At the core of all security systems, between every different kind of setup with every bell or whistle you can imagine, whether it’s home security or commercial security, there are fundamentally only two different types of alarm systems you can have: There are unmonitored (sometimes called “monitor-it-yourself”) systems and there are monitored systems. What exactly does this divide mean, and why does it matter? Let’s talk about it.

Unmonitored Alarm Systems

Unmonitored systems are built upon the idea that loud noises and flashy lights should be enough to either solidly scare off your would-be burglars before they can do any harm or that someone nearby will be a good samaritan and call in the alarm trigger to the authorities. These unmonitored systems are often much more affordable than monitored systems, but fall flat in the realm of actual protection because, outside of the ruckus they make, they don’t actually do anything of substance in regards to getting authorities to the scene of the crime.

The Monitored Alarm System

A monitored alarm system might be more expensive than an unmonitored system, but you get what you pay for in this case. With a monitored system, you have every advantage of traditional unmonitored systems, but when the alarm goes off, not only does the system send you a notification, but a professional monitor immediately alerts local authorities to the security breach for dispatching.

There are nearly 3 million security breaches annually, and a huge number of those breaches were on unprotected or poorly protected sites. It’s a no-brainer that installing a monitored alarm system is the best way to keep your home or office safe. You need someone looking out for you, and professional monitoring can give you that comfort.

For more information on alarm systems and which one is right for you, contact A Total Solution, Inc. today!