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Why Everyone Must Install a Burglar Alarm System in Their Homes
Criminals tell us that the first room they try to enter is the master bedroom? Why? Because that’s usually where the jewelry and money are. They will also sometimes skip the master bedroom and try their luck at the other end of the house. Unfortunately, that’s where the kids and /or your old father / mother are. So what do most people do when they realise that there is an intruder in their homes?
Barricade Themselves In Their Bedrooms
A surprising number of people attempt to barricade themselves into their bedrooms. They try to move the bed, the dresser, the chest-of-drawers, or whatever is heavy, in front of the door. Again, this response gives you and your spouse a measure of protection, but not the rest of the family. By the way, have your ever tried to move bedroom furniture, as heavy and bulky as it is, at 2:00 in the morning?
Lock the Bedroom Door, Hide and/or Sit Quietly
Locking the door is usually the first response. But where are you going to hide in your bedroom? Under the bed? In the closet? Behind the door, sit quietly? You have got to have a better plan than that. Your family deserves a fighting chance.
Get a Gun and Go Looking for the Burglar
In presentations to corporates, this is the scenario we role-play. This is the most dangerous response but also the one selected first by 87% of the participants! Before becoming Macho Man and leaving your bedroom, ask yourself these questions:
- How many burglars are there?
- Do they have guns?
- What kinds of guns do they have?
If you don’t know the answers to these questions (and you don’t), don’t go looking for the burglars. Only bad things can happen if you rely on this response. By the way, did you know that in a real-life shooting situation, trained policemen hit their targets only one of six shots…at 10-15 feet. One out of six shots! When was the last time you were at the firing range or practiced shooting at moving targets…at night? By now you’re probably asking yourself, “If all these responses are wrong, then what should I do?”
Burglars Are Not Murderers
The good news is that, for the most part, burglars are not murderers. Most don’t even carry guns. Also, burglars only want to take what they can carry. If you’re not home, then yes, that includes jewelry, expensive watches, smartphones, ipads, laptops and the occasional branded stereo systems and LED TV’s. We are going to plan for the case in which a burglar does venture upstairs or away from the living room. There is a relatively safe response to consider when faced with a break-in. The most important thing you can do is to have a plan. Each and every family member should be included in your plan. The following is the plan we use in our corporate seminars.
It’s a good idea to make this a family event. Include everyone in the house, from 4-year-old junior to 78-year-old dadima. Before we get the specifics of our plan, let me ask you a question. Why don’t you have a plan? I know why, it’s Dadima’s fault. You see, when Dadima Shantiben Shah was growing up in suburban Borivali, burglaries were things that happened to other people. You know, those other people that lived in other apartments and localities and those people from “the bad neighbourhoods.” And because of those “facts,” Dadima saw no reason to have a plan. Anyway, she didn’t want to scare little Hetal and Praveen with stuff like that. But today is a different day! Crime has crossed the tracks and the suburbs are now ground zero. So tell Granny to shut up/keep quiet while we deal with a plan for TODAY. If you’d like more detailed information download the Praja Foundation’s report on the crime statistics in suburban Mumbai in 2012 here.
Fact: Forty-nine percent of all break-ins occur during the day! Which is why if you havent done so already -
YOU MUST INSTALL A BURGLAR ALARM SYSTEM
Let’s start with the cost of a Burglar Alarm in Mumbai. No, not the one lakh rupees kind, but the kind that does the same thing, but for a fraction of the cost. There are a number of devices in the market that does what needs to be done…and that does not cost the moon!
Below are some features that a good burglar alarm system should have:
- Entry/exit delay to let yourself in and out
- Fully adjustable vibration sensitivity
- Private, changeable pass code
- A 130 decibel ear piercing scream
- Easy mountability on the inside of any door
- Battery operation
- You could put one of the alarms on every outside door on your house.
A Word Of Advice
Do not try to buy and install security equipment yourself. It is a specialist’s job and is best left to experts. Do remember that we are the best consultants in Mumbai for installing Home Security Systems. We offer a consultative approach to your home security needs. We will first of all visit your house and assess the dangers and the loopholes and then give you a detailed report on the kind of alarms and detectors that you need along with our quote. Once approved, our specialists who have hundreds of hours of installation of security equipment will install it for you, test it to ensure that they are working fine and also help you in maintenance and troubleshooting and repair should something go wrong.
You can call me on my cell number +91 98195 80458 to request a consultation and I will send an expert over to your house to assess your needs immediately. You can also give us your details in the form below and we will call you back. Have a good and safe day!
Amit Sen, a commercial pilot by training, has over 15 years experience in the space of corporate investigations, handling Copyright & Trademark infringement cases, Pre – employment verification Industrial Espionage investigations, Asset & Net – Worth assessment assignments and vendor / supplier verification cases, among others. Co-founder of Alliance One Detectives – which is the best private detective agency in Mumbai. Amit has also successfully completed assignments in a wide range of sectors, including the machine tools industry, pharmaceutical industry, hospitality sector, specialized equipment (Oil & natural gas sector, aviation industry etc.), telecom industry & the IT & ITes sectors. These cases have all involved both offline and online investigations.
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