Over the past few years, the market for do-it-yourself security systems has exploded. Most DIY systems are self-monitored – meaning there is no professional monitoring service to respond to an emergency. Instead, you receive a text message or email alerting you to an alarm condition. It’s up to you to determine what action is needed.
For some people, this setup works well. DIY systems provide a sense of security and often can save homeowners a few dollars.
But there are real drawbacks.
What if an emergency arises and your phone is out of reach or the battery dead? Time of the essence in any emergency. Are you confident you will know what action to take if you receive a emergency notification? Also, be aware that If you call 9-1-1 from your cell phone you will be directed to the 9-1-1- center closest to your location. It may not be the 9-1-1 center nearest to your home.
Most people spend $15 a month for commercial-free radio or more than $150 a month for cable TV without thinking. Yet some still balk at a $15 or $20 monthly monitoring fee month to protect their homes and loved ones.
Could you be targeted by a thief?
According to a report from Alarm.org a burglary takes place about every 13 seconds in this country.
It doesn’t matter if you live in a city, the suburbs or in a rural area, burglars are always on the lookout for an easy mark. Most, though, will bypass a home with a security system.
Fire protection saves lives
The National Fire Protection Association estimates that 2015 there were 365,500 residential fires across the country.
The biggest cause of house fires is cooking. However during the holidays, harmless decoration such as Christmas trees and candles spark many residential fires. Having a family evacuation plan and a fire detection system in your home can be lifesavers for you and your loved ones.
Delco Alarm Systems Offers DIY-ers Professional Monitoring
Since DIY systems are attractive to many homeowners, Delco Alarm Systems now offers professional monitoring for your DIY system. Our new lower rates for DIY systems allow you to install the system yourself and still have the peace of mind of 24/7 protection.
Delco Alarms has a variety of DIY systems with many features to meet your individual needs – from basic security systems to a system that includes smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, water detection as well as home automation controls. We also offer more forms of communication for your system, including cell, WIFI, IP and Plain Old Telephone Service.
Our professional monitoring services will be there for you 24/7, giving you the peace of mind knowing you and your family are protected.
Contact the professionals at Delco Alarm Systems to help you select the best solution for you. Our Service professionals are here to assist you with your installation and answer your questions.