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Brinks Home Security Comercial

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PawDaddy, Aug 20, 2003.

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  1. PawDaddy

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    How many have seen the Brinks ad where the woman and her children are home alone when someone tries to break in. As soon as the BG breaks the window the alarm sounds and he runs away. The lady and children run upstairs and the Brinks guy calls and says that he is going to call the police. The police arrive and everything is okay.

    How many people really buy this garbage?

    I believe that in a real situation such as this, the woman and kids would never make it up the stairs because the BG would come on in and get them.
     
  2. Moparmike

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    Well, in the right circumstances the family would get up the stairs, but the BG would be close behind. Never underestimate the power of luck. (or The Force. Or the Schwartz.)

    To make this gun related, the BG would ideally get to the bedroom door to be blasted away by 00buck coming from a mom-wielded 12-guage. Ideally.
     
  3. FJC

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    It depends.

    All security provides "layers." Each layer deters another level of criminal. Lighting may turn away some of those that plan to invade a home , then a locked door a few more of those that passed the first layer, a very high quality lock more, an alarm company sticker a few more, a barking dog a few more, etc, etc.

    A sounding alarm is just another one of those layers.

    I have no doubts that an alarm sounding would cause at least some percentage of criminals to flee immediately. Back when I was a reserve deputy sheriff I saw many homes where someone pried open a door or window, then apparently fled when the alarm sounded.

    Of course one should be prepared to defend themselves if those other layers fail. :)
     
  4. spacemanspiff

    spacemanspiff Senior Member

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    remember that scene in 'the others' where nicole kidmans character pulls the double barrel from a chest? that was great. i dont like kidman but that scene gave me a tingly warm feeling.

    watched 'dark blue' last night. seeing sargaent beth loading the pistol grip pump gave me a similar feeling.
     
  5. BerettaNut92

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    She was holding that sucker by the barrel, I'm sure she had more than a tingly warm feeling :eek:

    Yes, people actually believe that crap. I used to live with several :rolleyes:
     
  6. TheFederalistWeasel

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    This, as more and more departments slowly refuse to answer burglar alarm calls due to the shear volume of false alarms.

    In five years as a patrol deputy there is absolutely no telling how many calls I responded to for panic alarms, burglar alarms, motion alarms, both commercial as well as residential.

    Possibly in the thousands and guess how many were real, legitimate alarms?

    None, not a single one.

    Most were the result of weather, animals, and faulty systems or on rare occasions some poor guy who was showing up for work and forgot his code or couldn’t get to the alarm keypad in time.

    I place burglar alarms in the same category as car alarms, just how many of you pay any attention to a car alarm going off in a crowded parking lot on a sunny Saturday afternoon at the mall?

    They’re worthless, get yourself a nice gauge, load that puppy up with 00B and keep it handy, best damn burglar alarm money can buy!
     
  7. cool45auto

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    In a perfect world the mom would have shoved the kids behind her then "Mozambiqued" his butt!:p
     
  8. Jake

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    But if it's on TV it must be true. Right?
     
  9. PawDaddy

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    I believe that these types of things give people a false sense of security.

    A police officer may not always be available to come to one's rescue and shouldn't be counted on to do so. Someone on the phone line is not very much help either when someone is knocking down your door.
     
  10. C.R.Sam

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    What FJC and The Federalist Weasel said.

    Sam
     
  11. RTFM

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    The part that gets me is that they had to call her to tell her that they were going to call the police for her....L-A-M-E!!!

    She should be 9-1-1-ing as she was going up the stairs.

    I know, I know if the poor defenseless woman had thought for herself, then Brinks would be out the air time for the commerical...

    Now we need an Oleg Volk sponsored commercial.
    B.G. Brakes window.
    Armed Female (played by R.O.T.L.:D ) Draws, Fires, calls 9-1-1 to request ambulance of bad guy bleeding and incapacitated in her kitchen.
    Hangs up phone.
    Fade to black.
    26 extra seconds of light music for the viewer to contemplate the correct use of deadly force to protect her family by, in the 30 second commercial.
     
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    As a sheeple she probably didn't know the number for 9-1-1 to call the police. :D :rolleyes:
     
  13. Preacherman

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    How's this for a scenario?

    December, 2003. The THR moderators are gathered at Byron's place in Georgia (this is already planned).

    Gang of BG's break down front door and enter, screaming "We're gonna git you, suckas!"

    Sound of multiple handguns, rifles and shotguns being fired extremely rapidly, very accurately.

    Subdued moans from last of BG's expiring on floor.

    Sheriff's deputies arrive, only to be met by about 20 gun-wielding mods, all smiling and saying "No, sir, there's really no problem at all... and no, we didn't have an alarm system - we didn't think we needed one!"



    :evil: :p :D
     
  14. Mark Tyson

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    An alarm, like a gun, is only one component of a larger home defense system.
     
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    I think my wife has gotten sick of me explaining how the situation would be handled at our place!
     
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    Brinks joke!!!!!

    Another thing that the Brinks commercial doesn't cover is that if the phone line is cut NO ALARM. The second thing you don't see is the family dog come rocketing out from under the table and head for the BG, barking and snarling like a banshee! :cuss: :banghead:
     
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    I was just laughing with my wife tonight about how the Brinks operator on TV calls the lady and, breathlessly, as if such alarms were very rare, begs to know if everything is okay.

