> I always found security systems to be tedious and pointless depending. If you get
> robbed often maybe.
Such a weird thing to say. Getting robbed often? That might apply to gas stations or something but I think repeat home robberies of the same place are fairly uncommon. Unless the thieves didn't bring a big enough truck and decided they had to come back?
> Monthly plans are just expensive. Living in constant fear would
> suck. Peace of mind is nice but if it makes my life harder why do it.
I think peace of mind makes life easier. As you said, living in constant fear would suck. If someone wants to spend money to obtain a measure of peace, that seems perfectly reasonable.
People like to get warranties on things like cars and electronics. Even the return policy at stores or factory warranty included with most products provides some peace of mind to people. And that protection is baked into the cost of those goods.
People buy medical insurance because they don't want to live in constant fear of losing their shirt. All it takes is one unexpected hospital stay and you could be facing tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in bills.
Heck the whole concept of insurance is simply trading a certain amount of money for peace of mind.
> My area only
> has robberies if the door is unlocked.
Congratulations on living in a low crime area. Those typically have more expensive home prices or rent than similar areas with higher crime.
Which again translates into paying more for peace of mind, compared to those who either can't afford your kind of area or choose to live in higher crime areas for other reasons.
> Most thieves don't smash windows of cars to
> get in minus a near by neighbor who left expensive equipment in the back seat. Thieves
> will steal if it is easy and or profitable. Simply don't place a target on your back.
Would publicly proclaiming you think home security is a waste of money be considered putting a target on your back? (Good thing this is a small site and not something like Facebook)
Kind of reminds me of those old commercials for LifeLock identity theft protection where the CEO gave out his social security number as part of thr advertisements...
...and subsequently had his identity stolen over a dozen times.https://www.wired.com/2010/05/lifelock-identity-th...
> Even buying a sticker claiming to have a security system can help deter thieves.
> Plenty of people buy dummy cameras.Buying
cameras... that sounds like it costs money too!
Sounds like there are lots of ways to spend money on peace of mind.