Does Your Alarm Have a Default Duress Code?

Brian Kerbs on his website Kerbs on Security writes a great article on how alarm systems can have a distress code

Sometimes it takes a security scare to help improve your overall security posture. Case in point: Over the holidays, I learned that our alarm system — one of the most widely used home security systems in America — contains a default code that disables the alarm. Although entering this code simultaneously alerts the police that an intruder is in the house, it also could give thieves just enough time to get away with your valuables without alerting the neighbors. Continue reading

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