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DIY Home Security Systems In St. George Vs Professionally Installed Home Security Systems

February 19, 2021
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A St. George DIY home security system can seem fairly easy to install. But then you’re relying on your handiwork and programming proficiency, and your innate talent to put the right device in just the right spot. A handful of people can cobble together a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s the people that can make the entire house a Frankenstein’s monster.

If only we checked in with ourselves ahead of time what was more preferred: a DIY home security system in St. George or a system that’s expertly installed by Vivint?

What can you expect with a DIY security system in St. George?

A big benefit of a DIY home security package is that you can buy individual alarms and cameras a little at a time. You can begin with only one alarm or camera, and then add equipment one by one from different companies. Depending on what brand you choose, installation can seem simple and some updated systems may work with your Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Below are some other pros of a DIY home security system in St. George:

  • Buying one-off alarms and cameras might save you money upfront.

  • Components can be added over time and from competing brands.

  • Perfect for homeowners that need a simplified system like one motion detector or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY security devices are simple to configure, as long as you have a plan for where to place them.

Be aware that DIY security does come with some drawbacks:

  • A DIY home security system could rely on old tech longer than a professionally installed security package.

  • Different branded products might not “talk” with each other or link to one central Smart Hub.

  • You will have to decide on the perfect placement for cameras, smoke detectors, and other sensors.

  • You are in charge of installation, troubleshooting, and upkeep. Online or phone troubleshooting can become a frustration.

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

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Pros of a Vivint home security system in St. George

While a DIY system can look like the perfect option, there are benefits to having your home security system installed by a pro. For instance, you can get a more robust system when you go with someone like Vivint. Not only are you able to use high-end security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also include monitored fire and CO detectors, round-the-clock monitoring, and home automation.

Here are some other pros for a professionally installed home security system in St. George

  • You get a full security system built for your home and security needs.

  • You can safeguard against fire, flood, intrusion, and health emergencies through one system using the Vivint App.

  • The expert installer will know the best spots to place components.

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

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

  • If an alarm, sensor, or camera is broken, simply 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 professionally installed home security system:

  • There may be installation fees.

  • You’re limited to using their components and Vivint App.

  • 24-hour monitoring uses a reoccurring charge.

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

If you’re just looking for one or two security products and you enjoy looking on the internet for technical specifications and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system might be right up your alley. But, if you’d like a full security system that easily links motion sensors, HD cameras, and CO detectors, you should consider a Vivint system. It’s also wise to go with Vivint if you’d like services like monitored fire alarms, smart home devices, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work when you need a more complex system. For a complete smart home, just stick with the pros.

The best expertly installed home security system in St. George is from Vivint

Once you choose to purchase a professionally installed security system in St. George, go ahead and contact (435) 375-3735. Your Vivint expert will customize the perfect security system that meets your family’s needs. Contact Vivint today or send in the form below to get started.