Why Vacant Buildings Need Alarm Monitoring

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Not every building that receives monitoring service is a traditional home or business. Alarm monitoring services are often provided for abandoned or vacant buildings. This is done to monitor the premises and make sure that no unwanted intruders are present. Just a few simple sensors and a basic monitoring setup will allow you to protect an abandoned or vacant building.

People break into abandoned buildings for a number of different reasons. Some people vandalize these properties to steal any scrap or other building materials that they come across. Others may try and occupy the building as a shelter, or they might cause intentional damage to the structure. Regardless, you will want to do everything possible to keep these intruders out.

For abandoned buildings, there are a few different sensor types that are particularly useful. You may want to use door and window contacts to monitor any easily accessible doors and windows. Motions sensors are critical, as they will allow you to scan the building for any intruders. We recommend placing motions in key central areas so that anyone on the premises can be quickly identified. You may also want to install glass break detectors to listen for any window breakages that may occur.

Most abandoned buildings will not have WIFI or some other form of connectivity. For that reason, cellular service is absolutely necessary for monitoring a vacant building. This type of communication is extremely reliable, and it provides very fast connection speeds. Cellular connections are also nearly impossible for others to tamper with, and they are not affected by power outages. However, it is important to remember that you will still need to provide power to the alarm system as a whole. Monitoring a building without electricity is not currently possible.

Just because a building is unoccupied does not mean that it cannot benefit from alarm monitoring. Protect your unoccupied building with Alarm Grid monitoring services. You may reach us at support@alarmgrid.com or by calling us at 888-818-7228 between the hours of 9am and 8pm EST M-F.