by Lucy Hall
What is a Security Monitoring Service?
Home Security Monitoring is when your alarm or wider security system is monitored in real-time or near real-time by yourself, an internal security team or a third-party company.
At a base level, this involves monitoring your alarm system, which if triggered will put into play a series of actions from checking the alarm is a real threat by contacting the homeowner to alerting the police.
Security monitoring can also work alongside CCTV and security camera systems providing a live feed to the security monitoring company to better analyse the threat and risks if one of the alarms is triggered.
How does Security Monitoring work?
The basic principle is that once an alarm is triggered you will be alerted, many home or commercial security systems offer this through the use of advanced technology, for example, most advanced alarms will send an alert to a smartphone if the alarm is triggered, this is known and self-monitoring. Using your smart security camera system, you can then monitor what is happening on screen, most likely on the same smart device.
With professional home security monitoring, you will still be alerted via smartphone if an alarm is triggered, and you will still be able to follow what is happening on your security cameras if you have them in place. The major advantage is with professional security monitoring is you have a trained professional who is responding to the threat.
A professional will advise the best course of action in the event of a security threat. It may be using the camera and speakers to issue a warning, or it may be to alert your onsite team or security patrol to the breach. In some circumstances, and when necessary, they will alert the police.
What are the benefits of Security Monitoring?
- Professionals monitoring your security system provides peace of mind.
- Security System strength increased due to 24/7 monitoring.
- Direct Police Response.
- Reduce the number of false alarms.
- Doesn’t matter if you are at home, at work or on holiday, your property is monitored 24/7
- Increased chance of catching criminals.
At Brook Security, we understand the need for our high-net-worth clients to have the peace of mind of 24/7 monitored security. We work with clients to build security systems that are bespoke and work to protect the property and keep your family safe.
Get in touch with us for a private security consultation to protect your home.