is situated in such a way that as soon as an alarm is tripped we can access the pistol and be in the hallway in about ten seconds. That is way faster than anyone can get in the door (or window) and up the steps.
Having an alarm system will be a must whenever my wife and I can finally afford to live in a house instead of apartments. It would also make me feel WAY better about not having my gun right next to me outside of a safe.
Marine, NRA member, and constitutionally protected keeper and bearer of firearms