If you just moved or are planning on moving, making sure your home is safe should be a top priority. It’s important to know there are two types of home security systems: monitored and unmonitored. Both provide security for your new home.
If an incident occurs inside or outside your home, your home’s monitored security system will send alerts to a central monitoring station, which will alert emergency services if needed. Unmonitored security systems alert you via phone or the control panel—or both—when there’s a break-in or any other incident, and you choose how to respond.
Monitored systems are more secure and more hands-off—but they cost more, generally in the form of a monthly fee. Unmonitored systems cost less than monitored systems, but they’re less secure. While each has distinct advantages and disadvantages, a monitored or unmonitored security system is better than no security system at all.