An alarm helps to keep your property secure, monitoring that alarm makes your home or business even safer.
It’s very unusual for a home to be occupied 24/7. And humans are creatures of habit, so there is usually a pattern to the times when our homes are empty.
Thieves know this. It’s why they ‘case a joint’ to decide whether or not it is ripe for burglary.
Businesses are even more vulnerable. Most are almost always empty between 9pm and 5am.
So what happens when your alarm goes off when you’re not there?
The noise of the alarm should scare any burglar away. But the stats say that most people will ignore an alarm going off – burglars know this. If he feels ‘lucky’, he will keep going. Get in, grab the valuables and get out before anyone comes.
With a standard monitoring package, the alarm will send a signal to the monitoring station who will send the owner a text on his/her mobile to say one of the PIRs has been activated. That’s when s/he has to decide whether it’s a real burglary or a false alarm.
For the homeowner on holiday, that may mean calling your neighbours or a family member at three in the morning to ask them if they would get up and check your home. It can put a lot of pressure on your friendship when this is followed by the embarrassment of having dragged them out of bed for a false alarm.
Having a professional company as your nominated keyholder means they get in the car to deal with the alert on your behalf.
Monitored alarms with Police response
Your panic button or intruder alarm sends a signal to the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC). Within seconds the ARC verifies the signal. If necessary, the professionals can call the Police to report a burglary in progress. The Police go to your property.
Home or business premises. It’s all done for you. 24/7. 365 days a year.
Alarm monitoring companies near you
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Please note: To get a Police Response, your home alarm system MUST have a valid Police reference number and be maintained and monitored by an approved installer. Make sure you ask the company you call if they have the NSI or SSAIB accreditation. These are the companies that will be able to get you signed up for Police Response.