burglar alarm


: a device that makes a loud noise (such as a ringing sound) if someone tries to enter a building by using force

Examples of burglar alarm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Authorities say the thieves broke into the house in July 1969 in a bid to steal a coin collection, but were foiled by a burglar alarm. Matthew Brown, Fortune, 30 Jan. 2024 The three men initially attempted to steal a valuable coin collection from the home but were thwarted by a burglar alarm, the FBI said. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 26 Jan. 2024 Law enforcement first came to the area around midnight, when a burglar alarm went off at a residence. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 13 Sep. 2023 Bivens said that shortly after midnight, a burglar alarm went off at a residence within the perimeter, which was investigated but with no sighting of Cavalcante. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 13 Sep. 2023 At a press conference, PSP Lt. Col. George Bivens said authorities started getting closer to Cavalcante shortly after midnight Wednesday morning, when a burglar alarm sounded in a residence that was within the parameters of their search. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 13 Sep. 2023 Burglary: Madison Avenue Police officers at 5:22 a.m. on July 15 responded to Lakewood One Stop regarding a burglar alarm that indicated motion in the office. cleveland, 30 July 2023 One relative said that in approximately June of 2000 — about two years before Alexis disappeared — Patterson set the burglar alarm and left the house. Gina Barton, USA TODAY, 20 July 2023 Deputies responding to a burglar alarm at Throwback Bar & Grill, 25940 Dixie Highway, May 27 found the front door partly open with pry marks, bar stools and trash cans knocked over and a slot machine pried open. Dennis Sullivan, Chicago Tribune, 14 June 2023 See More

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“Burglar alarm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burglar%20alarm. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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