Today it is widely agreed that the best way to deter a burglar from entering your home is
by installing a home security
system. FBI statistics even show that you are ten times less likely to be a victim of a
burglary or home invasion by simply installing a home alarm system. Most, if not all
local police authorities also recommend installing a home security system to keep
burglars out. While the choice is clear that protecting your family and possessions with a
home alarm system is the best decision, the question of whether to have the alarm
system monitored may not be so clear. The following four reasons will help explain why
you should monitor your home security system.
1- Insurance DiscountMost people that don't own a home security system do not know about the money saving benefits of owning one. Most, if not all home owner insurance companies offer some kind of annual discount for having a monitored alarm system. If you add a monitored smoke detector to your home alarm system, the discount generally is greater. This discount is obviously motivated by the fact that you are far less likely to place a burglary or fire claim if you maintain a monitored alarm system. The home owners insurance discount solely depends on the insurance company. Most home owners insurance companies offer a 10 percent annual discount but that can vary from company to company.
2- Local Authority ResponsePossibly the main reason most home security system users have alarm monitoring is because of police and fire response. Having a home security system without alarm monitoring is like having a cell phone without service. The two things go hand in hand. Local fire and police departments provide an amazing service by immediately responding to ever burglar and fire alarm activation. Whether your'e at work or on vacation, you can have peace of mind knowing that your home security system is monitored. For pet owners who leave pets home alone during the day, the too can enjoy peace of mind knowing that if a fire breaks out, their pets will be rescued. If your security system initiates a burglar alarm condition and the police authorities find that an actual break in has occurred, they will stay at your home until someone arrives there.
3- NotificationBeing alerted anytime there is an alarm activation in your home brings additional peace of mind. There is nothing worse than walking into your home and finding out that a burglar is still inside your home. This kind of tragic experience has psychological consequences that last a lifetime. Having your home security system monitored alerts you anytime an alarm activation occurs. Upon receiving an alarm indication, the central monitoring station calls the persons listed on a predetermined contact list. At that point, the home owner can choose whether to have the police or fire authorities dispatched to the home. This will keep you from walking into a potentially dangerous situation. Having alarm monitoring also allows you the ability to immediately contact a neighbor or close by friend that can inform you of any suspicious activity.
4- Remote AccessAnother great benefit of having alarm monitoring of your home security system is having remote access. Remote access means having the ability to control your home security system from any smartphone or computer internet connection. In the event your home security system initiates an alarm condition, you have the power to remotely access the system and control it. So if you find that your home security system went off because you accidentally because you possibly left a door or window open, at a push of a button you can disarm and rearm the entire home security system. Remote access also means having the ability to arm and disarm the system remotely if you have a housekeeper or maintenance person entering your home.
These are just a few reasons why having your home security system monitored by a central station makes sense. Along with alarm monitoring comes many different options that can be catered to your specific needs. Options like two way voice communication with the central monitoring station allows for medical help for seniors. Carbon monoxide detection is also another option. And even video alarm monitoring is possible. If you would like more information on how ADT Miami home security system monitoring can benefit you and your loved ones, call us today at (786)325-7867 or visit our contact page at www.miamifloridahomesecurity.com and enter your information. One of our ADT Security Miami authorized representatives will contact you immediately and make an appointment to visit your home. We will design an ADT home security system that is right for you.