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DIY Home Security Systems In College Station Vs Professionally Installed Home Security Systems

February 19, 2021
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It’s easy to get lured into using a DIY home security system in College Station that seems ready to go right away. But then you’re depending on your handiwork and troubleshooting proficiency, and your innate talent to put the right sensor or camera in right spot. Some homeowners can cobble together a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s those that will make the security system a hot mess.

If only we thought to ask ourselves before we bought, what was preferable: a DIY home security system in College Station or a smart home system that’s expertly put in by Vivint?

What should you expect when using a DIY security system in College Station?

One of the benefits of a DIY home security system is that you're able to buy individual components over time. You can start with one camera or sensor, and then add equipment one by one from a slew of different companies. Depending on what brand you choose, setup can be simple and some newer systems can sync with your Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Here are some additional benefits of a DIY home security system in College Station:

  • Getting single devices may cost less.

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

  • Great for homeowners that need a single component like a doorbell camera or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY home security components are simple to configure, as long as you have a plan for where they should go.

However, DIY security has a few issues:

  • A DIY residential security system may become outdated faster than a professionally installed security solution.

  • When you mix brands they might not “talk” together or connect to one central Smart Hub.

  • You have to decide on the best places for cameras, smoke detectors, and other sensors.

  • You have to do all the work for installation, repair, and upkeep. Talking with customer service can be a hassle.

  • Your DIY security system may not come with 24/7 monitoring.

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Pros of a Vivint home security system in College Station

While a DIY system can seem like the ideal way to go, there are pros to having your security system set up by a pro. For instance, it’s easy to get a more complete system when you use a company such as Vivint. Not only are you able to use the best security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also give you monitored fire and CO detection, 24-hour monitoring, and smart automation.

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

  • You receive a customized security system built around your family and security needs.

  • You can protect against fire, flood, intrusion, and health emergencies through one central hub using the Vivint App.

  • Your Vivint rep will take the guesswork out of where to hang alarms and cameras.

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

  • You’ll know all alarms and cameras operate perfectly before your installer leaves.

  • If something goes wrong with sensor, camera or alarm, simply contact Vivint to fix it.

  • Round-the-clock monitoring comes with your initial package.

Of course, there are a few cons for a residential security system that’s professionally installed:

  • There might be fees for installation.

  • You can only use their devices and mobile app.

  • Round-the-clock monitoring has a monthly charge.

So should you try a professionally installed home security system or go with a DIY solution?

If you only need one or two security devices and you like looking on the internet for product comparisons and installation walkthroughs, a DIY home security system may be right up your alley. But, if you're looking for a complete system that easily integrates motion sensors, HD cameras, and smart devices, you should look into a Vivint security system. It’s also a good idea to contact Vivint if you want features like monitored smoke detectors, smart home devices, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY when you need a more complex system. For a whole smart home, you should hire a reputable company.

The best expertly installed security system in College Station is from Vivint

Once you decide to buy a professionally installed security system in College Station, go ahead and phone (979) 356-2138. Your Vivint professional will personalize the perfect system that meets your family’s needs. Contact a Vivint rep today or fill out the form below to begin.