Banham Alarm For Small Business - An AMCO alternative

Posted: 3rd January 2012

Many of our London small business alarm customers, always first consider buying a Banham burglar alarm as Banham have been around for a long time in London, however what we generally find (as they then become one of our customers!) is that they tend to end up buying an AMCO monitored alarm as an alternative because we provide much better value for money and also a more advanced monitored system for small businesses (SMEs) There are a number of key things to consider when buying a monitored burglar alarm system for your business  - which include:

  • Type of monitoring: consider what type of monitoring your alarm system comes with.  All our systems come with our *immediate audio response* monitoring, meaning that whenever the alarm is activated our monitoring team can immediately listen-in and talk into the property.  If our monitoring staff can hear a burglary or emergency scenario  taking place, they'll then call the police or the emergency services (e.g. an Ambulance).  Our *immediate audio response* monitoring is much more effective than standard monitoring, and gives you 24/7 response.
  • Length of monitoring contract: check how long you're signing up to your monitoring contract for.  Our standard monitoring contract has a 12 month lock-in (i.e. you sign up to pay your monthly monitoring charge for at least 12 months).
  • Hidden extra costs:often alarm companies hide (or at least don't openly share) additional costs to clients.  These can be hidden telephone charges for each monitoring activation or expensive call out charges.

We're not saying that Banham as a company practice these things, however as general it's something to look out for when buying a burglar alarm. For more information on AMCO business alarms, check out the business section of our website here.