Professional Monitoring Rises

The use of professional alarm monitoring services continues to rise. That’s according to a report from: Parks Associates, American Broadband Households and Their Technologies. From 2013 to 2014, professionally monitored security systems rose from 17% to 18%, while self-monitored, fee-based security systems dropped from approximately 3% to 2%.

The figures demonstrated that approximately 26% of homes have some form of security system or monitoring in place in 2014 (out of 100 homes, 18% have pro monitoring; 2% self-monitored; and 6% with a stand-alone security system – 18% + 2% + 6% = 26%).

As we noted in this blog several weeks ago, professional monitoring is important for the consumer to ensure the best trained and prepared representatives are handling your calls. This report bears that out.

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2 Responses to Professional Monitoring Rises

  1. I use a service called the Danger Network ( that allows me to use a combination of self and professional monitoring. How would this be classified in your ratings. I am in the Seattle area where police response is 1-4 hours, if at all. We use self monitoring for burglary and professional monitoring for fire, medical and emergency.

    • justwrite15 says:

      The statistics were compiled by Parks Associates, American Broadband Households and Their Technologies. They would be the ones who could help you with the classification, Russ.

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