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

February 19, 2021
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A Jamestown DIY home security system can feel fairly easy to install. But that means you’re relying on your handiwork and electronic skills, and your capability to install the right device in just the right spot. A handful of people can put up a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s the people that can make the entire house a huge disaster.

If only we thought to ask ourselves before we bought, what’s more preferred: a DIY home security system in Jamestown or a system that’s expertly put in by Vivint?

What could you expect when using a DIY security system in Jamestown?

One of the benefits of a DIY security package is that you're able to get singular components over time. You can start with only one camera or sensor, and then slip in other devices in a piecemeal fashion from different companies. Depending on what brand you choose, initial setup can be simple and a few updated packages will easily pair with your smart speaker.

Here are a few other benefits of a DIY home security system in Jamestown:

  • Purchasing one-off components may save you money upfront.

  • You can add devices a little at a time and with different brands.

  • Perfect for homeowners that want a paired-down system like one motion detector or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY home security devices are easy to put in, as long as you have a plan for where they should go.

However, DIY security does come with a few issues:

  • A DIY home security system could rely on old tech longer than a professional security solution.

  • If you use different brands they may not communicate in concert or link to a central Smart Hub.

  • You have to guess on the best configuration for cameras, alarms, and other devices.

  • You are in charge of installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Troubleshooting over the phone can be a hassle.

  • Your out-of-the-box security system may not come with round-the-clock monitoring.

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Benefits of a professionally installed home security system in Jamestown

While a DIY security system can seem like a nice solution, there are benefits to getting your home security system professionally installed. For example, you're able to get a larger,and more comprehensive system when you use someone such as Vivint. Not only are you able to use high-end security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but they can also add monitored fire protection, round-the-clock monitoring, and smart automation.

Learn some other benefits of a professionally installed security system in Jamestown

  • You get a complete security system installed around your family and security needs.

  • You can safeguard against fire, carbon monoxide, intrusion, and safety emergencies with one central system using the Vivint mobile app.

  • The installer will know right where to hang components.

  • You won’t have to fall back on your own handiwork or computer skills.

  • You’ll know all components operate as they should before your Vivint installer leaves.

  • If a camera, alarm, or sensor is busted, you can call Vivint to make repairs.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes in your initial package.

Of course, there are a small number of cons for a professionally installed residential security system:

  • There might be fees for installation.

  • You need to use their equipment and mobile app.

  • 24-hour monitoring includes a small monthly payment.

So is it best to do a professional home security system or gamble on a DIY solution?

If all you need is one or two security products and you enjoy browsing the web for product reviews and installation walkthroughs, a DIY home security system might be what you’re looking for. However, if you need a comprehensive system that easily links motion sensors, HD cameras, and smart devices, you should consider a Vivint system. It’s also wise to contact Vivint if you’d like features like monitored smoke detectors, home automation, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY if you’re looking for a more complete option. For a whole smart home, just hire the pros.

The perfect expertly installed security system in Jamestown comes from Vivint

Once you decide to buy a professionally installed security system in Jamestown, make sure to phone (601) 494-3394. Your Vivint expert will create the ideal system that meets your needs. Contact Vivint today or complete the form below to get started.