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

February 19, 2021
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Like many residents, you may get roped into using a DIY home security system in Columbus. But then you’re relying on your handiwork and electronic skills, and your ability to install the right sensor or camera in right spot. Some tinkerers can cobble together a security system that works perfectly and looks nice, and then there’s some of us that would make the system a Frankenstein’s monster.

If only we checked in with ourselves before we started, what’s preferable: a DIY home security system in Columbus or a system that’s expertly put in by Vivint?

What can you expect with a DIY security system in Columbus?

A big benefit of a DIY home security package is that it’s easy to buy singular components one at a time. You can begin your collection with only one camera or sensor, and then sprinkle in equipment in a piecemeal fashion from whatever company. Depending on what brand you use, setup can seem simple and some updated devices may easily sync with your smart speaker.

Below are some other benefits of a DIY home security system in Columbus:

  • Getting single components may initially save you money.

  • You can add devices over time and from different companies.

  • A nice solution for homeowners that need a paired-down system like a smart lock or indoor camera.

  • Some DIY security devices are an easy install, as long as you know where the best place for them is.

Realize that DIY security has some cons:

  • A DIY home security system might become outdated faster than a professionally installed security system.

  • If you mix and match brands they may not communicate together or connect to one central Smart Hub.

  • You have to guess on the right places for cameras, alarms, and other sensors.

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

  • Your DIY security system might not have round-the-clock monitoring.

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Pros of a Vivint home security system in Columbus

While a DIY security system may appear to be the right option, there are benefits to getting your residential security system professionally installed. For instance, it’s easy to have a more comprehensive system when you choose someone like Vivint. Not only can you have high-end security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also include monitored fire protection, 24/7 monitoring, and home automation.

Here are a few other pros for a professionally installed security system in Columbus

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

  • You can safeguard against fire, carbon monoxide, intrusion, and safety emergencies through one central hub 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 components will work perfectly before your installer leaves.

  • If something breaks on sensor, camera or alarm, simply contact Vivint to make repairs.

  • 24-hour monitoring comes as part of every alarm.

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

  • There could be installation costs.

  • You need to use their components and mobile app.

  • 24/7 monitoring uses a reoccurring payment.

So is it best to try a professional home security system or go with a do-it-yourself solution?

If all you want is one or two security devices and you enjoy scouring the web for product comparisons and YouTube install videos, a DIY home security system may work well for you. However, if you’d like a complete system that easily syncs motion sensors, HD cameras, and smart devices, you’ll probably need a Vivint security system. It’s also recommended to go with Vivint if you need services like monitored fire alarms, smart home devices, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work if you’re looking for a more complete option. For a complete smart home, just stick with the pros.

The perfect professionally installed security system in Columbus comes from Vivint

Once you decide to purchase a professionally installed security system in Columbus, go ahead and contact (614) 820-1364. Your Vivint agent will create the perfect system that meets your family’s needs. Call Vivint today or fill out the form below to begin.