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

February 19, 2021
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It’s easy to get lured into using a DIY home security system in Modesto that looks ready to go immediately. But that means you’re banking on your handiness and electronic skills, and your capability to hang the right component in just the right spot. A few people can cobble together a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s those that will make the security system a hot mess.

If only we thought to ask ourselves ahead of time what was better: a DIY home security system in Modesto or a smart home system that’s expertly put in by Vivint?

What can you expect when using a DIY security system in Modesto?

The main draw with a DIY residential security package is that you can purchase singular components over time. You can start with only one camera or sensor, and then add devices in a piecemeal fashion from different companies. Depending on what component you choose, initial setup can be easy and a few updated devices can sync with your smart speaker.

Here are a few additional benefits of a DIY home security system in Modesto:

  • Buying individual components may save you money upfront.

  • You can design the system over time and with different companies.

  • Perfect for homeowners that just want a paired-down system like one motion detector or a smart lock.

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

Know that DIY security includes some issues:

  • A DIY residential security system might rely on old tech longer than a professionally installed system.

  • Separate products may not communicate in concert or link to a central Smart Hub.

  • You need to decide on the correct spots for cameras, alarms, and other sensors.

  • You are responsible for installation, troubleshooting, and upkeep. Troubleshooting over the phone can become annoying.

  • Your DIY system may not come with 24/7 monitoring.

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Pros of a professionally installed home security system in Modesto

While a DIY security system can feel like the right option, there are benefits to having your security system installed by a pro. For example, you're able to install a larger,and more comprehensive system when you choose a company like Vivint. Not only can you use the best security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but they can also install monitored fire detectors, round-the-clock monitoring, and home automation.

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

  • You get a complete security system designed around your house and security needs.

  • You can protect against fire, carbon monoxide, intrusion, and safety emergencies with one central hub using the Vivint mobile app.

  • Your Vivint rep will know the best spots to install devices.

  • You won’t have to bank on your own construction or computer skills.

  • You’ll know all components operate without issue before your installer leaves.

  • If an alarm, sensor, or camera is busted, just call Vivint to come make repairs.

  • Round-the-clock monitoring comes in your initial package.

Of course, there are some cons for a professionally installed residential security system:

  • There might be fees for installation.

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

  • 24/7 monitoring includes a monthly charge.

So should you try a professionally installed home security system or gamble on a do-it-yourself solution?

If you’re just looking for one or two components and you enjoy scouring the web for product reviews and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system may be what you’re looking for. But, if you need a complete system that seamlessly syncs motion detectors, HD cameras, and CO detectors, you’ll be happier with a Vivint security system. It’s also a good idea to contact Vivint if you’d like products like monitored smoke detectors, smart home devices, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY when you need a more complex system. For a complete smart home, you should hire the pros.

The perfect professionally installed security system in Modesto is from Vivint

Once you make your choice to buy a expertly installed home security system in Modesto, go ahead and contact (209) 255-5672. Your Vivint agent will customize the ideal home security system that meets your needs. Call a Vivint rep today or send in the form below to get started.