Alarm monitoring is the most important part of your commercial alarm system. It ensures that you will know that when the alarm is set off at your business.The alarm can be monitored through traditional phone lines or wireless service. We recommend wireless Radio Back Up instead of Cellular Back Up. Thieves can purchase cell phone jammers and disable your monitoring services. Many businesses have cancelled their phone lines and have begun to adopt wireless monitoring through radio back up in order to provide a secure and safe way to have their alarm monitored. Insurance companies give a discount to businesses or homes for having their alarms monitored. There are also advanced forms of monitoring for businesses.
How does alarm monitoring work?
Your alarm system will send a signal through your land line, or wireless monitoring, when the alarm is triggered. We call to verify that it is a real alarm. If no one answers, we dispatch the authorities and call the phone numbers you have provided to notify you that the alarm has been triggered. We also monitor if your power is out, if there is a low back up battery on the alarm, or if you are having trouble with the bell circuit.
What happens if you disconnect your phone line and do not notify us?
We have no way of knowing if you have disconnected your phone line, Your alarm panel will display a trouble light, or beep. The phone line is the only way a signal can be sent – so if there is no phone line then we do not receive a signal. Test your system to make sure that your alarm is working. Contact us for information on wireless monitoring if you have discontinued your traditional land line.
No phone? No problem!
All of our alarms can be monitored without a traditional phone line. We use a radio back up system which is more secure than cellular back up that can be disabled by cell phone jammers.
Insurance Discounts for Alarm Monitoring
Your insurance company recognizes the importance of monitoring. We are happy to provide proof of monitoring so you can start saving money on your insurance costs today!