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Profession Versus DIY Home Security System Installation

Did you know that home burglaries happen every 15 seconds, and law enforcement only solves 13% of these cases? These scary statistics are the primary reason your home needs a functional home security system.

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Why is Home Security System Installation Necessary?

Home invasions account for almost 60% of burglaries in the U.S. In addition, there are over 2.5 million burglaries annually. Homes without a security system are 300% more likely to be broken in. 

Aside from these statistics, a smart home security system installation enables you to monitor and spot a potential burglar, prevent a break-in, and alert law enforcement. This system also allows you to protect your family and property. 

What do You need to Know About Home Security Installation?

There are two main ways to install a home security system, professional and DIY. While DIY projects are relatively cheaper, the professional installation has a better guarantee system. Let’s look at a brief comparison between these two techniques and which will work best for you in the long run.

Professional Installation

Having an experienced professional installation team onsite has several benefits. First, they give you a breakdown of the best equipment to purchase based on your specific needs. They also point out the best areas to place your outdoor cameras and motion detectors to get the best viewing angles.

Professional Installation
You also get the value of professional monitoring and equipment maintenance. A professional will troubleshoot the equipment to ensure everything works correctly. Most smart home security companies are attached to emergency response centers that offer disaster management and training. An emergency response system helps you know how to react in case of a break-in. Professionals also provide a security assessment program that evaluates the effectiveness of your equipment and how to maximize output. 
Professional installation is convenient, and it gives you the value of proper equipment placement. Unlike DIY projects, you get expert service delivery. 
Pitfalls
Professional placement does have its disadvantages, however. Installation and maintenance fees will add to the cost of purchasing security equipment. Some companies put you through the tedious process of reading lengthy terms and conditions, and you may need to sign a contract. There are also time commitments that may weigh you down.
Do it Yourself
To avoid all these restrictions, you can decide to do it yourself. Many modern security devices are wireless, which makes installation quicker and easier. If you are confused about equipment placement, you can look at tutorials for specific guidelines

The primary benefit of DIY installation is the cost factor. Once you purchase the equipment, you don’t have to worry about extra costs. DIY is also a great way to learn something new and explore how to do things yourself. Installing a home security system also shields you from contracts that may be long and tedious to read.

Many homeowners don’t like the idea of inviting strangers into their homes. You can solve this by doing it yourself. 

Many DIY devices are pre-programmed with surveillance software, making the installation process simple. The sensors have an adhesive pad attached to the back, so all you have to do is find the best place to put them. Other devices, such as smart locks, only need a screwdriver to fix. 

Pitfalls

Smart Home security installation can be a tiring process because you do everything yourself. There is an added risk factor, especially when installing cameras in hard-to-reach areas. While professional installers walk you through the process, doing it yourself means you have to read lengthy instruction manuals. Without a helping hand, this process can be difficult and time-consuming. 

It is also critical to note that some security equipment is incompatible with specific brands. This issue means that without a helping hand, there is the risk of purchasing incompatible components. Remember that many homeowners don’t have the necessary professional expertise to install these systems. This lack of experience can prove troublesome. 

DIY installation can also be a problem if you have a big house. The placement of cameras and other equipment may take longer and is tiring. If you go for a wired security system, it is difficult to hide the wires from plain sight. A series of cables in your home may cause clutter. Wires also make it easier for burglars to find and disable your home security system.

Bottom Line

Whether you opt for professional installation or do it yourself, a home security system is one investment that guarantees value for money. If you want to protect your family and home, ensure you invest in a quality security system. 

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