Back in the pre-internet Dark Ages, we used to get all of our information from family and friends. And sometimes, if we were really stuck, the library! Nowadays we turn to the internet … but sometimes you long for the simplicity and straight talk of your friends and family, especially when you’re looking for information about something as critical as your home’s security. So today we continue our gems of advice from real homeowners about back to base alarm monitoring.

“House alarms are generally ignored by surrounding people as they don’t want to get involved”

This is vital to remember when you’re considering installing a home alarm system. You can’t rely on your neighbours to be home when your alarm goes off … and you certainly can’t rely on people passing by to call the police! We’re well trained not to call 000 unless it is an emergency, and people either fear for their own safety when getting involved in a tense situation, or they assume that somebody else has already called the police. Back to base alarm monitoring is the only smart solution.

“Won’t the burg sue me if I set up any sort of ‘alarm system’ that will hurt them”

This is a very common question, and there are several points to consider if you’ve thought about simply keeping a baseball bat next to your bed:
  • In every physical confrontation you get into, there’s a real risk that you’ll  come out the loser. If you introduce violence, a burglar’s only possible response is violence.
  • Yes, there is a real risk of being sued for actively trying to hurt somebody that has come into your home. There’s the slim but real chance they are looking for sanctuary from something that may hurt them.
  • There are almost no verifiable cases where a burglar has successfully sued a homeowner for accidentally injuring himself in the house.
  • There’s also the possibility that your intruder may die if you physically attack them. Is a television and a few electrical goods worth somebody’s life, and do you want to be the person that takes it … really?

“Can the guards really doing anything, do they have any more authority than the next person?”

Yes, the guards that respond to back to base alarm monitoring calls do have more authority than you and me. Every state has their own version of the NSW Security Master License. For example, Pacific Security Technology’s Security Master Licence number is: 408 770 551