Why Choose a Professionally Monitored Security System?
Originally posted on 30 April 2018
If you have been looking for a home security system, you might have come across the term “professional monitoring.” There can be some confusion about what exactly this means and how it makes one security system different from another.
In most cases, you’ll get a home security system that monitors activity inside and outside your home. Connected security cameras in Toronto can send you alerts when someone is approaching your home or moving around inside your house. While having machines do this work for you, there is a human element that needs to be considered which is professional monitoring.
What Is It?
When an alarm is set off in your home that you do not immediately respond to, your home monitoring system sends a message to a 24-hour monitoring station. There, a trained professional will assess the situation based on what kind of alarm was triggered and what he/she sees on the monitors. From there, the professional decides to dispatch fire or police department depending on the situation.
Why Get Professional Monitoring
Perhaps you are thinking if you have a security system in Toronto that sends you alerts whenever something happens, you do not need professional monitoring. However, you should consider a few flaws in this thinking.
The first reason is that those alerts can be easy to miss, especially if you get a high number of push notifications on your phone. You might not always be near your phone, either. You could be swimming or have your phone on “do not disturb.”
Also, robbers have caught on that they can simply just cut off the Bell or Rogers wires outside of a home to disconnect the internet connection while they break-in. If your system is Wi-Fi based and your cable has been cut or if they use a signal jammer, your alarm system will be useless. To prevent this type of situation, a professional alarm system that uses a GSM communicator that connects your home with a professional monitoring station is recommended.
The second reason is that it’s inconvenient for you to have to do your monitoring yourself. Between work, activities, and sleeping, you can’t monitor your home 24/7.
The third reason is monitoring your house around the clock shouldn’t be your job. When you buy a security system, you are outsourcing that responsibility to machines and professional monitors.
There’s really no reason to not get professional monitoring. You will get peace of mind knowing you don’t need to keep an eye on your phone at all hours of the day to make sure you’re not getting security alerts. Plus, if an emergency happens where you’re unable to call 911, someone else can do that for you.