THE TROUBLE WITH ALARMS
We strongly advise everyone to get an alarm fitted to their
house or car.
It is however, necessary to mention the subject of false alarms.
We've all experienced the alarm that goes off for apparently
no reason and then keeps going all day or night. Apart from
the annoyance that this causes your neighbours, it's important
to state the very obvious fact that if your alarm goes off
repeatedly for no reason, people will start to ignore it.
If a real break in then happens, your neighbours will just sit
there cursing you instead of looking out to see the burglar
making off with your television.
If, therefore, you often come home to find your alarm going
off or you regularly see from the panel that it has activated
during the day, do something about it. Check your instructions
to see if you can lower the sensitivity of the inertia sensors.
If you can't do it yourself, get your alarm company to take
a look - it's generally an easy and quick job.
Don't have your alarm 'crying wolf' while you're out. It's really
annoying and it makes it more likely that a burglar will succeed
in swiping your valuables.