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Subject:  Re: Brinks — is it worth it? Date:  1/19/2004  5:40 PM
Author:  rsprang Number:  44849 of 128288

The thief could cut the phone line, preventing the police from being notified, but it would take hime 20 minutes to find the circuitry that is pumping 120 dB of gawdawful noise outside, and my neigbors are a nosy bunch...

Probably more like 10 to 30 seconds for a pro - who is likely to identify the horn location before entering the home.

Another burglar trick - intentionally trip the alarm. Go away. Come back an hour later, after it has been reset, and trip it again. Go away. Come back an hour later. Now that the alarm has been turned off for falsing, enter the home.
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