Homeowners and renters alike need to consider these statistics when it comes to protecting family, property, and possessions. One potential deterrent to home burglaries is a home security system, which does have an effect on whether or not a burglary will be successful. Not only can you invest in a home security system, but alarm monitoring services are also highly important. Instead of just protecting your home, these types of systems can alert the monitoring station of an emergency. This can offer your home an even more complete security package, as security professionals will be safeguarding your home just as intently as you are, if not more so!

Having a home security system installed is just the first half of a secured home. When your alarm goes off, the security system sends out a signal to our monitoring station. The monitoring station contacts you and the authorities and help is dispatched. Without a home security monitoring service, an alarm that is tripped never contacts the police. A monitored home security system is the best solution for keeping your home and family safe. And Protect America is proud to offer a variety of monitoring solutions to fit your home, lifestyle, and budget. However, it is important to not only know what your home security system does but how it does so. In this post we will continue to discuss alarm monitoring, how it works and what it can do for your home and family.

What Does it Do?

Alarm monitoring is a detailed communication between your home security system and the central station of your security provider. This communication action generally happens very quickly as to ensure the emergency is relieved as quickly as possible. Your control panel registers an emergency event and sends a signal to the central monitoring station, where the appropriate authorities are notified and sent to your home. This is just the basics of how it works. The technical specifics most likely differ slightly for each security provider. However, the basics of alarm monitoring is similar in any home security system. Your system control panel is the center of a network of sensors. Each sensor communicates with the panel and makes sure that every entry point the sensor is guarding is completely secured. If your alarm is tripped or one of your entry points gets broken into, the sensor will immediately tell the alarm panel to notify you and the monitoring station. Essentially, a monitored home security system will sense an attack at the exact point of entry before a burglar even has a chance to enter your home. While on the other hand, an unmonitored home security system might not even sense an intruder until they are rifling through your belongings – if even at all!

Burglar entering through the balcony window

Why Alarm Monitoring?

In addition to burglary and intrusion defense, a monitored alarm system can help save your from dangerous environmental factors such as a fire. Whether it’s a cooking mishap or an electrical issue or spark from your central heating unit, fireplace or water heater, it’s important to have an alarm monitoring system that can report the fire quickly-possibly even before you can. Fires can be dangerous and cause a lot of damage, therefore it’s important to prepare and protect your home in any way possible. Protect America provides monitored smoke alarms that will react to smoke within seconds of detection.

Protect America’s Home Security

With years of experience in the alarm industry, our monitoring station is UL Listed and follows the standards for burglary signaling. We have three monitoring stations running 24/7 providing redundant back-up to ensure that all of our customers are always protected. That means when your alarm goes off and sends a signal to one of our facilities, there are two more back-up facilities ready and waiting just in case. When your alarm goes off, we’ll make sure the authorities will respond.