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When it comes to consistent protection from theft or fire, a home security system can help you feel more safe. But should you install a DIY security system or is it better to get a system that’s professionally installed that comes with round-the-clock monitoring?

DIY home security is often seen as an easy way to get home security. Some systems seem ready to go straight out of the box. But a professional security installation is more comprehensive and won’t depend on your construction skills and troubleshooting ability. To help streamline your decision, we’ve compiled a simple list of pros and cons.

 
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With professionally installed systems you don't have to worry about things like motion sensor placement.
 

The Pros and Cons of A DIY Home Security System

The main draw with a DIY home security system is that you're able to get singular components one at a time. It’s easy to only purchase what you think your home needs. And then just add devices one at a time when you're ready to add more. Installation can be relatively easy (most of the time)) and some updated systems may work with Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant.

Below are a few other pros of a DIY home security system:

  • Purchasing individual devices can initially save you money.

  • Some DIY home security components are an easy install, provided that you understand where the best place for them is.

  • You can build the system a little at a time.

  • DIY solutions are great if you only need one or two products, like a doorbell camera or a smart lock on your back door.

Realize that DIY security includes some cons:

  • A DIY home security system may become outdated faster than a professionally installed security system.

  • You are responsible for installation, repair, and maintenance. Talking with customer service can be frustrating.

  • You need to guess on the best configuration for cameras, alarms, and other sensors.

  • Your DIY security system might not have round-the-clock monitoring.

  • When you use different product brands they might not “talk” or link up seamlessly.

Full Protection Comes From A Residential Security System That’s Been Professionally Installed

While a DIY security system may look like the perfect solution, there are benefits in having your home security system installed by a pro. For example, you can have a more robust system when you hire a pro. Not only are you able to get high-end security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but professionals can also include monitored fire and CO detection and home automation.

Learn some other pros for a professionally installed home security system

  • You can protect against fire, carbon monoxide, intrusion, and health emergencies with one central system using the company’s mobile app.

  • If something happens to an alarm, sensor, or camera, it’s easy to call a professional to fix it.

  • The installer will know right where to place components.

  • You receive a robust security assessment of your house before choosing your residential security system.

  • You don’t have to fall back on your own construction or computer skills.

Of course, there are a few drawbacks in a professionally installed residential security system

  • There may be installation costs.

  • You need to use their equipment and mobile app.

  • Costs are typically at a bundled rate and not per piece.

So Is It Best To Try DIY Or Get A Professionally Installed Home Security System?

If you only want one or two security devices and you enjoy looking on the internet for product reviews and installation walkthroughs, a DIY home security system may work well for you. But, if you want a comprehensive system that easily syncs motion sensors, fire alarms, and smart locks, you should look into a professional system. It’s also recommended to get a professional security system if you want features like monitored fire alarms, smart home appliances, or panic buttons.

It comes down to if it’s simple, DIY can work. Anything more complex, and you should hire a reputable company.

Let Secure24 Alarm Systems Professionally Install Your Residential Security System

Once you choose to purchase a professionally installed home security system, go ahead and call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will perform a complete home audit and can package a system that meets your needs. Just contact us at 833-319-7449 or complete the form for a no-cost quote.When it comes to consistent protection from theft or fire , a home security system can help you feel more safe. But should you install a DIY security system or is it better to get a system that’s professionally installed that comes with round-the-clock monitoring?

DIY home security is often seen as an easy way to get home security. Some systems seem ready to go straight out of the box. But a professional security installation is more comprehensive and won’t depend on your construction skills and troubleshooting ability. To help streamline your decision, we’ve compiled a simple list of pros and cons.

August 08, 2020

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