In this article, we’ll explain what back-to-base monitoring means for those who may not have heard the term before. Then we’ll answer the question of whether it rules out the possibility of self-monitoring. And, finally, we’ll look at the serious benefits provided by professional monitoring. After all, if you’re going to have your alarm(s) monitored by an external party, it may as well be a team with a huge degree of knowledge and experience in the security sphere.
What is Back-to-Base Monitoring?
Back-to-base monitoring is when a reputable security company such as Peninsula Locksmiths & Security monitors your alarm system(s) on a 24/7, 365-days-per-year basis and responds whenever an alarm is triggered. The office of a firm that provides this sort of valuable service is technically known as an alarm monitoring centre.
Can I Still Monitor My Own Alarm(s)?
Yes, you can. Depending on your security setup – and Peninsula Locksmith & Security will advise you on which of the many options available best suits your business/premises – you can employ professional monitoring while still receiving direct notifications of alarm triggers yourself, e.g. via an app on your phone.
What are the Advantages of Back-to-Base Monitoring?
Constant protection: With this type of alarm monitoring, it doesn’t matter whether you’re asleep, at work or away on holiday, there will always be someone waiting to act as soon as an alarm(s) is triggered at one of your buildings. Remember that thieves and other criminals often “case” a place and wait until they know it has been left unvisited for a period of time before making their move. As for natural hazards like fires – they can happen any time, usually when least expected.
The ultimate backup: Even if you’re the type of person who’s big on self-monitoring (see previous question), there’ll be times when, say, your phone has no signal and you simply can’t receive notifications. With back-to-base monitoring, even if YOU miss an alert, the monitoring centre won’t.
A professional response: When our family/friends or possessions are under threat, we sometimes panic and do nothing…or the wrong thing. That won’t happen with the team doing the BTB monitoring. They will act calmly and quickly, contacting the appropriate authorities and giving them all necessary information.
A sound investment: For a modest cost, professional monitoring will help to keep the people you care about and your valuable items safe. Every alarm will be investigated and suitable action taken.
Insurance companies like it, too: Let your insurance company know that you now have alarm monitoring and it’s possible you might get a break on your premium. There’s no denying that back-to-base monitoring is a security upgrade, and the more building security you have, the better insurers like it.
Interested in Back-to-Base Monitoring?
Speak to the experts at Peninsula Locksmiths & Security! A respected name across the Moreton Bay region, we combine cutting-edge tech with first-class service. We’re happy to answer any questions up front and offer obligation-free quotes. Phone (07) 4519 3130, email [email protected] or use this form.