You cannot be home or in your office 24-hours a day and 7-days a week. This is likely the reason you added an alarm system to your home or office. When you are unable to keep an eye on your investments, you want to make sure that you have a company that will do that for you. You can hire an alarm monitoring company to make sure that your property is protected. A company that is hired to monitor your alarms will be able to make decisions for you based upon your instructions. If you are out of town and the fire alarm goes off, they will make sure that both you and the fire department are notified. This way there is no loss of precious minutes while they try to contact you. The same is true if there is a break-in. The company will act on your behalf and make sure that the police are on the way. The less time that passes from the first alarm to the arrival of help can mean the difference between a minor and a major loss of property.
Many people have alarms for burglary and fire, but some even have their sprinkler systems connected to their system, which allows them to monitor how often their grass is watered. In areas that restrict watering in the summer, this can mean that your watering is only done on the day allowed by your communities. Some Central Florida communities only allow watering on even and odd days based upon your address. Those who water on their off days can be fined by the communities or local governments. By setting their water sprinklers up to their alarms, they can make sure that their timing is correct.
Some older alarm systems are still set up on local phone lines that may become obsolete. If you have a system like this, you may want to consider adding an additional cellphone contact or backup to the system. This is particularly helpful should there be a loss of power. A monitoring system can use the backup cellphone as an additional number to call should there be an emergency.
Hiring someone to monitor your alarms for you is like having someone home when you cannot be there. Whether you are at work or on vacation, there is a lot of peace of mind knowing that someone on your side is watching your house.