What is Alarm Monitoring and Why Do You Need It?

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Bob Gamble
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It’s one thing to have an alarm. It’s another thing to have your alarm monitored by a professional monitoring center. Read on to find out why there’s no substitution for a monitored alarm.

Everyone needs help in an emergency.

No matter what someone does for a living, how skilled they are at self-defense or how tough the man or woman of the house is, everyone needs help when there’s an emergency. People of all professions – including fire fighters, law enforcement and military members – need help like anyone else if there’s a break-in or fire. Help is exactly what a monitored alarm will send in these events. Without a connection to a monitoring service, an alarm system is far less effective. An unmonitored alarm will sound in the event of a break-in, but the help stops there.

An emergency can happen to anyone.

Maybe you think a burglary or house fire could never happen, but the numbers tell a very different story. Nationwide, there were an estimated 7,694,086 property crimes in 2017; that’s according to the most recently available FBI statistics. And when you consider that property owners suffered losses estimated at $15.3 billion as a result (not counting arson, which would add on even more losses), these clearly are not victimless crimes. A break-in is no small matter, and it can happen to anyone. Likewise for fire: Government statistics show that U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 355,400 home structure fires per year, resulting in 2,560 civilian fire deaths. When you consider these numbers, it’s clear an emergency can happen to anyone.

An emergency doesn’t give you time.

When an event becomes an emergency, there’s no more time to waste. If an intruder breaks in or a fire breaks out, you may not have seconds to spare. That means no time to call for help, including calling 911. How does a monitored alarm solve that? If there’s a break-in, it springs into action by contacting the monitoring center immediately. If there’s a fire, it does the same thing the moment the smoke is detected. When your monitored alarm sounds, that’s the moment the agents at the monitoring center are sending help. Because you just don’t have time to call for it.

These are the reasons you need a professionally monitored alarm – one that’s connected to a center where trained security agents are standing by 24/7 to protect your home security. Wilmington homeowners that want to learn more, please call Security Instrument. We will be glad to answer your questions.

About Security Instrument

Security Instrument is a full-service, independently-owned security integrator that offers numerous electronic security options. We serve thousands with commercial and home security in Delaware, MD, NJ & PA.