I am thinking of getting a burglar alarm, burglaries in the village seem to have gone up and along with my rifles I have other irreplaceable items in the house. My work mate says don't bother they are a ball ache just get a dummy box on the outside will do just as much good.
How much of a pain are they , I don't want to annoy the neighbours with false alarms etc. Also I don't want to spend a fortune so will not go for the linked back to a base service.
Any opinions/experiences much appreciated