Why Should I Have My Business Professionally Monitored for Fire and Burglar Alarms?
One of the most significant advantages to having your business watched over by a professional monitoring company is that you will not lose valuable seconds/minutes when an alarm is triggered.
With an unmonitored system, you will first have to figure out which alarm went off. Is it the fire alarm or burglar alarm that was triggered? Is it a glass break sensor, a smoke alarm, or a motion sensor? Then you have to determine if it is real or false, and decide which authorities to call. All of these decisions could take you up to 25 minutes (or more), which is time you cannot afford to lose in a real alarm situation.
Contrast that timing with a professionally monitored system where a tripped sensor instantly notifies the command center, and they immediately reach out to you to determine if its an actual emergency. If it is, the monitoring center will dispatch the authorities on your behalf. In most instances, this can happen in a matter of seconds. That is a drastic improvement over 25 minutes, to be sure.
Another reason to add professional monitoring to your system is peace of mind. You don’t have to worry about gaps in monitoring coverage when you are asleep, away on vacation, or if your smartphone dies, and you cannot receive alerts. When you have professional monitoring, you have 24/7/365 coverage by trained professionals who know what to do in the event of a break-in or fire.