DIY Home Security vs. Pro Installation: What’s the difference?

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Everyone loves a good do-it-yourself home improvement project. But should home security be one of those endeavors? Definitely not. Installing a security system requires an elevated level of complexity compared to the average DIY home improvement project. Even when you opt for a modern, wireless home security system (which you should), it’s still unwise to attempt to install and integrate it yourself. Why?

Because you need a personalized security solution.

A DIY home security installation is a massive undertaking. It starts with a trip to your local retailer, where you see an overwhelming number of choices in front of you. And this is the easy part. Next, you get the attention of a salesperson – and because you’re likely at a warehouse or big box electronics store, you already know that person doesn’t know much about home security. How can you expect them to help you choose the right security system, much less give you reliable guidance on how to install it? Does this sound like the way you want to go?

Now, compare that with an installation from a professional home security integrator. They start with providing a complimentary consultation at your home, rather than on the sales floor. By visiting your property and seeing your home for themselves, they can give you a personalized home security recommendation you can be confident in.

Because you need a precise installation.

True, a wireless home security installation is less invasive on your home than a traditional system would be. However, it still requires skill and proficiency to execute. When you attempt a DIY home security installation, there’s a good chance you’re going to make a mess – and an even better chance you’ll miss a crucial step. When it comes to home security, you can’t afford to make any mistakes; they will undoubtedly cost you in the long run.

Again, let’s compare that with a professional home security installation. Your integrator completes the job quickly and accurately, and will test the system right in front of you before leaving. This is the simpler, more stress-free experience you deserve as a homeowner.

Because you need long-term support.

Your local retailer may also sell the devices to integrate with your security system: sensors, cameras, maybe even other smart devices. That might seem convenient, but what happens when something goes wrong with any of those devices? Even if your purchases are protected by a limited warranty, you’re not likely to have a lot of support from the manufacturer or the retailer where you bought the product.

But if you chose a professional security installation, you’ll have support anytime something goes wrong. And if you wisely choose to have your installer also provide your alarm monitoring services, you’ll have support for those too.

Buying your home security devices from a retailer and attempting a DIY home security project is not the smart way to go. A professional home security installation is. To learn more, call GuardMe Security. We will be glad to answer your questions.

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Craig Metzger
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