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A home security system can stand between a homeowner and a happy outcome when disaster strikes. On the South Carolina coastline in the Grand Strand area, a disaster might mean the occurrence of a hurricane, or a flood.
In other parts of the country, disaster might include tornadoes or earthquakes.
Today, let’s celebrate 10 reasons to love monitored security systems.
With a monitored security system, help is dispatched whether you are able to communicate with emergency services, or if you are incapacitated!
The same is true when someone in your home has a medical emergency. With just the push of a button you can summon help! Seconds can make the difference between a good outcome and a disastrous one especially when the emergency is a matter of life or death like during a heart attack, a near drowning or a lightning strike.
Do you sleep soundly at night? What happens when your fire alarm goes off? Do you call the fire station, rescue your family, rescue your pets, rescue your belongings? What if you ONLY had to think about rescuing your family and pets, knowing that the fire department is already on their way? That is what happens when you have a monitored system! The fire department is dispatched while you are getting out of the house!
Time is of the essence during a fire emergency. A monitored system will give you that little bit of extra time!
Carbon monoxide poisoning is deadly – and silent. Installing carbon monoxide detectors is step one to home safety, having these alarms hardwired to your monitored alarm so when you are incapacitated due to carbon monoxide poisoning, is even better!
With a monitored system, the burden of always looking over your shoulder for danger is not on you. Having a second set of eyes on your home, your car, your pool area, your business is the best way to protect assets you care about.
With a monitored security system even if you can’t reach someone at home during an emergency, the monitoring company will do their best to reach someone or send help immediately!
Did you know that most insurance companies offer discounts to homeowners who have a monitored system because they know that a monitored home is a safer home?
A monitored security system gives you peace of mind when you are home – alone or with your family. You can go about your day and know that if someone enters your home unexpectedly, or is a fire starts, that help is on the way! this is especially true for night time!
At the same time, peace of mind comes when traveling if you have a monitored security system. The monitoring company will replay any issues to you in real time, no matter where you are, as long as you can be reached by phone! How awesome is that?
This “10 reasons to love” article is part of a 12 month long celebration of Strand Security’s 10th anniversary!
Read the other article here:
We have one more article left in this series. Look for it on our blog in December!
There comes a time for every new parent to hire a babysitter and leave their first-born child for the very first time! Just writing this sentence bring back memories…and anxiety! I remember that day way-back-when so well. Just thinking about that first time of leaving my child and going on a date to Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach gives me anxiety. It’s a super fun place to hang out – really, there not a single place in Myrtle Beach that’s NOT fun, yet I couldn’t have any fun…I was stressed out and felt guilty about leaving our son and I kept calling home for updates on the baby.
Often, a first babysitter is a family member; maybe a grandparent or aunt or uncle. Even though this first-time event should be exciting, it also could be stressful. If you are lucky enough to be able to leave your child with a trusted family member it might make things much easier to handle. However, not everyone is lucky enough to have family nearby!
As child number two and maybe number three are welcomed to the world, leaving multiple children of different ages with a sitter every now and then, might seem a necessity to keep sanity. 😉
If you are lucky enough to have a found ‘the perfect sitter’ the first time around, you are definitely in the minority! Many people struggle to find good babysitters and when they do, they hold on to them – this mom speaks from experience! It might take many tries to find the perfect fit and while you ‘try out a new sitter’, stress can get the best of you!
Therefore, hiring a new babysitter to relief parenting stress can in itself bring on …more stress!
We offer Honeywell Total Connect™ services for your home! In an earlier article, we joked around a bit with this concept, explaining how fun it can be to check on your dog while you aren’t home as Honeywell Total Connect™ lets you look inside your home with up to six cameras, real-time. We showed several videos of ‘dogs gone wild’.
All joking put aside, Honeywell Total Connect™ can be the peace of mind you need when hiring a babysitter – or nanny or housekeeper.
You will be able to watch in real time, what’s going on inside your home right from your Smartphone or mobile device. You can see the interactions between your babysitter and your child(ren)!
At the same time, we offer another service that you might find useful when employing help in your home.
We offer C.O.P.S monitoring service to our clients; this is a 24 hour service designed to help you, or your babysitter, in time of need! This would include a fire, burglary or medical emergency. Knowing that the necessary help is available with the press of one button, should give you additional peace of mind.
COPS Monitoring specializes in many types of alarm monitoring and delivers professional service with industry-leading response times.
NOTE: The ‘industry-leading response time’ bit is very important, as this will allow you, or your babysitter not only to talk to someone in time of crisis, but also get the help you need in the shortest amount of time possible! We are very proud to partner with C.O.P.S. and to offer this service to our customers.
We know there are many security companies out there. In Myrtle Beach alone there are several companies to choose from. Make sure to do your research before hiring someone. Installing a security system in your home (or business) is an important decision to make; be well informed and well prepared to hire the best!
Come talk to us to find out if we might be a good fit for your needs!