I Have A Burglary To Thank.
by Marc Berner
These days I am very much security conscious and my home is just about as protected as it can be. I have a burglary to thank for that.
As a much younger man I shared a rented apartment with another guy. We were pretty typical young men with not much on our minds but beer and babes. A night out, which was most nights, meant we returned home around five of the AM. Out most of the day too. Never a thought for security, we often left a window open or the door to the apartment unlocked.
As you will guess the inevitable happened. We waz robbed.
What was stolen is not important – now. But that burglary had an effect upon me. At first I was more than a little nervous. Hiding my fear was not easy and I suspect that my roommate guessed how I felt and felt the same himself.
That fear stayed with me for several years. I also became reluctant to buy stuff. What was the point in acquiring gadgets and gizmos for a thief to walk off with them. Luckily I moved on from that way of thinking. Why let crooks control your life?
I now acquaint myself with ways to protect my home, hence I am on your site. I also have a top grade security system that links straight to help. My wife used to think me a little obsessive and cranky about security, but I’m glad to say that she now takes the matter as seriously as I do. Thank you for the opportunity to tell my story.