What is alarm monitoring?

Alarm monitoring is a service offered to small, medium and large businesses whereby a security company takes on the complete monitoring of alarm systems. This not only frees up time for the business owner, but it also provides them with that extra peace of mind.

So what happens if the alarm sounds?

Well, in short, the monitoring centre will give you a call to make sure that everything is okay, then if there is no answer, the security company will do a patrol and visit the building to check up on the situation, contacting the police if necessary. This service is extremely valuable to businesses who have many expensive items stored at the workplace overnight and by having this super quick response, it means an officer can be dispatched to your businesses within minutes and of course this service is available 24 hours a day.

Usually, the service provider will also provide the alarm system as it will be wired to communicate directly with them. It also means they can do maintenance checks regularly, so you always know your alarms are working as they should be at all times. In the event that there is an issue with the security alarm, a repairman will be called out to fix it straight away and this service is all about making sure your businesses is tight, secure and well protected at all times.

Of course, depending on the size of your property, you may have more than 1 or 2 alarms, and some commercial properties may be fitted with more than 100! That just goes to show how important it is to have these working as they should with people waiting at the ready in the event of an emergency. So there you are, never underestimate the importance of 24-hour alarm monitoring services.