Got my first home security system installed a week or so ago. All doors, windows, motion, glass break, and fire. I even had my garage included. It is all monitored with 2-way communication capability to the monitoring company. Also has panic buttons for police, fire, medical. I have to say it really does give me a greater sense of security for when we are all home, when just I'm gone and the family's home, and when we are all out of town. Kind of like carrying, it is not a guarantee but it sure improves your odds of an early warning if you are at home or cutting someone's visit short if you're not. Either way, I personally feel like it is a wise investment. Any other thoughts on home security systems?