What Does An Alarm Do?
The first role of an alarm system is to deter would-be thieves and vandals from attempting to break into your premises.
Your alarm system can be designed to detect break-ins, hold-ups, access to sensitive areas, HVAC or sump pump failure, fires, CO and more.
Once the system detects an intruder or environmental concern, its job is to report that detection to the monitoring station.
Monitoring stations are staffed 24/7, so regardless of time of day if a signal comes in, the dispatcher will contact the appropriate authorities (police, fire, ambulance) or personal responding parties.