One of the most common reasons property owners invest in a security system is that a burglar alarm will signal the police. Not only do burglar alarms deter burglars, but they also protect your property whether you’re inside or not, so you know your home is as secure as it can be.
The control panel will have been previously activated to respond in a particular way to the sensor being triggered. This allows property owners to be in control of what does and what doesn’t send a signal to law enforcement. A great way to determine the threat is by having a smart security system that sends videos, photos, and notifications to your phone. With an instant live stream of your home, you can check to see if the police need to be called, or if it is simply a wild animal or pet triggering your alarm system.
Having a remote control burglar alarm system allows you to be fully in control of your home. You can choose when to arm and disarm your system either through your phone, a keypad, or even a key fob, which is another option for those looking to control their system remotely.
If your alarm does go off and your system is armed, the security system will send out signals to your alarm monitoring center using an internet connector or cellular communicator. The alarm monitoring center is online 24/7 and when a dispatcher receives this alert, they will contact the property owner to determine if this is a false alarm. In the case that it’s not, or with no response, the police will be directed to the address.
As previously mentioned, for those who are not convinced by using an external dispatch alert, you can program your system to send alerts to your cell phone using an app such as Alarm.com. That way, you can determine if it is a real emergency, or just an accidental trigger. If it is the former, you know the police need to be contacted. For some property owners, it is a comfort to have their safety and security in their own hands, however, for this option to work properly, the property owner needs to be available to respond efficiently around the clock.
If you’re considering a security system for your home or business in Charleston, it’s always best to discuss your options and needs with an expert. SNAP Integrations is a professional security system installation company, trained to identify vulnerabilities and to work with property owners to find the best system for their needs. Find out more about the security systems available to you and your property.