So you’re thinking about getting a home alarm system? You’ve looked at a few options and are wondering to yourself what kind should you get? One that comes with professional monitoring or a self-monitored system, where only you and a select contact list are notified if an alarm is triggered? SO MANY QUESTIONS AND OPTIONS! How can you make a smart decision?
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When a professionally monitored home security system is tripped a signal is sent to the monitoring station who can then assess the situation and contact the appropriate authorities if necessary. A self-monitored system only notifies the homeowner or a specific contact list through a text, email or automated phone call.
If the homeowner is busy or doesn’t have their phone on them, then they can’t deal with whatever situation is occurring. Plus, if they are far from their home, they may know that the alarm was tripped but can’t get any information beyond that. Self-monitored systems rely solely on the homeowner to resolve the situation, which may not always be possible.