Paul, there is a reason mine is set up the way it is. Mine is monitored with PIR sensors active or inactive. ie level 2 or 3I have also seen safe's contacted like Kingcreek mentioned, but don't know how much good it would do, since it should have gone off before they got there anyway.
I don't know exactly how it was done, but had a customer tell me he was going to hook up the handgun safe he purchased from us and mounted next to his bed to his alarm system similar to a panic button. If the safe was opened when the alarm was on, meant he needed 911 to respond. Sounds like it could be a good idea.
It is pretty rare for me to see a residential safe wired to the alarm, although it is very common on commercial units. On high dollar applications, it's not unusualy for the safes to have their own system, seperate from that of the business.
I'll bet your right.Right now it's $300 and a new bottle of Jack Daniel's sitting on top of the safe. I'm betting the crackhead takes the money and runs.