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Life Safety

Safety and security alarm monitoring is made up of many elements from theft and burglary detection to the most important piece - Life Safety.  Who will call emergency responders if you are overcome with carbon monoxide or you are in your home while it is engulfed in flames?  A professionally installed and monitored system will.

Medical Emergency
What will you do if you or a loved one is choking, having a heart attack, or another medical emergency? Will you be prepared to handle it?  The calm and steady voice of a professionally trained central station operator can be priceless in your time of need. In addition to calmly relating your situation to 911, many operators are trained in First Aid techniques such as CPR. The help they can offer may give you or your loved one the time they need until an ambulance arrives.

Reduced Loss
Some of the biggest threats to homeowners are loss due to theft, fire, or water. While the use of any alarm system is a great deterrent for theft, there is no guarantee against loss. However, statistics show that homeowners with monitored systems traditionally experience less property loss.  This could be attributed to increased arrest rates when crimes occur or an intruder’s fear of getting caught when an alarm sounds. In any case, a monitored system could mean the difference between coming home to a damaged door and returning to a house that is empty or rummaged through.

In the instance of fire, a monitored system can notify fire departments at the first sign of fire, which may give firefighters the extra minutes they need before the fire is out of control. Fire experts say monitored systems can reduce fire damage to your home by up to 71% and reduce water usage to fight a fire by as much as 91%.

A leaking pipe can do thousands of dollars in damage over the course of a work day or long weekend. By notifying you at the start of the leak, you have the opportunity to turn off the problem line before you have to replace your cabinets, floors, or furniture. 

Economic Value
Most insurance companies will give a discount of up to 10 or 20% off of their insurance rates for a monitored system. (There is likely no discount on a non-monitored system.)   An average consumer will pay about $2,000 for a good kitchen refrigerator and will pay about $10.00 per month to run that appliance; all to protect about $500 in groceries.  What is a fair price to protect your family?


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