It’s certainly alarming (no pun intended) when the security alarm goes off in your place of business. You have a dilemma: should you contact security or respond to the alarm yourself? Is the latter a safe option?
More People Responding to Alarms by Themselves
More business owners are responding to alarms instead of calling in professional assistance. This is due to the high rate of false alarms, which accounts for roughly 90% to 99% of all alarm triggers. These are often due to rodents or floating debris that trip the motion sensors. Business owners may feel stupid contacting professional security to respond to yet another false alarm. While we understand this sentiment, it’s in your best interest to leave the response to a professional.
Why You Shouldn’t Respond to an Alarm Yourself
The obvious reason is safety. Yes, chances are that it’s another false alarm, but what if it’s an actual break-in? You could be confronting a potentially dangerous burglar and maybe more than one. Furthermore, the intruder(s) might be armed and might resort to committing bodily harm. Continue Reading →