Benefits of a Monitored System
A system monitored by a 24-hour monitoring station has several benefits. First, most insurance carriers offer discounts for security/fire alarm systems that are monitored. These discounts can be as high as 20% off your homeowner premium. Secondly, if you have fire protection that has been installed by your security company having the system monitored means that the local fire department could be notified sooner. The quicker the fire department is notified the less chance there is of sustaining loss of life or property damage. Another reason for having a system monitored is that many alarm systems these days do not have sirens on the exterior of the home/business or townships do not allow them due to noise ordinances.
Many insurance companies offer discounted homeowners’ insurance premiums, based on the reduced risk of having an installed burglar and/or fire alarm system.
Listed below are the percentage discounts offered on homeowners policies for having an alarm system.
This page was last updated on Thursday, June 21, 2007