Fire Alarm Monitoring
How do you know which fire alarm monitoring company will offer you
the best services? It isnít just how much the plan costs that should
make your decision. The main thing is to understand what the
different companies can offer in the way of services. For example,
you want to be sure that they offer monitoring twenty-four hours a
day seven days a week. They need to have trained staff to properly
interpret the responses that come from your alarm system. Most
people who will have fire alarm monitoring will also have a security
system. You donít want them sending the police when they should be
sending the fire department.
When you are trying to decide which companies to use you should ask
around for suggestions. See what company your friends, coworkers or
family use. Ask if they would recommend their services. When you
have a couple of recommendations on who does a good fire alarm
monitoring job go to their offices and talk to one of their
representatives. See what packages they offer at what price. After
talking to a few go back home, sit down and compare all the
information, sales talk and brochures that you have gathered and
Another good source of information on fire alarm monitoring is your
local fire department. They would have experiences with all the
companies in your area and should be able to tell you, from their
own experiences, which companies do a good job.
Another thing you want to know is do the services for fire alarm
monitoring have a backup plan if there is a power outage. You want
your home monitored no matter what is going on. It is not just their
power you want to know about but their computer and phone lines as
well. They must have some backup system for you to consider them.
The power went out should never be an excuse for a poor monitoring
system that letís your house burn to the ground.