We live in a very small town. There isn't a very high crime rate. Occasionally we have young people throw eggs at the house or let the air out of some tires. I suppose that could be considered criminal, but I think it's just a side effect of having teenagers in the house. Kids think the weirdest things are funny. Mainly, we do our best to be sure the garage door is closed overnight and the front door is locked, and we feel pretty safe. Once in a while we leave the garage door open all night or forget to lock the front door, and while that's not ideal, we still feel pretty safe.
If we lived in a bigger city, I might consider a wireless security system like one of the systems offered by Protect America. As with everything else, I'd want to find the best deal available, so their offer of Free systems (with savings of up to $595) got my attention. Also, I didn't know you can get up to 20% off your homeowner's insurance if you have a security system, did you? That could help to offset the monthly cost of home monitoring. Protect America has security packages designed to fit most budgets, and it sounds like they can be customized to fit your exact security needs, too. I'm not sure any of these systems would have helped with our egg or tire incidents, but the door and window contacts would have been a great help keeping a certain young lady we know from climbing out the window/sneaking out the door in the middle of the night. In that case, we probably would have needed the package with the most window contacts, one for each window of the house, but then, since our house is one story, that would only make sense anyway. That would probably mean going with their Bronze package, which includes 7 window or door contacts and a motion sensor, too.
Right now you don't just get the system free, but if you call the toll free number 877-470-2751 you'll also get two free keychain remotes with your order. For now, I'm just going to keep Protect America in mind - just in case we ever move to some place where we don't feel quite so safe.