Archive for October, 2010
Did you know that the security system will not deter a thief from breaking into your house? If a person wants to get into your house bad enough, they find a way to do it. Burglars are aware of different types of systems and how they work. They also know how to get around them. Basically there are two types of home security systems. One type, called a monitored system, a central hub alert notification once the alarm is tripped and center after a review of the homeowner to see if everything is ok by calling. The call center is alerted by telephone wires. A clever thief will find the external telephone wires were exposed and cut them. Hereby, the information center was never alerted and thieves are free to enter the house. One disadvantage to having a monitored system is that even after the alarm is triggered, it gives the thief time to still get into your house, steal valuables and escape undetected. This can happen because usually once the alarm was set the security company waiting approximately 30-45 seconds before contacting the homeowner by phone to receive the correct password.
They wait long to allow the homeowner to deactivate the alarm if it is a false alarm. If the monitoring company will not receive the correct password, or the phone does not respond, they then contact the police. By the time the police arrive at least 1-2 minutes have passed. An experienced thief can make off with quite a few of your valuables that short amount of time. The other type of alarm systems that make a loud siren like noise inside and outside the house to alert the neighbors. These are called unmonitored systems. The obligation to contact the authorities then rests with your neighbors. In this type of alarm system, it is best to also include flashing lights so people are well aware of where the alarms are coming from. The advantage to having this type of system is that burglars often be deterred when the siren blaring and lights start