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

February 19, 2021
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A Scottsdale DIY home security system can seem pretty alluring. But then you’re depending on your handiwork and troubleshooting proficiency, and your ability to put the right component in perfect spot. A handful of tinkerers can put up a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s the people that would make the security system a Frankenstein’s monster.

If only we checked in with ourselves before we started, what’s better: a DIY home security system in Scottsdale or a smart home system that’s professionally put in by Vivint?

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

A big benefit of a DIY residential security system is that it’s easy to get singular components over time. You can begin your collection with only one camera or sensor, and then slip in other devices piecemeal from a slew of different companies. Depending on what brand you use, installation can seem simple and some updated packages may sync with your Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Below are a few additional benefits of a DIY home security system in Scottsdale:

  • Buying single components might save you money upfront.

  • Equipment can be added a little at a time and from different brands.

  • Great for homeowners that just want a simplified system like a doorbell camera or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY home security systems are easy to put in, as long as you understand where they should go.

However, DIY security does come with some cons:

  • A DIY home security system could rely on old tech longer than a professionally installed security package.

  • If you mix and match product brands they might not “talk” together or link to a central Smart Hub.

  • You have to choose the right configuration for cameras, smoke detectors, and sensors.

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

  • Your low-cost system might not come with 24/7 monitoring.

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Pros of a professional home security system in Scottsdale

While a DIY system can appear to be the perfect solution, there are reasons to consider getting your residential security system professionally installed. For instance, you're able to have a larger,and more robust system when you go with someone such as Vivint. Not only can you have professional-grade security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but Vivint can also include monitored fire protection, round-the-clock monitoring, and smart automation.

Here are a few other pros for a professionally installedresidential security system in Scottsdale

  • You receive a robust security system designed around your family and security needs.

  • You can protect against fire, carbon monoxide, burglaries, and health emergencies through one system using the Vivint App.

  • Your expert installer will take the guesswork out of where to hang components.

  • You won’t have to fall back on your own handiness or tech skills.

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

  • If something happens to a camera, alarm, or sensor, simply call Vivint to make repairs.

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

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

  • There might be installation fees.

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

  • 24-hour monitoring uses a monthly charge.

So should you do a professional home security system or gamble on a DIY solution?

If all you want is one or two components and you enjoy looking on the web for product reviews and installation walkthroughs, a DIY home security system may be right up your alley. But, if you’d like a comprehensive system that easily links motion detectors, cameras, and CO detectors, you’ll be happier with a Vivint security system. It’s also recommended to use Vivint if you need products like monitored fire alarms, smart home devices, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work if you need a more robust solution. For a whole smart home, you should hire a pro.

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

Once you decide to purchase a professionally installed security system in Scottsdale, go ahead and contact (480) 681-6262. Your Vivint expert will customize the perfect security system that meets your needs. Call a Vivint rep today or send in the form below to get started.