We’re often asked what benefits a monitored alarm system has for our customers and whether it’s worth the extra money.
It’s not easy to say in a blog post which benefits relate to your situation if you opt for monitored alarms, which is why we direct people to our free site survey – so we can assess them on an individual level.
But we’ll do our best to give you the general idea.
5 Benefits Of A Monitored Alarm System:
1 – You aren’t relying on the good Samaritan.
A third of Britons ignore a ringing burglar alarm, according to a report by Zurich Insurance and the BBC. A monitored alarm system guarantees you a response – so your safety is no longer in the hands of passers by.
All of our monitored alarm activations are acted on by our NSI Gold Alarm Receiving Centre who will call your appointed key holders.
2 – Noise regulations.
Current noise regulations state that your burglar alarm can only sound for a maximum of 20 minutes. After that, you run the risk of police entering your home using a Magistrates Warrant to silence or reset the alarm.
With a monitored alarm, you won’t have to put up with false alarms causing noise complaints because the receiving centre operator can identify these quickly and deactivate the alarm.
3 – Monitored systems are riskier to burglars.
When your alarm goes off, an alarm receiving centre operator will challenge the cause verbally. If the person responsible for setting off the alarm doesn’t know the safe word then the operator knows it is a real intrusion.
For a burglar, there’s nothing more terrifying than being caught in the middle of their crime, so the criminal will flee the scene.
4 – Access to the Police.
Monitored alarm systems give the operator in the alarm receiving centre the ability to call the police if they think your home is being burgled.
So, while your neighbour ignores the alarm, the police are already on their way.
5 – Peace of mind
Knowing that somebody is ready to assess your security situation if your alarms go off is incredibly reassuring.
So there are five benefits of having a monitored alarm system. The next question we’ll tackle is, is it worth it?
In a world where your neighbours ignore your alarm and you can be labelled as a lower priority household if you have several false alarms in a short window, we think it is.
Get A Monitored Alarm System With Spy
At Spy, we provide free home security surveys to design an alarm system tailored to your needs – whether that’s monitored or not.