Business Continuity

Business Continuity Planning for Security Monitoring Centers

Every business can recognize the serious threat posed by an interruption in business operations. When core systems go offline for any reason, you are subject to a range of possible risks, from loss of communications to cyber attacks, and more.

Business continuity risk takes many forms. Natural disasters that can disrupt power and infrastructure include:

  • Floods
  • Lightning
  • Snow
  • Fire
  • Earthquakes

Similar disturbances can be caused intentionally by individuals to create vulnerabilities that they can exploit for criminal purposes.

How can we help?

Planning for a disaster

Your business continuity strategy should include planning for risk mitigation, crisis response and recovery of operations. One of the most critical elements of any organization is your physical security. Typically, a facility or campus relies on a central monitoring station to maintain oversight of video surveillance cameras and other vital security systems.


For this reason, while any interruption in business operations is damaging, losing your central station can be devastating. The central station is a key element of your overall physical security program, and so its continuous operation is essential to the safety and security of your business.

The benefit of geo-diversity

One of the best strategies for ensuring business continuity in the event of a disaster is to implement redundancy. For your security monitoring center, it is essential to work with a provider who maintains two robust geo-diverse locations. The facilities should provide full redundancy of all services for complete uninterrupted security even in the event of a disaster.

The best security monitoring center should offer two separate central command centers located in different areas of the country. Each of these centers should be outfitted with dual generators, to ensure full, immediate emergency recovery and backup. Each should also provide 24-hour, 365-day continuous supervision. This way, there will be no downtime of monitoring in a snowstorm, power failure or other disaster.

Environmental monitoring for risk prevention

Interruptions to business operations can also be caused by other circumstances. Excessive moisture, extreme low or high temperatures, CO2 and other adverse conditions inside your facility can damage all of your assets, including furnishings, electronics and other valuable goods.


To prevent the threat of disruption due to environmental conditions, it is best if your central station also offers environmental monitoring services. They can swiftly detect an environmental event and notify you immediately so that you can take action to protect your property.

Service Features

Professionally Monitored

We provide professional monitoring from our UL® Listed Monitoring Station.

Continuous Monitoring

We are always ready to respond with 24-hour, 365-day continuous supervision.

Wide Range of Monitoring

NMC provides a wide range of environmental monitoring for moisture, temperature, freezing, CO2, and more.

Manage your risks with business continuity planning

There will always be disasters, both natural and man-made. Business continuity planning helps minimize the negative impact and ensure your organization is able to continue functioning with as little disruption as possible.

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