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Monitored Security vs. Home Surveillance: Advantages of Each

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Is One Solution Better Than the Other?

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.

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

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Two Ways You Can Protect Your Home

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. 

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What to Know about Home Security and Surveillance

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How to Decide What You Need

How do you know you need a surveillance system? You may have many reasons, and ultimately, the decision is about being is about staying on top of any situation that may arise at your home and protecting your family and property. 

Some questions you may want to ask as you consider a home security and surveillance system for your Cedar Rapids property:

  1. 1. Do I need to keep track of when my kids get home from school?

  1. 2. Do I have an elderly relative that I may want to check in on throughout the day?

  1. 3. Do I have a pet that I want to ensure is not getting into trouble at home?

  1. 4. Do I feel safe with the large dark areas of my property at night?

  1. 5. Do I need to keep an eye on all the outside entries to my house? 

  1. 6. Do I want to see who is at my gate before I let them in?

There are more considerations you may have, and maybe they are particular to your family or property. But if a number of these are concerns, then you should look into a surveillance system to enhance your home’s security. Read on to learn what to look for. 

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Why Remote Monitoring Is Essential to Your Home Security System

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Ensure the Safety of Your Property With a Helping Hand

Home security is one of the main reasons Iowa City, IA residents invest in smart automation systems. The feeling of safety – of protecting your loved ones and your property from potential harm – can help ease your worries and simplify your lifestyle. And while technology develops at a lightning pace, allowing you automated and hands-free controls of many great security features, there’s still no beating the human eye in a lot of cases. In this blog, we’ll explore why remote monitoring is one of the smartest additions you can make to your home security system. Read on to learn more.

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How Does Home Security Help With the Holidays?

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Protect Your Property and Your Family With Smart Solutions

As the year begins to wind down and we make our way into the major winter and fall family holidays, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the company of your loved ones in your Iowa City home. But with increased traffic around your property comes increased risk, which means you should consider enhancing your home security system this year. In this blog, we’ll show you some simple solutions to improving the safety of your spaces. Read on to learn more.

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