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

February 19, 2021
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Like many residents, you might get lured into putting up a DIY home security system in Denver. But then you’re relying on your handiness and troubleshooting skills, and your ability to hang the right sensor or camera in perfect spot. Some people can put up a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s some of us that will make the security system a huge disaster.

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

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

The main draw with a DIY home security package is that you can purchase singular devices a little at a time. You can start with a single camera or sensor, and then add devices one by one from a slew of different companies. Depending on what component you use, initial setup can be simple and some newer devices will easily pair with your smart speaker.

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

  • Purchasing single devices may cost less.

  • Equipment can be added slowly over time and with different brands.

  • Great for people that need a paired-down system like a doorbell camera or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY security devices are simple to configure, if you have a plan for where the best place for them is.

Be aware that DIY security does come with plenty of drawbacks:

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

  • Different branded products might not “talk” together or connect to a central Smart Hub.

  • You will have to know the correct spots for cameras, alarms, and sensors.

  • You are in charge of installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Troubleshooting over the phone can become a frustration.

  • Your out-of-the-box security system might not come with professional monitoring.

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Benefits of a professionally installed home security system in Denver

While a DIY security system may feel like the ideal solution, there are reasons to consider having your residential security system set up by a pro. For example, you're able to install a more complete system when you go with someone such as Vivint. Not only can you have professional-grade security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also install monitored fire, flood, and CO detectors, 24-hour monitoring, and smart automation.

Learn just a few other benefits of a professionally installed home security system in Denver

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

  • You can protect against fire, flood, intrusion, and safety emergencies with one central system using the Vivint App.

  • Your Vivint rep will take the guesswork out of where to hang alarms and cameras.

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

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

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

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

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

  • There could be fees for installation.

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

  • 24/7 monitoring uses a small monthly charge.

So is it best to try a Vivint home security system or gamble on a DIY solution?

If all you want is one or two security products and you like scouring the internet for product comparisons and installation walkthroughs, a DIY home security system could be right up your alley. However, if you need a comprehensive system that easily links motion sensors, cameras, and smart devices, you’ll be happier with a Vivint system. It’s also wise to use Vivint if you’d like products 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, you should stick with a pro.

The perfect expertly installed home security system in Denver is from Vivint

Once you decide to get a expertly installed home security system in Denver, make sure to phone (720) 807-3060. Your Vivint professional will customize the ideal home security system that meets your needs. Call a Vivint rep today or fill out the form below to get a free quote.