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

February 19, 2021
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Like many residents, you could get roped into using a DIY home security system in Abilene. But that means you’re banking on your handiwork and programming skills, and your ability to install the right component in just the right spot. A few people can install a security system that works perfectly and looks nice, and then there’s some of us that will make the entire house a Frankenstein’s monster.

If only we asked ourselves before we started, what was preferable: a DIY home security system in Abilene or a security system that’s expertly put in by Vivint?

What should you look forward to when you install a DIY security system in Abilene?

The main draw with a DIY home security system is that it’s easy to get singular devices over time. You can start with only one alarm or camera, and then add equipment one by one from different companies. Depending on what component you choose, installation can seem simple and a few newer packages will easily sync with your smart speaker.

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

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

  • Devices can be added a little at a time and with competing companies.

  • Great for homeowners that want a simplified system like a smart lock or indoor camera.

  • 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 some cons:

  • A DIY residential security system might be obsolete faster than a professional system.

  • Different branded devices may not communicate together or connect to a central Smart Hub.

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

  • You have to do all the work for installation, troubleshooting, and upkeep. Troubleshooting with customer service can become a frustration.

  • Your out-of-the-box system may not include round-the-clock monitoring.

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Pros of a professionally installed home security system in Abilene

While a DIY system might seem like the ideal way to go, there are pros to having your residential security system installed by a pro. For example, you're able to install a more complete system when you choose someone like Vivint. Not only can you get professional-grade security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but they can also add monitored fire and CO detectors, 24-hour monitoring, and home automation.

Here are just a few other pros for a professionally installed home security system in Abilene

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

  • You can safeguard against fire, flood, burglaries, and health emergencies with one system using the Vivint mobile app.

  • The expert installer will know right where to install components.

  • You're not limited by your own construction or computer skills.

  • You’ll know all alarms and cameras operate as they should before your Vivint rep leaves.

  • If an alarm, sensor, or camera is busted, simply contact Vivint to fix it.

  • Round-the-clock monitoring comes as part of every alarm.

Of course, there are a small number of drawbacks in a professionally installed home security system:

  • There may be installation fees.

  • You need to use their equipment and mobile app.

  • 24-hour monitoring has a monthly payment.

So is it best to go with a professional home security system or get a DIY solution?

If you only want one or two security products and you enjoy browsing the internet for technical specifications and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system might work well for you. However, if you want a full security system that easily links motion detectors, cameras, and CO detectors, you’ll probably need a Vivint smart home system. It’s also wise to contact Vivint if you want services like monitored smoke detectors, smart home devices, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work if you need a more robust solution. For this type of smart home, just hire the pros.

The perfect professionally installed home security system in Abilene is from Vivint

Once you make your choice to purchase a professionally installed security system in Abilene, make sure to call (325) 378-0098. Your Vivint professional will customize the best home security system that meets your home’s needs. Call a Vivint rep today or fill out the form below to begin.