3 Reasons Why You Need A Monitored Home Security System

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 31 December 2013 16:11

Have you ever been burglarized? 

Burglary, also known as invasion or intrusion, is the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. Burglars spend less than 60 seconds to break into a home. 90% of convicted burglars avoided homes with alarm systems. An audible alarm accounted for approximately 74% of incomplete burglaries.

A reliable monitored home security system can provide security and safety for your home and loved ones. A monitored home security system alerts a call center when the alarm is triggered. The alarm activation is sent by land line, cell phone, or internet signal to a live operator who contacts you and/or local authorities.

A monitored home security system provides three significant benefits when it comes to protecting your home:  

  1. Reduce the risk of burglary: A home protected by a monitored security system is 3-4 times less likely to be burglarized.
  2. Save money: According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, with an average insurance premium of $800, a basic monitored home security system could pay for itself in as little as 3 years. You could save as much as 20% on home insurance. Contact your home insurance provider about receiving a discount.
  3. Have peace of mind 24/7: A monitored system works whether you are at home or away. An unmonitored system relies on your neighbors to call the police if you are not home when the alarm goes off. While you may save on monitoring fees, an unmonitored system depends on your neighbors to hear the alarm and contact the police.

Customize your monitored home security system with additional sensors and detectors. Protect your home from dangers such as carbon monoxide, fire, heat, smoke, flood, and freezing temperatures. Consider medical alert monitoring, door and window sensors, sirens, photoelectric sensors, glass break detectors, motion detectors, and wireless accessories. 

Choose alarm monitoring companies that offer competitive prices, ample testimonials, UL listed central monitoring station, specially trained dispatchers, and the highest rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Protecting your home with a monitored home security system is worth the investment. Make sure every household member takes time to learn how the security system works. Proudly display your alarm company’s signs and stickers to deter burglars from targeting your home. 

How do you protect your home? 

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