Tom Vermillion
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If a criminal breaks into your house and smashes your security panel to disable it, can your system still help protect you and your family? If you have opted to include crash and smash protection in your service, then the answer is yes. Let’s look at how criminals view crash and smash break-ins, and how an added layer of protection can overpower their crash and smash attempts.

How Criminals View Crash and Smash Break-Ins

When attempting a crash and smash break-in, a criminal’s strategy is to destroy the security panel in order to prevent the system from signaling for help. The criminal’s goal is to take advantage of the system’s time delay, which is the 30 to 60 second window that gives the homeowner time to disarm the system before the alarm or emergency signal is triggered. By smashing the panel, the criminal believes the system will not sound the alarm or send the signal. The good news for you, as the homeowner, is that the criminal is only half right.

The Signal Will Send No Matter What

True, the alarm may not sound when the criminal smashes the panel. But if you have crash and smash protection, it will signal for help no matter what. With the cloud security technology that powers our crash and smash protection, the monitoring center will still receive your signal so help will be on its way. As the homeowner, you’ll receive a text alert about the break-in as well – but because the alarm doesn’t sound, the criminal will remain in the dark until help arrives.
Crash and smash protection provides the added peace of mind you need. If you’re interested in adding this outstanding enhancement to your home security system, call DEPS Security Systems. We will be glad to tell you more.

About DEPS Security Systems

Thomas Vermillion founded Down East Protection Systems in 2000 to increase the company’s offerings after decades of providing quality monitored fire and burglar alarm products. The company’s mission is “to provide peace of mind by protecting people and property with competence and compassion.” They strive every day to offer the best and most innovative products and services to customers in Eastern North Carolina.