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DIY Home Security Systems In The Woodlands Vs Professionally Installed Home Security Systems

February 19, 2021
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It’s simple to get lured into installing a DIY home security system in The Woodlands that looks ready to go immediately. But that means you’re relying on your handiwork and programming skills, and your capability to put the right device in right spot. A handful of people can cobble together a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s some of us that would make the system a Frankenstein’s monster.

If only we thought to ask ourselves before we bought, what’s preferable: a DIY home security system in The Woodlands or a security system that’s professionally installed by Vivint?

What can you expect with a DIY security system in The Woodlands?

A big benefit of a DIY security solution is that you're able to purchase singular alarms and cameras over time. You can start with only one camera or sensor, and then add devices one by one from a slew of different companies. Depending on what brand you use, initial setup can be easy and some newer systems may easily sync with your Echo or Google Home.

Here are some additional benefits of a DIY home security system in The Woodlands:

  • Getting single devices may cost less.

  • You can design the system slowly over time and from competing brands.

  • Perfect for homeowners that need a single component like a smart lock or indoor camera.

  • Some DIY security devices are easy to install, as long as you have a plan for where the best place for them is.

Be aware that DIY security includes plenty of cons:

  • A DIY home security system could be obsolete faster than a professionally installed security package.

  • Separate devices might not work together or connect to a central Smart Hub.

  • You will have to choose the best configuration for cameras, alarms, and other sensors.

  • You are in charge of installation, programming, and maintenance. Troubleshooting over the phone can become a frustration.

  • Your DIY security system might not have professional monitoring.

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Benefits of a Vivint home security system in The Woodlands

While a DIY system may look like the ideal solution, there are benefits to getting your home security system installed by a pro. For example, it’s easy to get a more comprehensive system when you go with someone such as Vivint. Not only are you able to have professional-grade security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but Vivint can also add monitored fire, flood, and CO protection, 24/7 monitoring, and home automation.

Here are some other benefits of a professionally installed security system in The Woodlands

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

  • You can protect against fire, carbon monoxide, burglaries, and health emergencies through one central hub using the Vivint mobile app.

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

  • You don’t have to fall back on your own construction or computer skills.

  • You’ll know all components operate perfectly before your installer leaves.

  • If a camera, alarm, or sensor is damaged, it’s easy to contact Vivint to make repairs.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes as part of every alarm.

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

  • There may be installation costs.

  • You can only use their components and Vivint mobile app.

  • 24/7 monitoring has a reoccurring charge.

So is it best to do a Vivint home security system or go with a DIY solution?

If all you need is one or two components and you like browsing the web for technical specifications and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system could be what you’re looking for. But, if you’d like a complete system that seamlessly syncs motion detectors, cameras, and smart locks, you should consider a Vivint security system. It’s also a good idea to go with Vivint if you’d like features like monitored smoke detectors, smart home devices, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY if you need a more robust solution. For a whole smart home, just hire a pro.

The perfect professionally installed security system in The Woodlands comes from Vivint

Once you decide to use a professionally installed security system in The Woodlands, go ahead and phone (346) 787-2806. Your Vivint professional will customize the perfect security system that meets your needs. Call a Vivint rep today or complete the form below to begin.