Can I Use My Home Security System Without Monitoring?

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Many homeowners have questions and concerns when it comes to the type of security system they should choose for their homes. One of the common questions asked is about whether they should choose a monitored or unmonitored system. Protecting your home, your family, and your valuables is an important decision that you should be made after understanding the difference between the two.

We encourage you to compare different home security systems and home security providers. Many homeowners have chosen to secure their homes with an unmonitored security system because they were not fully aware of the difference between a monitored system and an unmonitored system.

Here are a couple of facts about unmonitored home security systems to keep in mind while deciding which home security system is right for you.

1. No Alerts

Did you know that an unmonitored home security system will not send you any alerts when one of your home’s sensors is triggered? With an unmonitored system, you will only be alerted when you or someone in your neighborhood hears the alarm sound. If you are not in your home at the time of the intrusion, you will depend on the loud alarm sound to scare the intruder away.

2. No Immediate Response

When you are using an unmonitored home security system to protect your home, there will not be a way for emergency personnel to know that you need assistance at your home. On the other hand, a monitored home security system will be equipped with the ability to alert the proper officials, and they will be dispatched to your home. Without the alerts to notify the proper officials, you will have to hope that someone in your neighborhood will call the police, fire department, etc. when something goes wrong in your home.

Professional Installation

Unmonitored home security systems are not as reliable as monitored home security systems because many unmonitored home security systems are not installed by professionals. When a home security system is not installed by a home security provider, there is always a chance that the security system can run into operational troubles that will hamper its performance.

While it may be less complex to install an unmonitored home security system, it may not always give you the peace of mind you need. With a monitored home security system, your home will be monitored even when you are away.

If you are considering a monitored system for your home, contact us to learn more about our affordable options for securing your home. You can also sign up for a free home security system quote and get a $20.00 Lowe’s gift card!