Protecting What Matters Most: Why Monitoring Services Are Important
You’ve probably seen an ad or promotion recently for some type of DIY Security System. Often billed as unmonitored or self-monitored systems, the ads appeal to your desire to provide a safe and secure environment for your family. They promote the ease of installation, the limited investment, and sometimes the convenience of a broadband Internet connection. It sounds like a good deal, but is it really?
Before you jump on this new trend, it’s critical that you understand what you will – and won’t – get with a self monitored system.
Most self monitored systems offer three primary features:
- The ability to monitor your own system from your tablet or smartphone.
- A loud alarm that goes off when sensors are triggered.
- Text notifications to alert you of a breach in your system.
What Matters Most
While the idea of a security system with no monthly fees may sound appealing, it’s important to understand what you are missing with these types of systems. Monitored security gives you the peace of mind that someone is watching out for your property and your family 24/7. In the case of an incident at your home, your professionally installed control panel will register any emergency event. That control panel immediately sends a message via a telephone landline or cellular signal to the fully-staffed central monitoring station, providing all the information they need to notify the proper first responders.
Too Many What-Ifs
What if the worst happens and an intruder breaks in your back door? What if a fire starts in your home? In the midst of a possible emergency, your sole focus should be on the safety and security of what matters most, not on who to call. Are you prepared to make split second decisions about how to respond in a crisis? A self monitored system leaves those crucial decisions to you; a monitored system means you don’t have to worry about how to respond – it’s taken care of for you.
Monitoring services are the heart and soul of security for your home. You deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing that everything – and everyone – you hold dear is safe.
A self monitored system also requires that you be available 24/7, but what if you’re in a meeting at work and have your cell phone turned off? Or you’re traveling and drop out of cell phone range? What if your kids are home alone – do you call them first, then call 911? Or call the police while you frantically speed home? What is it worth to you for the peace of mind that comes with trusting your home and family’s security to highly trained, always available experts?
16.6 Second Response Time
In the time it might take you to check your phone at work and realize you have a text message notifying you of a breach in your security system, Symspire’s state-of-the-art monitoring services would have already received the alert and set into motion a chain of events that may protect your home or even save lives.
When you trust Symspire with your security and monitoring, you can rest easy knowing that we offer:
- The most sophisticated security monitoring with wireless, cellular, and internet capabilities.
- A 16.6 second response time as soon as a system alert occurs.
- A system designed to handle intrusion, fire, and medical emergencies.
- Power failure backup and redundancy connections to five other U.L. approved stations – meaning your security is always on.
- A 24/7 monitoring team including service team support.
When it comes to monitoring the safety of your family, you should rely on the best. Our highly encrypted security systems are the same as the ones used to protect the White House. And our alarm response team annually ranks in the top 3% with a Five Diamond Certification by the Central Station Alarm Association.
Monitoring services are the heart and soul of security for your home. You deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing that everything – and everyone – you hold dear is safe. And if something does happen, that help will get to them as quickly as possible.
The Security and Monitoring experts at Symspire can evaluate your home security needs, and help you determine the best system for you. Whether you want to install an entirely new security system or you need monitoring services with an existing system, our team is ready to create a customized plan for your home.
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