Good neighbours and monitored alarm systems
A few recent burglaries have involved thieves breaking in through a window and physically removing the alarm panel from the wall to stop the bells ringing internally. Please note - if you have a properly serviced alarm, the outside bell box will continue to ring. If the alarm is connected to a 24 hour alarm centre, they will receive notification as soon as the alarm was set off and can contact the guards directly. If the alarm is also monitored through your mobile phone, you will be notified by text of an alarm activation... However, one of the best ways to prevent burglaries is good neighbours!! Be aware of what's going on around you, take note of strange cars parked in driveways, and PLEASE - if you hear an alarm going off, take a look and ring 999 if you're at all suspicious. We need to stop assuming it's someone else's problem. Take Care and Be Aware.