Definition of burglar alarm in English:

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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
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  • In essence, security needs to be far more of a barrier than 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.
  • The first line of defense is deterrence, the number one reason for installing a burglar alarm.

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Syllabification: bur·glar a·larm

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