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The Benefits of a Home Security Monitoring System

The Benefits of a Home Security Monitoring System

Are Professionally Monitored Security Systems Worth It?

Today’s smart home security systems offer unprecedented protection. For instance, homeowners receive notifications on their smartphones when something out of the ordinary occurs. Did the security camera spot a stranger by the garage? You’ll know in an instant. Immediately, you can pull up the live camera feed to see what’s taking place. 

Thanks to remote access, it doesn’t matter if you’re in bed or halfway around the world. As long as you have an internet connection, you’ll always receive alerts and be able to check in on your home and loved ones.

But what if you're out hiking, enjoying dinner and a movie, or left your smartphone in a drawer when you headed into a business meeting? What if you don't hear the notification come in? 

Life gets busy. To ensure your home is protected 24/7, we recommend professional home security monitoring. Let's explore how this service protects homeowners and their families in Jacksonville, FL.

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A Self-Monitored Security System Vs. Professional Monitoring

As the name implies, a self-monitored system means that you’re responsible for keeping a watchful eye on your property. You'll be notified if an alarm goes off or a security camera spots trouble. Then, it’s up to you to decide if the incident warrants a call to first responders, whether the police, fire department, or emergency medical services.

This level of responsibility doesn’t provide the same peace of mind as when you know there are trained professionals on the job, protecting your home and family. That’s where a professional monitoring system comes in. 

With professional remote monitoring, security personnel at a central station receive an alert and immediately view the camera feed to determine the appropriate action. These alerts may come from sensors that detect movement, broken glass, doors or windows forced open, smoke, flooding, or temperature fluctuations. 

First, they’ll contact you to ensure it's not a false alarm. If they can’t reach you, the monitoring service calls the proper emergency personnel, ensuring a rapid response when minutes count.

Additional Benefits of Professional Home Security Monitoring

In addition to knowing that trained personnel are keeping an eye on your home, you may also receive an insurance discount. While few insurance companies offer the typical 10-20% discount for self-monitored security systems, many offer this discount for those with professional services due to the reduced risk of loss.

You may also obtain a special duress code. When used, it alerts the monitoring service that a break-in is occurring when you’re at home. They immediately dispatch the local law enforcement without placing a verification call. Knowing professionals will alert the local police, fire, or EMS in case of an emergency no matter where you are ensures your home is protected 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

At Atlantic Security, we've protected homes and families in Northern Florida and South Georgia for 55 years. We’re happy to discuss the best home security options for your unique needs and property. To learn more about professional home security monitoring or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Atlantic Security today.

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