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Benefits of Monitored Alarms

We’re often asked what benefits a monitored alarm system has for our customers and whether it’s worth the extra money.

It’s not easy to say in a blog post which benefits relate to your situation if you opt for monitored alarms, which is why we direct people to give us a call any time on 085 220 1207 and a member of our team would happily answer any questions you may have.

But we’ll do our best to give you the general idea.


1 – You aren’t relying on the good Samaritan.

A third of Irish people will ignore a ringing burglar alarm, according to a report by Zurich Insurance and the BBC. A monitored alarm system guarantees you a response – so your safety is no longer in the hands of passers by.

All of our monitored alarm activations are acted on by our Alarm Receiving Centre who will call your appointed key holders.

2 – Noise regulations.

Current noise regulations state that your burglar alarm can only sound for a maximum of 20 minutes.

With a monitored alarm, you won’t have to put up with false alarms causing noise complaints because the receiving centre operator can identify these quickly and deactivate the alarm.

3 – Monitored systems are riskier to burglars.

When your alarm goes off, an alarm receiving centre operator will challenge the cause immediately. For a burglar, there’s nothing more terrifying than being caught in the middle of their crime, so the criminal will flee the scene.

4 – Access to the Gardai.

Monitored alarm systems give the operator in the alarm receiving centre the ability to call the garda if they think your home is being burgled.

So, while your neighbour ignores the alarm, the guards are already on their way.

Monitored alarm systems offer an even more secure way to protect your home or business by guaranteeing a response to any activation.

If a building is occupied when a fire breaks out or an intruder enters, then someone can respond to the alarm and call the guards or fire brigade.

But what happens when there is no one around? If the alarm does go off, can you rely on someone alerting the authorities to a fire or a break in?

Whether it’s a fire alarm, intruder alarm or CCTV system, Safenet Security offer 24/7 System Monitoring.

5 – Peace of mind

Knowing that somebody is ready to assess your security situation if your alarms go off is incredibly reassuring.

So there are five benefits of having a monitored alarm system. The next question we’ll tackle is, is it worth it?

In a world where your neighbours ignore your alarm and you can be labelled as a lower priority household if you have several false alarms in a short window, we think it is.