Top 3 Benefits of Monitored Home Security
The best way to add an additional layer of security to your home is with a professional monitoring service. Pairing your home security system with a monitoring service ensures that you can have round-the-clock protection for you, your family, and your property.
With the rising trend of DIY home security systems, too many homeowners have lost sight of the importance of having a monitored system. After all, you no longer have to contend with monthly fees and you have access to your alarms via your smartphone. But, at what cost?
Well, here are 3 reasons why you should work with a home security company that also provides professional home security monitoring services.
1. Professional installation of your home security system
Where your cameras, motion detectors, window break sensors, etc. are placed can make a huge difference in the quality of your security system. How and where to install surveillance devices and appropriate lighting are just some of the areas a professional will look at.
So, to ensure that they can do their work as a monitoring company, they will want to make sure that your system is properly installed. A correctly installed security system means a safer property for you and that it is easier for them to do their jobs of protecting you.
2. Priority Response for Emergency Calls
There are a lot of false alarms triggered by pets, bushes, etc., due to improper installations. So, unlike a self-monitored system, a monitoring station can quickly verify an alarm before the authorities are notified. A monitored service can check cameras to see what has triggered the alarm or contact you directly for verification.
Because of this, monitoring stations are often considered more reliable and can get priority response for reporting an emergency.
3.Effective 24-Hour Monitoring
A professionally monitored system allows the company to monitor for break-ins and burglaries with the use of door alarms, glass break detectors, image sensors. With an integrated system, they can also monitor environmental changes such as water breaks, high levels of carbon monoxide, and smoke and fire alarms.
You too can connect these devices to your self-monitored system that sends a text notification to your phone when they are triggered. But what happens if you miss the notification on your phone? How can you check if you’re in a meeting or just away from your phone at the time of the emergency?
That’s the beauty of a monitored home security system, being there 24/7 so they can act when you can’t, or so that you don’t have to.