If you’re talking about smashing the door/window and grabbing stuff and escaping, that’s certainly true. However, if you’re talking about smashing the security system console to avoid the alarm from reaching the monitoring service, that’s a different story.
I’m with FrontPoint and their system works like this. If a door or window or motion alarm is activated with the system armed, it will immediately notify the monitoring station. If it’s me or anyone else that’s authorized, they’ll disarm the system within the appropriate time and no action will be taken by the monitoring service. If however, it’s not an authorized person - even if they smash the security console completely destroying it , no disarm command will be received at the monitoring station and the response calls will go out. So, in a nutshell, an initial alarm signal immediately goes out upon sensor activation. If a second disarm signal is not received, response is notified. The system is cellular based so there’s nothing to cut.
This doesn’t make it’s foolproof and someone who is quick can out-run the response, but there will be a response no matter what happens to the console.
Also, this is why I don’t use SmartThings as part of my security system. It’s missing too much of this functionality and SmartThings just isn’t reliable enough for me.
Slightly off topic but just clarifying a bit.
Please return to your previous discussion