There are many types of home security systems, but we often recommend monitored security systems to our customers. Unlike unmonitored alarm systems, a security system with a central monitoring station can keep a watchful eye on your home regardless of whether you are at home or away.
According to the latest FBI Crime Reporting Statistics, there are almost a million and a half residential burglaries every year in the U.S. In West Virginia alone, 1 in 63 people will statistically become a victim of a property crime.
Given these statistics, it is important to take precautions to protect your home, family, and assets. A monitored security system can help you do just that.
A monitored security system notifies the appropriate authorities in the event of alarm activation due to a burglary, fire, smoke, carbon monoxide alarm, or other emergency occurring at your home.
While the benefit of having such a system in place may be obvious, here are some benefits of a monitored security system that you may not have thought of:
1. Immediate Emergency Help
When an alarm is activated at your home, dedicated security specialists are waiting to dispatch the proper emergency assistance immediately. In an emergency when every second counts, an alarm monitoring service can ensure that the police, fire, paramedics or other help is just moments away.
2. All in One Protection: Fire, Smoke, & CO
When you have a monitored security system, your property is watched over 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That means if something happens while you are asleep or out of the house, security professionals are keeping an eye out for any alarms that may be triggered.
This ensures that you and your family are safe from not just break-ins and burglaries, but all types of emergencies like fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, or smoke. Having a professional security system that monitors all of these dangers can give you real peace or mind.
3. Insurance Benefits
Your insurance provider may offer a discount for properties that have 24/7 monitoring and alarms. That means you are not only protecting your home, family, and assets, but also saving some money on your insurance at the same time.
At Morgantown Security + Fire, we take pride in providing design, installation, and around the clock monitoring to our customers in West Virginia.
Call Morgantown Security + Fire for a free quote or to find out more information about your options.