It used to be that, if an alarm rang out in a neighborhood, pretty much everybody came running to see what was going on. That is rarely the case these days because people tend to keep to themselves, homes are more soundproof now so it might not be heard, and they might be wary of running into an unsafe situation. While these reasons have validity, it brings up the concern about whether there is much value in unmonitored burglar alarm systems.
If you are asleep at the time or in a different room from where the intrusion happens, burglar alarm systems can give you time to reach a safe room, flee the house, or take steps to defend yourself from the intruder. The alarm might even cause the burglar to flee. However, if you are not at home or you cannot react quickly, you will have wished that a monitoring company was promptly reaching out to law enforcement on your behalf.
It is also important to note that with some burglar alarm systems, the audible component can be turned off so that the burglar has no idea that a monitoring company has alerted law enforcement. This option is ideal for when you are traveling or otherwise not at home as it affords the best opportunity for the burglar to be caught while still in the home.
If you would like to know more about monitoring for burglar alarm systems, reach out to us at Nasa Security. Where many companies charge upwards of $50 per month for monitoring and require you to utilize their expensive equipment, we are under $20 per month and you can continue using whatever equipment you currently have in place. Let us help you protect yourself, your family, and your property from criminal behavior. Contact us today to learn more.