The word alarm is a noun. Alarm means (1) a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event, (2) a clock that wakes sleeper at preset time, (3) an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger, (4) fear resulting from the awareness of danger.
Alarm is also a verb that means (1) warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness, (2) fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word alarm.
Most of us rely on alarm clocks on an almost daily basis, but early alarm clocks were very different from the digital ones of today. Early alarm clocks often had legs and were nickel-plated.
Alarm clocks are a necessity to wake up and get moving in today's busy world. This site features and introduction to alarm clock styles, such as mechanical, electric, and battery operated.
Check out this burglar alarms vendor directory for information about burglar alarm manufacturers and distributors in the United States. The photo on this page shows a hand setting a home burglar alarm.
Ornj.net is the homepage for Mark McIntyre, a graduate student in Canada. McIntyre has developed three software programs: Araneae (a text editor), Citrus Alarm Clock (an online alarm clock), and Web Album Generator. These programs are all available for free though there is a link to a site where users can make a donation.
Visit this clocks manufacturer directory for information about clock manufacturers and wholesalers in the USA. The illustration on this page depicts a vintage red alarm clock.
Home security systems can be hardwired or wireless. If a home already has wiring from a former alarm system, a hardwired system is easy to add. Otherwise, a wireless security system may be preferable.
The following articles provide recent alarm-related news.