Stage Event Security is a leading business when it comes to ensuring a swift alarm response. We will send out rapid alarm response units to your business premises to provide a secure presence in the event of an alarm activation.
Alarms are one of the most apparent indicators that there is an active security situation at a location. Time is of the essence in ensuring the safety of the premises and alerting the emergency services if there are any signs of criminal activity. If no alarm system is in place or isn’t functioning as intended, this provides criminals with all the time they need to carry out their activity. Not having an effective alarm system can cause your business to lose valuable items and sensitive data, not to mention a significant loss in revenue.
Having an alarm installed and operating is only one critical step to securing your business. The visible presence of an alarm system can significantly discourage criminals. Still, many criminals operate on the calculated risk that no one will respond, or at least in a timely fashion. Installing an alarm system and using our visible security presence will act as a deterrent to anyone who attempts to unlawfully enter the premises and prevent any further damage to your business should a break-in occur. We can also assist with fire alarm response where we will respond to a sounding alarm by attending the premises and investigating the situation.
Criminals may use the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity to gain unlawful entry, or if an alarm is accidentally triggered, you may find it difficult to attend and deactivate. Our security teams are still operating as usual and, in these difficult times, will provide a swift alarm response throughout the Ipswich and Suffolk regions.
So what happens when an alarm is triggered at your premises? First of all, implementing a working alarm means that a sound will begin to ring out when it is activated by motion detection. The audible sound of an alarm will, in most cases, cause trespassers to scupper and alert the attention of neighbours and people in the vicinity. However, it remains essential that someone turns up quickly to secure the area. Criminals may take a risk and continue behaving illegally until they are sure that a security team or police force has arrived at the premises. Similarly, an alarm activation may have been caused by an environmental risk, not a human trespasser.
This is where we come in with our swift alarm response service. As soon as an alarm is triggered, our monitoring team is notified right away. We will see the alarm location and immediately send out the closest response team to investigate. When arriving at the premises, our team will look for the source of the activation and gain entry if we have access to keys. Our priority will be to bring the situation under control as soon as possible and deactivate the alarm when appropriate, limiting the disruption to your neighbours. We will also liaise with local emergency services if required. We will keep you informed about the status of the situation, re-activate the alarm and secure the area when confident that risk has passed.
Alarm response can provide an efficient security solution for a wide range of businesses. Almost any company can benefit from alarm response, depending on their circumstances. Some premises, such as an office block with existing on-site 24-hour security for example, may not require the service. Other sites without on-site security, however, would greatly benefit. No matter the size of risk, we recommend alarm response as a cost-effective solution if your premises is left empty at any point. The answer to whether you need alarm response or not largely depends on the likelihood of your business being targeted and how much you could potentially lose if an incident took place.
Generally speaking, alarm response is most suitable for premises containing valuable items, money and sensitive data when it is left vacant. Retail stores, warehouses, banks, universities, restaurants, and leisure facilities are just a few examples of premises that may require alarm response. While most alarm activations tend to be false alarms, it never hurts to be well prepared. In the event of a live incident, such as burglary or a fire, alarm response ensures that a professional team is on hand to swiftly attend. The security personnel will de-escalate the situation, preventing damage to your premises and revenue.