Residential Alarm+Monitoring - M8TRIX5 Security

August 17, 2018

 Many take for granted a secure and protected home.


Our residential security service is about more than preventing burglaries. It's also about protecting families from fire, CO2, and educating them on prevention.

Many people don't think they can benefit from having a home security system. Here are some of the most common reasons homeowners give for not having security systems, and why they should rethink their positions.


Below are the 5 (Dumb) Reasons Homeowners Don't Have Home Security Systems

Security systems themselves start at around $100, and monthly monitoring averages around $30. Most people spend more than that on coffee in a month. Consider that the average loss from a residential burglary is close to $2,000, and your system pays for itself even if it only prevents one break-in. What's more, many people are pleasantly surprised that their homeowners' insurance premiums drop after installing a home security system, and that their home security system helps boost home resale value if they move. Some home security system providers offer a mover's guarantee, so even if you move, you do not have to purchase a new system for your new home.



The home security systems of today come complete with intuitive, easy-to-use control panels that even allow two-way communication with your monitoring center. If you accidentally trigger your alarm, you can use your control panel to tell the monitoring center what happened. Monitoring center personnel will contact you if the alarm is tripped and you don't use the control panel to inform them of the error. Additionally, today's systems can tell the difference between you and your pet due to the way heat is distributed, so you don't have to worry about your cat or dog setting off the alarm. When you have a repairman in your home, you can use temporary pass codes so that they won't trigger the system.



Monitored home security simply means that if your system is triggered, the monitoring center is immediately notified. When your system is not triggered by a break-in or fire, the monitoring center cannot "spy" on you or otherwise monitor your activities.