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Back to Base Alarm Monitoring

If you're in the market for a home or business security system, you may have noticed that you're faced with a huge amount of options. Between the different types of equipment, resolution, installation and technical requirements it can be daunting when trying to figure out what you actually need. One of the major considerations is whether you want your security system ‘back to base’ monitored, unmonitored or self-monitored.

Back to base security systems are tracked by a professional monitoring company 24/7 so any time an alarm is triggered, they are notified. The monitoring company will then attempt to contact you to check it’s not a false alarm. If they are unable to contact you, or if they do and you confirm it is not a false alarm, they will contact the authorities on your behalf. Monitored security systems do have a monthly fee but in many cases you are entitled to a substantial discount on your home and contents insurance which may cover these costs.

Unmonitored security systems are only monitored by the owner while onsite. For example, if your security system is tripped with an alarm activated, it's up to you to make sure it's not a false alarm, and then contact the authorities or emergency services if needed.

A self-monitored security system can be easily controlled via a smart phone or laptop app without the need for monthly payments. This can be a cost-effective option but is problematic if you’re not available at the time of an incident, miss the notification or don’t have internet connection.

One of the main benefits of a back to base alarm monitoring is the peace of mind it brings. Whether you're home or away, you know that your property is being protected around the clock so you can focus on the more important things in life while the monitoring company takes care of the rest.

We have over 20 years of experience setting up monitored security systems for homes and businesses and we can recommend an option that suits your exact requirements. Our technicians are also Victorian Police licensed security alarm installers, and Geelong Digital Security is a Gold member of the Australian Security Industry Association (ASIAL).

If you’re considering a security system with back to base alarm monitoring for your home or business in Geelong or Melbourne and would like a free quote, please email us or call 0417 384 787.

Geelong Digital Security

Servicing Geelong, Melbourne
and surrounding suburbs.

Call: 0417 384 787


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