Why Alarm Monitoring is Essential for Your Security

Is the safety of your family, home, business, and employees important to you? Have you invested in an alarm system, or are you looking to make that investment to protect lives and secure valuables? From my own childhood experience of being a latchkey kid and discovering that burglars had broken into our home, I learned that an alarm system is not really a complete security solution unless it includes professional alarm monitoring.

What is Alarm Monitoring?

A monitored alarm system sends alarm signals to a monitoring or central station whenever it detects trouble. Trouble could include the sound of breaking glass from a window, a door opening, or a smoke detector sensing smoke from a fire. When the monitoring station receives these alarm signals, trained security specialists determine the type of alarm and dispatch the appropriate authorities to respond to the emergency at your home or business. Whether it’s a burglary, fire, or medical emergency, help will be on the way.

Why is Alarm Monitoring Vital to Your Security?

1. Help is on the Way 24/7

In the event of an emergency, seconds matter when it comes to life safety. Suppose a fire breaks out at your home. Alarm monitoring allows you to focus on getting you and your loved ones to safety while the security professionals at your alarm company’s monitoring station summon help. If you’re home alone during a break-in and unable to call for help, a monitored alarm system ensures that the authorities will still respond to your home; help is on the way!

2. Reduce Your Property Loss

In the event of a burglary at your home or business while you’re away, a monitored alarm can get the police dispatched immediately, potentially reducing your property loss. Without alarm monitoring, if burglars break into your home or business, you may be left to discover the crime scene on your own or, even worse, walk in while the burglary is still occurring. This experience can be traumatic and dangerous.

3. Peace of Mind While You’re Away

If you have an unmonitored or self-monitored alarm system and there’s an emergency at your home or business while you’re away or unavailable, you may not discover it until it’s too late. Perhaps the trouble is a water leak, or maybe an employee left the front door unsecured. A monitored alarm means you’ll have a team of trained security professionals ready to respond day or night, so you can rest easy knowing someone is keeping watch while you’re away.

4. It Could Save You Money

Most insurance companies offer home and business owners discounts for having a monitored alarm system. Having an alarm system reduces your chances of being burglarized and submitting an insurance claim. The National Council for Home Safety and Security reports that 83 percent of burglars specifically check if a home has an alarm system; 60 percent will change their mind about breaking in if they see one.

The Limitations of Unmonitored Alarm Systems

An unmonitored alarm system does provide some benefits. If you’re home, the alarm will sound and make noise, alerting you to potential danger so you can take necessary action. The ringing alarm may frighten off some intruders, which helps, but most will ignore it and attempt to disable it as soon as possible.

You can also self-monitor your alarm system. You can receive a notification on your cellphone through a security app such as the Total Connect App from Resideo. These notifications will inform you of an emergency before you return to your home or business. It may also allow you to call the police or fire department for help. However, if you miss the notification on your smartphone because you were away from your phone, busy, or even asleep, self-monitoring provides no immediate help when you need it.

The Complete Security Solution

Professional alarm monitoring provides you, your loved ones, or your business with a 24/7 safety net ready to summon help when needed. Professional alarm monitoring allows you to focus on important things while trained security professionals ensure you receive the help you need, whether it’s police, fire, or medical professionals, on the scene as soon as possible.

Invest in Alarm Monitoring Today

24/7 professional alarm monitoring is an essential feature for a complete security solution. Don’t wait until it’s too late to ensure the safety and security of your family, home, or business. If you’re looking to enhance your security system with professional alarm monitoring, contact us at A-Bell Alarms. Our expert team will help you set up a comprehensive alarm monitoring system tailored to your specific needs. Secure peace of mind knowing that help is always just a signal away. Additionally, explore our range of security solutions designed to protect your home or business from every angle. Call us today to learn more about our alarm monitoring services and how they can benefit you.

About the Author: Kathy Sizemore

Along with her husband Chris, Kathy is part of the "Dynamic Duo of Security" in the Temecula Valley. She is passionate about using her expertise to protect not only her own clients but the entire community.

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