Making Noise: Some People Like Alarms
While we usually prefer deterrents that physically block a would-be
thief, some people like the idea of using an alarm device that calls attention to anyone
who tries to take a piece of equipment when the alarm is armed.
There are a number of equipment alarm strategies. These include:
systems (such as Phazernet) that set off an alarm (or activate a central station system)
when a cable or connection is broken.
||Alarm devices that activate when power is
removed from a PC, either using an external sensor or an internal board (such as the
detectors that are set off by a mercury switch when a piece of equipment is
moved (such as Sonic Shock™ and Sonicpro™).
Alarm devices sometimes present problems. They are only effective
when they are activated; in most
cases, they rely on batteries, which must be kept fresh;
and false alarms lead people to ignore them even when activated, as anyone who hears a car
alarm in New York City will tell you.
However, alarms do offer you another line of defense for protecting
your valuable assets.
can also be protected with a reliable equipment theft alarm,
such as the Sonic Shock. Many such alarms have a high false
alarm rate or are “toys.”
The Sonic Shock is the most reliable
and well built device of its kind.