HELP IS ON THE WAY
With a monitored system, help is on the way within minutes of your alarm being triggered.
With a monitored system someone is instantly alerted that a break-in has occurred - this can keep family members from walking in on a potentially dangerous situation.
In the event of your system being triggered during the night while you are sleeping, the security system will sound an alarm that will alert you. If your home is monitored you know that help is being summoned. If you are home alone and hear something you can activate your system ? the sound of the alarm may scare off any unwanted visitors and you can summon emergency assistance as well.
With a smoke detector wired into your alarm system help will be summoned whether you are home or not even if the alarm is turned off. A smoke alarm that is not monitored cannot call for help. If it is wired into your system the fire department will automatically be dispatched when notification is received. Seconds count in a fire - make sure your pets and valuables have help on the way when you are not home.
Unfortunately, we can't all depend on neighbors hearing the alarm and calling for help. Most break-ins occur during the day when neighbors are at work. With the abundance of car alarms and false alarms a lot of people no longer react to the sound of an alarm.
PROTECTION OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS
With a monitored system help will be on the way within minutes. If an alarm goes off and no one responds, the robber knows he has time to take more household goods and will often make several trips in and out instead of simply grabbing a few items and fleeing.
SAVINGS ON HOME INSURANCE
Many insurance companies offer substantial savings to homeowners who have monitored systems. Often times the savings cover the cost of annual monitoring.
DETERS POTENTIAL 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.
Almost every alarm system has an instant panic button. Pressing and holding one of these buttons will send an instant panic signal to the monitoring station which will dispatch emergency help to your home. Without monitoring these buttons and their benefits are of no use to you.
OUT OF TOWN
If you are out of town when your residence is broken into and no one is made aware of the situation your home is vulnerable to further damage. With monitoring someone will be made aware of the situation and the home can be secured much quicker.