Local alarm systems have limited capabilities and limited functionality – they provide basic protection only! Yes, they are better than no coverage at all. But, you should understand, that in order to receive any timely emergency response, you must either rely on a neighbor calling 911 for you, or you need to be in a position to do that yourself.

However, in many residential situations the occupants work and neighbors are often away. After business hours, most commercial buildings are empty.

So, when your burglary alarm system or fire alarm system goes off, who would be available to call for assistance before it is too late? Who is going to get you immediate assistance, if you have a medical crisis? A “local” alarm system will be of no use under these circumstances.