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NCJ Number: 90673 Find in a Library
Title: Security - Everything You Need To Know About Household Alarm Systems
Author(s): T Lewin
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 106
Sponsoring Agency: Park Lane Enterprise
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Sale Source: Park Lane Enterprise
24 Park Lane
Minneapolis, MN 55416
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book is intended to help household residents determine how much security they need, the type of alarm system appropriate for particular circumstances, the right alarm company to meet specific needs, and how much to spend.
Abstract: The introductory chapter briefly discusses the history of alarms, the benefits and limitations of alarm systems, and quality guarantees for alarm systems. Another chapter provides a checklist to help determine how much protection is needed, the sorts of devices required to give adequate coverage, and where to locate sensors, sounding devices, and arming stations. Planning for emergency response and the construction of an alarm system are also discussed. A discussion of burglary detection focuses on perimeter protection, interior protection, sensors (what they are and how they work), sounding devices, arming stations, and signs and decals. Sensors, manual alarm stations, and sounding devices are described for fire protection as well. Panic alarms, holdup alarms, and panic devices are described for use in soliciting help in an emergency. Other topics considered include kidnapping and hostage threats, the personal emergency medical alert, alarm malfunctioning, wired versus wireless installations, alarm monitoring options, and testing and system maintenance. Charges for licenses, permits, fees, and false alarms are indicated along with warranties and service policies, brand names, alarm system cost, and how to select the right company for individual needs. The names and addresses of alarm associations are listed by State.
Index Term(s): Alarm systems; Costs; Residential security
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