Our security system was possessed. We came home after being away all of Saturday to find our alarm beeping at us. It did this at irregular intervals once or twice an hour all day and all night. It was loud enough to interrupt whatever we were doing. It was startling enough to make us jump. It was very annoying. Jim Kirkland had installed the system for us when we moved into our new house nearly six years ago. First thing Monday morning, I called Jim. We know he stays busy, so we expected to wait a few days, but he said he could be at our home, waaaaay out in the country, late the same afternoon, around 5 PM. He arrived at 4:48. After a quick, but thorough, diagnosis, he told us the problem was in the carbon monoxide sensor. Sometimes, they just wear out. He installed a new carbon monoxide sensor, then he did a complete system check to make sure everything else was working properly. Along the way, he told us that we probably did not need new batteries in our remote entry fobs. The system will tell us when the batteries are low. He also showed us how to turn off the chimes that indicate a door is open. That way, we will not go crazy when the grandchildren are here and open a door at least 18,000 times per day. In addition, we discussed the general home security situation in our neighborhood, mostly involving burglaries done by people to support their drug addictions. He said he thought our house was pretty secure with its monitored alarm system assisted by three dogs. He gave us an estimate on outdoor cameras trained on all the access points to our property from the road. We decided to depend on the dogs, and the shotguns, for a while. Besides being a fine technician, Jim is a good conversationalist.