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Security Alarm System, is it worth it?

Updated on February 2, 2012

What is a Security Alarm System?

Security Alarm is a good home security device since, it provides theft deterrence and a "little" bit of peace of mind. There are wired or wireless alarm systems and both seem to work equally fine esp. if the house is being monitored by the Alarm company 24/7.

Two types of monitoring the Security Alarm System

Monitored systems are where a private company is given a contract to watch over your wired/wireless home. IF something goes wrong or there is a break-in, this monitored company calls you and the police.

Unmonitored systems are where a company installs on-site sirens and flashing lights that alert your neighbors of a break-in. You rely on your neighbors to call 911.

An incident

Last Sunday afternoon our friend and his family leave the house around 3pm and around 3.15pm they get a call from their Alarm company saying that there has been a break-in. After calling up the owner, this privately owned alarm company calls up 911 to inform them about the break-in at a particular address.

Frantic couple reached their home 3.45pm and saw everything wide open. The burglars were smart, they got what they wanted thanks to a metal detector. This friend was going through the rummages and trying to determine their loss. They were emotionally distressed since, someone invaded their privacy and got hold of their hard earned stuff.

The cops came at 4pm!

When questioned the cops about their late arrival, their reply was "because of recession, many cuts are made and not many cops are there to attend to burglary calls."


Something to ponder upon..

  1. WHY are we making cuts to that extent that we are putting the lives of innocent people at risk?
  2. WHERE is the hard earned tax money of people going when, the security of person is not guaranteed?
  3. SHOULD we waste our hard earned money on Security Alarm systems anymore since, when they call for security. The security does not have enough funds to answer such calls?

I can't comment on the above 2 questions but I feel that since Security Alarm systems are privately owned they can easily afford to have a team of their security guards well trained for such events. That will help their privately owned company to gain more business.

A shout-out to ALL privately owned Security Alarm Companies. With this recession you can help boost the sales of your company by taking the above steps. I am sure, people would be ready to give you extra bucks to have your around for that peace of mind WHEN/IF they have a break-in.


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