Posted on August 23, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Thursday, Aug 23 at 10:26 PM
San Antonio mother Tereka Chance and her son, Amari, are very close. They are so close they actually shared a room for nine years - not by choice, but out of fear.
Tareka's son has autism.
“He would wake up and scream," she said. "He would move and you would never know what he was doing or where he was going.”
She says Amari doesn't know the difference between right and wrong.
“He wouldn’t know if he was in danger basically.”
For years, Tereka kept Amari safely by her side, afraid to take her eyes off him for even one moment until she heard about Vivint, a home alarm system.
“It's home automation, meaning you can lock and unlock your front door. You can have cameras in your home, "Tereka explained. "You can change your thermostat all from your phone or computer, as well monitoring your security system.
“If I’m in my room I don’t have to worry about him going out the door because it will tell me and I can get to him.”
Tereka said she also likes that the system's intercom would notify her if someone opened the door or a window.
Tereka has had the home automation system for two months and says her life has change for the better. Amari now sleeps in his own room.
"Now I feel a lot safer with him when he’s in his own room," she said.
While their relationship remains close, Tereka says she now has her freedom.
“I love it. I can’t see myself without it," said the mom.
For more information on Vivint you can log on to the company's website Vivint.com