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As opposed to self-monitoring security systems, monitored security systems are connected to a network of monitoring centers that receive signals when a threat has been detected in your home. A home security system may connected via either one’s landline or a cellular network.
The system is managed by the homeowner or renter via a central control console (or mobile app, depending on the package available from the security company). When a system is armed, sensors installed on either a door or window will send a signal to the system’s center console when a “break” has been detected. This signal is then relayed to a monitoring center, where security professionals can contact the homeowner or renter to verify the status of one’s safety.
Believe it or not, many burglaries occur simply because the homeowner did not keep their windows and doors locked. It is essential that you keep doors and windows locked while you are away and/or asleep. Other simple methods you can perform include:
Burglars don't like any attraction being thrown their way. That is why having a dog for security purposes is extremely effective. Knowing the right breeds is important: (Source: American Kennel Club )