Definition of burglar alarm in English:

burglar alarm


  • An electronic device that triggers a loud noise or other alert when someone attempts to make unauthorized entry to a building or other premises.

    ‘police say the thieves are taking advantage of the homes and businesses that don't have burglar alarms’
    • ‘Underground parking is also available and all apartments are wired for burglar alarms and have video intercom systems.’
    • ‘A caretaker raised the alarm when he was alerted by a security firm after burglar alarms were set off.’
    • ‘The idea to start the company stemmed from the fact that in 1999, gardai received 135,000 alarm calls from traditional burglar alarms.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In essence, security needs to be far more of a barrier than a burglar alarm.’
    • ‘The thieves broke into the shop through the back door and used cutting equipment to cut through the burglar alarm.’
    • ‘The first line of defense is deterrence, the number one reason for installing a burglar alarm.’
    • ‘Police were first on the scene after the fire set off a burglar alarm.’