Can I Switch to EMC Security?

May 27, 2022 | General

More homes than ever before have pre-installed security systems, or the home is pre-wired and ready for security equipment to be installed.

This begs the question that is often confusing to consumers, “Do I have to use the company that installed the equipment to monitor it?”

No, you don’t.

We’ve spoken with many customers that have switched to EMC Security from another provider.  Some of them thought they were stuck with that company because they had their equipment in their home.

But EMC Security can monitor most existing home security systems.    This is good news if you’re happy with the existing security system in your home but dissatisfied with your current monitoring service, or especially if you’re moving into a home with a pre-installed system.

What is Monitoring?

When your alarm is activated (by a sensor striking on a door or window), an alarm is sent to the central monitoring station for immediate action. This includes contacting you at pre-determined phone numbers (EMC Security’s alarm response is less than 14 seconds on average) and relaying your address and the type of emergency to police, fire, or medical authorities.

Some systems are only supported by the company that installed them. These systems are called proprietary systems.  A well-known example of this type of system is Simplisafe.  Their systems are affordable but if you aren’t happy with the service, you will need to throw it in the trash.  No other company can monitor their equipment.  EMC Security only offers non-proprietary systems.  We don’t want our customers to feel stuck with us – that’s why we don’t require a contract either, by the way.

If you’re moving into a home with an existing security system, the control panel should give you a make and model number to assist with your research.  This information is all EMC Security needs to determine if we can monitor your system.

Switching to EMC Security is simple and affordable. 

Schedule your activation on our website now.


Can EMC Security Monitor My Security System?