There’s protection– and there’s 24/7 monitored protection when it comes to installing a home security system. While any security system is an important part of stress-free living and convenience, having the option of around-the-clock live response has some pretty significant– and potentially cost-saving– benefits.

1. Experience proven performance

While any security setup is a deterrent to potential burglars, home security systems with 24/7 monitoring and live response are proven to have faster emergency response times than those without. Knowing help will be on the way, especially if you’re unable to respond to an alert, is one of the biggest reasons to choose a monitored home security system.

2. Get confirmation of alerts

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With increasing technology comes the ability to receive alerts about the status of your home, wherever you may be. While this is a fantastic function for any alarm system, missing a text or app alert about a broken window or burst pipe could spell disaster in the long-run. With a monitored system, you’ll always be contacted directly by a security specialist to confirm any alert or alarm event, which means the probability of you missing out on crucial information is slim.

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3. Gain reduced premiums

Many home insurance companies will offer discounts for a home security system, but if the system has the benefit of 24/7 monitoring, those discounts can add up. Before installing any type of security system, contact your insurer to see just how big those discounts can be.

4. Hear a calm voice

No one wants to deal with an actual emergency in their home, whether it be medical, security or otherwise; but having a calm, confident professional who can walk you through a crisis and dispatch emergency help is a priceless addition to security. Additionally, many live-monitored systems can tie into a panic alarm or button, which can alert security professionals to an impending emergency.

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No one wants to deal with an actual emergency in their home, whether it be medical, security or otherwise; but having a calm, confident professional who can walk you through a crisis and dispatch emergency help is a priceless addition to security. Additionally, many live-monitored systems can tie into a panic alarm or button, which can alert security professionals to an impending emergency. This technology can provide freedom from worry, and set the stage for infirm or elderly relatives to remain independent in their homes for a longer time.

Any home security system needs to be a good fit for your family and your lifestyle. There are distinct benefits to having a live voice on the other end of the phone and being personally alerted of an event in your home, even if you’re away, You can sleep comfortably knowing your home is in the hands of security professionals who make it their business to keep your home, and your family, secure and safe.

While this is a fantastic function for any alarm system, missing a text or app alert about a broken window or burst pipe could spell disaster in the long-run. With a monitored system, you’ll always be contacted directly by a security specialist to confirm any alert or alarm event, which means the probability of you missing out on crucial information is slim.

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Sharing too much on your social media profiles can put your home and loved ones’ safety at risk. Even those posts and shares that seem harmless can unintentionally provide potential burglars with information they need to make you a target. So, before you post, make sure you are not putting your home at risk.

Top 6 Social Media Posts You Should Not Share

Before you make your next Tweet, post or Facebook share, consider these 6 things you should never announce on social media:

  • Countdown to Your Next Vacation – Are you doing a countdown on your social media page letting everyone know that you will be leaving soon? Doing so lets followers and potential burglars know that you will be gone for an extended period of time.
  • Checking In – Check-ins are the latest “thing” on social media, but they also tell people that you are away from your house. If you tag friends away with you, you are putting their home at risk too.
  • Property Damage – Do you have a broken window? Sharing a picture of your home on social media lets potential burglars know a potential weakness in your home’s security.
  • Layouts – Sharing photographs of the inside of your home gives burglars a preview of the valuables you have inside and gives them a potential blueprint for navigating your house.
  • Holidays – Just like sharing vacation plans, never share your holiday plans. Because burglars are on the lookout for empty houses during the holidays, you do not need to let them know you will be away.
  • RSVPs – Social media has opened the door to online invites. Unfortunately, there are people outside of your social circle that may be part of that online group. If you RSVP, a potential burglar scouting the group will know that you will be away, and they even know the exact dates and times.

Not sharing valuable information online is your first level of defense. Second is installing a home security system. Velocity Smart Securitycan help you find the right home security system to keep you safe, and we offer free in-home estimates.

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