burglar alarm

burglar alarm
n. electronic device that makes a loud noise and warns of forced entry (when a window or door is opened or tampered with as by a burglar); loud warning sound produced by a burglar alarm

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • burglar alarm — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms burglar alarm : singular burglar alarm plural burglar alarms a piece of equipment that makes a loud noise if someone enters a building while it is switched on …   English dictionary

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  • burglar alarm — burglar a,larm noun count a piece of equipment that makes a loud noise if someone enters a building while it is switched on …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Burglar alarm control panel — A burglar alarm control panel is a wall mounted unit where the detection devices and wiring of the alarm are ultimately connected and managed. These include devices such as bells, sirens, door contacts, motion detectors, etc. Typical panels are… …   Wikipedia

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