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Bells Only Alarms

Homeowners have a choice when it comes to choosing a house alarm. Determining what type of alarm would be best for a particular family and home will require some consideration. This is because not all alarms are the same. They have different features, some which will be more important to some people then others. It will important for home or business owners to determine what they want out of an alarm and then find an alarm system that will provide it. One available option is the bells only alarm. This type of alarm signals a siren that will go off once the alarm is triggered and not turned off in certain amount of time. There are both advantages and disadvantages to this type of alarm and we will discuss some of them below.

Bells Only Alarms Advantages

This type of alarm is generally much cheaper then other options, particularly those that are monitored. This may be a good option for individuals who do not have a lot of money in their monthly budget to pay for a monitored alarm system.

Bells only alarms can be effective in discouraging burglars from breaking into ones home. It can also be effective in stopping them in the act. When a siren goes off, thieves tend to be scared off because they become afraid of getting caught.

Bells Only Alarms Disadvantages

Perhaps the biggest disadvantage of using a bells only alarm installed in ones home is the fact that the alarm is not monitored. If no one is at home when it goes off, then unless a neighbor calls the authorities, they may not be contacted for hours. This gives brazen thieves more time to steal items from a personís home. If an individual lives in a secluded area, this could be a huge problem.

Some homeowners do not like these types of alarms because they are loud. In fact, some homeowners will actually disconnect their alarms from the siren because they find its sound annoying. Instead, they would prefer to let the alarm trigger communication with the monitoring service, who will then contact the authorities.


Individuals that are interested in purchasing some type of alarm for their homes will find that they have a few options. Wireless house alarms, monitored, pet friendly and bells only, are all options. Each of them has their advantages and disadvantages. Regarding the latter, bells only alarms, homeowners will find that they are cheaper then some of their other options and can be effective in stopping thieves in the act because they are loud and there is the threat that an individualís neighbors will notice the alarmís sound and call the police.

However, there are also a few disadvantages. One of the most notable is that there is no monitoring service. As a result, even if the alarm goes off and no one is home to call the authorities, no one will, unless a concerned neighbor decides to. Overall, this option may be a good one for persons who donít have a lot of extra money to spend on security and who live within close proximity to others. This ensures that if the alarm goes off, someone will at least hear it. This doesnít guarantee that they will call the authorities but there is at least a chance.

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