My wife and I talked about getting an alarm system for a long time. We researched different ones online, and we saw all kinds of television commercials for different home security companies. We wanted a system that would provide our home with perimeter protection at all the doors and windows as well as providing motion detection in open areas in the house and garage. Additionally, we wanted cameras to be able to monitor our home from our computers, tablets and smartphones. We found all that in pretty much every alarm system.
One thing even more important than the burglar alarm system was the fire, smoke and carbon monoxide protection. Having detectors connected to a system that is monitored by live agents made all the difference. We wanted a monitored system. One that was connected to a home security system monitoring agency that we could trust. There is a risk of burglary today that is on the rise. I think it is due to the drug pandemic. The addicts want things they can convert into quick cash to be able to buy drugs. They also want the drugs that many people already have in their homes. There are plenty of people legally and appropriately taking opiod pain medications, and those are a prime target for drug addicts.
Protecting your home is your responsibility. Police agencies are not in place to protect the individual or the individual family. They are there for public order. They may not be able to get to you in time. The fire department may not get to you in time to rescue you if your house catches on fire or you are overcome with carbon monoxide either. Also, what about pets left at home when you are at work or school? A good home security system helps protect them too.