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10 Advantages of Having a Monitored Security System

Homeowners sometimes falsely believe that an activated security system will work just as well as one that is monitored.

What is the Difference? An activated security system is one that can be armed and disarmed. A monitored alarm system is one that is linked to a service that can summon appropriate help when the alarm goes off.

Here are ten key advantages of having a monitored security system.

HELP IS ON THE WAY

Help comes within minutes of a home invasion when the alarm has been triggered.

AVOID ALARM APATHY

You can’t rely that people will always react to the sound of an alarm because as people are so used to hearing car alarms and false alarms they tend to ignore the sound.

PERSONAL SAFETY IN THE HOME

In case of a home invasion the security system will sound an alarm and help is summoned. The sound of the alarm may scare off the intruder.

FIRE SAFETY

A smoke detector wired into your alarm system means help will be summoned whether you are home or not, even if the alarm is turned off.

FAMILY PROTECTION

With a monitored alarm system someone is instantly alerted that an invasion has occurred –this can keep family members from walking in on a potentially dangerous situation.

HELP IS SUMMONED

When a monitored system goes off, help will be on the way within minutes.

SAVINGS ON HOMEOWNER INSURANCE

Many insurance companies offer substantial savings to homeowners who have monitored systems. Often times the savings cover the cost of annual monitoring.

DETER THIEVES

Research has shown that homes that display signs that indicate the home is under a monitoring agreement are less likely to be broken into.

PANIC BUTTONS

A panic button will send an instant signal to the monitoring station which will dispatch emergency help to your home.

OUT OF TOWN PEACE OF MIND

If your house is broken into when you are gone it means your home is vulnerable. With a monitored system the home can be secured much quicker

Protect your family and possessions. Make sure you have an activated and monitored security system

Contact ESP Security today for more information and a quote

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