Breaking base station / blocking signal, defeats alarm?
If the base station was to be destroyed / signal blocked within the 30 second entry delay, would this defeat the alarm?
Ideally, I'd expect it to send a signal to the monitoring center indicating the 30 second entry delay had begun, and if no second signal with "pin entered" is received, it would set off an alarm (on the monitoring center's end), and the customer would be contacted.
If the base station is required to send the alarm signal at the end of the 30 second entry delay, this means breaking the base station, or even blocking it's signal with something like aluminum foil would likely defeat the entire system.
Hiding the base station seems like a reasonable solution, but could still be found. In my home it would also be hard to hide it somewhere that it would still get good signal to all of my sensors. Additionally the LED lights are a good indication for the user that the alarm has been set. Door chimes, alerts, and doorbell audio is all kind of necessary for the system to be used as well. So ultimately hiding the base station seems like a poor solution.