With home security equipment dropping in price over the past decade significantly – it has become more popular amongst homeowners to purchase security systems and other home accessories from electronic stores for a ‘DIY installation’.
We should take a step back and look at this objectively – how safe is a DIY installation compared to a professional home security installation?
- A DIY installation is completely free
Many companies charge installation fees to cover the technician’s labor when installing your home security system. Doing it yourself cuts out the middleman – thus leaving you with no installation fee.
- There are no visitors required
Having to have a technician come out to your home will be unnecessary. Feel free to stay in your pajamas and leave the bed unmade!
If you are looking to rent or move a DIY system can easily be uninstalled and packed away without the need of a technician coming to dismantle what they installed for you.
- It can be left unmonitored
A professional home security system is connected to a monitoring center that can call not only you in the event of a break in, but also the police. DIY systems do not have a monitoring team readily available 24/7.
- Potential incorrect installation
Unless you are a security professional, the risk of incorrect installation of your home security system could potentially be higher when you do it yourself.
Traditional home security companies are able to provide their systems with professional repairs and guaranteed warrantees. DIY systems usually come with a warranty up to one year and in most cases do not last longer than this.
Choosing between installing a home security system yourself or with a professional company has been one of the biggest stumbling blocks in regard to home security systems. There are both pros and cons of doing a DIY home installation for security systems and they should be objectively analyzed before deciding whether to go DIY or go professional.