Home Security Monitoring Tips
Getting alarmed monitoring for your security system is one of the best ways to protect your home from a burglary. Having a monitored alarm means that whenever you turn on your security system someone will be standing by watching over your home. And the fact is that you are 3 to 4 times less likely to be burglarized if you have a monitored alarm in your home.
Most people understand that basic alarm monitoring consists of arming an alarm system and then getting a call when one of the devices is activated (like a door sensor or motion detector).
Alarm Monitoring today can be so much more than that basic type of monitoring.
With Home Alarm Monitoring today, you can:
- Arm from the keypad or from your cell phone or computer
- Monitor from your landline or from a wireless cellular module (greatly reducing the chance of the signal being disabled)
- Have cameras that you can view from work or a cell phone anytime there is movement
- HVAC controls and lighting controls
- Live operator calls anytime the system is tripped in alarm mode or also includes text messaging of events.
Hi-Tech Alarm Monitoring
For many people, a simple alarm monitoring plan is all they want. But, if you want more high-tech options then they are available.
Our site offers you these options from the basic alarm monitoring plans to text and camera integrated systems that provide you with a more integrated home security experience.
Alarm monitoring also reduces your chances of being victimized in your own home. Arming your home security system when you leave your house will greatly reduce the chance of there being someone in your home waiting for you when you return. If you have active monitoring on your home security system not only will the siren help scare off intruders but it will also alert our monitoring station to dispatch the proper authorities to check out your home before you walk back in. But remember, alarm monitoring only works if you use it. Be sure to turn on your security system every time you leave the home and at night when you go to bed.
You should test your alarm system once a week to once every few months, the whole process only takes a few minutes and it can be done anytime day or night. First and most important, call the monitoring station and put your security system on test. Now arm your security system and wait at least 2 minutes for the system to fully arm before walking around your house.
Now walk in front of all your motions and the siren should go off. Also, open some or all doors and windows that have security contacts one at a time. Then you can put in your code and shut off the alarm system. Now call the central monitoring station and tell them you want to check your signals. Our friendly central station operator should be able to tell you exactly which zones were breached.