How to Choose the Best Security Monitoring Company
If you’re looking for home security to protect your family or a monitoring system to mitigate any potential threats to your business, you’ve likely considered enlisting the help of a security monitoring company. But when it comes to choosing the best security monitoring company for your needs, it can be hard to know where to start. Not all security cameras are built the same, and the same can be said for a monitoring company. Picking the best alarm monitoring company from the get-go will not only ensure the safety of your home or business but will save you additional costs in the long run.
We take a look at look at some things you should take into consideration when researching the best alarm monitoring company.
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How to choose the best security monitoring company
Not all security monitoring companies are built the same, so a simple peruse of Google reviews should give you a good idea if customers are happy with their service. This can also give you a good scope on how long the business has been running, as you’ll be able to track reviews made throughout the years.
Check their credentials
Ultimately, you’re letting a stranger inside your home or business who has access to your security details, so it’s important to ask for licences and certifications. A security company should be a member of the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) and hold a Class 1 and/or Class 2. Chances are you’ll be able to find a certificate on a security company’s website but if not, feel free to ask.
The best home security companies use multiple security systems
If a company only sells one product, that may be a sign that their technicians aren’t trained properly. Technology systems exist that don’t take much expertise or experience to install and may end up becoming faulty or not performing to a high standard. These types of companies usually don’t offer anything outside of their security packages, as the technology is not able to be customised.
Pick a company that’s flexible with monitoring
A lot of home security monitoring companies will pressure you to oversee the surveillance of your home, which can end up resulting in an expensive contract. Alerts such as messages or phone calls from the company when security has been breached can end up costing hundreds of dollars. If you’d prefer the company to monitor your property, discuss beforehand what sort of costs will be involved in the event that an alert gets activated. At Electronic Alarms, we offer back to base monitoring to provide more comprehensive protection.
We hope we’ve given you a good idea of how to choose the best security monitoring company for your home or business. If you’d like to chat with a security professional about installing a monitoring system, contact us and a member of our team will get in touch soon.