Now that you've installed your ADT Home Security System, the temptation is to feel like you are Chuck Norris - completely prepared for anything. Of course you are not hoping for a burglary, but installing the alarm was the obvious preventative measure against burglary and the like... right???
Well yes and no. Yes, you invested in a great deterrent and in the event that someone does still try to come in, a VERY loud siren will sound.
The most brazen intruder will pause at the noise and realize that authorities are now being dispatched. After a bit, Norma, the neighbor whose nose is always way too far into your business, will have her nose in Berry The Burglar's business and calling detective "Gets-his-man" with a license plate number, the color of his socks and a description of just how far below his rump his pants are. (Norma, we all love you when there's trouble! Keep up the good work.)
While my personal story warrants a good chuckle, I don't think my response is a-typical of what other might do. So read on, feel free to laugh heartily at me, and get a mental snapshot of what not to do when your alarm sounds at your home. Not making my mistakes and fully utilizing the features of an alarm in a real emergency will help keep you and your loved ones safe.
How did I even figure out what NOT to do when the Alarm System Sounded?
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