Security is of paramount importance to many today, and modern alarm systems offer users advanced methods to detect and send out alerts during emergency situations including fire, flooding, and even medical emergencies. But, once your alarm activates, with vital seconds ticking away, what happens next?
Some choose to have their alarm system linked to local police in order to have a dispatch unit respond when the alarm goes off. Others rely upon services offered by their alarm company. Many have an employee investigate the alarm. Even under best conditions, each of these responses are lacking.
The majority of alarm companies fail to offer alarm response and with no one on duty to respond to alarms, these companies call local authorities, but with local law enforcement overwhelmed with increased calls and crimes, not all police departments will dispatch for an alarm signal. Often, when police do respond, it’s after long delay.
Requiring one of your employees to respond puts their safety and your business at unnecessary risk. Remember, when the employee is working, he or she is ultimately your responsibility. A use of force, unlawful detention, or injuries sustained can open your business to civil litigation. In a few instances, worker’s compensation insurance has not covered the employee’s injuries as they are insured for clerical duties, not alarm response.
The reality is, If your alarm system is triggered, a quick response by a trained professional is critical.
Morrison Security treats alarms and calls for service as priority calls and our 24/7 alarm dispatch is available no matter which alarm company you use to guarantee a timely armed response. In the event that your alarm system sounds, Morrison Security will dispatch a patrol to your facility to investigate. Trained to handle emergencies and limit damage, our officers will assess your situation to take the best course of action, including contacting local law enforcement, emergency services, or maintenance personnel if necessary.
- Alarm Response Benefits Include:
- Reduction of costs associated with law enforcement responding to false alarms
- Protection & deterrent from theft and vandalism
- Promotion of safe community and workplace
- Customized security solution designed for your specific needs
- Quick professional response in cases of emergency
- Technology driven quality assurance