Being a first time home owner, I was particularly concerned with my safety and the protection of my property. Crimes such as murder and theft seem to be on the rise, and can anyone ever feel too safe? I want to summon the law enforcement community to my home in a moments notice. Strangely enough, I have a dog. This story will seem rather amusing as it progresses. I was referred to an ADT salesman, who arrived and assessing the situation, came up with an affordable plan for me. I signed an agreement for the plan, and the next day a technician arrived and installed the alarm. He then made sure I understood how to arm and disarm the system. I was also given easy to follow step-by-step instructions and a video. They do want to make sure you understand the system. They want to avoid 'false' alarms, and you are only allowed three a year, before they won't monitor you anymore. Seems false alarms cost money and police time.