I have mentioned before that a good home security system can cost less than a gun in the long run.
ADT had an ad where they pointed out that a security system can call the cops if you aren't home. I think they even had one that was even more "anti-gun" in that it wasn't likely to kill a family member or friend, which I am sure caused apoplexy for gun loons.
Anyway, this company came to my attention with this blurb:
SimpliSafe was designed by our founder, a Harvard Engineer, with this principle in mind: Being Safe Should Be Simple. So he designed a security system that is easy to self-install, easy to purchase direct from us online, and doesn’t require a contract or a telephone line.I have installed and repaired security systems and this is one impressive little sucker. In fact, I would consider it if I didn't already have a security system installed. Hell, I am considering it, but it would require repainting my house (which was just repainted).
It would be nice if it had video capability, which my system has. Don't get dumb ideas about harassing me since "big bruvver" is watching you. CCTV has been used as evidence at least one high profile case in my area.
Also, I am a bit wary about the wireless and use of batteries, even if they are lithium.
Still, this system is so simple that the average gun loon could put it in without too much frustration.
That sure as hell beats having something which is more likely to kill a family member and might even be an attraction to criminals lying about the house.