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

February 19, 2021
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It’s simple to get roped into installing a DIY home security system in Greensboro that promotes itself as ready to go right out of the box. But that means you’re relying on your handiness and electronic skills, and your ability to install the right sensor or camera in perfect spot. Some people can install a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s some of us that would make the entire house a huge disaster.

If only we thought to ask ourselves before we bought, what’s preferable: a DIY home security system in Greensboro or a security system that’s professionally installed by Vivint?

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

One of the benefits of a DIY security system is that you can get singular alarms and cameras over time. You can start with only one camera or sensor, and then add components one by one from a slew of different companies. Depending on what brand you use, initial setup can seem simple and some newer systems will work with your Echo or Google Home.

Below are some other pros of a DIY home security system in Greensboro:

  • Getting single devices can initially save you money.

  • You can build the system over time and with competing brands.

  • A nice solution for people that just want a simplified system like a smart lock or indoor camera.

  • Some DIY security components are easy to put in, if you understand where the best place for them is.

Know that DIY security includes some issues:

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

  • Separate components may not “talk” in concert or connect to one central Smart Hub.

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

  • You have to do all the work for installation, repair, and maintenance. Troubleshooting with customer service can become a frustration.

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

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Pros of a professionally installed home security system in Greensboro

While a DIY system may look like a nice way to go, there are benefits to getting your security system professionally installed. For instance, you're able to have a larger,and more comprehensive system when you choose a company such as Vivint. Not only can you have high-end security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but Vivint can also include monitored fire and CO detection, 24-hour monitoring, and home automation.

Learn some other benefits of a professionally installedresidential security system in Greensboro

  • You get a full security system installed around your family and security needs.

  • You can safeguard against fire, flood, break-ins, and health emergencies through one central hub using the Vivint App.

  • Your Vivint rep will know right where to install components.

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

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

  • If a camera, alarm, or sensor is broken, you can call Vivint to make repairs.

  • Round-the-clock monitoring comes with every alarm.

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

  • There could be fees for installation.

  • You have to use their devices and Vivint App.

  • 24-hour monitoring has a reoccurring charge.

So should you do a Vivint home security system or get a DIY solution?

If you only want one or two security devices and you like browsing the web for product reviews and YouTube install videos, a DIY home security system could work well for you. But, if you're looking for a comprehensive system that seamlessly integrates motion detectors, HD cameras, and CO detectors, you should consider a Vivint system. It’s also wise to contact Vivint if you need products like monitored fire alarms, home automation, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work when you need a more complex system. For a whole smart home, you should stick with a pro.

The perfect professionally installed security system in Greensboro comes from Vivint

Once you decide to get a expertly installed home security system in Greensboro, go ahead and call (336) 962-5081. Your Vivint agent will personalize the best system that meets your home’s needs. Call Vivint today or complete the form below to get started.