The new alarm system is working as evidenced by two calls in the last 36 hours. The first was Tuesday morning at 3 am, which resulted in Chicago’s finest responding within 5 minutes, where a real attempted break-in was discovered. Together, we did a walk through of the house (after I had slinked up to the house afraid I was going to surprise the potential burglars in the act), and discovered the break-in point. They held a light on the door while secured it with two more 2 x 4s.
This morning, Woytek decided to enter the garage without turning off the alarm- presumably to test the system, which it seems was mildly amusing to John.
What is fortunate is that Dexter did not have to get involved, and its good to know the new system is working as it is supposed to.