An alarm monitoring company’s job is to act as a hub or command center for the alarm systems in many different businesses and homes. If something goes wrong at any of those locations, the alarm system in the home or business will relay the details of the incident to the alarm monitoring company, who will then contact the police, fire department or any other organization that is needed. Here are some of the circumstances that demonstrate the importance of having alarm monitoring.
1. Report possible break-ins
One of the primary reasons why people go to the expense of paying for security systems and alarm monitoring is to prevent break-ins from being successful. If any glass is broken in your home, glass break sensors will detect this and send the information to your monitoring company. They will contact your local police who will dispatch a car to your property to investigate. The same will happen if motion detectors are set off inside your home, or if entry to your home is gained and the correct alarm code is not entered in the specified period of time. In order to catch a burglar, every second counts. Alarm monitoring enables the police to be contacted and dispatched to your home immediately, so they have a better chance of arresting the criminal.
2. Fire alerts are reported
Fire is an unbelievably destructive force. It has the power to render an entire home completely uninhabitable in only a matter of minutes. Therefore, in the event that a fire occurs in your house, time is of the essence. If your alarm system has fire detection features, a message will be sent to the monitoring company, who will in turn contact your local fire department. Having such a service in place could literally be the difference between saving your home or having it be completely destroyed by the ravages of a fire.
3. Carbon monoxide
There are many security systems that are now capable of detecting carbon monoxide levels. In the event that your system detects carbon monoxide in your home that is deemed to be over the safe limit, your monitoring service will be alerted. They will send people who are experienced dealing with carbon monoxide issues. They will fix the issue and treat anyone who has become sick as a result of the problem. If people are in the house during a carbon monoxide problem, a monitoring service can save their lives.