Also a very good idea is to drive by the neighborhood all different days and hours and knock on a few doors and question existing homeowners. Better to be absolutely sure now then sorry later right Memphis?
Best of luck,
I like seeing the flashing light indicating my car alarm is activities. It communicates a message to the honest and dishonest. It does not necessarily mean the Starbucks I'm parked at is an issue.
Motion detector lights...the same thing.
Some buy those Radio Shack security monitors with the red flashing light to mount at the corners of their homes. They, of course, are fake, but it allows the honest and dishonest a moment to contemplate their next action.
How about the lock on your door? Do you have a dead bolt or simply a lock on the handle. Why?
How about those wrought iron gates at the drive way of those mansions in communities hidden behind wall and controlled access? What can one conclude from this?
Now, you failed to mention if the architecture of the area is conducive to wrought iron. Many of the Spanish style home in this area of Florida are very nicely presented with what may be identified as security bars. You did not mention if every home in the area had such security bars. That just might be significant.
Clearly, the information you want is found through local resources. Your real estate professional will be able to advise you where to look.
In the end, Debbie, it will mean what ever you want it to mean.