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Monitored Security vs. Home Surveillance: Advantages of Each

Is One Solution Better Than the Other?

Monitored Security vs. Home Surveillance: Advantages of Each

Although they sound similar, monitored security and home surveillance are not the same thing. In our last article, we discussed the differences between the two smart security methods.

Essentially, monitored security means that a remote monitoring agent will be notified when alarms or sensors go off on your property. They’ll try to call you, and if you can’t be reached, they will inform the authorities. Alternatively, a surveillance system doesn’t include any monitoring, but instead a network of security cameras you check yourself.

Is there a time when one solution is appropriate over the other? We’ll share the advantages of both monitored security and a home surveillance system so you can learn which is best to protect your Davenport, IA, home.

Monitored Security vs. Surveillance: What’s the Difference?

Two Ways You Can Protect Your Home

Monitored Security vs. Surveillance: What’s the Difference?

Whether you’re worried about porch pirates swiping your Amazon packages or an intruder creeping into the house while you’re away, an automated security system can grant you much-needed peace of mind. But if you’ve done any research on home security, you may have come across two terms: ‘monitored security’ and ‘surveillance.’ Is there a difference?

Many people use ‘monitored security system’ and ‘surveillance system’ interchangeably, but there are slight differences in the meanings. And before an installation, you want to make sure you’re getting the exact protection you desire. So, read on to understand how each system can help your Des Moines, IA home stay safe. 

Rather Than DIY Your AV This Christmas, Partner with a Professional

Treat Yourself or Loved Ones to the Best in Audio & Video

Rather Than DIY Your AV This Christmas, Partner with a Professional

It’s getting colder in Iowa City, IA, and the holidays will be here before we know it. If you’re looking to upgrade your home theater or treat a loved one to a home entertainment gift, you may be tempted to DIY or find them something simple from Amazon. But for an overall improved AV experience, let’s do it together!

Professional home theater and audio solutions will always make a difference when compared to attempting yourself with cheap plug-and-play gadgets. You’ll enjoy higher quality audio and video and smarter control, all and aesthetically blended into your home. Get inspired for the holidays below.

Wake Up to Natural Light & Feel Better with Motorized Shades

Smart Technology to Start Your Day Off Right

Wake Up to Natural Light & Feel Better with Motorized Shades

You know the feeling—you’re curled up cozy in bed, dreaming, when suddenly you’re yanked into reality by your blaring alarm clock. You press snooze, only to be interrupted again eight minutes later. You feel tired, irritated, and force yourself to start another day working from home.

If this sounds like your morning routine, it may be time for a healthy change. Our circadian rhythms are regulated by light exposure, when we eat, and exercise. With smart lighting and motorized shades, you can influence the first factor, lighting, for a more comfortable living environment and better sleep.

Ready to feel more energized and rested in your Des Moines, IA home? Learn how motorized shades can help below.

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