An elderly couple are woken by armed robbers in their bedroom at 1am, in a sleepy village. They were tied up and cash and valuable jewelry stolen.
Why didn’t they have an alarm?
When I settle down in front of the TV in the evening, I set the alarm. This covers back and front doors, and the garage. When it is time to retire and go upstairs, I operate a switch in the airing cupboard which activates the motion sensors downstairs.
I predict that Monday morning will see quite a few alarm company vans on the streets.
Perhaps they didn't see the need for one, or perhaps they couldn't afford the cost.
Perhaps they simply grew up in an age when it wasn't necessary to plaster your house with sensors and alarm boxes. Whatever the reason, it seems somewhat pointless asking why. The fact is that - like millions of other homes throughout Britain - there wasn't an alarm fitted.
It can differentiate between normal and abnormal intrusions. It makes a reasoned assessment over whether to awaken the house or not (usually goes for the latter option for good measure). It can automatically detect when an aggressive (bark) or passive (waggy tail) stance should be actioned. It also doubles up as a waste food disposal unit, keep fit coordinator, and a comfort blanket.
I have the same type of "organic canine" alarm as Quickbeam. It's a German Shepherd, and if you want to break into my house, feel free. Just don't blame me when you get hurt.
If, however, you are invited in, it will happily become your best friend.
Incidently, some years ago a freind of mine also had a GSD. Lovely big, soft thing it was. When it wanted you to go into the garden and play ball, it would come up to you, gently take your wrist in it's teeth and pull. I always found it better to go and play, rather than resist!!