Worry and concerns bordering on paranoia permeates American society. It is made manifest in political rallies, speeches, and campaign promotion. It is at the root of divisions about the proper role of firearms in the society, and heated discussion about possible regulation. And you see it on display in television commercials for medication, lawyers, and insurance.
And, according to recent studies, it is affecting our sleep. One survey found that an estimated 53% of Amerians never experience uninterrupted sleep due to an urge to investigate noises at night. Many respondents said that they investigate noises even if they are reoccurring or are familiar.
In another study 2,000 people were polled about routines at bed time. Almost overwhelmingly home security was the primary focus. More than 80% of the people polled said that they checked door locks one or more times before retiring.
A poll conducted by OnePoll for Arlo, a smart home component company, revealed that 66% of the people surveyed realized that being overly cautious was unhealthy. But they also acknowledged that it was needed for them to feel safe in their home.
There is a persisitent legend in collector automobile circles that when Nash introduced seat belts as an option, sales fell. Surprisingly there is a grain of truth in the story. The company had not properly explained the benefits of the option and as a result, a rumor began circulating that the cars were unsafe.
Likewise when the Ring security systems that included door bell cameras were first introduced. The company’s research department was startled to find that in an initial customer satisfaction survey there was an increase rather than a decrease in the overall sense of security. The systems had resulted in an increased awareness about what happened in the neighborhood in the early hours of the morning.
But this study inadvertently revealed a primary culprit in home insecurity, television viewing habits. Fans of true crime programs, horror movies, or crime dramas were more than twice as likely to be overly nervous about home security. The number dropped noticeably when respondents switched to a comedy program at least a half hour before bed.
Key to alleviating bed time anxiety is a professionaly installed security system, or a monitored security system. Trained technicians will work with the home or property owner to develop a system tailored to individual needs. And a trained technician can alleviate the Nash syndrome by answering questions and working with the owner in development of the system.
Further alleviating frustrations or undue worry is accomplished by retaining the services of a local company that keeps abreast of security system developments, that ensures its employees are trained, and that has a good reputation within the community. And that takes us to Baron Services.
In Bullhead City, Arizona and the Colorado River Valley, Baron Services is a leading provider of security systems. And for new home construction they can work with with the contractor to prewire for a security, surround sound, telephone, internet, cable or satellite TV system.
If you are concerned about things that go bump in the night, peace of mind is just a phone call away. Call Baron Services today for all of your home security needs.
Written by Jim Hinckley of Jim Hinckley’s America