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Sunday December 14th, 2014

Posted at 11:00am

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A local family is sleeping a lot easier at night after being surprised with a new security system.

“It was just another night,” says homeowner Heath Keane of Leamington. In June of this summer, Keane’s wife Carrie woke to noise in the middle of the night. “She was screaming like I’ve never heard before,” he said.

Coming downstairs to investigate, Keane was confronted by the intruder. “He came up with a knife at me.”

“It only lasted a few minutes. I’m still shocked,” Keane recounted. The intruder left the home and was later apprehended by police with the K-9 unit.

Reacting to the amount of high-profile home invasions this year, Security ONE had invited the general public to nominate deserving families to receive a free Smart Home Security System. “We also included our 5 Diamond Certified monitoring, and our Total Connect app,” said Corey Robertson, Director of Marketing. “The app allows them see the video cameras in real-time, as well control the entire system from a smart phone or tablet.”

Robertson says that they received over 120 nominations, narrowed it down to six finalists, and received over 710 votes.

In addition to security systems, Robertson says there are many other things you can do to protect your home and family. “If we get a dusting of snow while you’re away, have a neighbor pull in and out of your driveway or walk up to the door to check the mail. When it looks like no one is home, that’s when criminals see a target.” He also advises not putting boxes from expensive electronic items out with the recycling, keeping Christmas presents out of plain view from windows, and says that you should never post a countdown to your vacation on Facebook or other social media sites. “Christmas should be a time of joy,” Robertson says. “The reality is there are people who will take advantage of that.”

Christmas for the Keane family will be a lot more peaceful this year. “You never get that image out of your head,” Carrie confessed. “There have been a lot of sleepless nights.”

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