10 Advantages of Having a Monitored Security System
Homeowners sometimes falsely believe that an activated security system will work just as well as one that is monitored.
What is the Difference?An activated security system is one that can be armed and disarmed. A monitored alarm system is one that is linked to a service that can summon appropriate help when the alarm goes off.
Here are ten key advantages of having a monitored security system.
1. HELP IS ON THE WAY
Help comes within minutes of a home invasion when the alarm has been triggered.
2. AVOID ALARM APATHY
You can’t rely that people will react to the sound of an alarm because they are so use to hearing car alarms and false alarms they tend to ignore the sound.
3. PERSONAL SAFETY IN THE HOME
In case of a home invasion the security system will sound an alarm and help is summoned. The sound of the alarm may scare off the intruder.
4. FIRE SAFETY
A smoke detector wired into your alarm system means help will be summoned whether you are home or not, even if the alarm is turned off.
5. FAMILY PROTECTION
With a monitored alarm system someone is instantly alerted that an invasion has occurred –this can keep family members from walking in on a potentially dangerous situation.
6. HELP IS SUMMONED
When a monitored system goes off, help will be on the way within minutes.
7. SAVINGS ON HOMEOWNER INSURANCE
Many insurance companies offer substantial savings to home owners who have monitored systems. Often times the savings cover the cost of annual monitoring.
8. DETER THIEVES
Research has shown that homes that display signs that indicate the home is under a monitoring agreement are less likely to be broken into.
9. PANIC BUTTONS
A panic button will send an instant signal to the monitoring station which will dispatch emergency help to your home.
10. OUT OF TOWN PEACE OF MIND
If your house is broken in to when you are gone it means your home is vulnerable. With a monitored system the home can be secured much quicker.