Dispatch, our final d, is when a security system calls for assistance after a burglar triggers an alarm. There are two ways to dispatch help to your home: professional monitoring and self-monitoring.
Professional monitoring allows a security company to send emergency responders to your home. It's especially useful if you're unable to contact the police yourself.
With self-monitoring, you or a trusted contact receives a smartphone notification when an alarm goes off. It's up to you to call for help, but it's usually a lot cheaper than paying the pros.
Either way, a burglar won't spend much time in a house with a blaring alarm and police on the way.
While some DIY security systems, security cameras, and smart home devices can aid in self-monitored dispatching help through timely notifications, a monitored security system is your best option.