When you’re deciding on a home security system, it can be hard to choose between a professionally monitored system or a DIY model from the local hardware store. While DIY cameras may seem like a cheaper alternative, they don’t include the back-up support if the alarm is triggered.
At ADT Security, our licensed security professionals assess your individual property and design a system with your home layout and family’s needs in mind. We ensure the sensors are positioned correctly, camera views are optimised and unobstructed, and consider the lifestyle of the occupants. We then create a tailored solution that can also include smart home products that allow you to control elements of your home, including your alarm system, remotely via the ADT Interactive Security app.
Our team is often contacted by homeowners seeking a reliable security system that will help provide greater peace of mind. Below are just some of the reasons why our customers have opted to install a professionally monitored home security solution.
An ineffective DIY alarm
While DIY products can be a cost-effective solution for people who just want a deterrent in place, or for lifestyle purposes such as checking who’s at the door, these products are not monitored by anyone except the homeowner. What would you would do if the alarm sounds when you’re away from home? And what do you do if the alarm is triggered while you’re on holiday, in another time zone or a long distance away? There’s no option to have a patrol car dispatched to the house to verify what has happened. In some cases, installed DIY cameras may be positioned incorrectly, resulting in blind spots, or the footage may be too grainy to identify a perpetrator. ADT Security has a range of cameras for different needs, from a standalone Wi-Fi model to a comprehensive CCTV system.
If you’ve ever been the victim of a burglary, you’ll be all too familiar with the unease and nagging worry that it’s going to happen again. People often approach us just after they’ve had a break-in, as a reactive safety and protection measure. Having a professionally installed and monitored alarm helps to alleviate concerns when you’re home or out, knowing that our experts are monitoring your system at all times and ready to act whenever your alarm is triggered.
Increased crime in the area
When a neighbour or several homes in your suburb have been broken into, it’s natural to worry that you might be the next target. An increase in crime in your area is certainly cause for concern and can prompt many people to install a professionally monitored system for peace of mind. While recent research found that 20 per cent of respondents said home security was unnecessary as they considered their neighbourhood to be safe, no suburb is free from incidents of burglary and theft; burglars are always looking for new locations to target. Residents in areas experiencing an increase in crime should be on heightened alert for suspicious behaviour and lodge a report to the police if they witness anything suspicious.
A new addition to the family
Whether your new arrival is of the two legged or four-legged variety, a cute addition to the family is often a reason why households choose to increase their home security. In fact, many of our customers use our standalone lifestyle cameras as baby monitors or pet cameras. Our automated home security package allows homeowners to log into their system through an app to view a live feed of what’s going on in different areas of the home. So, you can check on the baby from downstairs while its asleep in an upstairs room, or monitor your new pet while you’re at work. Nothing provides reassurance like the visual verification that your precious bundle is safe and sound.
Those who travel regularly for work may also worry that the home will become a target for burglars. Dark, vacant homes are much more attractive to thieves than well-lit homes full of people, so having a security system that’s monitored around the clock can be immensely reassuring when you’re far from home. For extra tips on how to keep both you and your home safe when you travel frequently, including home automation features, check out our helpful blog here.
If you’re currently weighing up your home security options, these common reasons for installing a monitored security system may provide some food for thought. For a free home security assessment or quote call 131 238 or visit https://www.adtsecurity.com.au/updated-home-security-offer/