Many people are aware that as crime rates increase and crime itself is such a serious concern, quality security systems are all the more important for our homes and businesses. Like so many other products and services, security systems range in complexity, price and coverage. There are those that consist of alarm systems only and those that provide security monitoring as well as alarm monitoring.
The monitoring of a security system affords many home and business owners the added peace of mind that comes from knowing that their home or premises is as safe and secure as possible.
Security system monitoring works in combination with the alarm system of your home or business and, in the event of a burglary, fire or other emergency, a central monitoring station is advised. At the central monitoring station, highly trained, competent and fast-acting staff are positioned to respond to the emergency signals that may be received from your home or business. A further benefit is that this occurs day and night; it does not matter if it is the middle of the night, your home or business remains well protected.
Should your system detect a burglary or fire at your home or business, an emergency signal is sent to a centralised monitoring site where a technician will make contact with you to verify the nature and seriousness of the detected emergency. As added protection, many companies will require you to provide them with a code to verify that you are the appropriate person to be speaking with and not an intruder advising the security monitoring company that everything is fine.
For those that like to ‘set and forget’ security monitoring and alarm monitoring systems are activated until you opt to have them deactivated.
What are the benefits?
There is a huge number of benefits that come from security monitoring and alarm monitoring of your home or business. Here is a selection:
- You are spared from the anxiety, stress and upset of having to call the police at the height of a situation which could be incredibly dangerous. It is even possible that you could be trying to fend off an intruder and unable to make a call yourself; security monitoring assists significantly in this regard.
- If an alarm system is in place (and particularly if it is obvious that alarm monitoring is part of the system), potential thieves are quite often deterred from attempting to break in or trespass on your property.
- Quality security systems eliminate the need to rely on your neighbours. As highly trained and proficient operators oversee security monitoring processes and monitor alarms, you can be confident that any alarm signals affecting your property will be appropriately and promptly responded to. In this way, your valuable property is suitably protected.
In times of emergency and at so many other times, property owners are relieved and grateful that they have accessed the services of a security monitoring service. No one likes to think that they will be negatively affected by fire, burglary or other emergencies, but the mere presence and investment in a security system can provide peace of mind and assurance for which no price tag can be attached. However, it is more than just property that is protected – knowing that your loved ones are as protected as possible when you are not there is incredibly comforting and reassuring.