What would I be missing without plan?
Hello. I have a basic system consisting of a handful of entry, two motion, and one glass break sensor(s). I have no cameras and no plans to add any. Right now I am paying for monitoring plan but am considering canceling it as I'm not sure it's worth it for me.
I live in a low-population rural area with a small police force who I'm not sure is very responsive as I had one (false) alarm and nobody reacted, the police or SS. That's kinda ok with me, the #1 thing I want my security system to do is wake/alert me if someone tries to get into my house at night while my family is asleep. Warn me so I can act, warn the intruders I know they are there. Not as concerned about someone breaking in while we're away from home.
So I don't need camera storage and professional "monitoring" is certainly not a need for me. However, there are surely some features, nuances, tweaks, etc built into the system/app to make it painful to go without the paid plan? What would I lose? What am I missing? Thank you.