you have used a simple light timer while away on vacation then you have
used a very powerful form of passive security. Even in fully monitored
alarm systems the passive aspects of such a system is vital. Most users
of active systems use yard signs and window decals. In fact, this is
the most important part of a security system: to discourage the crime
from taking place. Even active security systems such as steering wheel
locks used on cars gain the bulk of their power through the visual deterrent
showing that to proceed with the crime would be too difficult or the
criminal may risk capture by virtue of slowing down the crime
Cost is one huge reason to consider this system. Many people like myself are just not willing to pay for the recurring monthly cost of a monitored system. If it is true that a great deal of the power of a security system is as a deterrent to crime then why not just buy the deterrent? You should use a passive system for all the same reasons you should use an active system: to prevent crime. Passive security measures have been an important part of any full security system for many years. In fact, recently I looked at a burglary prevention list and four out of the ten recommendations on this list were passive measures. Measures such as using a light timer to create the illusion that someone is at home, having a neighbor mow your lawn and remove any delivered parcels from your doorstep, having mail held at the post office pending your return, and trimming bushes and trees back away from doors and windows were some of the recommendations.
Again, the reasons to use a passive system are very compelling. For many people a monitored system is just not economically possible. For some areas such a system may not be available and in the case of cabins, vacation property and remote storage, electricity may not be available. I truly feel more secure at my own business and office. Obviously we cannot guarantee that you will not have a break in. But we really believe our system will act as a powerful deterrent to intruders.
10. Set out lawn chairs and a book in the back yard to look as if someone is coming right back.
Of course, we cannot guarantee that you will
not have a break in. Remember, this is a FAKE
SYSTEM. True monitored Alarm Systems have obvious advantages
over a fake one and in no way would we represent that our system will
provide that higher level of security. We are the puffer fish of Security
Systems and sometimes that is enough and sometimes it is not enough.
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