    With so many false alarms, I somehow doubt the Brinks operators get that jacked up when an alarm sounds.

    They probably have to get out the office manual to look up what to do for the one-in-a-million call where someone says: "NO!!! We're freaking under attack here!"

    Holy cow! That's a first! What's the number for 911?
     
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    Wow,I feel so much better knowing I`m not the only one who rants about that stupid commercial every time it comes on! My wife`s so sick of it she`s ready to assault me herself! :uhoh: Marcus
     
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    Reminds me of the time about a decade ago that I was asked to go to a friends new apartment to get an item that was supposed to be "just right there."

    For whatever reason my attempt to disarm the alarm must not have worked even though I didn't hear any alarm or warning beeps.

    Anyway I had to rummage around the apartment for about five minutes before finding the item in question and leaving the apartment after doing the alarm-set procedure. I hop in my 67 Mustang and drive out of the parking lot. As I'm leaving a cop car is pulling in from the left while I'm going right I get a couple of hundred feet down the road and here's another cop going towards the complex. In the rear view I see he turns in too.

    I'm thinking "Naw. Couldn't be. I disarmed that thing" but I whip it around and go back to the complex. Sure enough a cop car is sitting out front of the apartment and the second one is close to the entrance. I approach the one at the entrance and pull up to his drivers door. He rolls down the window and I ask if he's there for an alarm at apartment whatever-it-was. He answers yes, and I say something along the lines of "sorry that was me." He says "Ok, I'll take care of it." I say thanks and drive off.

    He never asked my name, what I had been doing, nothing. So yeah they really cared, huh? :D
     
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    Well, I am also glad that I am not the only person who yells about the lack of other security components in that commercial to my wife.

    I have nothing against alarms, but they are not the be all end all that Brinks make them out to be. As others have said, they can be a good component of a security system.
     
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    I know of a family that has Brinks. Their house was broken into and it took the cops 2 hours to get there. He said that the call or alarm went off, the security co. was contacted via the alarm system, they called 911 with the wrong info, address and wrong county. About 2 hours later here came the cops. Duh!!!:eek: Good thing that he owns Pit Bulls.:rolleyes:
     
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    Hey A true story. A few years ago my agency had a major TC with an officer involved. Cruiser flipped, officer trapped inside and secondary TC also. The CLEO put out a directive that PD would NOT respond to any residential alarms. A private "armed response" security company took over all residential alarm responses. One night I was sitting in my cruiser when the armed response dispatcher gives a call to their SG. We kept sitting. I asked him if he was going to respond. His answer was classic. No, if it is real I will give the BG 10 minutes to take off. If it is false, it will reset in 10 minutes.
     
  23. My wife just turns the channel when the Brinks ad or any number of other useless crap come on the TV. She does this because she knows that sooner or later whatever I throw at the TV is going to break it.
    The Brinks ad is just another case of letting big brother take care of you, while you hide like a little sheep. The Police do a great job, but most of the time get there after everything is over to clean up the mess. The only mess at my house will be th BG bleeding out on the living room floor.
    If your the bag guy, what's going to send your feet to runnin, an alarm or the sound of my 12 ga. racking a round into the chamber? It's a no brainer.
    Good shooting, John K
     
  24. mattd

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    When I seen it I thought it would be a good commerical for a mossberg.
     
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    Such negativity to alarm systems, I had no idea.

    Being in the "business" let me give my take on this question.

    I have ADT wireless at the house. If the lines are cut, it pages me anywhere in the US immediately with no user intervention on their part or mine.

    If the alarm is tripped either motion or contacts, I get paged, they call my number and ask for a code to not call the cops.

    If I don't answer, they dial the local pd. whi is dispatched immediately. I know as it has happened once by an attempted breakin. It was unsuccessful on their part.

    Then there was the time my wife set off the panic alarm by accident and didn't realize it. She was pretty startled to see cruisers surrounding my house a few minutes after arriving home. I had been paged of course and was on the phone with the locals when they pulled up to my home. I stayed on the line with the sgt. at the desk [ who I know personally having worked with that dept as an LE in the past ], until the "all clear" was issued and I knew she was okay.

    They respond within 2 minutes at my home and usually under that as they are aware of what may be stolen and out on the streets if they don't get there.

    I'm paged either way, cut phones or unlawful entry. The PD gets a call within a minute from me to find out the status of the call.

    As another mentioned it is a layered security plan. Good locks, good lighting and monitored 24/7 by ADT with the paging automatic needing no human intervention to screw things up. They give the PD a wrong address and they'll [ the cops ] know it's wrong as I'm on the line awaiting their arrival at my home and a disposition relative the call.

    I feel good, the wife feels good and the BG's get caught if they stay in the house for more than 2 minutes. In that time they will never get what I'm worried about having stolen.

    Oh, did I mention that the alarm is silent at the home? Reason: I want them caught and not scared off by a ringing bell at my location. Bells and whistles will likely deter entry once the break ocurrs, I don't want a response and no arrests. I want them inside and nabbed.

    The alarm is not needed when I'm home :uhoh:

    Brownie
     
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