Security dealer Power Home Technologies, Raleigh, N.C., provided a widow in Virginia Beach, Va. with an alarm system and peace of mind after finding out she had been sleeping with a hatchet under her pillow since a burglar stole her gun in late November.

Dave Kershaw, a Power Home Technologies representative, saw the woman’s story on a local TV station and made a visit to her home. In addition to the alarm system, which included an arm/disarm remote control, Kershaw offered to make regular phone calls to assist her with her new panel.

“We were moved by her story and wanted to help,” said Ben Brookhart, Power Home Technologies chief executive officer. “No one should feel unsafe in their own home. PHT is committed to giving homeowners peace of mind with a personal touch to our service.”

 A member of the Monitronics Dealer Program since 2011, Power Home Technologies reached its 50,000th customer in August. The company now offers service in more than a dozen states.