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An alarm system can provide valuable protection if installed correctly and used responsibly.
An alarm is a major factor when a thief picks a target – most would prefer to go where there is no alarm. Nevertheless, an alarm can never replace good locks, solid doors and lighting.
Check with several companies before you buy an alarm so you can decide what level of security fits your needs. Your contract should include alarm monitoring and maintenance.
Advertise the fact there is an alarm by displaying warning decals. Leave the alarm code with a trusted neighbor and instruct them on how to disarm it, if necessary. Every family member should learn how to use the system properly. Setting off false alarms will cause people to stop taking it seriously.
Here are helpful tips to eliminate false alarms: