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Are Monitored Home Security Systems Worth Buying?

by Amy December 26, 2013

 

So you’re thinking of buying a monitored home security system. Are home security systems with monitoring services really worth the money?

Burglars think so. According to the Electronic Security Association, 9 out of 10 convicted burglars said they’d avoid a home with an alarm system.

Statistics say so. Data indicates homes without an alarm system are three times more likely to be burglarized than those with an alarm system.

Researchers believe so. See a five year study from Rutgers University showing how home alarm systems cut crime.

Police departments think so. Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney believes crime would be cut by 10% if homeowners installed monitored security cameras and home security systems. The San Jose Police Department calls an alarm system “excellent for home security.”  Although your local police department can’t recommend alarm companies, they can tell you all about the effectiveness of monitored home security systems.

Insurance companies think so. That’s why they offer maximum discounts of homeowner’s policies for people with monitored alarm systems. There’s less risk for the insurance company with security systems for homes, which is why they charge lower rates.

Monitored home security systems summon help when needed. The two most common things monitored in a home security system are for break-ins and fires. You can also monitor for a variety of other conditions (floods, temperature, carbon monoxide and more) and can even use video as part of your home security system.

Modern technology means that you can control monitored home security systems from your smartphone, tablet or any other web-enabled device.

Are monitored home security systems worth buying? The resounding answer from the experts is a loud “Yes!”

If you need a monitored home security system for you home, or want to switch from your current alarm monitoring company, contact My Alarm Center. Call us toll-free at 855-334-6562.  We protect homes just like yours throughout the United States.