Smart alarm prevents burglary at techie's house

Smart alarm prevents burglary at techie's house

Message sent to engineer in US, he alerts cop in City

Security measures taken by a software engineer while constructing his residence successfully prevented an attempt at theft in Hulimavu early Wednesday morning.

Suresh C, a software engineer with Wipro hailing from Kerala, owns a residence at Royal Residency Layout on 3rd cross, Hulimavu.

The house - constructed at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore - comprises ground floor and first floor. The techie, who stays in the house with his wife and parents, had left for the US on official work 10 days ago.

Sensor alarms

He had installed sensor alarms behind the front and rear doors. The alarm beeps immediately, if there is an attempt to break open the doors. The device also sends messages to the staff of the company which manufactures it, if some unknown persons gain entry.

The company staff immediately call up the user of the sensor alarm and convey the message. Such sensor alarms are becoming popular as they help prevent thefts, said Hulimavu police.

Keys handed over

Suresh’s wife and parents had been to Kerala after he left on the foreign trip. Manjegowda, a head constable attached to the Bangalore City Special Branch, stays opposite Suresh’s residence.

Suresh’s family hands over keys of the house, whenever they are away from the City to Manjegowda. This time too Suresh’s wife had handed over the keys, asking the policeman to keep an eye on their residence.

A four-member gang broke open the rear door around 3:30 am and gained entry inside. The alarm started beeping as soon as they opened the door and a message was sent to the company staff.

The foursome soon disconnected the wire attached to the alarm. The company staff called up Suresh and informed him about the entry of some unknown persons. Suresh, in turn, called up Manjegowda and requested him to see what was happening.

Manjegowda opened the windows of his house and saw the lights on in Suresh’s residence. He also saw the movement of four persons. He took his licensed single barrel gun and came out. He stood on the road and directed them to come out.

The suspects then tried to escape. Manjegowda opened two rounds of fire. However, they jumped from the first floor and vanished, police said.

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