Someone broke into our house while we were at work yesterday. Needless to say we're not happy, but it could have been much worse so we're trying to be philosophical about it. The gut reaction from myself and all my friends and family is to get a burglar alarm. I have some questions though....... Who here has one? Has it even done its intended job and actually stopped an attempted burglary in its tracks? What sort of things do I NEED and what can I do without? Is "Back to base" monitoring a waste of money? Is an alarm that can dial my number good enough? Feel free to share any knowledge or experiences which may help us make an informed decision. Thanks in advance.