Hey, we get it. We live in the self-serve electronic age. You can do everything else from your cell phone, so why not just monitor your own burglar alarms? If you cut the alarm monitoring companies out of the picture, you are just saving money… right?
Well, no. At Mijac Alarm,we have seen people try to set up and monitor their own alarms, or even hire us to do the physical installation but not bother with the monitoring. Unfortunately, it rarely works out. There are a lot of reasons to hire professional alarm monitoring companies to watch over your property that far outweigh the relatively minor monthly costs.
Four Reasons to Have Professionals Monitor Your Alarms
1 – True 24/7/365 response
We have employees on duty around-the-clock, every day of the year, whose only job is to monitor your alarm. What if your cell battery dies? What if it slips out of your pocket? What if you are so heavily asleep you donot hear the alarm? There are a lot of ways you could miss a critical alert.
2 – Direct emergency response access
Professional alarm monitoring companies have direct lines to the police, fire, ambulance, and other emergency services. They do not have to call 911 and risk waiting on hold. They can dispatch needed help within just a minute or so of seeing an alarm go off.
3 – Insurance savings
It varies between providers, but most insurance companies offer discounts on your home policies if you have professionally monitored alarms. If you are doing it yourself, not so much. These savings alone could pay for the cost of monitoring.
4 – Better fire, CO, and CO2 detection
Most consumer-grade alarms and monitoring equipment have relatively cheap monitors for smoke, carbon monoxide, and other hazardous gases. Professional equipment is going to be much better at watching out for these dangers and alerting those monitoring. Some pro alarm systems can even detect the extra humidity which goes along with a broken water pipe!
Unless you are a true DIY home automation master, and probably have some programming experience too, you are not going to be able to get such all-around quality monitoring of your home’s safety.
Get Decades of Alarm Experience from Mijac Alarm
Since the 1970s, we have provided the very best in home alarms, monitoring equipment, and highly professional monitoring services. Whether it is for your home or your business, contact Mijac Alarm today to keep your property safe.