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

February 19, 2021
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It’s simple to get roped into a DIY home security system in Logan that looks ready to go immediately. But then you’re banking on your handiwork and electronic skills, and your innate talent 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 the people that can make the system a huge disaster.

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

What can you look forward to with a DIY security system in Logan?

The main draw with a DIY security solution is that you're able to purchase individual alarms and cameras one at a time. You can begin with a single alarm or camera, and then sprinkle in devices piecemeal from a slew of different companies. Depending on what brand you choose, installation can seem simple and a few newer devices may easily pair with your smart speaker.

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

  • Buying one-off alarms and cameras might be cheaper.

  • Components can be added over time and with competing companies.

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

  • Some DIY home security systems are simple to install, provided that you have a plan for where to place them.

Be aware that DIY security has a few drawbacks:

  • A DIY home security system could become outdated faster than a professionally installed system.

  • If you use different brands they might not “talk” together or connect to a central Smart Hub.

  • You have to decide on the right places for cameras, smoke detectors, and other sensors.

  • You have to do all the installation, programming, and upkeep. Troubleshooting over the phone can be a hassle.

  • Your DIY system might not come with round-the-clock monitoring.

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Benefits of a professional home security system in Logan

While a DIY system can feel like a nice way to go, there are reasons to consider having your residential security system professionally installed. For instance, you're able to get a larger,and more comprehensive system when you use a company such as Vivint. Not only are you able to have professional-grade security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also include monitored fire, flood, and CO detection, 24/7 monitoring, and home automation.

Learn a few other benefits of a professionally installedresidential security system in Logan

  • You receive a full security system installed for your home and security needs.

  • You can guard against fire, carbon monoxide, burglaries, and health emergencies with one central hub using the Vivint App.

  • Your installer will know right where to install devices.

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

  • You’ll know all devices operate perfectly before your installer leaves.

  • If an alarm, sensor, or camera is busted, you can contact Vivint to make repairs.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes as part of every alarm.

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

  • There might be fees for installation.

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

  • 24/7 monitoring has a monthly payment.

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

If you’re just looking for one or two components and you like browsing the internet for product reviews and installation walkthroughs, a DIY home security system could be right up your alley. But, if you’d like a complete system that easily syncs motion detectors, security cameras, and smart devices, you should consider a Vivint system. It’s also recommended to use Vivint if you need services like monitored smoke detectors, smart home appliances, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY if you’re looking for a more complete option. For a whole smart home, just use the pros.

The best professionally installed home security system in Logan comes from Vivint

Once you choose to purchase a expertly installed home security system in Logan, make sure to contact (562) 376-5457. Your Vivint professional will personalize the best security system that meets your family’s needs. Call a Vivint rep today or fill out the form below to get started.