I got a phone call while I didn't have my phone one me while at work. So I checked my voice mail. I had a message from the security company saying that an alarm had been tripped and police were being sent. So I called my wife who got the same message and home we went, hoping the dogs had set off the glass break. Well we get home, no police around so thought it was a good sign. The first thing I do is tell the wife to stay in her car at the end of the driveway while I pull up and walk around the perimeter of the house. Window by window, door by door I check the house. When I get around the back of the house, I see a place on a window where the paint had been chipped away and a crack in the paint line where the previous owner had painted them shut. The lock was still intact but blinds here tattered to hell and the window was a mess of smears. The bushes below it were smashed up. No entry, but an obvious attempt. The rest of the windows were normal with the exception of the front nearest the driveway where the blinds were also tattered all up. All of the dogs were kenneled except the great dane, Diesel. Apparently what happened was as soon as this would be thief had started to work on the window, he was greeted by a very irate and large dog. Diesel had made a mess of the blinds and window, most likely putting the idiot on his rear end smashing the bushes up. I'm guessing the barking and ruckus he made set the alarm off as it's one of those sonic detectors that supposed to only be triggered by the sound of glass breaking, but is a little too sensitive, good in this case. He probably also messed up the front blinds when the cops showed up to do a walk around. Proof positive that a big ol highly protective dog who is a goober 90% of the time still knows how to do his job.