5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Monitor Your Own Security Alarm

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Whilst you might be able to use technology to receive alarm notifications to your smartphone or computer and see what’s going on at your home or business, that doesn’t mean self-monitoring is the best choice.

Here are 5 reasons why so many people choose a professional security monitoring company:

 

Reliability: You may not always receive notifications.  While you can set up your wireless system to send alerts to your phone, what happens if you’re in a movie, your phone is out of battery or you’re on a plane? Relying on your mobile availability could mean leaving your home or business vulnerable.

 

Your Own Safety:  Before you decide to self-monitor, think about what will happen if you find an intruder on your premises. Are you prepared to confront them? You have no idea whether or not an intruder could be armed.  A trained security officer will be prepared to deal with whatever situation they find and will know how to handle a dangerous situation.

 

24/7 Protection: If you get a notification at night, will you even know?  The assumption you will always have the ability to monitor your own alerts is an unreasonable expectation for most people and can leave your home or business unnecessarily exposed to risk.

 

Peace-of-mind: The activation of an alarm can be extremely stressful and most people won’t know what to do. The situation can be particularly anxiety provoking if you are at home when your alarm is activated and you have no idea if there is an intruder in your house – if you have young children or other loved ones who are dependent on you, this is even more scary. With an alarm monitoring service, you’ll know that help is on its way and you won’t have to deal with the situation alone.

 

Save Time: False alarms are an inevitable part of having an alarm system and if they go off regularly in the middle of the night you’ll probably end up spending a lot of time climbing out of bed and responding to them.  With a professional alarm monitoring service, you’ll only be disturbed for a genuine activation, not a false alarm.

Want to find out more about Excell Security’s Alarm Monitoring services?  Contact us today for a free chat to see how we can help protect what matters to you.

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