If you are considering getting yourself a fake burglar alarm, it is always a good idea to base this decision on sound advice. Unfortunately a burglar alarm is stereotypically regarded as “that bothersome noise that is going off all the time and that no-one is paying attention to”.
With this in mind, does it really make a difference if you have a fake house alarm sound effect or a real alarm? What distinguishes a fake alarm from a real one and just how effective are they?
To distinguish between what is considered real, and what is considered a fake alarm, the following guidelines should be considered:
If the alarm is activated and a house alarm servicedispatches a security unit to attend to it, then it is considered a real alarm.
A “fake” alarm is one that no-one is attending to; in other words, if it is going off with the hope that the noise or the signage will scare off a potential burglar, then it is considered a fake alarm.
Having established a base, let us look at what a fake alarm is, and at its effectiveness in deterring potential criminals.
The Fake Alarm Box
The fake alarm box looks exactly like a real alarm box, except there is nothing inside it. Some boxes come with solar powered LED lights to simulate the look of a real alarm box and are placed in exactly the same location where a real alarm would ordinarily be found.
These fakes act as a deterrent for burglars, but unfortunately in many cases their effectiveness depends entirely on the experience of the burglar.
The Alarm With Sound
This is more like the traditional burglar alarm except that it is a stand alone unit not connected to a home security service and comes simply with a house alarm sound effect as a deterrent. These alarms are also the ones that tend to irritate the neighbors when they are accidentally activated, usually when you are away on holiday and there is no-one there to respond and take the necessary action.
Having said this, these alarms can still act as an effective deterrent when they are activated appropriately to scare off a potential burglar.
Many of these alarms also come with solar powered motion detectors, flashing lights and even with “dog barking” sound effects.
Lights always act as an effective deterrent, especially at night, and it is a good idea to connect your outside lights to motion detectors; just be prepared for the inevitable activation every time a squirrel or night owl passes by.
Dogs barking also work very well to scare off a potential criminal as no burglar wants to be accosted by a fierce Rottweiler.
The Fake ‘Property is Alarmed’ Sign
Sign posting that your house has a burglar alarm may act as a deterrent to criminals and should not be written off as ineffective. When deterring criminals, anything that makes them think twice and makes them consider another home to burgle should be considered effective.
Fake Or Real; What Is The Best Deal?
Oftentimes a homeowner is under extreme stress when trying to effectively secure and protect his property and his family from potential criminals. However, many times, for various economical or geographical reasons, he is unable to employ the services of a reputable security company. This, however, does not mean that he is helpless.
A good house alarm sound effect can be enough to deter burglars,and it is always better than doing nothing. Discuss your needs with Your Locksmith in Tacoma and choose wisely based on your budget. By making some small adjustments to your home’s security you will definitely sleep better at night.