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Three Degrees Of Defense That Protect A House

By Dwayne Stoltzfus

There are three degrees of security for every Home Alarm System. The first is the visual “front line of defense”, then the actual system itself, and finally the Police response. These defenses work together to provide a safe and secure home for families. Understanding these levels will lead to success at your house.

The first line of defense is visual, your yard signs and window decals. They give a visual defense to let the “would be burglar” know that there is a security system onboard and it’s being monitored. The yard sign should be placed in the front of the home, with window decals on east, west, and south sides. They should be free from obstruction, for example, trees, scrubs, and flowers. This is your first line of defense, and if a burglar ignores this warning it can lead to and unpleasant ending.

The second line of defense is the security system itself. This second line of defense should contain protection for every entry point to the home, and if broken into, will make a loud sound. This is the burglar’s 2nd warning, and ignoring this one will really lead to an unpleasant ending. You want to make sure your alarm is always armed. Now on the security system there are more safety functions for the homeowner like a distress button to advance the system for police, fire, and medical.

The third line of defense is the Police. If a burglar ignores the first two warnings, the Police will quickly remind them of the importance of adhering to warnings. When a central monitoring station monitors your security system, it receives information on break-ins, and notifies the local authority.

With these three levels of security working together, a home reaches its maximum level of safety. Without just one aspect of security the entire system falls apart. It doesn’t matter if the outside of the house looks impenetrable, if the second and third lines of defense are not working in collaboration with the first line of defense, the system fails to protect the home.

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Stoltzfus, Dwayne "Three Degrees Of Defense That Protect A House." Three Degrees Of Defense That Protect A House. 21 Jun. 2010. 10 Dec 2014 <>.

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