Home Alarm Monitoring: DIY vs Paying a Professional

Even though every 13 seconds a burglary occurs, only 17% of homes are properly protected. When you decide to secure your home, it’s vital you hire a professional to do the job right. Save the DIY for another day! Don’t just take our word for it, find out why:

Pain Free Alarm Monitoring Installation

The best part about a professional installing your alarm system, is that it’s not your responsibility. You get to relax, take the dog for a walk, or work at your home office all while the installation process is taking place.

A professional has knowledge and expertise in the field, so you don’t have to worry about whether the job is being done correctly. When you do it yourself, you cant be sure if you’re doing it right or not. You can follow the online article or YouTube video step by step, but without a professional’s help, you can never be sure. Unless of course the installation process fails, and your security system doesn’t work at all. Then you would have to call a professional to come out anyways and you’d be out double the money.

If you go the DIY route, there is a chance you might miss a very important step. A professional can and will walk you through the process and give you tips on how to best secure your home.

24/7 Alarm Monitoring

With APC, when we install your home security system, you have trained professionals on the other side that will contact emergency personnel if needed at a moments notice.  The Alarm Center Operator is trained to handle any potential situation that may happen in your home. That service is just not possible with a DIY alarm monitoring system because it takes extensive time and expertise.

Part of our 24/7 service and innovative technology is the use of broadband, digital, and cellular monitoring. That means that you have full access to your alarm and security system wherever you are in the country! Whether you have that itching feeling that something is wrong, or you forgot to turn the alarm on, online alarm monitoring will allow you to can handle the situation with just a few clicks.

Plus if you system unexpectedly stops functioning properly, our APC service technicians are available any time, day or night.

State-Of-The-Art Alarm Monitoring Systems

APC installs the highest quality alarm systems the industry has to offer. Along with its’ digital capabilities and Alarm Center Operator feature, our technology is capable of handling fire, carbon monoxide, and video surveillance systems. A DIY alarm monitoring system simply cannot compete with that.

What about the price? The obvious pro about DIY installation is that it’s free, but as we’ve seen time and time again, free is not always the best option. Security equipment is also more expensive for personal installation and often times, you will not qualify for any equipment warranties. Alarm monitoring at APC can be very affordable, starting at only $16.95 per month!

The Verdict

It’s a no brainer- have a trained professional install you home security system. Professionals, like us at APC America, can easily connect to emergency dispatch if need be, install and educate you about your system, and have products you can’t just buy off the shelves.

At APC America, we provide peace of mind to thousands of people in the Toledo area. We work tirelessly to ensure the safety of every one of our clients. Our commitment to the highest standards is just one reason why we are leaders in the industry. Call us today if you have any questions or would like a free quote: (419) 531-3400.

 

Top 3 Reasons to Maintain Your Home Security System

Anyone who drives a vehicle knows the importance of maintenance checkups. Regularly monitoring will lengthen a car’s lifespan and will keep it running safe. Regular maintenance on a home security system is similarly important. APC can conduct regular upkeep maintenance in order to ensure all parts of the system are running properly.

Here are three reasons why maintenance on your home security system is important for your security and your home’s protection:

  • Identify System Errors. By scheduling regular tests of the home security service system, APC can ensure that there are no errors. When these types of errors go unsolved, the system’s life expectancy goes down and a home can be more at risk since it is less effective. Be proactive in scheduling regular maintenance checkups for your home security service system and continue to stay safe and effective.
  • Reduce False Alarms. When a system has false alarms, it could mean that your equipment is old or faulty. This needs to be resolved right away as false alarms can cost money due to wasting first responder’s time and efforts. A homeowner should test their system once a month to make sure it is working properly and verify that batteries do not need to be replaced. One should contact APC prior to testing the system to ensure they do not send first responders!
  • Prevent System Hacks. When you schedule the regular system maintenance, you may need to update your software. When installing the software and updating the home security service system, you improve cyber security on the digital system. Outdated software can contain flaws that allow hackers to tap in to one’s system, video surveillance and network.

Additionally, reach out to APC to proper setup, instillation, updates and any maintenance request that will keep your home security service system in proper working order and will ensure the safety of your home and personal information.

APC Home Monitoring

Welcome to APC! We offer Home Monitoring starting at $16.95 a month. Our affordable, trusted security systems keep your family and your property safe and protected.

Contact APC today to find out more about our services.