I am considering to have a residential burglar alarm for my rental loft for two reasons:
1) I live on the first floor of my complex and my room is accessible via a window that is facing the street. Someone broke into my room last month while I was sleeping and robbed me. I woke up and I had to scare them out.
2) I have recently purchased some expensive goods, which are stealable.
I am primarily looking for peace of mind and deterrent for potential burglars. One of my friends told that placing a sticker in the window might help. But, I feel that it is an advertisement indicating that my room has got some expensive stuff. So, I think security alarm installation is the best choice.
How much does it cost to install a home security system? Is it possible to get updates from my alarm system on my phone? I will not always get notified. I might be in a meeting, away from home, or otherwise unreachable. So, I prefer to have it connected to my phone.