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  • Writer's pictureCarrie Gomez

Alarm Monitoring - What is it and how does it work?

Alarm monitoring is part of a complete security system involving an actual human waiting to provide valuable information in the event your alarm detects an emergency. These highly trained individuals interpret your emergency, verify if the alert was by accident, and notify the proper authorities in a time sensitive manner. Modern alarm monitoring companies provide 24-hour, 365-day real-time monitoring from a centralized location.

The basics of alarm monitoring is similar in any security system, although the technical specifics may vary slightly. Your system control panel is comprised of a network of sensors, which may include window or door sensors and motion detectors. In the event one of these sensors is triggered while your system is armed, a signal is sent to the monitoring station. When an alarm signal is detected, your control panel will alert monitoring personnel at the central station, who will call to notify you and confirm whether it's a real emergency or a false trigger. They can then get in contact with local authorities to dispatch the appropriate personnel to assist with any emergency. In some cases, the monitor will call the authorities immediately.

Un-monitored "local" alarms can provide some meaningful benefits. If you happen to be on property, the alarm noise lets you know that there's potentially an issue and allows you take necessary action. The noise may even frighten off some less determined intruders, but most will simply ignore it and disarm your control panel as soon as possible. Many emergencies are too serious for you to deal with by yourself, especially if you're disabled or otherwise incapacitated; in most cases, you'll want police, fire, or medical professionals on the scene as soon as possible.

Around-the-clock alarm monitoring is an essential to ensure complete security in the event of an emergency. Secure Shield Enforcement Solutions is one of the most respected and trusted security companies in Colorado. It handles residential and commercial security assignments of all scopes and sizes, and it has its own dedicated 24-hour central station in Colorado. Their high-tech facility ensures fast, efficient, and dependable communication with your home or business alarm system.

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