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DIY Home Security Systems In West Bloomfield Vs Professionally Installed Home Security Systems

February 19, 2021
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A West Bloomfield DIY home security system can feel pretty alluring. But that means you’re banking on your handiwork and troubleshooting skills, and your ability to hang the right device in just the right spot. Some homeowners can put up a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s those that will make the entire house a hot mess.

If only we checked in with ourselves before we bought, what was better: a DIY home security system in West Bloomfield or a security system that’s professionally installed by Vivint?

What can you look forward to with a DIY security system in West Bloomfield?

A big benefit of a DIY home security solution is that you're able to get singular devices over time. You can begin with only one alarm or camera, and then slip in other devices one by one from different companies. Depending on what brand you choose, installation can be easy and some updated devices can work with your Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Below are a few other pros of a DIY home security system in West Bloomfield:

  • Purchasing single components can initially save you money.

  • You can add devices a little at a time and with different brands.

  • A nice solution for homeowners that just want a single component like a doorbell camera or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY security components are simple to install, if you understand where they should go.

Know that DIY security includes a few issues:

  • A DIY residential security system may become outdated faster than a professionally installed security solution.

  • If you mix brands they might not “talk” with each other or link to one central Smart Hub.

  • You need to choose the best configuration for cameras, smoke detectors, and sensors.

  • You have to do all the work for installation, repair, and maintenance. Online or phone troubleshooting can be frustrating.

  • Your DIY system may not have 24/7 monitoring.

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Benefits of a Vivint home security system in West Bloomfield

While a DIY security system might look like the perfect way to go, there are benefits to having your residential security system installed by a pro. For example, you're able to install a larger,and more robust system when you choose a company like Vivint. Not only are you able to use professional-grade security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also add monitored fire and CO detectors, 24/7 monitoring, and smart automation.

Here are some other pros for a professionally installed home security system in West Bloomfield

  • You receive a complete security system built around your house and security needs.

  • You can protect against fire, flood, burglaries, and safety emergencies through one system using the Vivint mobile app.

  • The Vivint rep will know the perfect places to hang components.

  • You're not limited by your own handiness or tech skills.

  • You’ll know all alarms and cameras will work perfectly before your installer leaves.

  • If something goes wrong with sensor, camera or alarm, it’s easy to contact Vivint to fix it.

  • 24-hour monitoring comes with your initial package.

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

  • There could be installation costs.

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

  • 24-hour monitoring includes a monthly charge.

So should you go with a Vivint home security system or gamble on a DIY solution?

If you only want one or two components and you like looking on the internet for technical specifications and installation walkthroughs, a DIY home security system might work well for you. But, if you're looking for a comprehensive system that easily syncs motion sensors, cameras, and smart locks, you’ll be happier with a Vivint system. It’s also wise to use Vivint if you’d like services like monitored smoke detectors, home automation, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY if you’re looking for a more complete option. For a complete smart home, you should stick with a pro.

The perfect professionally installed security system in West Bloomfield is from Vivint

Once you make your choice to get a expertly installed home security system in West Bloomfield, make sure to phone (248) 963-1801. Your Vivint professional will personalize the ideal home security system that meets your family’s needs. Call a Vivint rep today or send in the form below to begin.