Burglar (also called intrusion), fire and safety alarm systems produce an output (noise, lights, etc.) when the system’s sensors are activated by the pre-set alarm triggering conditions. The alarm may be local, remote or a combination of those two.
Local alarms do not include monitoring; remote systems do. However, depending on where your customer lives, it may not matter much. If your customer lives in a rural area, no one will hear the alarm and if it’s monitored, it may take some time for authorities to respond.
Therefore, a loss might still occur even though you have duly equipped the residence or business with an alarm.
An irate customer might blame your company for a loss. You might even be sued for it. Two ways to arm your business against lawsuits brought against it are:
- Gilt-edged customer contracts clearly spelling out the limits of your liability
- Solid, dependable insurance from a reputable company