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An electronic device that emits a loud noise when someone attempts to make unauthorized entry to a building or other premises:‘their attempt to jemmy the shop door set off the burglar alarm’
- ‘The court heard how the woman became suspicious and went to press the panic button on the burglar alarm.’
- ‘Burglars think twice when they see a burglar alarm.’
- ‘Police were first on the scene after the fire set off a burglar alarm.’
- ‘The idea to start the company stemmed from the fact that in 1999, gardai received 135,000 alarm calls from traditional burglar alarms.’
- ‘In essence, security needs to be far more of a barrier than a burglar alarm.’
- ‘Underground parking is also available and all apartments are wired for burglar alarms and have video intercom systems.’
- ‘The first line of defense is deterrence, the number one reason for installing a burglar alarm.’
- ‘The thieves broke into the shop through the back door and used cutting equipment to cut through the burglar alarm.’
- ‘A caretaker raised the alarm when he was alerted by a security firm after burglar alarms were set off.’
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