My New Apartment is Perfect for Me

I knew that I was going to have to find a new apartment to live in. The rent kept going up in the one I had been living in for nearly ten years, and I just couldn't justify the expense when I was not getting anything better in return. A month before my lease needed to be renewed, I did an online search for East Hartford apartments. I wanted to see some of the other apartment complexes in the area, and I also wanted to see what sort of amenities they offer too.

I was taken with the Pavilions Apartments complex as soon as I saw it. There were actual pictures that I was able to look at, and it showed a lot of the things that are available there. I was impressed with the amenities that they have available for all of the apartment tenants. There are two pools so people are not crowded, and there are also multiple tennis and racquetball courts too. I had never played either one of them before, but I never had a place to see if I would enjoy playing them either. There were so many other community amenities and events that were available, but I had already been convinced with what I had looked at up to that point.

The next thing I wanted to see were the floor plans. I am quite particular about how I like things, which is definitely not cramped. I like an airy and open floor plan, and I also wanted to make sure that there would be ample storage, both in the kitchen as well as the bedroom because I do have a lot of clothes. The floor plan I looked at was the Hawthorne, and it is absolutely perfect for me. I did not renew my lease where I was because I was gone before it was even up.

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My Parents Are Home Security Experts

My parents bought a small house not far from me. I was thrilled that they were moving so close because prior to the move, they were nearly 900 miles away. Upon retirement, they wanted to be closer to their grandchildren, and it did not take them long to sell their house and buy this one here. It has everything they wanted too, with the exception of an ADT security system. They had one in their old house, and they didn't feel safe without having one here. I had told them that the town is very safe, and crime just doesn't exist in these parts.

The look they gave me made me feel like I was seven years old again. They explained that crime can happen anywhere, even in our little corner of the world. Just because it hasn't doesn't mean that we should become lackadaisical about it. They told me all the benefits of having an ADT security system, and I was sold on the idea. Not just for getting them one either, because I wanted one at my house too by the time they were done telling me all they can do with their own system.

My parents are not the typical senior citizens who are afraid of technology. They embrace it, which means they have their home security system at their fingertips, no matter if they are at home, my house, or even a thousand miles away. They are able to control lights in the house, move cameras, view videos, control their temperature, and even turn on and off appliances that they have set up to do that. I was simply amazed, and I had my own system installed the same day they had theirs installed. I have to chuckle thinking about it, because I am supposed to be the tech savvy one in the family!

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Keeping Yourself Safe in America

Burglary is the felony of breaking into and entering the house of another during the day or during the night with the intent to steal. More than six million American homes are burglarized every year. Burglary represents one of the major fears for many American households. Americans work hard for their home and their possessions, and the last thing they want is for their home to be violated and their valuables taken away which is how ADT Security can help. Even if you live in the most rural of areas, areas that are generally considered safe, your home can be burglarized. Therefore, taking the steps necessary to protect your home and your valuables makes sense no matter where you live.

The first thing you should consider to protect your home is a home security system. The best way to find the perfect home security system is to look online. Go only with a company that is considered top of the ranks when it comes to home security. That means that their reputation needs to be solid. You don't want to work with a home security company that is anything less. When looking for that top home security company, look for a home security company that has more than one monitoring center. This is one of the most important things you should look for. A home security company that has only one monitoring center may not be able to help you if their one center goes down. Also, if the home you want to protect is located in America, make sure the company's monitoring centers are located throughout the United States and not in some other country. Finally, make sure that the home security company offers 24 hour a day monitoring.

Another example of what you can do to protect your home is to have proper locks on your doors. One inch deadbolt locks are a good investment. Also, don't leave keys under the mat or something similar. Burglars are too smart for that. Instead, give your keys to a trusted neighbor or friend if you need to leave keys.

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