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Old November 30, 2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Question for alarm system owners

A false alarm brought this potential problem to my attention.

The controls and status indicators for my home alarm system are located near the entry and exit doors for convenience when entering and exiting. Not a problem. My alarm system does call a bonded monitoring service, so 911 gets notified in case of an alarm. It works well enough unless the phone lines have been cut.

However, a false alarm in the middle of the night made something clear to me. I had to leave the bedroom, armed of course, and go to one of these controls to see which perimeter alarm had been tripped. Following conventional wisdom on this subject, I would prefer to remain in the bedroom at least until I could determine the nature of the intrusion or alarm.

So, should I go to the extra expense of putting a control/status indicator in the master bedroom?
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