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

February 19, 2021
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Like other homeowners, you could get roped into putting up a DIY home security system in Erie. But that means you’re depending on your handiwork and electronic skills, and your ability to hang the right sensor or camera in right spot. Some tinkerers can put up a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s those that would make the security system a hot mess.

If only we thought to ask ourselves ahead of time what was more preferred: a DIY home security system in Erie or a system that’s professionally put in by Vivint?

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

One of the benefits of a DIY home security package is that you can buy individual alarms and cameras over time. You can begin with one sensor or security camera, and then slip in other equipment one by one from different companies. Depending on what component you use, installation can seem easy and some updated packages can easily sync with your Echo or Google Home.

Here are some other pros of a DIY home security system in Erie:

  • Purchasing one-off devices may be cheaper.

  • You can add components a little at a time and from different companies.

  • Perfect for people that just want a single component like a doorbell camera or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY home security components are easy to install, provided that you know where to place them.

Be aware that DIY security has a few cons:

  • A DIY residential security system might become outdated faster than a professional system.

  • When you mix product brands they may not work in concert or link to one central Smart Hub.

  • You will have to know the correct configuration for cameras, alarms, and sensors.

  • You have to do all the installation, troubleshooting, and upkeep. Troubleshooting with customer service can be a hassle.

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

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Pros of a professionally installed home security system in Erie

While a DIY security system may look like the perfect solution, there are benefits to getting your residential security system professionally installed. For instance, you're able to install a larger,and more comprehensive system when you use a company such as Vivint. Not only can you have the best security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also include monitored fire detection, 24/7 monitoring, and smart automation.

Here’s a few other pros for a professionally installed security system in Erie

  • You get a robust security system built for your house and security needs.

  • You can guard against fire, flood, intrusion, and health emergencies with one central hub using the Vivint mobile app.

  • The installer will know right where to place components.

  • You're not stopped by your own handiwork or computer skills.

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

  • If something goes wrong with sensor, camera or alarm, it’s easy to call Vivint to come make repairs.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes with your initial package.

Of course, there are a small number of cons for a home security system that’s professionally installed:

  • There might be fees for installation.

  • You have to use their devices and Vivint App.

  • 24/7 monitoring has a reoccurring charge.

So is it best to do a professionally installed home security system or get a DIY solution?

If you’re just looking for one or two security products and you like scouring the internet for technical specifications and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system may be right up your alley. But, if you want a full security system that seamlessly syncs motion sensors, security cameras, and smart locks, you should get a Vivint security system. It’s also wise to contact Vivint if you want services like monitored fire alarms, home automation, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work if you’re looking for a more complete option. For this type of smart home, just hire the pros.

The best professionally installed security system in Erie comes from Vivint

Once you make your choice to get a expertly installed home security system in Erie, go ahead and call (814) 992-4902. Your Vivint professional will create the perfect home security system that meets your needs. Contact Vivint today or complete the form below to get a free quote.