We have an alarm system, and you can toggle the door alarm on and off by pushing and holding one of the buttons on the keypad. We no longer have monitoring, but the system is still on, and I can turn on the chime if I'm expecting one of my kids home late, or I can look at it to quickly see if there are any doors or windows open.
I have dogs, so I don't need any other alarm.
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, 129K mi.
Former owner of:
1988 Dodge Caravan SE, 2.5L I4 (1988-1995, 99K mi); 1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE "Rallye", 3.3L (1995-2004, 169K mi); 2003 Grand Caravan Sport, 3.8L, (2004-2008, 106K mi), 2008 Nissan Quest, (2008-2010, 25K mi)
2008 Lexus RX400h (Dark Gray), 112K mi; 2005 Hyundai Elantra GT (Blue), 89K mi