Better No Alarm Than A False Alarm

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Back when my sons were teens in high school, they came home telling me stories of how the fire alarm had been pranked day after day. Apparently there was no need of a special tool like bearing pullers to do it, it could be done by hand by anyone. It had gotten to the point that the administration and its teachers were announcing, “Disregard the alarm,” without stopping to check it out. That is scary. All of us know the story about the boy who cried wolf and I certainly did not want it to happen in many school much less my sons’.

It was a bad situation plain and simple. Thankfully steps were taken to correct it. It is a crime to put in a false alarm. Anyone who does this should be prosecuted to the fullest degree of the law. Safety is no laughing matter. It got me thinking about my own home safety though and made me consider upgrading to one of the more modern wireless security systems. It is just one of those things that I’d never want to use but would be definitely good to have.

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