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Home Security Monitoring Systems
By Milos Pesic
When selecting a security system you have the choice of opting for a simple security system or a private monitored security system. While monitored security systems are expensive, they are reliable and excellent security devices.
Basic Security System
It consists of a control panel, sensors, switches, surveillance cameras, and alarming devices. You could get a wired system or go for a hassle free wireless system, as per your budget and the security needs. It is relatively less expensive as you are responsible for monitoring and taking any necessary actions.
Monitored Security Systems
A central team of the security firm monitors your 24/7 and is in charge of alerting appropriate authorities when alarms are triggered. This is a bit expensive but is convenient as experts secure your house. Be sure the provider you select is responsible, reputable, will take action when necessary and they must have battery back up facilities up to 15 to 20 hours, have trained and experienced staff that are reliable. They usually provide
protection against vandals and unauthorized entry, smoke, broken glass detection as well as respond promptly to medical emergencies. The fee charged usually ranges between $30 to $50 a month, equipment include control panel, key chain remote, window and door sensors, motion detectors, sirens and signs that can be posted on walls and windows. The firm looks after the installation, after they carefully assess your needs and advise you on the system that best suits your needs. Homeowners usually opt for this kind of security system as professionals are in charge of the security plus almost 20% savings they get on insurance covers. This is also ideal as elderly citizens in need of emergency care are assured of prompt response in emergency situations. The remote lock is a lot easier and safer than ordinary locks. They usually also offer camera surveillance to enhance security.
There are some firms that offer partial monitoring where in case of any alarms they will notify the homeowner on any 3 numbers of his choice. Monitoring theses days is done by connecting through landlines, or the broadband or 2 way voice systems, making monitoring accessible and useable by almost anyone, even those without a landline. Be sure you get a good provider, check references as many companies later charge extra for every false alarm they attended too! Remember security is not an issue to be compromised or set aside for later; make sure your is secure now!
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