As much as I love doing a lot of business, I prefer to install monitored security alarm systems before people need them, not after. Unfortunately, my phone has been ringing off the hook with burglary victims.
There is always a spike of home burglaries around the holiday season due to travel, and a bunch of new merchandise conveniently kept together and clearly marked under a bright tree in the house.
Please be sure to make sure that your home is locked up and your security alarm system is armed whenever you leave your home, even for a quick errand. Have a safe and happy holiday! Cheers!!