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DIY Home Security Systems In Elizabethtown Vs Professionally Installed Home Security Systems

February 19, 2021
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It’s simple to get roped into installing a DIY home security system in Elizabethtown that looks ready to go immediately. But then you’re depending on your handiness and troubleshooting skills, and your capability to install the right component in right spot. Some homeowners can cobble together a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s those that would make the security system a huge disaster.

If only we asked ourselves before we bought, what’s better: a DIY home security system in Elizabethtown or a system that’s expertly installed by Vivint?

What could you expect when you install a DIY security system in Elizabethtown?

A big benefit of a DIY residential security package is that it’s easy to buy individual alarms and cameras a little at a time. You can begin your collection with a single alarm or camera, and then add equipment one by one from a slew of different companies. Depending on what brand you use, setup can seem simple and a few newer packages will easily sync with your Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Here are a few additional pros of a DIY home security system in Elizabethtown:

  • Getting individual devices might cost less.

  • Devices can be added a little at a time and with different brands.

  • Perfect for people that need a single component like one motion detector or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY security devices are easy to install, if you understand where to place them.

Realize that DIY security does come with a few drawbacks:

  • A DIY residential security system may be obsolete faster than a professional system.

  • Individual components may not communicate together or connect to one central Smart Hub.

  • You need to decide on the perfect configuration for cameras, alarms, and other sensors.

  • You have to do all the work for installation, troubleshooting, and upkeep. Troubleshooting over the phone can become annoying.

  • Your low-cost system may not come with round-the-clock monitoring.

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Pros of a Vivint home security system in Elizabethtown

While a DIY system can seem like a nice option, there are benefits to getting your security system professionally installed. For example, you're able to get a larger,and more comprehensive system when you use a company like Vivint. Not only can you use the best security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but they can also install monitored fire detection, round-the-clock monitoring, and smart automation.

Here are some other pros for a professionally installed home security system in Elizabethtown

  • You receive a complete security system installed around your home and security needs.

  • You can safeguard against fire, carbon monoxide, break-ins, and health emergencies through one central system using the Vivint mobile app.

  • Your Vivint rep will know right where to install components.

  • You won’t have to bank on your own construction or computer skills.

  • You’ll know all components will work perfectly before your Vivint installer leaves.

  • If something happens to a camera, alarm, or sensor, it’s easy to call Vivint to make repairs.

  • Round-the-clock monitoring comes with every alarm.

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

  • There could be fees for installation.

  • You have to use their components and mobile app.

  • 24/7 monitoring uses a small monthly charge.

So should you go with a professional home security system or go with a do-it-yourself solution?

If you only want one or two security products and you like browsing the internet for product reviews and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system may work well for you. But, if you're looking for a complete system that seamlessly integrates motion sensors, HD cameras, and CO detectors, you should look into a Vivint system. It’s also recommended to go with Vivint if you’d like features like monitored fire alarms, smart home appliances, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY if you’re looking for a more complete option. For a whole smart home, just stick with a reputable company.

The best professionally installed home security system in Elizabethtown is from Vivint

Once you decide to buy a expertly installed home security system in Elizabethtown, make sure to call (270) 550-1814. Your Vivint professional will create the ideal security system that meets your needs. Call Vivint today or send in the form below to get a free quote.