To me the alarm system is even more important than the gun safe. I have both and a dog and insurance, check with your local police and sheriff's department and talk to them about response times, mine is probably less than fifteen minutes, that gives someone only fifteen minutes to get in and steal something and get out, not much time when anything of value is in the safe or locked up or hidden. The alarm system also detects fires and notifies the fire department.
If you have just the safe and no alarm system, a thief can take their time to try and defeat your safe and unless it is a very expensive heavy steel safe it can be done with the right tools or your own tools that you left in the house.
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