I followed the discussion of security cameras with interest as I’ve lived in places where I had them in the house (higher-crime city area) and places where I haven’t (low-crime rural area). As a woman who lives alone (except for pets) I completely understand the need.
I sat for a week for a HOs this summer who didn’t want to give me a key to the house because “she always left the doors open” due to her perception of low crime in the area. I actually had to search through the place after she left to find a key and lock up, because there is NO way I am going to stay in an unlocked house in an unfamiliar area. Also, there were (1) maids who came in to do laundry for the guest house on the property; (2) people coming and going who were boarding equines there; (3) guests coming on property who had rented the guest house; and (4) other people popping by. All friends of the HO but unknown to me.
There was an entry gate to the property but as one visitor commented “all her friends know or can guess the code” and it would be easy for someone to hop over the fence by the gate.
I’ve come to realize there were many violations of the THS rules by the HO but didn’t know this at the time, and she may not realize it either. I was also concerned that something would happen due to one of the many visitors and I would be blamed.
Has anyone else encountered an “inadequate security” situation?