Monitoring is the true life force behind security systems.
Let’s back up for a second and talk about the lines of defense that you and your family have with security systems. There are alerts – they tell you that something wrong is happening. There are sounds – they tell you and everybody nearby that something bad is going on. Finally, one of the most important line’s of defense is 3rd party security system monitoring.
What is it? It is a company that gets notified by your security system when an alert occurs or an alarm sounds. The company then does exactly what you previously told them to do: notify the right authorities!
Can you imagine how helpful this service is in emergencies? If you were in your home and somebody walked in while the security system was off, you simply push your panic button and you can be sure that the police will be on their way within seconds. If you don’t have monitoring in place, then that doesn’t happen and you may not be adequately protected…
There are a variety of reputable companies that offer monitoring services for a low monthly fee. ADT provides monitoring in-house, Monitronics is another popular monitoring company. A few more home alarm monitoring companies are Pinnacle, APX, and others!
Car alarm monitoring typically includes simply texting your cell phone when your car alarm goes off. There are a few other unique monitoring systems available for cars – including a GPS cellular system is one of these options.
One of the first steps you should take to protect your family is to get a credit monitoring service. Your credit is one of the most important assets a person has! Your family will thank you for a very very long time as soon as their credit is compromised if you have credit monitoring in place. Unfortunately, it’s not a matter of if but when. Credit monitoring is more important now than ever before!
Most computer viruses are downloaded through the Internet through hacked websites that are completely legitimate – or through a bunch of spam tactics that are consistently being used today. Email is easily accessible by everybody and the spam folder doesn’t capture everything. Internet monitoring is essential to keeping your family safe from personal information getting passed around or from losing valuable pictures that are only stored on your computer.
Other Monitoring Services
You can almost have anything monitored today – one of the most interesting uses of home security monitoring we have seen is for medicine cabinets. Putting a open/close sensor inside a medicine cabinet can alert you of the time of day the cabinet is getting opened. Perfect for making sure your parents or grand parents or great grand parents are taking proper care of themselves and remembering to take their meds!
No matter the type of monitoring, everybody should have it as a powerful line of defense!