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On July 18, 2013, Posted by , In Burglar Alarms, With No Comments

Monitoring Your Alarm System Yourself

Depending on which security or alarm company you are going through, you could get stuck with enormous monthly fees for having your home or business system monitored. While some companies are reasonable and offer rates as low as $15 a month, even that might be too much of an added cost right now while budgets are tight.

What is Alarm Monitoring?

Alarm monitoring is important. Here’s why: imagine that you are away from home and your alarm system goes off because your home has caught on fire. If you don’t have some sort of alarm monitoring, your home might sustain more damage than if the alarm was being monitored. Had someone known that the alarm was going off, they could have called the fire department immediately.

Even though alarm monitoring is important, you don’t necessarily have to have an alarm or security company monitor it for you. You can do it yourself.

Monitoring Your Own Home

With advances in technology, specifically mobile technology, you can monitor your entire security system with a mobile device that is connected to the internet. You will receive notifications, be able to arm and disarm your security systems remotely, and connect your security systems together into one user-friendly application.

All you have to do to make this all work is have a company set up an internet control module, and you can do the rest. Though the alarm company will still charge you a monthly rate for the alarm itself, you won’t have to pay for monitoring. Instead, you will receive text and email notifications, and you will be responsible for calling the police or fire department yourself. .

However, everyone is different. While some people enjoy having their alarm monitoring completely within their control, others might not want to worry about watching their home all the time. For those homeowners, the extra fee might be worth it.

A-1 and Alarm Monitoring Solutions

Regardless of whether you want do-it-yourself alarm monitoring or a hands-off style, A-1 has the skills and equipment to set you and your home up with either. We use up-to-date technology, like EyezOn, for our customers who prefer more control over their own alarm monitoring, while we use other modern techniques when we do all the alarm monitoring for you.

If you’re ready for an alarm monitoring solution, talk to A-1 Key and Security Solutions today!

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