BUYER BEWARE!! Should a security system be considered a form of protection if it is not being professionally monitored by a central station?
Ok, back to the original question of “ should a security system have professional-monitoring to be considered protected? “ In order to answer this question we have to look at several factors. If someone has a DIY security system that they purchased from a retail store or online with no monitoring what exactly can they expect in the event of an alarm.
In the event of a fire or carbon monoxide detection the alarm should immediately sound with the internal siren. This is great if there are people in the home and may be alerted to the emergency, of course this is assuming they are still awake or conscious and not affected by any smoke or Carbon monoxide inhalation.
Unfortunately, that is the extent of the alarm and where it ends if the system is not monitored. The same applies if there is a burglary, the siren will sound, but no immediate action is taking place to safeguard the home and the people in it.
Think of it this way: “ You can build a fence around your home as a safeguard but that does not mean people will not climb over it.. Unless you have an additional deterrent or response system on the other side of the fence, the intruder will have full access and unlimited time in and around your home.
Security systems are great, but without the addition of professional monitoring they can be rendered useless at times.
Security and protection can have different definitions to many families, but at DiyProtection.ca there is only one smart and safe solution that is trusted to work.
Three important factors should be taken into consideration when choosing a “Do it yourself” security system. Action, Alert & Response.
1. Action: The security system itself takes action by identifying an intruder or life saving emergency device. A proper security assessment will determine the amount of doors, windows, motion detectors & glass breaks needed. Smoke detectors, Carbon monoxides, Flood sensors and temperature sensors should also be considered in your plan.
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