Thursday, June 23, 2011

VPD - Opinion on Alarms

The following is from the VPD Crime Prevention Website....

An alarm system is intended to detect a burglary, but it will not necessarily prevent one. A system is only as good as its user and should be installed along with good physical security reinforcement, deadbolt locks, adequate lighting, secured windows and strong exterior doors.

There are two types of alarms: monitored and unmonitored. An unmonitored alarm may mean you rely on your neighbours to call the police, which may or may not happen. As for a monitored alarm, it is possible for thieves to cut the phone lines before they enter, which disables the alarm.


As always we believe the best use of  an alarm is at night, so if your home has been breached you can quickly make a 911 call.

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