Safety and security are top priorities for most companies, right? What executive or business owner doesn’t want to safeguard assets and people – it’s a no-brainer. But while most businesses have alarms in place, it's surprising how many try to go it alone when it comes to monitoring. Now, you may be thinking, a security professional advocating for monitored alarms, big deal! He would say that, wouldn’t he? However, with ramraids now happening daily and vandalism and theft on the up, it’s time to think again. An alarm monitored by security professionals offers many benefits for busy business owners. Here’s a run through the top six. 1. Round-the-clock monitoring Your business is protected 24/7 by an experienced team of security professionals. Every time you step away from the office, you can have complete confidence knowing there’s someone actively monitoring your premises. 2. Fast response times When an alarm goes off, a speedy response is vital. With monitored alarms, there’s no delay in responding. Whether dispatching a patrol officer to investigate or alerting the police and emergency services, the security provider is on to it right away. 3. Reduce any losses or damages A swift response means any loss or damage is kept to a minimum. Criminals and vandals may well be caught red-handed. And if it’s a fire or medical emergency, lives can be saved, and fires quickly brought under control. 4. Deter crime and vandalism Monitored alarms are a powerful deterrent. Thieves and vandals prefer soft targets. Monitored alarms send a clear hands-off message to would-be criminals who know they are being watched. 5. Lower insurance premiums Many insurance companies now offer lower premiums to companies with monitored alarms. They recognise the reduced level of risk that comes with monitored alarms and reward you with discounts. Over time, these savings soon add up, which will no doubt please your Chief Financial Officer. 6. Peace of mind This last one is perhaps the most important of all. Running a business is hard enough without the added worry of security. You can soundly sleep at night with a monitored alarm, knowing your business is in safe hands. Matrix Security offers effective and affordable alarm monitoring. We’ll ensure your assets are protected, and your workplace is kept safe and secure. We also provide residential alarm monitoring, so you can enjoy the same level of security at home. Give yourself the peace of mind you deserve. Get in touch with the expert team at Matrix Security for a no-obligation discussion.