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DIY Vs. Professional Fire Alarm Monitoring


DIY Vs. Professional Fire Alarm Monitoring

Keep reading to learn whether you’ll want DIY or professional fire alarm monitoring for your property.

Fire alarms are critical for anyone’s property. They inform people whenever fires arise, which lets people know to either combat the fire or leave the area. If you’re getting fire alarms for your property, one question you’ll run into is deciding what kinds of alarms you should install. There are two types we’ll be discussing today, which are self-monitored alarms and professionally-monitored ones. Keep reading to learn whether you’ll want DIY or professional fire alarm monitoring for your property.

Self-Monitored Systems

Self-monitoring systems hold the edge when it comes to the cost, so if you’re certain there will always be someone around to hear them go off, you won’t need to spend the extra money investing in a system that’s professionally monitored.

You also avoid having to deal with any consequences that come from false alarms. If you install a professionally-monitored system, you could have to pay fees whenever a false alarm comes from your property. On the other hand, with a self-monitoring system, you can address any false alarms with ease, and without having to deal with these consequences.

Lastly, self-monitored fire alarm systems can be transported easily if you ever end up moving. This means you don’t have to go through the trouble of getting in touch with your monitoring company to update your information.

Professionally-Monitored Systems

If you feel you’ll need an extra set of eyes overseeing your monitoring system, these are the systems for you. When fire alarm monitoring is done professionally, your property will have around-the-clock protection, whether or not anyone is physically around to hear the alarm. If a fire alarm goes off, a professional will be around to respond to the situation appropriately.

You also don’t have to worry about whether or not anyone in the building is capable of calling for help. Pets and elders are especially vulnerable in emergency fire situations because of this issue. If your fire alarm monitoring system is monitored professionally, they will contact first responders for you so that you can get help as quickly as possible.


Anderson Fire Protection, Inc. has the expertise and skill to help your home or commercial property for all your fire protection needs. We have been working in the Maryland, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. areas for over 25 years. We are known for our top-notch customer service and high-quality results. If you are ready for fantastic fire prevention and protection services, from fire sprinkler installation to fire alarm design and to consult, give us a call at (410) 796-4915 or visit us online.

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