You Can DIY Home Security But Do You Want To?

There are a wide variety of smart security options you can use in your home. Many popular systems are do-it-yourself, meaning you can purchase the components, sometimes in retail locations, and install them yourself in your home. Sometimes these systems feature professional 24-hour monitoring service while in other cases, they are monitored only by the user. Perhaps you can install one of these systems, but do you want to? It’s important to evaluate whether a DIY system is right for you or if it’s better to trust the security of your home  to an installation professional.

There are many things you can do but you don’t necessarily want to do yourself. For example, you can cut your own hair, but you have probably seen examples of that going wrong. You can also change your own oil or do other work on your car, but if you don’t have all of the necessary skills , you could  cause damage or spend a ton of time. Basically, choosing to go the DIY route depends on how much time you have to spend and what skills you have.

Here are some reasons that professional installation of home security might make your life easier.

Expert Evaluation– You probably have an idea of what kind of devices you’d like to have in your smart home security system, but you might not be completely familiar with all the security weaknesses your home may have.  The benefit of talking through your desires and home’s requirements with an expert might illuminate aspects of home security that you may not have thought of before.

Placement– Where you install your devices matters to make sure that they work effectively. Everything from internet signal strength to physical location can make a difference in how well the devices work, and if they will work at all.  If you’re counting on your security system to activate during an intrusion or emergency, that’s a serious consideration.  There are so many factors to figure out, you don’t want to fail to notice that something isn’t quite right until it’s installed and you’re trying to make it work. An expert low-voltage installer can take this concern out of your mind altogether.

Learning Curve– No matter how simple a system is, it can be difficult to learn how to install and use your security system all in one day, working from written or video instructions. The benefit of a professional installation is that you don’t have to learn a thing about the installation process. Also, once the system is installed, the installer will personally walk you through the basics of using your system and answer any questions you may have. This level of service and accessibility are hard to beat when you are going the DIY route.

Professional Service– You’re going to use your security system every day, so you’ll probably run into something that needs to be fixed or requires an answer to a question. Guardian has quality customer service and service technicians that are available when you need them. This means that you can get the support you need when you need it, rather than having to do a lot of work and research to fix a problem yourself. When your home security devices are compromised, that means the whole system isn’t working as it should be to help protect your home and family. Having professionals available to troubleshoot and try to find a solution takes the onus off you to get everything up and running again.

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