The dissuasion principle
An effective alarm system ensures your security on 4 different levels:
- The presence of an alarm system and the corresponding warning stickers* have a dissuasive effect.
- The local alarm annoys, irritates and drives the intruder away
- The alarm is transmitted and the alarm centre monitors remotely
- Intervention by law enforcement and/or security personnel
* Monitoring a location provides an undeniable dissuasive effect. In most cases, in fact, a burglar will choose an unprotected property rather than one that is monitored. A house that is monitored and labelled as such therefore significantly reduces the risk of break-ins.
A few key figures
(source: Police Crime Statistics – 2014 Annual Report)
- A break-in happens approximately every 8 minutes in Switzerland.
A residential property is broken into approximately every 42 minutes.
- A flat is broken into approximately every 28 minutes.
- A shop/company is broken into approximately every 39 minutes.
A burglar usually abandons an attempt after 2-3 minutes if the property is too secure or is equipped with an alarm system.