Alarm monitoring is important to home and commercial security requirements. It is affordable, reliable and gets you a prompt response to alarms within seconds. Alarm monitoring is useful in the following ways:
1. It Provides You Peace of Mind
When you know that your property is secure, and all your valuables and loved ones are safe, you can sleep easy at night. Usually, the security company sign and stickers on your windows are enough to scare away small time crooks while the round-the-clock local alarm monitoring ensures that the cops would be there in case of a break-in.
With video monitoring, you can have video surveillance of your property emailed to you. You can also ask your security company to provide you with live coverage of your property through the eye of the security camera. In this way, you can literally keep an eye on your property at all times, even when you are not at home or are away on vacations.
In case of a business property, having round-the-clock surveillance saves you from trouble, if a lot of cash is handled at your place. If worse comes to worst and there is a break-in, the perpetrators can get caught easily
with the help of surveillance footage. If you are not using video cameras, the quick response time from the monitoring station can still save you a lot of trouble.
2. It’s Not Just for Break-Ins
The alarm monitoring is also useful in case of a fire, flooding, or a medical emergency, given that you have the right sensors and detectors for the job. You can install smoke detectors in the kitchen, near the fireplace, and around other vulnerable spots in your property. As soon as the fire alarm is activated, the monitoring station immediately contacts you and makes sure the fire department is notified.
You can also install a humidity detector for your basement that can alert you if the humidity level is getting high and if there are chances for basement flooding.
3. Insurance Benefits
Having local alarm monitoring qualifies you for homeowner’s insurance discount offered by most insurance companies. The savings can be up to 10%-15% annually. The reason why insurance companies offer this discount is that they realize your property is well protected and that there are minimum chances of you making a claim.
Do you have a security system installed in your home and/or business property? What are your thoughts and experiences about local alarm monitoring?