Our house now has an alarm, thanks to Front Point Security. There's something amazing about being able to use my cellphone to check a live stream video of our living room, no matter where I'm at. And not only do I have access to video, but I can also review a list of the last 25 events that have occurred.
I've never lived in a place with an alarm. We never even locked the doors in the house I grew up in.. but since we've had a couple of prowlers, the cost is worth it for our sense of security.
One of my favorite shows to watch growing up was Keeping Up Appearances. My newly 'alarmed' house reminds me of an episode where Hyacinth Bucket's (pronounced Bouquet) husband forgets their wedding anniversary.
Have thirty minutes and need a laugh? Here you go!