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DIY Home Security Systems In El Paso Vs Professionally Installed Home Security Systems

February 19, 2021
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A El Paso DIY home security system can feel like the right option. But that means you’re banking on your handiwork and troubleshooting proficiency, and your innate talent to put the right device in just the right spot. A few people can put up 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 ahead of time what was better: a DIY home security system in El Paso or a smart home system that’s professionally put in by Vivint?

What should you look forward to with a DIY security system in El Paso?

A big benefit of a DIY residential security package is that you can get singular devices a little at a time. You can start with only one camera or sensor, and then add equipment one by one from whatever company. Depending on what component you use, installation can seem easy and a few newer devices may easily pair with your Echo or Google Home.

Here are a few additional benefits of a DIY home security system in El Paso:

  • Purchasing single components may initially save you money.

  • Components can be added a little at a time and with competing companies.

  • Perfect for homeowners that just want a simplified system like a doorbell camera or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY home security systems are easy to install, as long as you have a plan for where the best place for them is.

Realize that DIY security includes some issues:

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

  • If you use different product brands they may not communicate together or link to one central Smart Hub.

  • You need to guess on the right placement for cameras, smoke detectors, and other sensors.

  • You have to do all the installation, programming, and maintenance. Troubleshooting with customer service can be frustrating.

  • Your low-cost system might not have 24/7 monitoring.

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Pros of a professionally installed home security system in El Paso

While a DIY system might look like the ideal option, there are benefits to getting your residential security system set up by a pro. For instance, you're able to get a larger,and more complete system when you go with someone like Vivint. Not only are you able to have professional-grade security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also give you monitored fire and CO protection, 24-hour monitoring, and home automation.

Learn just a few other benefits of a professionally installedresidential security system in El Paso

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

  • You can protect against fire, carbon monoxide, break-ins, and health emergencies with one central hub using the Vivint mobile app.

  • Your Vivint rep will know right where to place devices.

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

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

  • If an alarm, sensor, or camera is damaged, you can contact Vivint to fix it.

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

Of course, there are a small number of cons for a home security system that’s installed by Vivint:

  • There might be fees for installation.

  • You have to use their components and Vivint App.

  • 24/7 monitoring includes a small monthly payment.

So is it best to go with a professional home security system or go with a do-it-yourself solution?

If you’re just looking for one or two security devices and you like looking on the internet for technical specifications and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system could be what you’re looking for. However, if you want a full security system that seamlessly syncs motion detectors, cameras, and smart devices, you should consider a Vivint system. It’s also wise to go with Vivint if you want products like monitored smoke detectors, home automation, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work if you need a more robust solution. For a whole smart home, just use a pro.

The perfect expertly installed security system in El Paso is from Vivint

Once you make your choice to get a expertly installed security system in El Paso, go ahead and call (915) 465-3064. Your Vivint professional will create the best system that meets your family’s needs. Call a Vivint rep today or send in the form below to get a free quote.