Burglar Alarm

Alarms sound again

Alarm clocks have been around for as long as mechanical timepieces, but it was only in 1908 that the alarm function began to be produced in wristwatches.

Friday, 18 November, 2011, 12:00am

Family blames Fire Department

A family member of a fireman who died in a blaze in a Cheung Sha Wan factory building said yesterday the Fire Services Department had to take responsibility, while a lawyer representing the department said he had died of natural causes.

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Residential security gives peace of mind

Home security is becoming more of a necessity in Hong Kong. According to police statistics, burglaries have been on an upward trend, with 3,708 cases recorded in the first 10 months of this year, a 1.6 per cent increase on the corresponding period last year.

10 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

At the fire station

Lizzie is a fire safety officer at her local fire station. Her boss, the chief fire officer, has asked her to write a new set of fire safety rules in clear, simple English. What Lizzie writes will be published in a fire safety leaflet for the general public, so it must be easy to understand.

Key words

2 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Inventive students take winning prizes

Students from HKTA The Yuen Yuen Institute No 2 Secondary School and Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School have taken the top prizes in the Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2009. It is jointly organised by the Innovation and Technology Commission, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Science Museum.

17 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Death on tracks sparks MTR systems review

The MTR Corporation has launched a review of its emergency response systems following the alleged failure to properly investigate an alarm signal warning that someone was on the tracks.

14 May 2007 - 12:00am

Inside job query on racetrack sabotage attempt

12 sophisticated projectiles buried in turf at Happy Valley sent for forensic tests

The accuracy with which a dozen projectile devices embedded in the Happy Valley racecourse turf were placed has raised questions over whether it was an inside job.

The devices, described by an investigator as extremely complicated and sophisticated, are undergoing forensic tests.

23 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Number of deliberate fires up 80pc

But service chief says a drop in false alarms saw fewer call-outs for brigade last year

The number of fires set deliberately rose by more than 80 per cent last year, according to the latest fire department figures.

31 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Talk back

Q Are animal abusers being treated too lightly?

I definitely agree that animal abusers are being treated too lightly. After reading about the circumstances in which Yu Kai-sun's Pomeranian died, I was horrified and shocked. Clearly, he was not responsible for his pet as, ultimately, he just left his dog.

7 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Residents complacent about home security

Sai Kung residents have been urged to install burglar alarms and lock up after a sharp increase in break-ins.

A police chief said yesterday that residents of the seaside suburb 'feel too safe' and should take more precautions.

In a quarter of the 226 burglaries last year, intruders gained entry through an unlocked door or window.

10 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Maximum protection

Offices can be targets for theft, unlawful entry, kidnapping, bombings, forcible occupation and sabotage. Effective barriers, both physical and psychological, can reduce the likelihood of these threats. The following guidelines will help you analyse office security and offers measures to reduce your target potential:

15 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Burglar alarm suit

Businessman Nils E. Thomsen is suing the company that installed his home alarm system, Johnson Burglar Alarms Co, after burglars stole $10 million worth of his wife's jewellery in November 1997. The case continues in the Court of First Instance.

18 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

School alarms to stop computer theft

INFRARED alarm systems are to be installed in computer laboratories in all publicly funded schools in a multimillion-dollar bid to stem a spate of computer thefts.

The Education Department, which will pay for the security programme, is due to start installing the systems - costing thousands of dollars in each of the 1,000 primary and secondary schools - next month.

9 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

State-of-the-art gadgets combine with old gates

There are many devices to prevent break-ins, according to a security systems company.

The most popular prevention devices are infrared sensors (to detect movement and temperature), microwave movement detectors and dual technology movement detectors (a combination of the two).

2 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Alarms at cash points switched off during raids

Alarm systems in Aeon cash machines were switched off during a series of burglaries last month, managers of the credit service admitted yesterday.

The raids, on free-standing machines at Tsz Wan Shan, Shamshuipo and Ngau Tau Kok, netted about $480,000, said Aeon general manager (finance and administration) Derek Lai Yuk-kwong.

11 Feb 1999 - 12:00am