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Alarm Systems

An alarm system can be a positive addition to the security arsenal of any home. The lifestyles of some families make the installation of some kind of alarm necessary. If, for instance, a home is vacant during the daytime or on weekends, or the home is situated in an isolated location, it could be considered more vulnerable for a break-in than other homes.

The addition of an alarm system is an effective way to augment other physical security mechanisms such as auxiliary locks and window security. Alarm systems can also help ensure greater peace of mind for those who must leave their homes unattended for extensive periods of time.

Alarm systems are available in a variety of forms, ranging from basic self-contained units suitable for a simple door or window to more elaborate systems that can be wired to sound a bell or horn at the residence or at a central monitoring location.

The decision to install any alarm system should be made after careful consideration of the lifestyle of the residents using the system. If, for example, there are several family members coming and going from a residence throughout the day, then a coded alarm system may be preferable to a keyed system.

If there are animals in the residence, for instance, a motion detector may not be advisable because it could be accidentally triggered by pets roaming about the house.

Make inquires with several reputable alarm companies before deciding which type to purchase.

For more information about the Halton Regional Police Service Alarm Program.