An intruder alarm is an invaluable piece of equipment for anyone concerned about the crime rates in their local area and who wants to make sure that their property – and those inside – are as protected from harm as possible.
Many people will be happy with the peace of mind they get from having a system installed, but if you’re still feeling a little ill at ease, you could consider opting for alarm monitoring as well, where systems are monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
This means that if something untoward does take place, the alarm will be raised instantly and a team of dedicated professional operators will be able to get in touch with the relevant authorities, depending on whether you need the fire brigade, the police, keyholders or someone else.
Monitored systems are incredibly secure and can really give you a confidence boost when you’re at home and when you’re elsewhere. If you have an unmonitored system, it means that it’s up to you and you alone to manage the system, deciding whether or not it’s appropriate to call the relevant authorities.
Benefits of monitored systems include increased levels of security, less reliance on neighbours for alerts, a drop in the number of false alarms, immediate response from the authorities and instant notification of system faults.
There are various monitoring options available, such as digital communicator monitoring, which sends a signal to the alarm receiving centre, which then gets in touch with the authorities to inform them of activation.
There’s also a dual path signalling method, where the GPRS network is used as the primary signalling source. If you’d like to find out more, get in touch with us today.