I recently watched an interview with a man who had robbed over 100 homes and is now serving a long jail sentence.
At one point he indicated that alarm systems were nothing he had ever worried about. He was always in and out too fast. More importantly, he said something along the lines of, "if they have the money for an alarm system, they are trying to protect something that is worth stealing".
So, the very thing meant to deter a criminal was, instead, practically a neon arrow advertising opportunity.
Why are we installing so many alarm systems? The more, it seems, we try to protect ourselves, the more fragile we become.
And though money and stuff matter, the alarm systems we continue to install on our belief systems are much more dangerous.