Gina Post-Franco
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Homeowners have lots of options when it comes to DIY; everywhere you look, there are how-to tutorials for fixing, improving and even installing fixtures in the home. But despite the popularity of doing things yourself, monitoring your own security system isn’t one of the things you should be doing. Here are some key reasons why.

You need professional central station monitoring. 

A professional security monitoring service provides your family with safeguards that sense the presence of potential threats and proactively take action on your behalf – and at Post Alarm Systems, we own and operate our own 5 Diamond, UL Listed central station monitoring center. This is what makes us stand out from other security monitoring options. When our station receives your alarm signal, we dispatch the appropriate authorities based on our very strict alarm handling protocol. Now, contrast that with a self-monitored security system – one that depends on your own response to the alarm in order to be effective.

You don’t have time.

People are busy enough when there isn’t an emergency – and in the event that there is one, you’ll be far busier making sure everyone is out of danger. In the event of fire, you won’t have time to call for help because you’ll be ushering the family out of the house, collecting pets, and (if possible), grabbing a handful of valuables. If the event is a break-in, your attention will be focused on keeping everyone in a safe room away from the perpetrator. You may not have a phone in that room, rendering a self-monitored alarm useless.

Compare that to the proactive response of a professionally monitored security system; it triggers the signal to the monitoring center, calls the authorities for you, and sends that help in minutes whether they speak to you or not.

This isn’t your job.

When it comes down to it, responding to an alarm signal should not be the homeowner’s job. If there is an emergency in your home, your only job should be to keep yourself and your loved one’s out of harm’s way while you wait for help to arrive. Calling for that help simply should not be your responsibility.

To discuss your family’s options for Southern California home security services monitored by experienced, skilled security professionals, contact Post Alarm Systems. We will be glad to answer your questions and explain how we can help.

About Post Alarm Systems

To learn more about Southern California home security technology, come see us at Post Alarm Systems this summer. Our highly qualified and experienced home security experts can answer all your questions. Call us today at 1-800-654-7678.