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Episode Info: Home burglar alarm decisions are part of your family security plan. What home alarm system feature is important for you to consider? Do I need to pay to have my home burglar alarm system monitored? Interview by Mark Toner writing for Nationwide Insurance. Podcast Time Stamps: 00:39 -- Show introduction by Crime School Security Expert Chris McGoey. 01:32 -- Home burglar alarm system is just another tool in the security toolbox. 01:50 -- Most homeowners don't use their alarm system once installed. 02:35 -- Interview with Mark Toner begins. 04:50 -- Alarm industry mainly is a subscription-based monitoring vendor. 07:20 -- Most homeowners just want a basic burglar deterrent system. 08:05 -- Central Station monitoring is an option that is not needed in many cases. 09:25 -- Remote alarm monitoring service is critical for fire response. 10:40 -- Before buying, make a family commitment to use the system every day. 12:10 -- Great feature hardly ever used is bedtime perimeter alarm setup. 14:15 -- Quality system components and installation prevent false alarms. 15:35 -- Are DIY off-the-shelf discount alarm systems any good? 16:45 -- False alarms are the #2 reason why people stop using the home alarm. 18:00 -- Awareness and a home security plan is the most important factor. Home Burglar Alarm Systems are Part of Your Family Security Plan Why do homeowners stop using their burglar alarm system?Tweet This Home Burglar Alarm Decisions Depend on Needs Most people don't feel the need or want the expense of an alarm system. Apartment enters usually don't have an option for a home alarm system. Home alarm systems are designed to make noise and deter burglars. Alarm systems are programmed to report break-ins, but it's not required. Most homeowners don't require all the bells & whistles that drive up costs. Most alarm system owners don't use it on a regular basis if at all. Add a home alarm system to your family security plan and use it. Other Home Burglar Alarm Related Podcasts Home Security Alarm –Best Practices for Making Places Safe 10 Reasons Why Burglars Choose Your Home Home Security Burglars, Robbers, Safe Rooms Learn More about Premises Liability Litigation Download the book written by Crime School host Chris McGoey. Security Expert’s Guide to Premises Liability Litigation. Evaluating Crime Foreseeability and Inadequate Security Cases. WANTED: Show Guests with Crime Stories Are you a property crime victim or violent crime survivor? Do you have a business with crime problems to solve? Do you have crime or loss prevention programs to share? Do you have crime prevention products to review? Contact —  Chris with your ideas for a show. Crime School topics are influenced by your input and scenarios. We encourage sharing Crime School content on social media. Help Crime School grow with a 5-Star Rating & Review in iTunes. Thank you for doing your part in mak...
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