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What is the Best Home Security Monitoring Option?

September 25th, 2018

Your home is likely one of the largest investments you’ve ever made. It’s also filled with the people and things that are most important to you. Why wouldn’t you want to protect it? There are many home security systems and monitoring options on the market. We think you should choose a professional monitoring service for home alarms and other emergencies. Here’s why.

What are professionally-monitored security services?

With this type of system, you get 24/7 monitoring from a network of redundant monitoring centers. These centers are full of experienced professionals. The professionals will follow a series of steps to notify you and send emergency responders to your home as necessary.

Here are a few examples of professional monitoring service for home alarms in action.

  1. Your alarm goes off by mistake. The monitoring center contacts you to confirm there’s an emergency and you let them know you’re safe.
  2. Your fire alarm goes off while away on vacation. The monitoring center first calls the fire department so they can quickly respond, then calls those listed on your call list so you know what’s happening.
  3. An intruder enters your home and convinces you to turn off your alarm system. You use a special distress code that shuts off the alarm while notifying the monitoring center that you’re in trouble. They send the police immediately.

Watch a real-life example of monitored security in action.

 

 

As you can see, professional-monitored security is useful in a variety of situations. It is the most reliable form of security on the market.

Why choose professionally-monitored services over self-monitoring systems?

The security market is exploding, but many homeowners are unaware that the DIY systems they are installing have serious downfalls. Here are the main reasons you would choose a professional system over any other type of security.

1. It Can help to lower your home insurance premiums.

Many home insurance providers offer discounts of up to 10% to homeowners with monitored security systems. The best discounts are available to professionally-monitored systems with 24/7 monitoring. We can send your insurance company a certificate of proof to receive the discount.

2. A more reliable option.

Most self-monitoring systems send notifications to your cell phone if an alarm is triggered. But what if you aren’t by your phone? Or you don’t have cell service? Or your phone battery died? You can’t be available 24/7 but professional monitoring centers are. No alarms are left unchecked, and professionals can respond immediately each time. Every minute counts if your home is in danger.

3. You can access your own system without the downfalls of self-monitoring.

You get all the benefits of self-monitoring, but without any of the downfalls of that weakened security. You can set up the security system with access via your phone and all the fun automation gadgets available. But you can rely on the professionals to take care of any dangerous situation that arises.

If you have any questions about using professional systems over DIY systems, let us know in the comments.

Is your house ready for a professionally-monitored security system?

If you want peace of mind and the best results, a professional monitoring service for home alarms is the way to go. Contact us to see how we can help. {link to Contact Us form]

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