“Hi, this is Operator #25 from your security system’s monitoring service. I’m calling to report to you a burglary breach at south bedroom window of your home.”

“Oh, that’s great news!”

[Crickets chirping] “Ummm, your HOME ALARM is going OFF. There is a breach.”

“True. But it also means we have POWER.”

“Okay. We called police dispatch to send a unit to your house, but they would not go because you do not have a current alarm permit for your county.”

“Oh, I’m so glad they didn’t go. That would have been a $50 charge without the permit.”

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