Choosing home a security system can be a daunting task. There are many options on the market, which can make it difficult to navigate between choices. Concern or fear for the safety of your home or business is also likely to add to the stress of the decision-making process. To aid you in this important decision, at Carolina Security Technologies, we have prepared a brief overview of one of the most effective security measures — security system monitoring.
A basic security system uses a network of sensors to detect any motion around your property or any breach of your doors or windows. If any intrusion is detected, the sensors will trigger a high-decibel alarm. The loud sirens are intended to alert you to danger and hopefully to scare the intruder away, but this type of system leaves the responsibility of contacting the authorities in your hands.
On the surface, a monitored security system is similar to the basic model. It also uses sensors and alarms to ward off danger, but is also linked to a monitoring company, where professional security agents are on call to respond to any alerts from your sensors. These agents will automatically contact emergency services, making help come much faster than if you had to make the call yourself. Choosing security system monitoring also allows you to receive mobile alerts if an incident occurs while you’re away, and may even lead to savings on your property insurance.
If you want to improve the safety of your home or business with security system monitoring services, give us a call at Carolina Security Technologies to discuss it with our experts.