When considering which security solution is right for your needs, it is important to think about the way in which you want to deal with potential security threats should they arise.
While simply having an alarm on your home or business premises can be a significant disincentive for would-be thieves, you obviously you need to have a system in place for confronting intruders as well.
One possible option is a self-monitoring system which can notify you via SMS message when someone deactivates your alarm or when the alarm goes off.
Of course, the question for many people might then become - what do I do now! Often you may not be in the position to check on the situation yourself, and even if you do have that ability than confronting an intruder, or intruders, on your own can be potentially dangerous.
Nonetheless, it is important that you have a means of protecting your home or business, and this is where the advantages of a monitored alarm security system become apparent.
With a monitored alarm system, a Security Patrol team is available 24/7 to be dispatched to evaluate any potential situations and deal with any intruders they might find.
Alternatively, you can simply list a trusted contact to check up on your property, who will be contacted by the monitoring service if the need arises.
Furthermore, with a monitored security system, you can be assured that your security system is in working order at all times. Your alarm can be programmed to send a simple self-test to the control team once a week, ensuring that it is in working order and you are receiving the security that you paid for.
A monitored security system can even be designed to provide a report of when doors are opened and closed by users - a good way to ensure that staff are arriving on time and not sneaking out the door early perhaps?