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Put simply, monitoring is the means whereby your premises, or any other building can be protected on a 24/7 basis via a link to a remote monitoring station, meaning that at any time of the day or night you will be notified if the alarm goes into fault, and the emergency services can be sent to your premises in the event of a fire.
Monitoring is something every business should consider carefully. You may have the most efficient fire alarm or security system on the market, but if its night time or a weekend and no-one hears it go off, by the time anything is done about it your premises could be a burning ruin.
In most scenarios, if the alarm goes off onsite during working hour’s staff will hear it and be able to take appropriate action. Possible scenarios that may require monitoring during working hours include remote / lone worker protection, giving an extra level of confidence and support to persons in these situations.
Quite apart from this is the fact that the monitoring stations can often alert and call the fire service before workers on site can assess the seriousness of the situation, deciding whether they can deal with the scenario themselves. By reducing the time it takes for the fire and rescue services to arrive and start tackling a blaze lessens the threat to life, property and business continuity.
When you assess the reality of the situation, and the potential consequences to your business of a break in or a fire, you need to decide whether you can afford to take the risk of going without an efficient monitoring solution. You should bear in mind the fact that a high percentage of businesses do not recover from, or are under insured against fire – an eventuality which is more likely to take place when the building is unoccupied. This fact makes monitoring essential if your premises are empty or vulnerable to the risk of arson.
Monitoring is not an expensive investment, and the installation of the relay to the alarm panel is a one off expense. After set up the contract can be arranged to automatically renew each year, leaving you with total peace of mind that your assets and livelihood are protected.
Contact us today to develop a ‘Peace of Mind’ solution for your premises!