Residential Security

residentialThe most widespread argument against home security systems is, "It won't happen to me". The truth of the matter is, it can happen to you. Take our security test to see what risk level your house falls into.

The single most valuable asset people own is their home. It is important to protect that investment. Statistically, home burglaries occur once every 13 seconds. This means that one out of every five homes in America will be burglarized at one time or another.

National Security offers a wide variety of options for homeowners to meet their security needs. Homeowners can choose from several wireless panels that operate via RF signals. These panels can be installed in homes where there is no attic space and homeowners do not want unsightly wires running along the floorboards and ceiling. The devices used for wireless security systems operate on a Lithium battery that has a 3-year life span. The panel monitors all devices so that if any device or battery fails, a trouble signal is generated.

If your home has attic space, or if you prefer a wired system, a standard hard-wired system is what you'll need. Because all devices are hard-wired back to the panel, there are no batteries to replace. Most security panels use end of line resistors to monitor the status of the wire so that if a wire is cut a trouble or alarm is generated.

Home security systems can be either local or monitored. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages.

Local alarm systems have a siren that enunciates alarm conditions on the premise. Local alarm systems are not monitored by a security company or monitoring station. The advantage to this is there is no monthly fee for monitoring. Unfortunately, this means that in the event of an alarm, no one is notified. Even though the siren enunciates at a high decibel level, if no one is in the vicinity of your home, there is nobody to hear the alarm. If the siren or wiring is damaged or cut, then there is no notification at all. A burglar can enter your home just as if there were no alarm system installed.

A monitored alarm system offers the highest level of security to homeowners. Systems that are monitored have dual protection. Not only will the siren enunciate at the premise, but the alarm will also notify the monitoring station of the alarm. The monitoring station can in turn notify local authorities and the homeowner of the situation. If the wire to the siren were to be damaged or cut, the alarm system would generate a trouble condition that would be relayed to the monitoring center.

National Security has formed an alliance with one of the top five monitoring centers in the country. Rapid Response Monitoring provides the ultimate form of security. Your home is protected 24 hours a day 7 days a week by some of the best trained people in the industry. For more information on Rapid Response Monitoring Center visit their web page at and see for yourself what it means to be secure.

The security industry has been radically and rapidly evolving. The driving force of this evolution has been the increase of crime and the ineffectiveness of law enforcement's ability to deter crime.

No other monitoring service delivers on it's promise of reliability, service, and technical excellence the way we do. With Rapid Response on our team, we can deliver flawless service to our customers no matter what their special needs may be.

Rapid Response Monitoring: Security begins with knowing you have the best.

The instant your alarm goes off, our operators are alerted and swing into action. The monitoring center's computer systems immediately tell them whether it's a burglary, a fire, a medical or other emergency. They pinpoint the location, identify your personal customer passcode, and launch emergency instructions. If standing orders call for it, the operator will place an immediate phone call to you for the password that verifies an emergency condition exists. If our operators receive an incorrect passcode, or no answer at all, they dispatch emergency personnel immediately. Then they'll phone someone on your emergency call list to notify them of the action taken.

Meanwhile, our computers have recorded every significant detail of the emergency event, including date, time, action taken, person notified, and the operator responsible. All phone conversations are recorded and time stamped for your safety and security.

World class systems and training

Our immediate response to your needs depends squarely on our advanced technology and the professional skills and dedication of our people. That's why no one becomes an Rapid Response Monitoring operator without an extensive background investigation, personality profile evaluation, and drug testing. Training begins with six weeks of demanding classroom sessions, utilizing mock simulations, phone calls, two-way voice demos, industry readings, and other advanced training techniques. Then comes extensive on-the-job training under careful observation by training personnel. Written tests and performance evaluations are daily occurrences.

That's only the beginning. On-going developmental training on a monthly basis continues as long as that person remains a Rapid Response Monitoring operator. Supervisor conferences and informational meetings are also continuous.

At Rapid Response monitoring, world class excellence is the only standard we recognize. That's why your security is always in the best possible hands.