A security alarm is a building owner’s first defense against threats to their property. Once activated, the alarm can alert police and other security officials to the potential danger. But how can building owners ensure that they choose the right security alarm installation for their building? In this latest post, our team at Mijac Alarm investigates this question.
Choose a central monitoring service
When choosing a security alarm installation option, ensure that you consider central monitoring services. These systems involve working with a security professional who is able to review the building 24 hours a day for problems and respond immediately when an alarm goes off. This minimizes the amount of time it would take for an alarm response and for police to arrive at the location.
Make sure the company you work with for your security alarm installation is also able to complete maintenance on the system in the long-term. This maintenance work should include testing the product to determine its performance in a range of applications and environments. This is particularly important when connecting a security alarm system to a camera unit, and to wireless systems throughout the building. One flaw in the system could minimize the value of the investment in the entire product. So having experts on your side monitoring the system regularly and providing support and maintenance can help ensure the ideal return on investment for the years ahead.
Ask for past experience
When speaking with the installation company, make sure the company is known for their experience across the marketplace. This experience will be essential in answering your questions and helping you ensure you choose the right system for your building. Ask the installation team about their specific level of experience working with equipment and installing systems in past years. And ensure the company you select is able to offer local experience, to highlight their commitment to security within the community.