All my life I have lived in Detroit and I learned a few things about staying safe! As many people know, Detroit has a rather high crime rate caused by economic hardship that is felt throughout the city. Many people have left, but for some of us, it’s a matter of pride that keeps us here. This is our place and we can fix it if all of us try hard enough.
That being said, you have to take special precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe. For instance, whether you rent or own a home, be sure to have a proper security plan installed by a reputable security service. I’ve heard numerous stories about homes, apartments, garages, etc. being burglarized only to find out that there was nothing besides a locked door to deter criminals from claiming their prize. Several times simply having a security alarm signaled by an open door or window is enough to drive burglars away. Of course, it’s nice to add all the little features like video surveillance and automated locks, but in this economy who can afford all the bells and whistles?
For those with the funds for it, a security system that monitors your lake house is a great option. In cases where the alarm is tripped, they will call and request a password to verify everything is alright. If they don’t confirm the password, then a call is sent immediately to 911 to dispatch the police.