Several months ago my husband and I had a new home security system installed.
Not because we've had a problem but frankly, times aren't what they used to be. We've had someone go through our cars in the driveway and even in our carport but no issues with the house. I figure the car deals were kids because they didn't take anything....just looking for cash. They did take money neighbors had left in their vehicles.
Back to my story. They tested the system the day they installed it but off and on I've wondered if it really was working. We turn it on, we turn it off, but really...how do you know? This morning, the one day I took off work and could have slept a bit late, my husband forgot to turn it off when he went to get the paper. It works. And that's all I have to say about that.