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

February 19, 2021
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Like many residents, you may get lured into putting up a DIY home security system in Chandler. But that means you’re banking on your handiwork and troubleshooting skills, and your innate talent to install the right component in perfect spot. A handful of people can install a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s those that can make the system a huge disaster.

If only we thought to ask ourselves before we started, what’s preferable: a DIY home security system in Chandler or a system that’s expertly installed by Vivint?

What should you expect with a DIY security system in Chandler?

One of the benefits of a DIY home security solution is that it’s easy to purchase individual alarms and cameras a little at a time. You can start with one sensor or security camera, and then slip in other equipment piecemeal from whatever company. Depending on what brand you use, setup can seem easy and some updated devices may easily pair with your Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Below are a few other pros of a DIY home security system in Chandler:

  • Buying single components may be cheaper.

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

  • A nice solution for homeowners that just want a simplified system like one motion detector or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY home security systems are simple to configure, as long as you have a plan for where they should go.

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

  • A DIY residential security system may become outdated faster than a professional security package.

  • When you mix and match product brands they might not communicate together or link to a central Smart Hub.

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

  • You are responsible for installation, programming, and maintenance. Watching how-to videos can be frustrating.

  • Your low-cost security system may not come with round-the-clock monitoring.

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Pros of a professionally installed home security system in Chandler

While a DIY system might appear to be the perfect option, there are benefits to getting your security system professionally installed. For instance, it’s easy to have a more complete system when you go with someone like Vivint. Not only are you able to get professional-grade security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also add monitored fire detection, 24/7 monitoring, and smart automation.

Here’s just a few other benefits of a professionally installed security system in Chandler

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

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

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

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

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

  • If something happens to a camera, alarm, or sensor, it’s easy to call Vivint to fix it.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes in every alarm.

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

  • There might be fees for installation.

  • You have to use their equipment and Vivint mobile app.

  • 24-hour monitoring includes a small monthly charge.

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

If all you want is one or two components and you enjoy browsing the internet for product reviews and YouTube install videos, a DIY home security system may be what you’re looking for. But, if you're looking for a robust system that seamlessly syncs motion sensors, HD cameras, and smart locks, you’ll be happier with a Vivint smart home system. It’s also a good idea to use Vivint if you need products 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 use a pro.

The best expertly installed security system in Chandler is from Vivint

Once you choose to purchase a professionally installed security system in Chandler, make sure to call (480) 739-3177. Your Vivint professional will create the ideal home security system that meets your needs. Call a Vivint rep today or send in the form below to begin.