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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.
In the event of telephone operational problems, disconnect the control by removing the plug from the telephone wall jack. We
recommend that your certified installer demonstrate disconnecting the phones on installation of the system. Do not disconnect the
phone connection inside the control/communicator. Doing so could result in the loss of your phone lines. If the regular phone works
correctly after the control/communicator has been disconnected from the phone lines, the control/communicator has a problem and
should be returned for repair. If upon disconnection of the control/communicator, there is still a problem on the line, notify the telephone
company that they have a problem and request prompt repair service. The user may not under any circumstances (in or out of
warranty) attempt any service or repairs to the system. It must be returned to the factory or an authorized service agency for all repairs.
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