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

February 19, 2021
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It’s simple to get roped into using a DIY home security system in Tallahassee that looks ready to go right away. But that means you’re depending on your handiwork and programming proficiency, and your ability to put the right device in right spot. Some tinkerers can put up a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s the people that will make the entire house a Frankenstein’s monster.

If only we checked in with ourselves before we bought, what was better: a DIY home security system in Tallahassee or a system that’s expertly installed by Vivint?

What should you look forward to when using a DIY security system in Tallahassee?

The main draw with a DIY home security package is that it’s easy to buy singular devices a little at a time. You can start with only one camera or sensor, and then add devices in a piecemeal fashion from whatever company. Depending on what component you choose, setup can be simple and some newer devices will easily pair with your Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Here are some other benefits of a DIY home security system in Tallahassee:

  • Buying one-off devices can initially save you money.

  • You can customize the system over time and from different brands.

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

  • Some DIY home security devices are easy to install, if you have a plan for where the best place for them is.

Realize that DIY security has plenty of issues:

  • A DIY home security system may become outdated faster than a professional security system.

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

  • You will have to guess on the correct configuration for cameras, smoke detectors, and other devices.

  • You are responsible for installation, repair, and upkeep. Online or phone troubleshooting can become a frustration.

  • Your low-cost security system may not come with 24/7 monitoring.

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Benefits of a professional home security system in Tallahassee

While a DIY system may feel like the perfect solution, there are benefits to having your security system installed by a pro. For example, it’s easy to get a more complete system when you go with someone like Vivint. Not only can you get high-end security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also install monitored fire, flood, and CO detectors, 24-hour monitoring, and home automation.

Here are some other benefits of a professionally installed home security system in Tallahassee

  • You receive a customized security system designed around your home and security needs.

  • You can protect against fire, flood, break-ins, and health emergencies with one central hub using the Vivint mobile app.

  • Your installer will take the guessing out about where to hang devices.

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

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

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

  • 24-hour monitoring comes as part of your initial package.

Of course, there are a small number of drawbacks in a residential security system that’s installed by Vivint:

  • There might be installation costs.

  • You’re limited to using their equipment and Vivint mobile app.

  • 24/7 monitoring has a monthly payment.

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

If you only want one or two components and you like looking on the internet for product comparisons and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system may be right up your alley. But, if you want a complete system that seamlessly syncs motion detectors, cameras, and smart devices, you’ll probably need a Vivint security system. It’s also wise to contact Vivint if you want services like monitored fire alarms, smart home appliances, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work when you need a more complex system. For a complete smart home, just use a pro.

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

Once you decide to get a expertly installed home security system in Tallahassee, go ahead and call (850) 790-4997. Your Vivint agent will create the ideal system that meets your family’s needs. Contact a Vivint rep today or send in the form below to get started.