A monitored security system is a system that is actively monitored by a professional security company. These systems proactively protect your home by notifying security teams and, in some instances, emergency responders when they detect a break-in or fire. The great thing about company monitored security systems is that they are installed and managed by the security company you hire, and that means that you do not have to worry about controlling the system even when you are not at home (though consider getting a system that also allows you to control it from anywhere).
Monitored security systems normally include things like motion detectors, glass-break sensors, fire and smoke detectors, cameras, silent alarms, and sirens to scare off intruders. While different monitored systems operate differently, they are usually set up to notify a security company’s call center when anyone enters your premises while the system is active. If the alarm is not turned off within a few minutes, most security companies will usually call you to make sure that it was not set off accidentally. If you are not at home when you receive this call or do not answer, the company notifies the police who dispatch a team to check things out.
Benefits of Having A Monitored Security System
Peace of Mind
One of the main reasons you should consider getting a monitored security system is to have peace of mind. With a professional security system in place, you can rest easy knowing that your family and belonging are safe from intruders.
Having a professional security system installed is one of the best ways of deterring home invasions and burglaries. Systems with sirens that go off when unauthorized persons try to gain entry into your home forcefully can scare off would be thieves and burglars, reducing their chances of accomplishing their mission as most don’t want to get caught.
A lot of modern security systems now come equipped with panic buttons that work even when the system is not engaged. Panic buttons offer added protection in emergency cases when you cannot reach your phone to contact the proper authorities. When pressed, they silently notify the security company that you are in distress and need help urgently.
Round the Clock Protection
A monitored security system is the best option for you if you are a person who travels a lot and is usually away from home for extended periods. Once you turn on the system, your home is monitored 24-hours a day by the security company managing the system. In the event, a break-in occurs, or there’s a problem in your home, the company will notify both you and the relevant authorities to ensure the issue is resolved as quickly as possible.
Most, if not all, of today’s monitored security systems, come with fire detection capabilities, and that is a plus. In the event a fire breaks out, the system notifies your security company’s monitoring station which in turn notifies the proper authorities. Early fire detection will significantly reduce damage to your home. Most importantly, it will get help to family members and pets in the house and cannot call for help or are not aware of the impending danger.
A majority of security systems will also offer helpful warnings. For instance, if you’ve left a window or door open, you’ll not be able to arm the system when leaving the house; making it hard to ever leave your home vulnerable.