If you are aware of security in your home or apartment then chances are you have already fitted a home or apartment alarm system to keep your property and family safe from harm. To take it to the next level you should think about employing an alarm monitoring company to keep a careful eye on your house.
Although alarm systems are seen to be one of the first defences against intruders they do not always guarantee 100% security so if you want the Police Authorities to capture the would be burglar in the act then monitoring systems and companies are a great added feature.
Why do you need to go to these lengths to protect your property anyway? Well unfortunately statistics tell us that in the USA a property is broken into and burgled every 15 minutes, with sixty six percent of these intrusions happening purely in residential zones.
This means the chances of your property, whether it is an apartment or house, getting broken into in your life time is extremely high so you want to do all you can to prevent this menace ruining your life or if you can’t prevent it then catch the perpetrators in the act so that hopefully they have to serve a prison term and your belongings are safeguarded.
So how does it all work? Well it is done through sensors and phone lines mainly. When you leave your property for your day at work or vacation, you set your alarm which in turn turns the sensors on in your home. If an intruder then breaks into your home the sensors are activated which either sets off an alarm siren in the property and sends an alert to the monitoring company or a silent warning is sent to the monitoring company.
Once the alarm monitoring company receives the signal that your house security has been breached, they contact the local authorities who make their way to your home and hopefully catch the intruders in the act of breaking in to your house. Bear in mind that if they do, there is a much better chance of making a conviction stick rather than catching them down the road at a later date when they have had an opportunity to get rid of all the possessions that they stole from your house.
Wireless alarm systems for apartments tend to be more popular than wired because they are so much easier to fit, especially in cases where you don’t own the property or need to seek permission to make changes to the wiring of the building. Equally, you might need to look at apartment alarm systems that very simply allow you to stick the motion sensors and door and window contacts in position, meaning there is even less disruption to the fabric of the property that again could lead to issues with a residents association of the terms of the lease for example.