What you won't see on an alarm company ad

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    What you won't see on an alarm company ad

    A woman in Pearland TX was shot by a home invader. He alarm company notified the police who found her dead and the shooter long gone. Her money would have been better spent on a gun.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...n/7241036.html


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    Sad story, but she had the opportunity to have a home alarm that made LOUD single bangs...six in a row.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Sad story, but she had the opportunity to have a home alarm that made LOUD single bangs...six in a row.
    Very true.

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    Sad. Purchase a gun and ammo, then instead of a monthly payment you can go to the range and enjoy spending your money, and also improve your home defense system at the same time.
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    With all due respect guys, my last girlfriend had an alarm. We discussed firearms. Truly, even if she saw someone coming at her with intentions to kill her, she could not pull the trigger. Some people just do not have it within them to use lethal force to defend themselves. It is sad.
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    These are the people that I have sympathy for, not the political antis.

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    Sad story for sure.

    My monitored alarm system is for 3 purposes and 3 only, well 4 actually.

    1. They call the cops to investigate a burglary when we aren't home.
    2. They call me when the alarm goes off so we know not to go home just yet.
    3. It will wake me up at night if someone uninvited comes in
    4. I get a slight discount in my homeowner's insurance.


    They won't make a commercial about what will happen if it goes off and we are home.
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    I would like to have an alarm system if only for the fact that they alert the fire dept. in case of a fire. I have pets that I would not want to be trapped in the house in case of a blaze. As for a break-in... if I or my wife are home, there are loaded guns an arm's length away at all times.
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    I always get a laugh out of the alarm ads, alarm goes off and criminal takes of running then LEOs show up just seconds later, never happen in the real world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    With all due respect guys, my last girlfriend had an alarm. We discussed firearms. Truly, even if she saw someone coming at her with intentions to kill her, she could not pull the trigger. Some people just do not have it within them to use lethal force to defend themselves. It is sad.

    Amen! I have a friend who is a 'dancer' and one night she got up to let her dog out. As she opened the door a gay rushed her, knocking her to the floor. He looked around then fled. I offered her a weapon, but she said she could NEVER shoot someone no matter what. She moved 2 days later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    These are the people that I have sympathy for, not the political antis.
    Agreed. If you watch the commercials, it really does SEEM like they are the end all do all be all safety solution for your home. (Unfortunately, nothing is.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    Sad story for sure.

    My monitored alarm system is for 3 purposes and 3 only, well 4 actually.

    1. They call the cops to investigate a burglary when we aren't home.
    2. They call me when the alarm goes off so we know not to go home just yet.
    3. It will wake me up at night if someone uninvited comes in
    4. I get a slight discount in my homeowner's insurance.


    They won't make a commercial about what will happen if it goes off and we are home.
    Good point. I also like the idea that if we ARE home, the alarm could contact the authorities while my wife and I focus on staying safe, and resolving the threat. (As in, not focusing on being on the phone trying to get the LEOs to come out.)

    I don't have an alarm YET, because its not available where I'm currently renting. I plan on having one, wether I continue to rent, or decide to buy, I like the idea of one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    Sad story for sure.

    My monitored alarm system is for 3 purposes and 3 only, well 4 actually.

    1. They call the cops to investigate a burglary when we aren't home.
    2. They call me when the alarm goes off so we know not to go home just yet.
    3. It will wake me up at night if someone uninvited comes in
    4. I get a slight discount in my homeowner's insurance.


    They won't make a commercial about what will happen if it goes off and we are home.
    +1 on this. Alarm systems are great... for what they can do.
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    Ok...kinda off topic, but read the article carefully again. Which one was it, a man or a woman?
    Pearland-area woman killed in home invasion
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE
    Oct. 12, 2010, 8:31AM
    A man was shot dead at his Pearland home early Saturday morning.
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    I fail to see what significance the alarm played anyway. Seems like the BG was waiting OUTSIDE for the homeowner to return and the homeowner was forced to let him in... The alarm was disabled by a family member once they were both inside.
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    Well, it's better to have an alarm than nothing at all. I would wager that most BG's will beat feet if an alarm is triggered whilst they are committing a nefarious act.


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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    I always get a laugh out of the alarm ads, alarm goes off and criminal takes of running then LEOs show up just seconds later, never happen in the real world.
    No kidding. When that particular company's ads were in current rotation, it would set me off every time. Giving non-defensive minded people false confidence that an audible wobble will scare off a predator determined to rob, or worse, is very, very bad judgment.

    I much prefer the reports of the home owner sending the invader to the morgue. RIP.
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