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.
Moreover, monitored alarm systems are manned by highly experienced personnel trained on emergency response. When an alarm is triggered, whether inadvertently or not, a monitoring personnel will be on hand to check if there is really a problem. This is especially important if there are children or sick, elderly people in the house.
Having identified the pros and cons of each system now would be the best time to tell you that no matter what type of alarm system you have in your home, break-ins can be hard to prevent. A burglar is a determined individual, but with all its advantages, a monitored alarm system would at least make it a lot harder for you to be victimized because the police will be notified immediately when an alarm goes off.
Aside from installing a monitored alarm system in your home, you can also put up in your yard the stickers and signs that came with your system. These would serve as a warning to would-be robbers that you are not going to make their lives easy by having a lousy security system.