Unless you’re an experienced home security professional, asking a security system technician or team of technicians to handle installing your security system is probably a good idea. Even though it’s cheaper to install it yourself (because you don’t have to pay for their service), that doesn’t make it a better option. A home security system done poorly may be even worse for maintaining your home’s security than no security system at all. Let’s compare the two here:
DIY Home Security Installation
With DIY home security installation, you don’t have to pay anyone to do it for you. You get the free price of doing it yourself, and you can get the pat on your back when you get it right. Unfortunately, this can prove to be a headache and you may never get it right. But with the right guidance from your company, you should be able to do it on your own if you so desire. Some companies offer quality customer service and will guide you step by step over the phone so you don’t get lost. With DIY home security installation, you can do the installation completely on your own: no fees to someone else, no working around someone else’s schedule, and no being inconvenienced by others. You can be completely flexible with your own schedule. And you also own the equipment you buy without having to pay any costly fees if you ever move to a new house. Despite all these benefits, there are some downsides to consider. Your lack of training as a home security expert will limit you, and even with guidance you may still make mistakes. The system may not be set up incorrectly, but there are always ways that professionals can help something be better than it was. You could have a security system technician recommend things that would make your system that much more likely to keep intruders out. Additionally, having to do the work on your own takes time and effort. You’ll also probably have to pay more for the equipment, so the savings from not hiring professionals are less than you’d think.
Professional Home Security Installation
When a professional team of technicians comes into your home to install your home security system, you can feel completely comfortable that the job will be done efficiently and correctly, and that you won’t have to worry about it. You don’t even have to lift a finger – they will do all the work for you. And when they are there installing it for you, you can ask them any and all questions you want. You won’t have to worry about not understanding how a certain security device works or how best to use it because they can tell you right then and there. Also, home security companies want to work with you. Because you are paying for their services, they will work around your schedule as best they can. This does not mean perfect convenience; they may have to schedule the appointment at a time that is difficult for you if you’re particularly busy. But they’ll do what they can for their paying customers. Some of the downsides are the cost – there’s the initial installation cost for service and there’s also the cost of them having to uproot everything when you move to a new residence. It sometimes happens that homeowners have to leave security devices behind because uninstalling them is too difficult. Still, having the help of professionals can work very well to your benefit.
Before you try to decide between DIY and professional installation, know that some companies offer only professional installation. We recommend that you take advantage of the professional help available to you for your home security and that you don’t try to install everything yourself. Click on the banner on the side of the page if to contact local experts about your home security and installation options.