Many people think that professional alarm monitoring is just a way for alarm companies to make money off of clients. Many homeowners think they can purchase a DIY alarm system with no contracts and self-monitor their homes from their phones. But what if you have a home invasion and your home is robbed while you’re away?
With professional alarm monitoring, a team of professionals monitors your alarm system around the clock so you can rest assured. You know your monitoring service has dispatched the authorities and is taking care of the situation. The system monitors your home regardless of whether it is a home invasion or other emergency. The center monitors your home whether you are nearby or far away, any time of day.
The center contacts you automatically as soon as your system detects an alarm. If you don’t respond because you’re unavailable, or you do respond and tell the person that no one should be in your home at that time, your alarm monitoring will notify the authorities immediately and provide them with the information they need to capture the intruders.
Time is a factor
According to the FBI, 65% of burglaries happen between 6 am and 6 pm and last between 8-12 minutes for a typical-sized family home. Home invasions in condos and apartments sometimes last as little as 2 minutes. Thieves run through and grab everything of value in sight. On average, these break-ins result in more than $2,000 dollars’ worth of lost or damaged property.
But regardless of what the time frame is, any extra second given to a thief to steal your belongings is too much. By the time you have realized that you received a notification, checked your alarm app to see where the intruders entered, verified that it was indeed a home invasion, and then dialed and connected with the police dispatch, the odds are good that the burglars are long gone with your possessions.
In this way, alarm monitoring is a form of home insurance; it ensures that someone is watching over your house when you’re unable to. In fact, some home insurance providers will give you up to 20% off your premium if you have a monitored alarm system.
The Most Frightening Type of Home Invasion
Furthermore, home monitoring helps in the most frightening types of home invasion: where you or your family is home. When you hear your alarm triggered and think intruders have entered your house, your first priority is to get your family to safety and then call the authorities.
But in the pure panic of a situation like this, unless your phone is in your pocket, the odds are high that you won’t have time to find and grab your phone on the way out so you can make that all-important phone call.
But with professional alarm monitoring you don’t have to worry about calling the police because they have already been notified. This frees you up to focus on keeping your family and loved ones safe.
Most home invasions happen quickly. Real peace of mind comes from knowing that the authorities were dispatched immediately when they received your alarm’s notification. Professional home alarm monitoring transforms your security system from a household appliance into a real, automated safety device. Call us today to schedule a consultation so you can have real peace of mind.