Is Your Self Monitored Home Security System Really Secure

November 8th, 2019

Home security systems and technology are constantly evolving and are becoming more and more prevalent in our homes today. However, some may find that a self-monitored home security system may be more in line with what they want, rather than paying for a 24/7 monitoring service.

Reasons for Self-Monitoring

Some reasons you may choose a self-monitored security system include not wanting to pay a monthly fee for your home security service, you may not want to find yourself locked into a contract, and you don't think you need professional around the clock monitoring for your home.

Other reasons you may decide to choose this route may be simply because you like undertaking DIY projects at home, you have the time and ability to check in on your security system yourself regularly, and you are ready to call for help if something happens.

With different mobile apps, access to live video feeds, and two-way communication, these systems are definitely growing in popularity and are becoming easier to use, but are they really secure?

Power Outages

One of the bigger downsides of a self-monitored system is your inability to monitor things during a power outage. Storms, natural disasters, and other emergencies can cause the power to go out which means you will not be able to stay connected to your security system. When you have a professionally monitored system, they can continue to monitor things even during this kind of outage.

Response Times

Break-ins happen all the time. In fact, it was reported in 2017 that burglaries happen every 23 seconds and this is alarming when you really think about it. Store bought, and self-monitored systems may not be enough to scare off these intruders. With a professionally monitored service, you will have much faster response times if something were to happen.

Away on Vacation

While you may enjoy a self-monitored security system in theory, what are you going to do when you go away on vacation? Instead of enjoying yourself and your time away, you will find yourself constantly checking in to make sure everything is alright at home.

Professional monitoring services can take care of this for you so you can spend that valuable time away, actually enjoying yourself and your family. They watch around the clock for suspicious activity, so you don't have to.

Bottom Line

A home security system is definitely a good investment to make for your home and family, but you need to make sure that it is the right system for your needs. Choosing a self-monitored system may seem like the best way to go, but you are going to be missing out on the perks and advantages that 24/7 professional monitoring provides you, including on-site service and maintenance.

So, to make sure your home is 100% secure and to ensure you have much greater peace of mind while you are away, consider a system that is being professionally monitored, so you have that extra layer of security your home and family deserve.

For more information on security systems and what would be best for your home and situation, don't hesitate to contact Triton Global Services today to discuss your options.