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Old 12-20-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Northern Jersey
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Hi All,

I will be moving to Millburn shortly and am wondering whether I should opt for a home security system like ADT? Are some of the streets in Millburn safer than the others?

A home security system probably costs around $30 / month which is not high but is it worth getting it installed given Millburn's reputation of a safe neighborhood?

Thanks
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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Millburn gets break-ins because that's where the money is. That said, I've never actually heard of a home alarm system which did anything other than cause nuisance alarms.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Northern Jersey
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so, home security system is not effective then? What do Millburn residents do to protect their home and assets?
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:44 AM
 
Location: East Rutherford, NJ
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It can't hurt, anywhere really. Friends of mine lived in Millburn and had their apartment broken into and one of them assaulted. Bad things like that can happen anywhere unfortunately.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Northern Jersey
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Do we need a gun to protect ourselves and our home in Millburn?
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:31 PM
 
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I think an alarm system in an absolute necessity in Millburn. It's a favorite target for thieves from Newark. It's a deterrent - it alerts the police, who, in a town like Millburn will respond quickly (if you're paying to have it connected to them, as you should be), and a thief is less likely to spend lots of time in your home with that blaring - most times an alarm will just send them running. You can also sleep better at night knowing you'll be alerted if anyone tries to come in. Call the police department and speak with them or spend some time reading the police blotters online - I think you'll agree also.

I'd sleep better knowing I had a gun in my home to protect my family regardless of where I lived, but that's a personal choice. It's rare that break ins result in violence, most burglars want to avoid confrontation, but it certainly would help me just feel safer. Just remember, it's legal to protect yourself and your family on your property, as long as you have no safe means of escape. That's the crucial point.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:01 PM
 
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There have been quite a few recent cases in Millburn / Short Hills and the neighbouring towns in which the intruders fled after hearing the alarm. Given the (relative to prior times, not to other towns) increase in burglaries in town (both in homes and public spaces like the Mall at Short Hills & the train station), I'd say that an alarm system is almost a necessity here.
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