House alarm goes off, what to do?
A few nights ago I was awoken by my house alarm. I heard some glass break and within 2 seconds the siren was screaming. For whatever reason, I knew the wifes cat that had knocked over a vase.
I quickly got up and silenced the siren, called the company to tell them it was false. As I was on the phone with the company I toured the house, near the glass-break sensors. Surely enough, I noticed a downed vase that caused the problem.
As I laid back down after all of this, I realized I handled it pretty poorly. I should never assume anything. I should have at least armed myself before shutting off the alarm. Stupid Pepsico!
Then I thought.. Should I shut off the alarm? And that's my question here.
My thought is that in the future, the alarm goes off, why not leave it going while I arm myself and check out the potential danger? The bad thing is that I won't be able to hear said bad guy. But he won't be able to hear me, and since I have knowledge of our house, I believe that gives me upper hand. Any ideas? I can make points for it either way.