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Alarm warning devices such as sirens, bells or horns may not alert people or wake up sleepers if they are located on the other
side of closed or partly open doors. If warning devices sound on a different level of the residence from the bedrooms, then they
are less likely to waken or alert people inside the bedrooms. Even persons who are awake may not hear the warning if the alarm
is muffled from a stereo, radio, air conditioner or other appliance, or by passing traffic. Finally, alarm warning devices, however
loud, may not warn hearing-impaired people or waken deep sleepers.
Telephone lines needed to transmit alarm signals from a premises to a central monitoring station may be out of service or
temporarily out of service. Telephone lines are also subject to compromise by sophisticated intruders.
Even if the system responds to the emergency as intended, however, occupants may have insufficient time to protect
themselves from the emergency situation. In the case of a monitored alarm system, authorities may not respond appropriately.
This equipment, like other electrical devices, is subject to component failure. Even though this equipment is designed to last as
long as 10 years, the electronic components could fail at any time.
The most common cause of an alarm system not functioning when an intrusion or fire occurs is inadequate maintenance. This
alarm system should be tested weekly to make sure all sensors and transmitters are working properly.
Installing an alarm system may make one eligible for lower insurance rates, but an alarm system is not a substitute for insurance.
Homeowners, property owners and renters should continue to act prudently in protecting themselves and continue to insure their
lives and property.
We continue to develop new and improved protection devices. Users of alarm systems owe it to themselves and their loved ones to
learn about these developments.
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