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The Issues Of Responding To An Alarm Call-Out Explained

The Issues Of Responding To An Alarm Call-Out Explained

When it comes to
company alarm call-outs, many small businesses prefer to take care of
the alarm response themselves. While this clearly saves money it can
create a multitude of underlying issues that can have an large impact
on your business in the future. Let’s take a look at some of them.


Puts a strain on
personal security and health and safety


Every time you or an
employee responds to an alarm call-out, you can guarantee that it’s
going to happen the wrong side of midnight when the area is quiet. In
most cases it’s usually a false alarm, however if the premises is
subject to theft or criminal activity, you could be placing yourself
in a large amount of danger. Also because personal livelihood is at
stake for many business owners many owners will tackle assailants,
putting personal safety in jeopardy.


Added
responsibilities can impact heavily on a company’s productivity


Owning and running a
business comes with so many differing responsibilities, and managing
your own private security is yet another drain on your and your
employees’ time. The last thing a responder needs is to be woken in
the middle of the night and for them to waste several hours dealing
with the problem. It may mean them having to take time off during the
working day to recuperate. This being the case it can have an impact
on the overall productivity of your company.


The domino effect


If you’re already up
against a tight deadline, being a person light, probably isn’t the
best scenario because it puts a greater strain on the rest of the
team. As a result others may call in sick and before you know it,
it’s impacted heavily on your business. The issue is that if you’re
having to spend time dealing with alarm call-outs, your business may
suffer because you aren’t focusing on what you do best – satisfying
the needs of your clients.


Employee response to
an accident or injury when acting as first responder


Many companies hand
over the responsibility of duty responder to their employees. The
issue with this is that if the employee were to suffer injury as a
result of responding to an alarm call out, you don’t really know how
they’re going to react. Is your company liability going to be called
into question for example? Are you personally responsible and
therefore in the firing line? The point is that by handing over the
responsibility of alarm call outs to employees it can create (at the
very best) an air of uncertainty, or at worse, a string of legal
issues and disputes.


Is there a solution?




In essence, leave it to
the professionals! Bringing in professional help in the form of a
security key holding service gives you the means to concentrate
solely on aspects of your business, while outsourcing the security
aspect to someone else. There’s no more worry about staff safety,
legal issues, or company productivity. Instead they take care of
everything from securing the premises during non-working hours and
providing alarm monitoring and cover if an intruder alarm is
triggered.




At MA Security as well
as providing security personnel for businesses we also deal with key
holding and alarm monitoring. Why not contact us on 1300 020
406
and talk to our friendly but experienced team about how
we can help you. Think about it! Outsourcing your security
responsibilities to us, not only protects you and your employees. It
also protects your assets and your business as a whole. Who wouldn’t
want that?

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