Alarm Monitoring Myths, Debunked - BTV Systems

Alarm Monitoring Myths, Debunked

If your alarm is activated, you can rest assured knowing that you have a team of people ready to help! Allow us to debunk several alarm monitoring myths that have kept people in the dark for far too long.

Myth – Alarm monitoring is not essential for small businesses.

Every business – no matter its physical size or employee count – has the potential for a break-in. Steps can be taken to significantly reduce that potential such as installing security systems and participating in the alarm monitoring service. If your alarm is activated, our central station will immediately call you to confirm the alarm’s authenticity. If it was activated in error, we will request a passcode and the authorities will not be called. However, if it is a true alarm, we will alert the authorities.

Myth – An unmonitored alarm system will suffice.

This myth is both false and dangerous. If your business experiences a break-in, your alarm will sound but that is the extent of your safety. Although the alarm might scare off your intruder, there will be no authorities dispatched to your store to collect evidence or investigate the incident. With alarm monitoring, you can rest assured that if the unthinkable happens, you have backup on the way.

Myth – The cost of alarm monitoring outweighs the benefits.

We believe that you can’t put a cost on safety and peace of mind. Several benefits of alarm monitoring include a proactive response, 24/7 monitoring, timely dispatch of authorities, online access, and more. We are confident that the benefits you reap far outweigh the cost of alarm monitoring.

About BTV Systems, Your Macon Security Company

BTV Systems has provided high-quality products and services to Georgia and South Carolina since 1967. We are passionate about optimizing safety for businesses, so you can continue to do what you do best! Beyond alarm monitoring, we also offer:

  • Access Control
  • Body Cameras
  • Fire Alarm System
  • Fire Inspections
  • HD Displays
  • Security Systems
  • Video Surveillance

We partner with any industry that needs a professional level of safety – education facilities, correctional buildings, city and county parks, just to name a few. Do you have questions about partnering with us? Contact us today. One of our team members will gladly talk to you about the next steps to ensure safety!