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Subject:  Re: Brinks — is it worth it? Date:  1/18/2004  6:42 PM
Author:  lizmonster Number:  44797 of 128998

The guy who sold me my alarm basically told me it was a good thing to have if your neighbors have one. He said a thief who's looking for a random "easy" house will be more likely to skip one that's labelled for being alarmed. (I live in a pretty dense neighborhood.)

He was also quite clear that if someone wants in your house in particular, an alarm system isn't going to stop them.

If I'm to believe him, they can, under some circumstances, be a deterrent. They don't guarantee you protection against anything, though.

-lizmonster
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