February 10, 2020
Storm Ciara aftermath
Met Eireann said ‘Storm Ciara will continue to produce very strong west to southwest winds over Ireland. Around 14,000 premises are without power. AA Roadwatch says there is flooding and fallen trees on a number of roads nationwide.’
False alarm or not, must be treated as a genuine alarm until it is confirmed to be false. Having to respond to an alarm activation in bad weather conditions is dangerous. Any situation that creates harm or includes stress to a staff member could lead to an insurance claim and unnecessary costs and might even end up in a cost-intensive court case.
Commenting on the high volume of activations over the weekend, Top Security General Manager Guy Davies said ‘Storm Ciara brought a sharp spike in the number of call-outs we attended over the weekend. From attempted break-ins, false alarms and leaking roofs our round the clock team of Mobile Supervisors rose to the occasion and many a customer arrived at work this morning to discover that their business unit/property had been looked after in their absence. Peace of mind and confidence are two items that Top Security are proud of providing’
Professional Alarm Response Service
Top Security is urging businesses to let professionals manage their alarm activations thereby protecting their staff from the associated risks such as physical harm, insured/uninsured consequences and the resulting loss of productivity.