In a word, yes. It’s one thing to have an alarm, but having it installed only means the audible alarm will sound if there’s an intrusion. For real protection, you need to have your alarm monitored by a professional central station. Read on to find out why there’s no substitution.
Anyone can be a victim.
Maybe you think a burglary, violent home invasion, or a devastating house fire could never happen to you. The numbers tell a different story. There are nearly 8 million property crimes a year, according to the FBI. Furthermore, property owners sustained more than $15 billion in losses as a result (not counting arson, which would add on even more losses). Likewise for fire: Government statistics show that U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 355,400 home structure fires per year, resulting in 2,560 civilian fire deaths. These are not victimless crimes, and they can happen to anyone.
If there’s an emergency, you will need help.
Even if you’re in law enforcement…even if you own a firearm…even if you’re skilled in self-defense. No matter who you are, everyone needs help in an emergency – and help is what only a monitored alarm system can send. Without a connection to a 24/7 central station, an alarm system is far less effective. While an unmonitored alarm will emit its sound in the event of a break-in, the help stops there. You need more than that.
In an emergency, you won’t have time.
If an intruder breaks into your home or a fire breaks out on your property, you may not have seconds to spare. There may not even be time to call 911, but a monitored alarm can do it for you.
If your motion sensors detect a break-in, a monitored alarm will contact the central station immediately. If there’s a fire, it does the same thing the moment the smoke is detected. The moment your monitored alarm sounds, that’s the moment the trained security agents at the central station are sending help. You don’t have time to call for it, but sending it is their full-time job.
These are the reasons you need a professionally monitored alarm, no matter who you are. For more information from a security provider that offers fully monitored alarm protection, call GuardMe Security today. We look forward to speaking with you.
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