Why Cheaper Isn't Better When It Comes to Security

Oct 24, 2019

Professional vs. DIY Security Systems 

 

Anyone Can Do It, Right?

The definition of a professional is a person who is engaged in a specified activity as one’s main paid occupation rather than as a pastime. DIY means do it yourself, with no direct help from an expert.
 

What Is DIY Security?

The development of home security technology using wireless transmission connections and battery power has made it possible for DIY options to enter the home security market. Probably one of the biggest misconceptions about DIY home security is that it is so easy that a person with absolutely zero background on audio-visual equipment can do it.
 

Probably one of the biggest misconceptions about DIY home security is that it is so easy that a person with absolutely zero background on audio-visual equipment can do it

Prior Experience Matters

It’s important to think about a home security project like any other DIY home improvement project you might consider:
  • Would you feel confident enough to remove the tile in your bathroom and install new flooring if you had never done it before?
  • Would you feel confident enough to rip out your kitchen cabinets and install new ones?
  • Would you feel confident enough to construct a new deck on the back of your home? 
If you have previous construction experience or a good friend with construction experience who can help, then you may feel quite confident about pursuing these tasks.
 

The Risks of Doing-It-Yourself

If you have no construction knowledge, then these project above are probably not jobs that you would undertake without professional assistance. They are too large of an investment in time, materials, safety, and the future equity of your home to risk starting the project and not finishing it or finishing it and hating the final product.
 
It’s the same with a home security improvement project. If you have zero experience installing and operating audio-visual equipment, and no one with the expertise to assist you,  installing a quality, effective home security system may turn out to be a much bigger ordeal than you anticipated.
 

Local home security professionals are trained and certified to install the equipment they represent

Consult with an Expert

Before you jump in headfirst and purchase a DIY home security system, it’s worth the time to talk to a professional, local security company in your area. Local, professional security companies are NOT like the national conglomerates. The conglomerates will advertise a super low price on equipment, upsell you on more equipment that you may or may not need, and then lock you into years-long monitoring contracts.
 
A reputable local home security professional will offer numerous home security components from a wide variety of manufacturers. Local home security professionals are trained and certified to install the equipment they represent. The equipment meets all NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory) standards, offering the highest level of protection from exploitation and hacking.
 
It’s worth taking time to speak with an expert and get an estimate. You may be surprised at the wide variety of options that are available to you from a professional, local home security company.
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