When you purchased your security system from your local or national home security company, you were most likely offered a contract to sign for a security system monitoring service. Knowing that it meant yet another monthly bill to pay for, you probably rejected the contract. Besides, you might never need them anyway. But with that logic, why purchase home security in the first place? If you’re concerned about possible security risks for your home, then you should have a security system installed. And if you’ve been using a home security system without a security system monitoring service, then you’ve been missing out on an excellent way of managing your home security.
Some Good Reasons
The moment you sign a contract for security system monitoring service, it’s true that you’re agreeing to pay a monthly bill for a service that may or may not ever be needed. But that service is a great boon to you for several reasons. One, you’re not alone in your home security. There will always be someone who’s monitoring your security system with you, which means that when you’re out of state, when you’re at work, or when you’re sleeping or otherwise unavailable to monitor things yourself, there’s someone else that you can trust to keep an eye on your security system. Two, the people who provide your security system monitoring service are trained professionals. Home security professionals are trained, educated, and experienced with all things home security. Therefore, not only do they know exactly how to respond in the event that someone tries to break in or there’s a disaster at home, but they’ve already done this before for other customers. If you have someone break into your home for the first time ever, you might be surprised that your reaction is to stand frozen in a panic. But monitoring services know just how to respond to take care of the situation. This brings us to another point.
A security system monitoring service knows exactly how to take care of the situation. When your home security system signals that there’s been a breach in the system because of an attempted burglary or other problem, you’ll receive some sort of notification on your smartphone or other personal device. Your monitoring service will also receive a notification and they will respond by immediately placing a telephone call to you to check on the situation. If you receive the call from them and it was a false alarm, you simply tell them that and you go back to whatever you were doing. No harm, no foul. But if you receive the call and tell them that someone has broken in, they will immediately guide you on what you should do and then call the local law enforcement for you, directing them to your address. If for any reason they can’t get a hold of you to check on you, they will automatically call the police anyway to ensure that you and your home are taken care of and no burglars run free with your possessions.
Few business services come without a price, so whether or not you decide to pay for a security system monitoring service should really depend on whether or not you think it is worth it. And with that kind of solid protection and support behind you, smart homeowners will probably say yes.