living alone. I make sure to call her every day and I usually stop in for a visit, but that isn’t enough. Last year, for Mother’s Day, I invested in a security system for her house. The security system includes motion-activated lighting, surveillance cameras, door locks, glass breakage sensors, smoke detectors and an alarm. Whenever someone enters the house, it’s necessary to punch in the security code. If the wrong or no code is provided, the alarm sounds and my mother and I both get alerted. If we fail to provide the password, the local authorities are notified. For the first several months after the security system was set up, my mother tripped the alarm multiple times. It took her a while to get used to the code. Now that she’s familiar with the operation of the security system, she really likes it. She likes that a chime sounds whenever someone pulls into the driveway. She just loves watching the footage from the security cameras on her ipad. She’s started feeding the neighborhood stray cats, and she watched them eat from the dish. I like that there’s a panic button. If there’s an emergency, she can just hit that red button to get help. The security system has given both my mother and I peace of mind.


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