We are going to try and make this pretty simple for you. Monitored security systems are definitely a better choice for your home and there are a variety of reasons why. The monitoring station will attempt to contact you either by phone or through a two-way voice intercom on your Control Panel if there is a problem in your home. This form of “verified response” means that the monitoring station is trying to confirm the alarm with the homeowner before contacting they authorities. This is an easy way to cut down on false alarms and itmeans your home will be protected 24 hours a day.
We recommend monitored security systems almost exclusively. FrontPoint Security, Protect America, ADT and Vivint all are great security companies that offer great plans with a variety of monitored security systems options. We want to go over some of the Pros and cons of each for you so that you can understand why we think this way.
Pros of Monitoring
-24 hour support
-Police are contacted if there is a problem and no response
-Discount on homeowner insurance
-smaller up-front cost
Pros of non-monitored
-Easy to set up
Cons of Monitoring
-Phone line/bandwidth protection could be vulnerable
Cons of Non-monitored
-high maintenance for the homeowner
-No one to call for help if youre not home
-No customer service/support
-High up front costs
So, as you can see, there is definitely a reason why we recommend security systems with monitoring. Monitored security systems allow you to live without worry. Someone is always on guard at your home and you can go about you life like you normally would, with no distractions or problems. There is a team of people protecting your home and not just 1 person.