With home burglaries on the rise, it makes a lot of sense to have a security monitoring service. Little mistakes like leaving garbage cans out too long or failing to pick up newspapers can alert potential criminals that you are on vacation. A home then becomes an easy target as there is no defense at that point.
Of course, having a security monitoring service doesn’t just benefit homeowners on vacation. It’s also for anyone who doesn’t want to potentially wake up to an intruder in their house, even if it’s by accident. If you have a security system in place, you can also monitor fires as well as carbon monoxide and propane leaks. This would be especially beneficial to homeowners with homes that have older wiring or electrical panels. Basically, it can be an all-inclusive home defense system depending on how aggressive you are with the level of security. This may include glass break detectors, motions sensors and wired fire and carbon monoxide detectors.
The security monitoring service itself is quite simple. If for any reason, an alarm is triggered, a call will go out to a 24 hour, 365 day a year manned central station. This isn’t the police or fire departments, but a private company that specializes in emergency home response. The alarm call is made automatically through your land line and you would receive a call from an agent, usually within 60 seconds, asking if everything is alright. If it was a false alarm, such as kitchen smoke from cooking hamburgers, then you would have to supply a predetermined password to end the alert. If you weren’t able to answer the call, then the appropriate call is made by the security monitoring service to the local police or fire department and your contact persons to immediately send out a response. Sometimes you simply can’t get to the call and there is no emergency. Usually there is an allowance for a number of false alarms before you could be fined by your city. Three false alarms per year is common.
So, if you want that peace of mind in knowing that your largest asset is protected and your family is safe, give Advanced Tech a call at 1 (800) 689-3434 or (506) 472-1800. They can go over with you all of the options in setting up a home security plan, and of course, a security monitoring service.