Summer’s here and so too is an increase in home invasions due to the fact that not as many people are home during the day. This could be due to an increased number of people traveling with their family or just an increase in the number of hours worked. In fact, it’s estimated that, on average, a home break in occurs every 15 seconds in the U.S. Some homeowners begin to ask themselves how they’re going to protect their home and valuables? With so many options for home security available, you may be trying to figure out what works best for not only your needs, but also your budget. When it comes down to it, you can select between a DIY system or a professionally monitored system.
When it comes to DIY security systems, you generally have some kind of application to sync the individual devices to a hub, generally a smart device or computer. These systems can include smoke detectors, cameras, window and door sensors and carbon monoxide detectors. While these devices can vary in terms of ease of installation, they do have one common factor that sets them apart from a monitored system. DIY systems are generally stand alone and occasionally do not connect with one another or alert the emergency services.
The benefit of an ADT monitored system is simple, it’s monitored 24/7/365. Unlike the DIY option, if you’re unable to reach your smart device, if something goes wrong someone has your back and is watching out for your home. Whether it is the carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors or even a window sensor, the monitoring centers at ADT will be watching for any disturbances and notify the proper authorities in order to protect what matters most. You can learn more about the benefits of our monitored systems online.