Despite claims by some alarm sellers, NO it should notSelf alarm monitoring to your mobile phone is definitely not recommended, and is not supported by Beyond 2000 Alarms. Some of the reasons for this include; you installed a security system because you're serious about the personal security for yourself and your family.
If an intruder sets off your alarm...Your Australian Standards certified alarm monitoring centre has trained and licensed officers on duty 24/7 to quickly respond to the tripped alarm code in accordance with your pre-determined instructions. E.g.: Police, Medical, Fire and Rescue for as little as a dollar a day.
You could be using your mobile phone in time of needYou could risk to much with self monitoring. Also, Your mobile phone may be out of range, switched off, batteries run down or not answered. Your monitoring centre however, could be monitoring your alarm system trip codes 24 hours a day.
SMS messaging is not designed for security functionsThere are often long delays before "Packets" of data can be sent. For this reason the Australian Telecommunications User Group (ATUG) specifically recommends against using SMS for security purposes.
Your monitoring centre security officers are able to identify...The exact alarm point, and also know if multiple alarms have occurred (meaning that it's almost certain that an intruder is moving around within the premises). Your mobile phone cannot access this important information.
A home invasion situation
Back to base monitoring is most important in a "home invasion" situation. You can activate your "emergency" button alerting security officers that you're in a personal risk situation. This function operates even when your alarm is switched off. Sending a message to a mobile phone (which is probably with you at home) is definitely not a good idea in this situation.
Smoke sensors and your mobile phone
If your alarm has smoke sensors connected, your mobile phone will not be able to identify a smoke alarm (which obviously requires a different and most urgent response).
Alarm system faults
If your alarm system has a fault it will report to the monitoring station. The monitoring station will then be aware of the specific fault and contact you. If your alarm system is not monitored you will not know about the fault. A mobile phone cannot identify this fault signal.
Listed are only half the reasons why back to base monitoring is essential