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

February 19, 2021
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Like other homeowners, you could get roped into putting up a DIY home security system in Peoria. But that means you’re relying on your handiness and electronic skills, and your innate talent to hang the right device in just the right spot. A handful of homeowners can cobble together a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s the people that will make the security system a Frankenstein’s monster.

If only we asked ourselves ahead of time what’s preferable: a DIY home security system in Peoria or a security system that’s expertly installed by Vivint?

What can you expect with a DIY security system in Peoria?

A big benefit of a DIY residential security package is that you're able to buy singular devices over time. You can start with one alarm or camera, and then add components one by one from a slew of different companies. Depending on what component you pick, initial setup can seem easy and some updated devices may easily pair with your Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Here are some additional benefits of a DIY home security system in Peoria:

  • Buying individual devices can save you money upfront.

  • Equipment can be added a little at a time and from competing brands.

  • Perfect for people that need a simplified system like a doorbell camera or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY home security systems are simple to install, if you have a plan for where they should go.

Know that DIY security has plenty of drawbacks:

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

  • Different branded devices might not work together or connect to one central Smart Hub.

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

  • You are responsible for installation, programming, and maintenance. Troubleshooting over the phone can become annoying.

  • Your out-of-the-box security system may not come with 24/7 monitoring.

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Pros of a professional home security system in Peoria

While a DIY security system may feel like the perfect way to go, there are reasons to consider having your security system set up by a pro. For example, you're able to have a larger,and more comprehensive system when you use someone such as Vivint. Not only are you able to have high-end security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but they can also install monitored fire detectors, 24-hour monitoring, and smart automation.

Here’s a few other pros for a professionally installedresidential security system in Peoria

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

  • You can protect against fire, flood, break-ins, and safety emergencies with one central system using the Vivint mobile app.

  • Your expert installer will know right where to install devices.

  • You won’t have to bank on your own handiness or tech skills.

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

  • If something happens to sensor, camera or alarm, just contact Vivint to come make repairs.

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

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

  • There could be installation costs.

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

  • 24/7 monitoring uses a monthly payment.

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

If all you need is one or two security devices and you like looking on the web for product reviews and YouTube install videos, a DIY home security system might work well for you. However, if you want a comprehensive system that seamlessly links motion sensors, security cameras, and CO detectors, you’ll probably need a Vivint smart home system. It’s also recommended to use Vivint if you’d like features like monitored fire alarms, smart home appliances, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work when you need a more complex system. For this type of smart home, you should hire the pros.

The perfect expertly installed home security system in Peoria comes from Vivint

Once you decide to buy a expertly installed security system in Peoria, make sure to contact (309) 332-1063. Your Vivint expert will customize the best system that meets your home’s needs. Call a Vivint rep today or complete the form below to get a free quote.