In news from across the pond, a Humberside, UK resident, frustrated with an apparently poorly maintained alarm system that had been beeping for weeks, took matters into his own hands—literally.

When the incessantly enunciating panel embarked upon its third week of unminded and unattended to beeping a resident on the first floor of where the panel was located grabbed himself some ladders and an axe and went to work.

The frenzied resident, unnamed in the UK Mirror story, climbed up the ladders, gained entrance through a boarded up window and hacked the panel or keypad (the source story does not make clear which) off the wall, whacking the blade through wires to pull the beeping device from the wall. 

The man then descended and began waving his ax around and yelling at others. A business owner on the first floor, frightened for the safety of himself and his customers, called the police.

An alarm system that hasn’t been maintained and serviced properly can suffer from any number of problems. Drop Norris a line today to set up a free consult and see now a service and maintenance contract can keep your system in good health and prevent incessant, annoying beeping for 3 weeks.

In the case of crazed, ax-wielding neighbors, we also offer video surveillance, panic alarms, and emergency notification systems.


What is Norris all about?
Norris, Inc.—a South Portland, Maine-based life-safety and security systems integrator with satellite offices in Bangor, Maine; Lee, New Hampshire; and Burlington, Vermont—was founded nearly 40 years ago by two brothers, Brad and Harty Norris. The brothers remain on the board of directors today and continue to help steer the enterprise toward its goal of advancing life-safety, security, and communications while striving to grow in its status as Northern New England’s leading systems integrator. Norris provides fully integrated life-safety and security solutions, comprising disparate systems including fire alarm, intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance, communications, and emergency notification and total systems integration via the Vigilance Systems Integration Engine and ENS.