When it comes to New Orleans home security, some residents wonder if they should have their security system professionally monitored or not. While security system monitoring is optional, at ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm, we suggest it should not be viewed as an extra. It is a tool that could save your life.
Protection from the Unseen
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas. If your home has a leak, it can become filled with it and cause the occupants to become sick and unable to respond to the emergency. With professional monitoring, the authorities are summoned even if you are unable to call for aid yourself.
House Fires Can Happen to Anyone at Anytime
You can’t predict housefires, and that is why you need to plan for them! There are over 350,000 home fires in the US every year. Even in cases where residents are awake, fire is so swift and destructive that it can become impossible to call for help. Thankfully, professional monitoring is there to stand in the gap and initiate help immediately.
The Possibility of Burglary and Intrusion is Real
You don’t have to watch the news long to know that burglary and intrusion are becoming more common than ever, and burglars are more brazen. About 7% of burglary victims experience some type of violent crime during the incident. When an alarm is tripped, professional monitoring can make all the difference in the outcome.
Self Monitoring Leaves Gaps in Security
While it may seem like an easy task, self-monitoring an alarm system can put your home and family at risk. One of the biggest risks is dismissing an alert due to alert or alarm fatigue. If you don’t believe this is a real phenomenon, think of how often you hear a car alarm and totally dismiss it and assume it is just the owner setting off the alarm. After a while of self-monitoring, you grow accustomed to the many alerts and can dismiss one, even if it is a real emergency.
ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm Professional Monitoring
In the event of an emergency, professional monitoring sends an alert to the monitoring center that could make all the difference to the lives of you and your family. For more information about home security and professional monitoring, call ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm.
About ABC Fire & Burglar Alarm- Home Security Systems New Orleans
As a local New Orleans company with over 20 years of experience, ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm is dedicated to protecting families and businesses in our community. We proudly service the New Orleans metropolitan area, including New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, Destrehan, Luling, Houma, Gretna, Belle Chasse, Chalmette, Slidell, Covington, Hammond, Laplace, and surrounding areas. Contact ABC Fire & Burglar Alarm at 504-889-9795