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

February 19, 2021
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A Alpharetta DIY home security system can seem fairly easy to install. But then you’re relying on your handiness and programming skills, and your capability to put the right component in just the right spot. A few homeowners can install a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s some of us that will make the system a hot mess.

If only we checked in with ourselves before we bought, what’s more preferred: a DIY home security system in Alpharetta or a security system that’s professionally put in by Vivint?

What could you expect when you install a DIY security system in Alpharetta?

The main draw with a DIY home security package is that you're able to get individual devices one at a time. You can begin with one alarm or camera, and then add components piecemeal from different companies. Depending on what brand you use, initial setup can be simple and a few updated systems may work with your smart speaker.

Below are a few other benefits of a DIY home security system in Alpharetta:

  • Getting individual components might cost less.

  • You can customize the system a little at a time and from competing brands.

  • Perfect for people that just want a simplified system like a smart lock or indoor camera.

  • Some DIY security components are simple to configure, provided that you have a plan for where to place them.

Be aware that DIY security does come with plenty of issues:

  • A DIY home security system could become outdated faster than a professionally installed system.

  • Separate components may not “talk” in concert or connect to one central Smart Hub.

  • You need to know the ideal configuration for cameras, smoke detectors, and other devices.

  • You have to do all the installation, programming, and upkeep. Troubleshooting with customer service can become annoying.

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

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Pros of a Vivint home security system in Alpharetta

While a DIY security system might seem like the right way to go, there are reasons to consider having your residential security system set up by a pro. For instance, you're able to install a more robust system when you choose a company such as Vivint. Not only are you able to get high-end security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but they can also add monitored fire, flood, and CO detectors, round-the-clock monitoring, and home automation.

Here are just a few other benefits of a professionally installed security system in Alpharetta

  • You receive a robust security system installed around your house and security needs.

  • You can guard against fire, carbon monoxide, break-ins, and safety emergencies through one central system using the Vivint App.

  • Your installer will know the perfect spots to install alarms and cameras.

  • You're not hindered by your own handiness or tech skills.

  • You’ll know all alarms and cameras operate without issue before your Vivint installer leaves.

  • If a camera, alarm, or sensor is busted, you can call Vivint to come make repairs.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes in every alarm.

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

  • There may be installation costs.

  • You can only use their components and Vivint App.

  • 24-hour monitoring includes a monthly payment.

So should you go with a professionally installed home security system or get a DIY solution?

If you only want one or two security products and you like scouring the internet for product reviews and YouTube install videos, a DIY home security system may be right up your alley. But, if you're looking for a robust system that seamlessly links motion detectors, HD cameras, and CO detectors, you’ll probably need a Vivint system. It’s also recommended to contact Vivint if you need features like monitored fire alarms, smart home appliances, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY when you need a more complex system. For this type of smart home, just use a pro.

The best expertly installed home security system in Alpharetta is from Vivint

Once you make your choice to get a expertly installed security system in Alpharetta, make sure to call (678) 379-1627. Your Vivint professional will create the best security system that meets your family’s needs. Contact a Vivint rep today or complete the form below to get a free quote.