Why Buy an Alarm System??
Homes and businesses with alarm systems have
less chance of being burglarized than comparable establishments without
systems, say 90% of police. Most police believe alarm systems are effective,
according to the national survey of Police and Fire Chiefs.
- 85% of police officials believe that security systems decrease
chances of residences being burglarized.
- 90% of police say a business is less likely to be buglarized
if it has an alarm system.
- 90% of police officials feel that an alarm system increases
the probability of a burglar being apprehended.
- 85% of Chiefs survered say they have encouraged installation
of electronic security systems in homes or businesses in their
- 80% of police and 75% of fire chiefs in larger cities prefer
alarms which alert a 24-hour monitoring company to those that report
directly to police and/or fire department.
- 86% of police and 81% of fire chiefs feel that a system which
has only a siren or bell on the protected prmises, is better then no
system at all.
- 50% of big-city police respondents believe that a typical home
has more chance of being buglarized today than in 1980.
- 60% of police and fire officials report that home and business
owners often ask them to make recommecdations about alarm installations.
You Get What You Pay For!!!!
In security systems as in most things, quality
costs money. Remember to carefully evaluate your needs before making a final
decision. What appears to be a bargain may prove to be an extremely limited
- Select a reputable and experienced alarm company. You want
it to be in business when you need service.
- Ask the alarm company for names of customers from which you
may get references.
- Ask for a written proposal and a copy of the contract which
will protect you as well as the company. Make sure your contract lists the
equipment the alarm company will install.
You Are Part of the System
When considering the installation of an alarm
system, remember that you are a vital part of the alarm function. You must
completely understand how the system works, what it does and does not do and
what you must do to keep it in proper operating condition. Be sure that you are
provided with adequate instructions for testing and using the alarm system. Ask
the alarm company to provide you with written instructions. The alarm company
will be happy to provide the instructions since it reduces the number of false
alarms and maintenance calls.
Remember that a good alarm system is an
investment in your security and personal well-being. Know the alarm company you
are dealing with and make sure you understand exactly what protection you are
getting for you investment.