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Is Alarm Monitoring Worth it?


Alarm monitoring is like insurance for the assets in your house. Touch wood, you’ll probably never have to put your alarm monitoring to use, but it’s the same as insurance, you don’t need it till you actually do, hence making it worth the monthly premium you have to pay for it.

So, the short answer is yes, alarm monitoring is worth it. Security systems and alarm monitoring discourage break-ins with over 60% of burglars saying they prey on houses that do not have any security systems in place. Alarm monitoring also provides peace of mind of course, and you can’t put a price on that.

With alarm monitoring, you have a dedicated team looking over your house, whether you are at home or not, and the second your alarm is triggered, it sends out a signal to the response centre, who then contact you and the necessary officials if needed right away.

Alarm monitoring is important, especially if you have a lot of valuables in your house, if you have children or young teenagers in the house, or if you live alone.

If you are thinking of getting a security system and/or alarm monitoring for your home or business, here are some trusted alarm monitoring providers in New Zealand.

IQ Security

IQ provide CCTV security cameras, security alarms and monitoring to homes and businesses across New Zealand.

IQ’s Platinum Monitoring Plan starts from $49 per month* and no contracts are required.

Website: https://www.iqsecurity.co.nz/alarm-monitoring/

Phone: +64 9 441 7100

Integrated Security

Integrated Security is also New Zealand wide and provide both home and business alarm monitoring with computerised alarm monitoring centres, after hours entry verifications and other features. Their website does not mention pricing details.

Website: https://integratedsecurity.co.nz/alarm-monitoring-company/

Phone: 09 443 1255

First Security

First Security provide electronic surveillance with motion detection, glass break detection, perimeter protection and multi-area arming solutions for residential clients and corporates, commercial establishments, industrial areas & educational centres across New Zealand. You can request a quote with them through their website.

Website: https://www.firstsecurity.co.nz/ourservices/Pages/ElectronicSurveillance.aspx

Phone: 0800 347 787

Chubb Security

Chubb Security offer alarm system installations and 24/7 back to base alarm monitoring services for residential and commercial buildings across NZ. Their costs for alarm monitoring are –

Chubb HomeWatch $34.50* (incl GST) per month

Chubb BusinessWatch $36.80* (incl GST) per month

System Service and Connection (1 – 16 Zones) $113.85 (incl GST)

Website: http://security.chubb.co.nz/products/alarm-monitoring-for-security-systems

Phone: 0800 20 30 40

ADT Security

ADT Security is New Zealand wide and provide home security, interactive security and more.

Their Standard package is available starting from $299, automated package starting at $399 and automated package with video monitoring starting at $499. For more information, you can visit their website and request for a more customised quote suited to your requirements.

Website: https://www.adtsecurity.co.nz/home-security/

Phone: 0800 111 238

Matrix Security

Matrix Security are Auckland based, but provide their services in other regions like the Waikato, Taranaki, Wellington and the South Island as required.

Their 24 hours alarm monitoring services are available nationwide at $38 plus GST per month.

Website: https://www.matrixsecurity.co.nz/security-services/home-security/alarm-and-response/

Phone: 09 579 1567

Kiwi Security

Kiwi Security are Auckland based and provide their services for homes and businesses in Auckland only.

Kiwi Security offer a mobile app for monitoring to monitor your alarm system virtually from anywhere and helps with customising alerts, assessing visitor’s access, etc. You can contact them by filling in their contact form on the website.

Website: https://www.kiwisecurity.co.nz/residential-security-auckland/

Phone: 0800 031 330

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