Do most folks here monitor their own home alarms or have a 24/7 service do the monitoring?

From what I’ve read so far here it seems some people do a combination of the two options. Is there any service that is considered the best or are they all roughly the same. Seems no matter which company is mentioned they get a good amount of negative comments. Or am I wrong about this? On the other hand is professional monitoring worth it? I have no knowledge if they are really valuable or not. Although I did read that areas with high security system penetration have fewer burglaries. Most homes with systems seem to have signs warning that they have what I assume is professional monitoring through ADT, or some company like that.

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