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DIY Home Security Systems In New Brunswick Vs Professionally Installed Home Security Systems

February 19, 2021
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A New Brunswick DIY home security system can seem like the right option. But then you’re depending on your handiness and troubleshooting skills, and your ability to hang the right component in perfect spot. A handful of homeowners can install a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s those that would make the system a huge disaster.

If only we checked in with ourselves before we bought, what was better: a DIY home security system in New Brunswick or a smart home system that’s expertly installed by Vivint?

What can you expect with a DIY security system in New Brunswick?

One of the benefits of a DIY residential security solution is that it’s easy to purchase singular alarms and cameras a little at a time. You can start with one sensor or security camera, and then slip in other components in a piecemeal fashion from different companies. Depending on what brand you pick, installation can be easy and some newer systems may easily pair with your Echo or Google Home.

Here are some other benefits of a DIY home security system in New Brunswick:

  • Buying individual devices may cost less.

  • You can build the system slowly over time and from competing companies.

  • Perfect for people that want a paired-down system like one motion detector or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY security components are simple to configure, provided that you know where the best place for them is.

Realize that DIY security includes a few cons:

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

  • If you mix and match product brands they might not work with each other or link to a central Smart Hub.

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

  • You have to do all the work for installation, repair, and maintenance. Talking with customer service can be frustrating.

  • Your DIY system might not have professional monitoring.

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Pros of a professionally installed home security system in New Brunswick

While a DIY system can seem like a nice way to go, there are pros to getting your security system installed by a pro. For example, you're able to install a more complete system when you go with someone like Vivint. Not only are you able to use high-end security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but they can also add monitored fire, flood, and CO detectors, round-the-clock monitoring, and smart automation.

Here’s just a few other benefits of a professionally installed home security system in New Brunswick

  • You get a robust security system built 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.

  • The Vivint rep will know right where to place components.

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

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

  • If something happens to a camera, alarm, or sensor, simply contact Vivint to fix it.

  • Round-the-clock monitoring comes in every alarm.

Of course, there are a small number of drawbacks in a professionally installed residential security system:

  • There may be installation fees.

  • You need to use their equipment and mobile app.

  • Round-the-clock monitoring has a monthly charge.

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

If you only want one or two security products and you enjoy scouring the web for product reviews and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system could work well for you. However, if you're looking for a complete system that easily links motion sensors, security cameras, and smart devices, you’ll probably need a Vivint system. It’s also recommended to go with Vivint if you’d like products like monitored fire alarms, smart home appliances, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY if you’re looking for a more complete option. For this type of smart home, you should hire the pros.

The perfect professionally installed home security system in New Brunswick comes from Vivint

Once you make your choice to buy a professionally installed security system in New Brunswick, go ahead and contact (732) 607-4656. Your Vivint agent will create the best system that meets your family’s needs. Contact Vivint today or send in the form below to get a free quote.