Thanks Ed.A, I was not entertaining having a company do anything. You can buy monitoring for about $10/month depending on the level of monitoring. I am going to do a self install as the wireless stuff is just too easy. And I might hardwire in a few circuits to prevent someone jamming my wireless system.
I meant to respond to all the dog lovers about the costs of owning one let alone two large animals. The cost of purchasing such toys is ridiculous and then between shots, licensing, flea and tick treatments, food and the time spent training, along with the time to let them get out and do their business, well, you might as well hire a cop to live in your house. Then they get you attached, then they get old and infirm(in about 15 years) and then you pay to kill them. Way to much hassle to "secure" your house. A machine does not sleep, does not get distracted, does not create flea,tick, hair, and interior destruction in your house. It won't bite people you don't want it to and kill little kids. It can be defeated, but so can your dog. I like walking out my door and knowing I don't have to be back to feed, water, and scoop up some poop and allow it to kill the neighbors shrub with its pee.
I had 3 different dogs in my yard today, loose. It is just a free for all with dog owners.
I refuse to be that inconsiderate of others. I can be an ass in a forum, but I won't inflict my dog on you.
Sorry about your cat....I do generally like cats.