Technology brings me something new to watch

Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 05:07 PM.

Something odd happened the other day, or more accurately, the other night. My wife Ann’s bicycle was stolen right off our front porch. That morning like Abraham, Martin and John, we looked around and it was gone.

I guess the slug that took it needed a bike and felt he or she was “entitled” to ours. Needless to say, we were “irritated-off” but stuff happens. Often bumps like this cause a domino effect that pulls you in a new direction.

That’s what happened. We wished we’d seen it happen. I figured I could have prevented the theft and Ann figured she could’ve gotten off at least three shots. Did I mention she was really mad?

Anyway, we decided to take advantage of technologies that the NSA deploys. We decided to “spy” on our yard.

To that end I emailed ADT asking what they had available. We’ve used their interior alarm system forever and their recent TV advertising has been touting their security surveillance services. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to inquire.

Wow, I knew I was behind the tech wave but didn’t know how far. They sent a representative out to give us a rundown on services available and costs.

I was impressed. This isn’t an infomercial for ADT as a bunch of companies offer similar services. What really got my attention was how neatly these things worked and what they provided.

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