Keeping your family safe and secure with the latest in alarm systems can cost you an arm and a leg. This is why not a few homeowners decide to just get any alarm system and install it in their homes. Budget is almost always a main concern, especially these days.
However, getting just any alarm system is really not a good idea. In the long run, it might amount to nothing because an unmonitored alarm system will be of no use to you if no one is home to respond to the wailing alarm.
An unmonitored alarm system is just exactly that, unmonitored. So unless there is always someone at home to respond to the alarm or call the police, it is practically useless. What’s more, if you were indeed home when a break-in occurs, will you be able to fend off a robber’s attack? Would you not be putting yourself at harm’s way just to save a few dollars on an unmonitored alarm system?
So let us say cost is not a concern, what are the advantages of a monitored alarm system compared to an unmonitored one? First off, a monitored alarm system gives the homeowners the security and peace of mind that someone is looking out for their safety even when they are asleep or away on vacation.