The following is a post sponsored by Watchbot.
That means they gave me a camera and asked me to review it and share my thoughts on it. They did not influence my opinion AT ALL and I told them that I would be brutally honest, good or bad from the get-go. Here’s what I thought:
Mobile home security is essential.
Four years ago, our home was robbed while we were away and I learned a lot from it.
We were going on a weekend fishing trip and was pumping gas at our local station before taking off. While pumping the gas an old schoolmate started a conversation while he was pumping his own gas and I told him where we were going. I didn’t think anything of it. Heck, I had known him my entire life! Our hometown is a typical small town and I knew every family and every secret there. I guess you never know anyone like you think you do though; he had became addicted to pain pills and was looking to score his next fix apparently. He knew where we lived and knew we were going to be gone for 2 days and he took full advantage of it.
Two days later, we came home to a mess. The garage was practically empty. He had taken our welder, weed-eater, push mower and every tool we had. He filled up an entire 4 door sedan with our stuff. He had tried to get in the house but thankfully didn’t.
The only thing that helped us catch him and get our possessions back was a neighbor seeing the car drive up in our driveway. She was able to describe the car and said when it came out of the driveway it was so loaded down that the trunk was practically touching the ground. She didn’t think nothing of it until we called and asked if she seen anything suspicious over the weekend. That gave us a starting point and we tracked him and the items down ourselves by knocking on doors, putting up flyers and basically being our own detectives. At no time did the police help us until I had enough witnesses and proof to show them. They wouldn’t even come to the house! I do not recommend this action but desperate times call for desperate measures. Thankfully, he was eventually charged and got 3 months jail time. He was out in less than 60 days.
That burglary was the final straw and was the main reason we decided to move out of our hometown. I realize that is drastic but southern West Virginia is not the place I grew up. Peace of mind is priceless and moving away from there was essential for me after that incident. I felt my daughter deserved to be raised in a better place, too. While I’m only 2 hours away, I feel like it’s an entire world away and I feel much more secure.
- Never tell anyone that you don’t know very well that you are going on a trip.
- Invest in a good security camera. Had I had him on camera robbing us the police would’ve taken us a lot more seriously and might have even helped us.
The security camera I use now is the Watchbot.
It’s only good for the month of March, 2013
I don’t review many products. I feel that I’m here to help you, not try to sale you something. If I do review a product, I will be honest about it.
It did take me a day or so to get the hang of everything but after a couple tries I figured it all out.
The camera I had was around $100 and all it did was sit in one position and record to a flash drive. No sound, no night vision and certainly no moving it from my computer or phone.
I don’t make commission and I’m not an affiliate but I was asked to review the product and I’m glad they did.
As always, thank you for reading Mobile and Manufactured Home Living!
- Night Vision, Position Control and Sound
- Ability to View From Phone, Tablet or Computer
- Works Great
- Power Chord is too Short
- Computer Interface is Bulky