I just read a discussion on the merits and demerits of gun safes which brought to my mind the subject of home security in general. I have a home security system with all doors alarmed, sound alarm (window breakage, etc), motion sensor alarm, and smoke detection. I know, from experience, that if the disarm code is not answered within one minute, or incorrectly, the homeowner is telephonically contacted to provide a "secret" disarm code. Failing that, the police are notified. In my case the police station is 2-3 minutes away (small town). The system also has battery backup. I would like to hear comments on the efficiency and reliability of this type of security.