One of the most important things to think about in life is the sanctity and security of your home. Whether it’s your loved ones, your pets, or your valuables, there is no doubt that when it comes to protecting your domicile, the protection of life and property comes first. So how do you go about doing that?
Well, as most people in the suburbs do, they buy a home security system. These are security systems that are state-of-the-art and feature very complex motion monitoring systems. Systems that are so sensitive that even a pet accidentally getting out of its cage or something forgetting to deactivate the alarm when coming in can set them off. This results in a lot of headaches for the emergency personnel that have to arrive to the call wasting their time, but also, you as the owner could be very frustrated because these kinds of alarms are costly.
So do these false alarms cost you money?
The short answer is yes, they cost people a lot of money and if you’re not able to be careful when operating an alarm or entering the premises, you’re going to be in big trouble. This is what makes it so frustrating for a lot of people that set these alarms off.
It’s estimated from studies that upwards of 94 to 98 percent of all home alarm calls that first responders are deployed to end up being fake or accidental. That is is an insane number, and it speaks to the fact that as so many people continue to set these off, what has changed in light of this epidemic?
Well, by looking closer at the problem it tends to be that the problem is not so much that technology is faulty in anyway, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. It’s usually human error that is responsible for these accidental alarm discharges. But it’s also important to note that in recent years, there has been a slight decrease in the number of these indictments. And in the event, that an alarm does go off, more and more security professionals are able to prevent their clients from really making it into a big headache, because now with mobile monitoring services, these alarms are able to be deactivated and allow the user a lot more individual control. This completely eliminates the problems of the old days where if an alarm went off a very delayed phone call would have to be made. Now, if a customer knows that an alarm is false, they can actually deactivate it before emergency personnel responds with a security code or some sort of verification.
This is not only good for people because it saves them time and frustration, but it’s also good for local jurisdictions. The truth is that false alarm calls account for one of the most common police and first responder calls in the country. Because suburbs are continuing to grow, that means more alarm systems and more possible fake calls, thereby leading to more and more problems.
But it can cost your wallet, too. If you’re not careful, pervasive false alarms dinged on your residence will lead to small fines or charges that could grow with each instance. This means that if you’re not staying on top of your issues, you could be paying a lot of money and not having anything at all to do with the alarm itself. This is where monitoring your system very closely comes into play, and if you’re unable to do something about it, you’re going to realize rather quickly that there are a host of whole other issues that can come into play
So bottom line, should you have a security system at all? Yes, it doesn’t hurt, but take some other things into consideration. When protecting your home and trying to reduce costs, there are a whole lot of other things you can do aside from just paying a security company to set up an alarm. It takes a lot more than that because if you’re not careful, your system could still be compromised. That’s why, overall, its best to keep an eye on your surroundings and your property and ensure you’re properly utilizing your security system and being mindful of false alerts.
Take the next step to saving money and time by preventing false alarms on your property by calling SecureCheck, LLC today. We would be happy to set up an on-site survey at no cost to you. We will identify security hole and make recommendations that are guaranteed to increase your security and make your property safer. SecureCheck is On Guard So You Don’t Have To Be.