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Should your home be self-monitored or professionally monitored? What's the difference?

Updated: Mar 5, 2020

Let’s start by discussing the differences. A professionally monitored home is supported 24/7 by a security monitoring company. In the case that your alarm is triggered or an emergency takes place the monitoring company will dispatch authorities right away. On the other hand, self-monitored alarm systems are monitored 100% by homeowner, which leaves the homeowner in charge of accessing the situation and calling the proper authorities if needed.

There are pros and cons to whichever decision you decide to make. For example, if you’ve elected to monitor your own home security alarm you get to save a few bucks each month. Another point to consider is the fact that today’s technology makes it easy to see exactly what’s going on in your home by means of your personal smart devices. Hello convenience! The cons? If the power source to your smart devices is low or dies this could leave you helpless. It could also be difficult to determine exactly who or what trigged the alarm on your own.

What about a professionally monitored alarm? It may cost a little more monthly but overall you have peace of mind and you still have the ability to monitor your home via your smart devices. Again, hello convenience!

As their professional monitoring company, A Plus Security Systems uses All American Monitoring. They’ve been in business since 1973, which nowadays, is a rarity. They pride themselves on being professional, reliable and efficient. If you’d like to know a little more about either of these options give A Plus Security Systems a call. Let us set you up with some of the best home alarm system in Atlanta:

Until next time,


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Jun 01, 2022

Self monitoring can be done with the help of CCTV systems and for that contacting a locksmith is important. They can recommend the best systems for your need..

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