What is a Self Monitored Security System?June 14th, 2018 | by Provision Home | in Safety Advice
If you are worried about break-ins to your home, one of the biggest steps you can take is by installing a security system. Self-monitored security systems can give you peace of mind that you will know exactly what is going on in your home at all times – no relying on a third party to alert you.
A self-monitored security system can include motion sensors, alarms, sirens, door and window sensors, and security cameras that can send push notifications to or call your mobile phone in the even that they are set off. Most of these systems also connect to a smartphone app that allows you to monitor the system at will remotely, or give access to emergency contacts.
Pros of a Self-monitored security system include:
- Inexpensive to run (no monthly fees);
- Easy to relocate to a different room or new home;
- Instant notification to you when something happens;
- Camera systems can be set up to record video of intruders, which can be helpful to police.
With a self-monitored system, generally you will need Wi-Fi to operate which is generally not an issue unless the power goes out. Some people may be discouraged from using these systems as initial start up cost can seem higher, especially if the homeowner would like cameras in multiple rooms. However, for a long-term investment, this cost should become less than eventual monthly fees of a third-party monitored system.
When looking into which type of security system is best for you home – evaluate how important it is for you to be in control. If you want to know what’s going on at all times in your home, a self-monitored system might be the best option for you.