burglar alarm

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burglar alarm

[′bər·glər ə¦lärm]
(engineering)
An alarm in which interruption of electric current to a relay, caused, for example, by the breaking of a metallic tape placed at an entrance to a building, deenergizes the relay and causes the relay contacts to operate the alarm indicator. Also known as intrusion alarm.
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WORCESTER - The police chief, one of his deputies and the chief's brother chased down a breaking and entering suspect yesterday morning after the trio heard a house alarm go off while on Acton Street.
Undeterred by the dog or the house alarm which sounded, the gang continued to search the house and steal a haul of jewellery before fleeing the scene.
They said they were carrying out window, door and house alarm checks on properties in the area but could not produce any form of identification.
Crime reduction officer PC Ged Kirkbright who writes a crime prevention blog on the Cleveland Police website, offers tips and advice for keeping their valuables secure: [bar] Invest in good quality locks with bolts for your shed, rather than screws, which can be easily removed; [bar] Lock valuables together inside a shed, for example, a bike can be chained to a lawnmower; [bar] Consider alarming a garage or extending a house alarm so that it covers the garage, and [bar] Mark all property with a postcode and house number so that it is easily identifiable.
Det Con Kerri Buckley, who is investigating the incident, said: "We think these burglars may have been trying to steal keys to a car parked on the drive, but the house alarm scared them away, and they only made off with a laptop.
Still wearing a nightie she carried her daughter downstairs, disabled the house alarm and unlocked the door.
I had to get Pepe Reina round because the house alarm was going off all the time.
Taylor Hill was in the baby seat of the BMW convertible while mum Debbie went to switch off her house alarm.
Suspect snapped europrofile lock on back door to gain entry to house activating house alarm.
I'd heard alarms but thought it was just a house alarm.
Joseph Cook, 20, was found dead in his bedroom after police responded to the house alarm sounding.
This trader is said to have referred to the murder of Elsie during his doorstep "sales pitch" for a house alarm system.