Monitored vs DIY Security Systems
Investing in a security system can be a big investment, so it is important to know what you are getting and what is right for you and your family. When researching the right system to fit your needs, you may wonder about the difference between unmonitored systems compared to monitored systems. Using an unmonitored system allows you to supervise the security of your own home. However, let us take a look at the Pros and Cons.
One Pro of unmonitored security is that a DIY'er has the ability to install a security system themselves. This may save you a few bucks, but having a system professionally installed proves to be more trustworthy. The installers are certified and professionally trained to secure your home and provide the protection you want.
Unmonitored security systems may be cost effective because you are not paying a monitoring company for their 24/7 surveillance team to supervise your system. However, without monitoring, you will not have emergency response teams automatically dispatched to your home in case of burglary, fire, or medical emergency. With unmonitored security, you are relying on neighbors to notice when your system is tripped. If you walk in on an intruder, a monitored system can protect you from these dangerous situations by alerting emergency officials.
So the question is, what is the value of you and your family's safety? If you are in need of assistance from police, fire department, or emergency technicians, then monitoring services are valuable. Before making a decision on whether or not to purchase a monitored security system, just remember that you cannot put a value on your family's protection.