There are many situations where you might not be able to respond to an emergency, whereas a monitoring station is always ready.
McLean, VA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013
FrontPoint Security, the nationwide leader in wireless home security, releases its opinion on the self-monitored security system, the latest introduction in the home security industry.
The majority of home security companies use professional monitoring stations to keep an eye on customers’ alarm systems. The monitoring stations respond to alerts and notify the authorities during emergencies. Newer companies featuring self-monitored burglar alarms forego the professional monitoring station, instead giving the same responsibilities to the customers.
“With self-monitored systems on the rise, it’s important to remind customers how important professional monitoring is to the home security package,” said CEO and Co-Founder Chris Villar. “There are many situations where you might not be able to respond to an emergency, whereas a monitoring station is always ready.”
The main argument for a self-monitored alarm system is that because there is no monitoring station, there’s also no monthly monitoring fee. However, the money saved is not worth the gamble. A home security system is meant to protect a home and family as well as provide peace of mind. The level of security on these is drastically reduced when removing professional monitoring.
“Most home security users realize that they’re not able to monitor their own home 24/7,” added Vice President of Operations Philip Pearson. “There are many common activities that can get in the way of reading an important alert from your self-monitored security system – like driving, sleeping or traveling. You need professional monitoring to ensure that there is an immediate response should the worst happen.”
Home security experts and other home alarm companies are in agreement when it comes to self-monitored security systems: they’re a good introduction into home security systems, but the lack of professional monitoring leaves it as a secondary option at best.
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FrontPoint Security is the leading nationwide provider of interactive wireless home security systems and the only security company protecting every customer with 100% wireless and 100% cellular technology. FrontPoint combines next generation technology with remarkable simplicity and commitment to service, resulting in a safer and unique customer experience. With customers in all 50 states and Canada, FrontPoint Security is one of the fastest growing alarm companies in North America. FrontPoint is a GE Security Authorized Dealer and Alarm.com’s Preferred Dealer for no-hassle security solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.FrontPointSecurity.com or call 855.296.3945.