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ALARMS:. The First Line of Defense. Chapter 1. Who uses alarm systems? Why are they important?. Alarms: The First Line of Defense. Who Uses Alarms Systems?. Residential Single Family Homes Condominiums Apartments Commercial Small Business Owners Commercial-Retail Industrial.

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alarms

ALARMS:

The First Line of Defense

© 1999 National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association 1-1

chapter 1
Chapter 1
  • Who uses alarm systems?
  • Why are they important?

Alarms: The First Line of Defense

© 1999 National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association 1-2

who uses alarms systems
Who Uses Alarms Systems?

Residential

  • Single Family Homes
  • Condominiums
  • Apartments

Commercial

  • Small Business Owners
  • Commercial-Retail
  • Industrial

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alarm systems our first line of defense
Alarm Systems OurFirst Line of Defense
  • Why People Install Burglar & Fire Alarms
  • As a Deterrent
    • Burglaries
    • Vandalism
    • Robberies
  • Protects Lives & Property
    • Criminals
    • Fire
    • Medical
    • Environmental

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alarm systems the first line of defense
Alarm Systems The First Line of Defense

Why People Install Burglar & Fire Alarms

  • Provides Peace of Mind
    • Home & Business
    • Children Home Alone
    • Elderly

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do alarm systems really work
Do Alarm Systems Really Work?
  • Various studies show that homes and business with alarm systems are 6 to 10 times less likely to experience break ins!
  • These studies also show that alarms significantly reduce the dollars loss from burglaries
  • No statistics can account for the “Peace of Mind” that alarm systems provide. It is immeasurable.

© 1999 National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association 1-6

burglaries in the u s in millions
Burglaries In the U.S. In Millions

Department of Justice - FBI-Uniform Crime Reports

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crime concern high
Crime Concern High
  • Percentage of homeowners more concerned about security now vs. 5 years ago:
      • West 61%
      • Midwest 65%
      • South 73%
      • Northeast 63%

Source: Electronic Living @ Home’ Parks Associates 1998

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alarm systems do work
Alarm Systems Do Work!

Homes Without Alarms AreHit 3 to 1

Homes

Burglarized

%

“The Effectiveness of Burglar Alarms” Hakim & Buck 1991

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alarms are effective
Alarms Are Effective

Police initiated studies determined;

  • residences with alarm systems were 6 times less likely to be burglarized than homes without systems.
  • burglary rate for alarmed business premises was one-half that of non alarmed businesses.

The Hallcrest Report II, Private Security Trends 1970-2000

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alarm systems reduce commercial burglaries
Alarm Systems Reduce Commercial Burglaries!

619

1240

1993 Annual Number of Victims

Portland Police 1993

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most alarm owners are happy customers

Not Satisfied

6%

Satisfied

94%

Most Alarm Owners Are Happy Customers

“The Effectiveness of Burglar Alarms” Hakim & Buck 1991

© 1999 National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association 1-12

alarm systems cut commercial burglaries loss
Alarm Systems Cut Commercial Burglaries & Loss!

Number

of

victims

Portland Police 1993

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alarms reduce loss from residential burglary
Alarms Reduce $ Loss From Residential Burglary

$104,979

Have

Alarms

Don’t

Have

Alarms

$5,878,103

Portland Police, 1993

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alarmed locations save public incidents per 100 000 alarmed locations
Alarmed Locations Save Public $Incidents per 100,000 Alarmed Locations

ALARMED

952 Burglaries

@ $835 per loss $ 794,920

Cost of Response

@$42.85 per call $4,285,000

41 Assaults

4 Rapes

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Total Cost $5,079,920

UNALARMED

7,162 Burglaries

@ $1,610 per loss $11,530,884

Cost of Investigation

@ $151 minimum/call $1,128,876

285 Assaults

29 Rapes

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Total Cost $12,659,760

Savings to taxpayers per 100,000 alarmed locations = $7,579,840

If all 440,000 Dallas homes & businesses alarmed, savings = $33,351,296

Source : City of Dallas, U.S. Justice Dept., Portland Police Bureau

© 1999 National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association 1-15

alarms the first line of defense
1- Introduction

2- What is an Alarm System

3- What is A False Dispatch

4- Impact of False Dispatches

5- Causes of False Dispatches

6- Preventing False Dispatches

7- User Controls

8- Sensors

9- The Control

10- The Central Station

11- How Authorities Respond

12- What to expect for Alarm Co.s

13- The Alarm Ordinance

14- Sources of Information

15- Site Survey

Alarms: The First Line of Defense

Next

Chapter

5 Minute

Break

10 Minute

Break

30 Minute

Lunch

60 Minute

Lunch

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