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

February 19, 2021
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Like other homeowners, you might get lured into using a DIY home security system in Utica. But then you’re relying on your handiwork and electronic proficiency, and your ability to install the right device in just the right spot. A handful of homeowners can cobble together a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s some of us that can make the system a huge disaster.

If only we checked in with ourselves before we started, what was more preferred: a DIY home security system in Utica or a system that’s expertly put in by Vivint?

What could you look forward to when you install a DIY security system in Utica?

A big benefit of a DIY residential security package is that you're able to buy individual devices a little at a time. You can begin with one alarm or camera, and then add equipment one by one from whatever company. Depending on what brand you pick, installation can seem simple and some updated packages may easily pair with your Echo or Google Home.

Below are a few additional pros of a DIY home security system in Utica:

  • Purchasing one-off alarms and cameras might cost less.

  • You can customize the system a little at a time and with different companies.

  • Perfect for people that need a simplified system like a doorbell camera or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY security systems are simple to configure, as long as you know where to place them.

Know that DIY security does come with plenty of cons:

  • A DIY residential security system could be obsolete faster than a professionally installed security solution.

  • Different branded products may not work with each other or link to one central Smart Hub.

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

  • You have to do all the work for installation, repair, and maintenance. Troubleshooting with customer service can become annoying.

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

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Pros of a professional home security system in Utica

While a DIY system may seem like a nice option, there are reasons to consider having your residential security system set up by a pro. For instance, it’s easy to install a larger,and more complete system when you go with a company such as Vivint. Not only are you able to have high-end security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also add monitored fire detection, 24-hour monitoring, and smart automation.

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

  • You receive a complete security system installed for your house and security needs.

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

  • Your Vivint rep will take the guessing out about where to place alarms and cameras.

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

  • You’ll know all alarms and cameras will work as they should before your installer leaves.

  • If a camera, alarm, or sensor is damaged, simply contact Vivint to fix it.

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

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

  • There could be fees for installation.

  • You have to use their components and Vivint App.

  • 24-hour monitoring includes a small monthly charge.

So should you go with a Vivint home security system or get a do-it-yourself solution?

If all you need is one or two security products and you like scouring the internet for technical specifications and installation walkthroughs, a DIY home security system could be right up your alley. But, if you need a full security system that easily syncs motion sensors, cameras, and CO detectors, you should consider a Vivint system. It’s also a good idea to contact Vivint if you’d like services like monitored fire alarms, smart home devices, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work if you’re looking for a more complete option. For a complete smart home, just use a pro.

The perfect professionally installed security system in Utica is from Vivint

Once you choose to use a professionally installed home security system in Utica, make sure to phone (315) 819-0721. Your Vivint agent will personalize the ideal system that meets your needs. Contact a Vivint rep today or send in the form below to begin.