Is Alarm System Monitoring Worth It?
When you want to protect your commercial premises from unwanted and unauthorised intruders, one of the first things you’re likely to think about is having an intruder alarm installed. But is that enough?
We’ve probably all passed buildings and cars with alarms going off and assumed someone else is dealing with the matter and carried on our way. Meanwhile, what if there’s nobody around to respond to the alarm in the first place? An alarm system monitoring service can fix both these issues and more.
But if you’re thinking that an alarm monitoring service is just another expense and possibly even a waste of money, we’ve got five reasons why you might need to think again.
24/7 coverage, every day of the year
Our intruder alarm monitoring service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year. Because thieves and burglars don’t operate to a timetable that’s convenient to you, you want to be sure that wherever you are and whatever time of day or night it may be, your premises are enjoying the highest possible levels of protection.
Immediate response, every time
As mentioned, too often alarms are ignored, even if they are heard at all. Meanwhile, even if someone does report that they’ve heard an alarm going off, will the police even be able to investigate? After all, they usually have enough to deal with already, and they may not have the time or resources to chase up every alarm, especially when so many turn out to be false alarms.
When you have your alarm system monitored, we can immediately verify whether it’s a genuine alarm and, if it is, we can then notify the authorities – and the police will respond quickly when we do that, because they’ll know that it is a genuine situation.
Fewer false alarms to deal with
If you’ve ever had to get out of bed in the middle of the night and head to work to turn off an alarm when it’s gone off for no apparent reason, this might be the most convincing benefit of a monitoring service of them all. If your alarm goes off – at any time – we can immediately determine whether it’s a genuine alarm or not. If it is, we’ll notify the police. If it isn’t, we’ll turn it off and reset it so that it carries on working as if nothing had happened. Meanwhile, you can carry on sleeping without a care in the world.
There are many ways you need to protect your premises and the valuable stock and equipment likely to be housed within. You’ll almost certainly have a fire alarm, and you could well have CCTV and surveillance cameras as well.
All these can be monitored in the same way as your alarm system, so should anything go wrong while you’re not around to deal with it, Scutum London will be watching over your business to make sure it can be swiftly sorted.
Peace of mind
In the end, the best thing about security system monitoring is that it gives you real peace of mind, because you have the comfort and confidence that comes with knowing that you’re doing everything you can to protect your business. A burglary can mean lost trading time, lost assets and even lost business in the long run if your customers go elsewhere because you suddenly can’t supply what they need. Alarm system monitoring gives you the best chance of ensuring a problem is dealt with faster and more effectively than would otherwise be the case.
Discover more about intruder alarm monitoring, including ongoing maintenance services from Scutum London by contacting our expert advisers today. Wherever you are in South East England, including in London and Surrey, we have the tools and experience to improve the security at your commercial premises
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About Scutum London
Scutum London is a leading expert in fire safety and security solutions for businesses and organisations located across South East England, including London and Surrey.
From fire alarms, fire extinguishers and fire risk assessments to access control, CCTV and intruder alarm systems – and a lot more besides – we offer a comprehensive range of products and services designed to keep you, your business and your staff and visitors safe.
With decades of industry experience to call on, we’re proud to hold accreditations from leading trade associations and bodies such as British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE), the British Fire Consortium, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB).
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