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Arlington Heights Daily Herald Suburban Chicago Newspaper Archives Sep 28 1970, Page 3

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Daily Herald Suburban Chicago (Newspaper) - September 28, 1970, Chicago, IllinoisThe Register september i Home burglar alarm now More scientific by Brad Brekke Joan la a 35-year-old suburban House wife and the Mother of four. As a she has a Tot to protect. The a Money and jewelry. Joan s a travelling is out of town a Good Deal of the time and during these which often Are weeks at a she sleeps alone. And As acting of the Joan has a habit of steeping Light. It is a habit she Learned by necessity. Sometimes one of the kids gets sick and needs her in the Middle of the night. Other one of them has a bad dream and needs tier reassurance every thing is Okay before they can Stop crying and go Back to Joan s Light sleep ing paid off. She was sleeping alone in her upstairs bedroom when a rattling door woke her at 3 . Listened a decided it was t one of the and routed out of bed. Then she switched her Home burglar alarm system off and picked up a Remote control device that operates manually and is no larger than a pack of cigarettes. It s Lor she decided to walk downstairs and in sliding her hand Over the wooden Banister As she moved slowly Down the Steps. She poked her nose into the Kitchen and through the she could see it was t the kids or the wind that had alerted her. Someone was trying to break in her Back door. A prowler. Instead of As Many women might have Joan kept her Cool and immediately pushed a Button on the re Mote control device she was carrying in her hand. When she pushed the it was As if an Alert for a prison break at sing sing had been sounded. The lights inside and outside her Home went s Bell began clanging and police were notified of Art attempted break in at her address by a recorded Telephone All automatically. The prowler got but he was empty handed and scared. Don president of Securi tropics corp. In makers and distributors of Home and Industrial burglar and fire said business is Boom ing today like never before. The he is due in Large part to the increase of crime. He said people like Joan Are concerned and feel a need for beyond what police can and be tries to fur Nish it for them in the form of a burglar alarm system for Homes. He claims it has been highly Success not in helping to catch but in protecting people from them. Of the people we sell to live in neighbourhoods where there has been one or two burglaries. They want to close the door before the horse gets out of the so they Call us. Has been very Good. I guess a lot of erodes Are out Here. The need for help is becoming More and More prevalent in the it used to be much harder to sell our systems than it is now. Today people Are coming to us. I guess this need is part of the he said. In the last three said his corporation has sold and installed More than systems throughout the North West suburbs. Alarm detects somebody and alerts somebody either by a Bell or lights or systems use sensing devices to detect such As electronic contacts on doors and windows and pressure sensitive pads. Others use electric eyes and ultrasonic motion he said. The first step Security sonics takes when a person comes to them is to make a Survey of the client s House. System has to be easy to live with and still give them adequate Protection. We take Pride in that. If we put it we want to be sure you la use said every Home is and so the Type of system used varies. Factors they also take into consideration Are whether there Are children in the Home who get up during the night and whether the family has a either of which might trip the alarm at night if it does t meet certain needs. Are a lot of Fly by night operators who sell alarm systems say for and claim they re Good. Balo we be found that the family will buy use it for a few weeks and then decide it s too bothersome. Of our systems Are custom de signed. The family inside will live in a Circle of Protection when the system is said the average Cost of a Home burglar alarm system is including installation. He said some for a few Hundred dollars have a fire alarm system booked up with the burglar which they also sen. He said 95 per cent of ones mems they sell Are police connected. A control de vice such As Joan used automatically Calls police and delivers them a recorded when the alarm is tripped. The system Don president of Security sonics corp. In which manufactures Home and Indus trial burglar and fire alarm makes a Fine adjustment on the Central control Board of a Home burglar and fire alarm system. The average burglar he runt about those who carry the control can work it outside their borne As As Long As they Are within 200 feet of the Central control. Why we want the system to be easy to live so police Aren t bothered with a High rate of false alarms which might be set off accidentally Dur ing the night by some member of the family. We install a system that in t Well change it so it is. Beard a report from one Man who had his alarm activated in the Middle it the night. A Bell started ringing. He thought it went off by but later discovered footprints leading to and away from his Patio. The burglar been trying to Jimmie the lock and activated the system. Receive a lot of Calls like this. The system has t actually caught but it s primarily for he said. Ate said Security sonics has devised a burglar alarm system to guard the Moon rocks Down at the University of Chicago. Lot of big businesses in the area have our systems protecting them but we re primarily interested in Home Type systems for this area. The feedback from the various communities has been what do police think of Home Bur Glar Robert Palatine police said he thought they were especially the ones which alerted police automatically by Telephone. I Don t suppose it would be much Good if someone Cut your Telephone wire before trying to break in. I Don t know of too Many Homes in this area that have such he said. It. Fred Hedlund of mount Prospect police said be thought Home burglar alarm systems a great he said he knew of Many persons that have Home made burglar but not Many with the Telephone Alert system for police. Gotten a few of the recorded messages just recently. The new systems Are More sophisticated and scientific than the systems people used to make we got the first we did t know what to make of it. A voice came on saying this is a recorded message and please Send the police. But i think they re he said. 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