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burglar alarm

Syllabification: bur·glar a·larm

Definition of burglar alarm in English:

noun

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
More example sentences
  • Burglars think twice when they see a burglar alarm.
  • Underground parking is also available and all apartments are wired for burglar alarms and have video intercom systems.
  • Police were first on the scene after the fire set off a burglar alarm.

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