When it comes to home security, there are a lot of different options and systems to consider. It can be confusing to know which one will suit your home and household the best.
Monitored security systems are often referred to as the most highly secure options in home security. Not sure you know enough about monitored security systems? Read on to find out everything you need to know.
What is a monitored security system
A monitored home security system is essentially a security system that is monitored 24/7 by an external company that provide monitoring services. A monitored security system means that you will have continuous surveillance of your system, including alarms, CCTV, sensors etc.
If activity is picked up, the monitored system will send you an instant notification and you can advise whether it is a false alarm or not. If there is no response or you reply that it was not a false alarm, then the system will send out a security team and contact the relevant authorities.
How does it work?
With a monitored security system, your home security system acts as a central control panel and provides fast and detailed communication with the monitoring station of your security provider.
Your central control panel is made up of components such as your intruder alarms, door and window sensors, motion detectors, CCTV etc. If any one of these components is triggered by activity, they will send an automatic signal to the monitoring station, which will then send you a notification via phone, text message or app notification that an event has occurred at your property.
If the activity is a genuine emergency then the monitoring system will automatically send an alert to the relevant authorities and dispatch the required assistance.
What is the difference between a monitored and unmonitored security system?
The main difference between a monitored and unmonitored security system is that with a monitored system, you will be paying an external security company to keep a constant eye on your home for potential intruders or break-ins.
Whereas with an unmonitored system, it is solely your responsibility to notice if an alarm is working properly and to contact the required authorise when they are triggered. This is difficult when you are away from your property and you may have to rely on neighbours to contact you if an alarm is triggered.
What are the benefits of a monitored security system?
There are many benefits to a monitored security system, which include:
- Increased security due to 24/7 monitoring.
- Don’t need to rely on neighbours for alerts.
- System is monitored whether you are at home, at work or on holiday.
- Reduce the number of false alarms.
- Reduce cost of unnecessary call-outs.
- No alarm or suspicious activity is ignored.
- Offers immediate police response.
- More likely to catch criminals.
- Your home will less likely be a target.
- Peace of mind knowing your home is being monitored.
- Potential reduction in insurance premiums.
- Notification of system faults.
Homewatch Monitored Security Systems
Homewatch offers both unmonitored and monitored home security systems depending on your household needs and requirements. Both options are completely tailored to suit you and your family so that you are confident in knowing your home is fully protected.
Homewatch monitored security systems ensure optimum performance of your security system by providing monitoring and maintenance packages to ensure your system doesn’t let you down when you need it most.
We ensure that if an alarm is activated or your CCTV detects motion in a set area of your property, then a response is sent. Responses can include guard response, police response or a combination of these.
Ensure that your home is protected from as little as £9.99 per month with our Homewatch maintenance and monitoring packages.