Investing in a good security system for your house is obviously going to cost you, but choosing to ignore the need to get a security system will ultimately cost you more. It is rational to count the benefits of getting a security system too, but in the end, it comes down to your peace of mind and it is hard to weigh the pros and cons when the pros involve the safety of your loved ones.
What is Home Alarm Monitoring?
A regular security system would probably have an alarm which would be able to deter burglars or intruders from breaking into your house but a Home Alarm Monitoring system goes beyond that. It helps you stay connected to your house at all times, via the Internet or your smart phone. There is also the central station of your security provider who are constantly linked to your house through signals. The central station can act on your behalf and notify the concerned services like calling the fire department in case the smoke detectors go off or call for the paramedics.
How Does Home Alarm Monitoring Work?
Your security system would contain a control panel which will have access to and receive signals from all the sensors that are installed in your house. The variety of sensors that are available can be very wide, ranging from regular sensors like smoke detectors, motion sensors, temperature sensors to very specific sensors like sensors inside the gun cabinet or the liquor cabinet. If any of the sensors are activated, a message is sent to the control panel, which notifies the central station at your service provider’s office.
Your service provider may then contact you via phone to ask whether it is a false alarm or not. If you do not respond, the service provider will contact the concerned authorities like the paramedics, ambulance or the fire department and they will be dispatched to your house immediately. You can customize your security system as you please, there are also options when the confirmation part is skipped entirely and authorities are sent over to your house immediately when the signal is received.
Should You Go for It?
An unmonitored security system may have its benefits, especially the fact that it costs much, much less, but they do not work so well as a professional burglar can easily disarm the alarm even before you are notified, or even if you are notified, you may be busy and not be able to contact necessary authorities.
Home Alarm Monitoring also works wonders if you are handicapped or medically disabled. If not that, you could be injured or not in the position to contact the necessary personnel yourself, in that case Home Alarm Monitoring will ensure you are safe and sound.
Round the clock monitoring of your house through the security system will allow you to relax and focus on the important things while you are at work or elsewhere. Wherever you may be, you will always have peace of mind knowing that your valuables, family and house are safe.