why do places that are open 24/7 have burglar alarms?

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why do places that are open 24/7 365 days a year have burglar alarms?
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Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:58 am

maybe for panic buttons to press if they get robbed.
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Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:19 pm

The facility likely had a system already installed when the 24 hour business moved into the space. Plus, there could be mechanical or stock areas with daytime coverage to prevent unauthorized access.
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Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:12 pm

Just because they are normally a 24/7 operation doesn't mean they couldn't never close and lock the doors if they needed to. A weather emergency, natural disaster, power failure, or other emergency could force them to close/lock the doors and vacate the building. The company would want their building protected from burglary in that case. Also, like Chris said, holdup buttons. A lot of retail operations also have 24 hour armed doors - emergency exits, loading dock doors, roof hatches, and counting rooms for example. Before opening one of those doors, someone has to enter in a code into the keypad to keep the alarm from activating.
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Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:16 pm

To add one odd example... We used to service a grocery store. They had normal business hours for the public, something like 7AM-11PM. But during the overnight hours (11PM-7AM) they would do their stocking and cleaning. So there was always someone in the building. With the exception of two days a year - Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. During those two days, they had a burglar alarm system and armed it. We always went out there the week before Thanksgiving and checked the door contacts, sent test signals, checked batteries, etc.
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