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Linear Corp system defeated by pulling off wall?

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nick markowitz

Jan 1, 1970
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What's to stop someone breaking into a house, and within the entry
period, just pulling this system off the wall?

http://www.linearcorp.com/product.asp?product=SSC00036

Are you supposed to put this using somewhere out of the entry area and
use a remote keypad at the entrance instead?

Thats the smart way to install it .all of these wall hang units are
vulnerable and placement should be concidered but is not always
thought thru.
 
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Jim

Jan 1, 1970
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I'm not much on all-in-one systems but you'd be surprised how seldom
burglars think to do that

Every time I read about this subject (tearing the units off the wall)
It's like they're going to be burglarized by the MIssion Impossible
team.

I can't remember any time that equipment was damaged during a buglary.
Years (and years) ago, they used to try and knock the sirens off the
building on commercial jobs ..... but that was when there were more
local system than monitored. You could tell who wasn't monitored
because every morning on commercial jobs, the alarm bell would ring
when they entered. Then ......... along that great
invention .......... shunt locks!
 
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JoeRaisin

Jan 1, 1970
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Jim said:
Every time I read about this subject (tearing the units off the wall)
It's like they're going to be burglarized by the MIssion Impossible
team.

I can't remember any time that equipment was damaged during a buglary.
Years (and years) ago, they used to try and knock the sirens off the
building on commercial jobs ..... but that was when there were more
local system than monitored. You could tell who wasn't monitored
because every morning on commercial jobs, the alarm bell would ring
when they entered. Then ......... along that great
invention .......... shunt locks!

I've seen two cases (both, incidentally where the sub has opted for no
siren, inside or out) where the perp ripped the keypad off the wall.

In both cases they thought they had defeated the systems and took their
time - leaving the building right into the comforting arms of waiting
police.

Okay, both times the perps were teenagers (14 and 16) so they were
hardly the most astute criminals, but in my mind B&E guys are rarely the
sharpest tools in the shed.
 
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Frank Olson

Jan 1, 1970
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JoeRaisin said:
I've seen two cases (both, incidentally where the sub has opted for no
siren, inside or out) where the perp ripped the keypad off the wall.

In both cases they thought they had defeated the systems and took their
time - leaving the building right into the comforting arms of waiting
police.

Okay, both times the perps were teenagers (14 and 16) so they were
hardly the most astute criminals, but in my mind B&E guys are rarely the
sharpest tools in the shed.


I have a friend who's ADT "Lynx" clone was ripped off the wall during
the entry delay cycle by a group of thugs that wound up spending about
two hours ransacking the place afterwards. The "professional" installer
mounted the main control unit next to the back kitchen door and used a
two minute delay so that the family would have time to get from the
front door to the keypad. Even with a smaller delay, it wouldn't have
made a difference in this case (ADT uses an additional 45 second
programmed delay from the time you hear the siren to when the system
actually communicates the intrusion as a "false alarm prevention"
measure). When I first saw the install, I advised him to contact ADT
and "upgrade" the system, but the sales guy at ADT told him that I
didn't know what I was talkin' about. Damn I hate it when they prove me
right. With the exception of the poor choice for locating the main
control, they did do a pretty good job of protecting the family. All
the doors and windows were protected and they included smoke and carbon
monoxide detectors.
 
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