I like toys and gizmos.
I try to be realistic though and only treat myself to a new one if I think it’s necessary.
My latest idea is a drop of home security.
The Manor has developed into a somewhat back to front orientation. All our living is at the back of the place so I never see the front of the house unless I am going out. To give you an idea of the layout, if someone rings the doorbell I have to leave the back sunroom, cross the kitchen, through the lobby to the front room to the porch where I can finally open the door. It’s a bit of a pain in the arse if I am just going to send them away with a flea in their ear?
Daughter got a yoke recently where she just had to replace her doorbell. It’s neat. It triggers a wee camera whenever there is anyone outside the front of her house and she can view things on her mobile phone. So that got me thinking. But just replacing the doorbell would be no good if someone was going around the back of the house. Time for some research.
The best solution would be a wee camera mounted with a view of the gate. That would trap anyone entering or leaving the Estate as the gate is the only way in or out. It wouldn’t matter if they were heading for the front or the back door. It would also catch those delivery people who like to just leave a parcel in my recycle bin or wherever without ringing the doorbell.
My only quandary is which model to buy. There seems to be quite a choice. Whatever my choice, it looks like it will have to be delivered so I can’t see it in advance. I like to actually see what I am buying first. It also means reinstating my wifi to the front of the house which has been disconnected since Herself moved residence to the Back Room.