Don't Breathe

Question: At the very beginning of the film, the burglars take care to switch off the home alarm system before ransacking the house. Why, then, as they are leaving, do they turn the system back on and shatter a window to trigger the home alarm? Makes no sense.

Charles Austin Miller

Chosen answer: As we see in the film, the houses they burgle have all purchased security systems from Alex's father. This makes it easy for them to gain access to the houses without triggering the alarm. However, if they committed a string of burglaries in which no alarms were triggered, people would eventually put together that customers of the same home security company were being burglarized and would point to them all being inside jobs. By tripping the alarm once they finish, they make it look like a standard break-in.

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Factual error: When Money puts the bottle in front of the M9 as a homemade silencer, it completely silences the shot. In reality, the shot would not be reduced to the point of silence. Even store bought silencers (actually suppressors) only reduce the noise by approx 25-35Db (gun shots are about 120 Db) Also you would still hear the slide cycle for the next round as any silencer does not affect that.

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