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

February 19, 2021
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It’s easy to get roped into using a DIY home security system in Provo that seems ready to go right away. But then you’re depending on your handiness and electronic proficiency, and your ability to install the right device 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 would make the entire house a hot mess.

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

What should you expect when you install a DIY security system in Provo?

A big benefit of a DIY security solution is that it’s easy to get individual alarms and cameras over time. You can begin your collection with one camera or sensor, and then slip in other devices one by one from a slew of different companies. Depending on what brand you pick, installation can seem easy and some updated devices may work with your Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Here are a few other pros of a DIY home security system in Provo:

  • Purchasing single alarms and cameras might save you money upfront.

  • You can add components slowly over time and from different brands.

  • Perfect for people that need a paired-down system like a smart lock or indoor camera.

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

However, DIY security has some drawbacks:

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

  • When you mix and match brands they might not “talk” in concert or link to one central Smart Hub.

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

  • You are responsible for installation, repair, and upkeep. Troubleshooting with customer service can be frustrating.

  • Your low-cost security system may not include professional monitoring.

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Pros of a professional home security system in Provo

While a DIY system can look like the perfect way to go, there are reasons to consider having your residential security system professionally installed. For instance, you're able to install a larger,and more complete system when you use someone such as Vivint. Not only can you get professional-grade security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also install monitored fire, flood, and CO protection, 24-hour monitoring, and home automation.

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

  • You get a full security system designed around your home and security needs.

  • You can protect against fire, carbon monoxide, break-ins, and safety emergencies with one central hub using the Vivint App.

  • The Vivint rep will take the guesswork out of where to place alarms and cameras.

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

  • You’ll know all components will work without issue before your Vivint installer leaves.

  • If something goes wrong with a camera, alarm, or sensor, just call Vivint to come make repairs.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes with every alarm.

Of course, there are a few cons for a residential security system that’s installed by Vivint:

  • There might be fees for installation.

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

  • 24-hour monitoring uses a monthly payment.

So is it best to go with a professionally installed home security system or get a do-it-yourself solution?

If all you want is one or two security devices and you enjoy looking on the internet for product comparisons and YouTube install videos, a DIY home security system might be what you’re looking for. However, if you’d like a full security system that seamlessly syncs motion sensors, HD cameras, and smart locks, you’ll be happier with a Vivint system. It’s also recommended to use Vivint if you need features like monitored fire alarms, home automation, or medical pendants.

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

The perfect expertly installed home security system in Provo is from Vivint

Once you decide to purchase a expertly installed security system in Provo, go ahead and call (385) 455-7233. Your Vivint professional will personalize the ideal home security system that meets your needs. Call a Vivint rep today or complete the form below to begin.