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

February 19, 2021
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It’s easy to get lured into a DIY home security system in Ogden that seems ready to go immediately. But then you’re depending on your handiness and electronic proficiency, and your ability to put the right device in perfect spot. A few homeowners can install a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s some of us that can make the system a Frankenstein’s monster.

If only we asked ourselves before we bought, what was preferable: a DIY home security system in Ogden or a system that’s expertly installed by Vivint?

What should you expect when you install a DIY security system in Ogden?

A big benefit of a DIY home security solution is that it’s easy to purchase singular devices a little at a time. You can begin your collection with only one alarm or camera, and then sprinkle in equipment one by one from whatever company. Depending on what brand you choose, installation can seem easy and some newer systems may sync with your Echo or Google Home.

Below are some additional benefits of a DIY home security system in Ogden:

  • Purchasing one-off devices might cost less.

  • You can add alarms and cameras a little at a time and with competing brands.

  • Great for homeowners that want a paired-down system like a smart lock or indoor camera.

  • Some DIY home security devices are simple to install, if you know where they should go.

Know that DIY security does come with a few issues:

  • A DIY home security system may be obsolete faster than a professional system.

  • When you mix and match brands they might not “talk” with each other or connect to one central Smart Hub.

  • You need to choose the perfect placement for cameras, smoke detectors, and other sensors.

  • You are responsible for installation, repair, and maintenance. Online or phone troubleshooting can be a hassle.

  • Your DIY system may not include professional monitoring.

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Pros of a professional home security system in Ogden

While a DIY system might appear to be a nice option, there are reasons to consider getting your residential security system set up by a pro. For instance, you're able to have a more complete system when you go with a company such as Vivint. Not only can you get high-end security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also install monitored fire, flood, and CO detectors, round-the-clock monitoring, and smart automation.

Learn some other pros for a professionally installed home security system in Ogden

  • You get a customized security system installed for your home and security needs.

  • You can guard against fire, carbon monoxide, break-ins, and safety emergencies through one central hub using the Vivint mobile app.

  • Your installer will know right where to install devices.

  • You're not limited by your own construction or computer skills.

  • You’ll know all devices will work as they should before your Vivint rep leaves.

  • If something breaks on an alarm, sensor, or camera, you can contact Vivint to come make repairs.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes with every alarm.

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

  • There could be fees for installation.

  • You have to use their equipment and Vivint App.

  • 24/7 monitoring uses a small monthly charge.

So is it best to try a professionally installed home security system or gamble on a do-it-yourself solution?

If all you need is one or two security devices and you enjoy browsing the web for product comparisons and YouTube install videos, a DIY home security system might work well for you. However, if you want a complete system that easily syncs motion detectors, security cameras, and smart locks, you should get a Vivint system. It’s also a good idea to use Vivint if you want features like monitored fire alarms, home automation, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY when you need a more complex system. For this type of smart home, you should hire a pro.

The perfect professionally installed home security system in Ogden comes from Vivint

Once you choose to get a professionally installed security system in Ogden, make sure to call (385) 900-2979. Your Vivint expert will create the best security system that meets your home’s needs. Contact a Vivint rep today or complete the form below to get a free quote.