I was planning on installing exterior sirens on our new house but I'm wondering if they are more bother than they're worth these days.
I'm sure we will have brief and occasional false alarms from user error. We will be in a semi-rural area but maybe there's no point in annoying the neighbors. People these days mostly ignore alarms anyway.
Now LOUD interior sounders seem to make sense, if those don't chase away a thief maybe the outside siren is just noise.
I also like outside strobes for the purpose of any emergency people finding the house AND knowing when you pull up that the alarm has tripped. Also, the monitoring service and texts/calls from the alarm system will notify us directly when there's an issue.
Maybe it's good to install an outdoor siren for visibility purposes, as a little extra deterrent?
Is my thinking wrong here? What are your thoughts these days with more notification options than in the past?
Edited by kwschumm, 04 May 2018 - 08:56 PM.