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Turn off the alarm?
I would not, nor have I ever had a regular house alarm...that's just me. I have, however, always had an agressive dog (or two). We had to put our Rhodesian Ridgeback down about 6 months ago...he was the perfect alarm. He was alert, protective, bold and agressive. We will get another RR some day soon. For now we have an Irish Wolfhound pup...just turned 7 months (31 inches at the shoulders and 90 lbs). She's a marshmellow, doesn't bark much, but her size through the windows is impressive. Visitors at the door do back up.
A good dog will beat any alarm...IMHO.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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I'd say Silence the audible alarm but not the signal to the security company. Alarms are LOUD and especially if your sleepy it can be disorienting. Silence it and then LISTEN for footsteps/rustling/running etc.
By letting the alarm stay on you lose a valuable sense. Hearing. If the person's desire is to hurt you. You won't be able to hear them coming with the alarm blaring.
I know with our ADT alarm panels at work if you add one to the last digit of your code it will allow you to enter the building but it will call the police.
For example if your code is 1234 you would type 1235 if you're in distress.
If someone is holding you at gunpoint and tells you to enter the code. If you enter 1235 it will disable the Audible alarm and trigger a "Distress" silent alarm to ADT / Police.
I don't know if this would work at home. But it can't hurt to give your security company a call.
Exodus 22:2 "If a thief is caught breaking in and is struck so that he dies, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed"
Excellent plan! It allows for definitive statement of intent by the dirt bag; it allows you the maximum safety and warning of attack; even in Chicago, it would be hard for an overambitious prosecutor to charge you with recklessness or worse.
Thanks for posting it,
We must play out certain scenarios in our head and be prepared.
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My alarm is a Doberman and a Rottweiler mutt so I can't turn them off but I can set them on whatever idiot thought it would be a good idea to break into my house.