The Advantages of Choosing a Monitored Alarm SystemFebruary 1, 2023 1:34 pm
According to the United States Department of Justice, there are over 2.5 million burglaries every year in the United States. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were approximately 356,500 house fires in 2020. Rounding out the litany of home catastrophes are the 430 people who die in the U.S. from accidental CO poisoning every year.
These numbers are not meant to frighten our readers but rather to bring awareness that residential catastrophes occur at an alarming rate and there are steps you can take to prevent them from happening.
Sadly many of these calamities happen when there is no one home to report the events to the proper authorities, thus delaying response time and leading to further potential loss of property and belongings.
An alarm system is no good if no one is responding to the event. At Instant Alarm, we understand this and know that one of the most critical components of your security or fire alarm system is the central monitoring station which provides notification to the appropriate authorities in the event of alarm activation.
We own and operate our own central monitoring station which provides our clients with the highest level of customized dispatching whether the event is a fire, flood, or burglary. Should you have a specific need, our dispatchers will take the time to work with you in a professional and caring manner. Our central station is UL (Underwriters Laboratories) listed as meeting the highest standards of the industry.
Here are a few reasons why having a central monitoring system is the best option for protecting your home and family.
While most homeowners agree that their home security system gives them peace of mind, they most enjoy that they are free to go to work, take a vacation, sleep, or do whatever their lifestyle demands all while our central monitoring station stands guard 24 hours a day seven days a week. There is no need to rely on neighbors to alert you to your alarm going off or not knowing that it was triggered at all. Our monitoring station allows your home to be protected at all hours of the day and night.
Fast Response Time
Going hand-in-hand with having access to a monitoring station is the idea that the instant an alarm is triggered our team will be on it. Whether there is a burglar trying to gain entry to your property, a fire, elevated levels of deadly carbon monoxide, or a medical emergency, the proper authorities will be alerted and dispatched to your residence to deal with the emergency.
Depending upon the alarm system you choose, many home security systems have remote monitoring access for homeowners through a smartphone or laptop. This benefit allows homeowners to check on the status of their home, lock/unlock doors, check on children/pets, turn on or off lighting, and adjust the thermostat with the press of a few buttons from anywhere!
Not only can a monitored system save homeowners on heating and electric costs by providing remote access, but many insurance companies offer rebates or incentives for home alarm systems that are monitored.
Talk to our team at Instant Alarm about our central monitoring program and how it can give you and your family peace of mind that your home, family, and your belongings are being protected around the clock.