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

February 19, 2021
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It’s simple to get lured into a DIY home security system in Albuquerque that looks ready to go right out of the box. But that means you’re depending on your handiwork and programming skills, and your innate talent to hang the right component in right spot. A handful of homeowners can cobble together a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s some of us that can make the system a huge disaster.

If only we checked in with ourselves before we bought, what’s more preferred: a DIY home security system in Albuquerque or a smart home system that’s expertly installed by Vivint?

What could you expect when you install a DIY security system in Albuquerque?

A big benefit of a DIY residential security solution is that you're able to buy individual components over time. You can start with one sensor or security camera, and then slip in other equipment in a piecemeal fashion from whatever company. Depending on what brand you use, setup can seem simple and a few updated devices can easily pair with your Echo or Google Home.

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

  • Buying single alarms and cameras can save you money upfront.

  • Devices can be added a little at a time and with different brands.

  • A nice solution for homeowners that want a single component like one motion detector or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY security components are an easy install, as long as you understand where they should go.

However, DIY security has some drawbacks:

  • A DIY home security system could rely on old tech longer than a professional system.

  • Different branded components may not work together or connect to a central Smart Hub.

  • You will have to choose the ideal spots for cameras, alarms, and sensors.

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

  • Your low-cost system may not include professional monitoring.

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Pros of a professional home security system in Albuquerque

While a DIY system might appear to be the perfect option, there are benefits to getting your security system installed by a pro. For example, it’s easy to install a larger,and more comprehensive system when you use a company such as Vivint. Not only can you get high-end security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also install monitored fire and CO detectors, 24-hour monitoring, and smart automation.

Learn some other pros for a professionally installedresidential security system in Albuquerque

  • You get a complete security system designed around your family and security needs.

  • You can safeguard against fire, carbon monoxide, intrusion, and health emergencies with one central system using the Vivint mobile app.

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

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

  • You’ll know all alarms and cameras work without issue before your Vivint rep leaves.

  • If sensor, camera or alarm is damaged, simply call Vivint to fix it.

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

Of course, there are a few drawbacks in a professionally installed home security system:

  • There could be installation costs.

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

  • 24/7 monitoring has a reoccurring charge.

So should you do a professional home security system or go with a DIY solution?

If you only want one or two security devices and you enjoy scouring the internet for product reviews and installation walkthroughs, a DIY home security system may work well for you. But, if you need a full security system that seamlessly integrates motion detectors, cameras, and CO detectors, you should consider a Vivint smart home system. It’s also a good idea to use Vivint if you need products like monitored smoke detectors, smart home appliances, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY if you’re looking for a more complete option. For a whole smart home, you should use the pros.

The perfect expertly installed security system in Albuquerque is from Vivint

Once you decide to get a expertly installed security system in Albuquerque, make sure to phone (505) 605-2321. Your Vivint expert will customize the perfect security system that meets your needs. Call a Vivint rep today or complete the form below to get started.