A decade ago, an alarm system was tested in the UK.
People passing by were asked about their reactions. 75% of those questioned said they ignored it, hoping that someone else would act. 25% said they did not know what to do. 19% said they would investigate.
A firm that fits alarms carried out a study asking 1,000 people what they would do if they heard their next-door alarm sounding: 42% said they would peek out of the window to see what was going on, 19% said they would go and check, 33% said they would do nothing, and just 6% of those polled said they would phone the police.
One comfort lies in the fact that nearly half of those surveyed claimed they would peer out the window to inspect any strange activity, and call the police if they spotted anything suspicious.
In spite of this, however, the thief would succeed 58% of the time. The rationale behind it, which I grasp, is the reluctance to include the security agency notification service when installing the alarm system.
In these times of ever-increasing prices, we attempt to save as much as possible. Poorly configured, alarm-less, or infrequently serviced systems do not contribute to the solution. Instead, these systems are triggered so often that if they were to suddenly stop functioning, some neighbours might call the police (laughs).
How can we deal with this trend and what measures should we take to counteract it?
The initial installation of our security system should be carried out by a qualified professional or company.
This will ensure that our service is reliable. If we cannot afford a security agency to monitor our system, we can install an extra module for communicating with our phone. Our company recommend Texecom Premier Elite This will give us complete control over the system, allowing us to turn it on or off and reject messages.