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

February 19, 2021
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It’s easy to get lured into using a DIY home security system in Harrisburg that looks ready to go right out of the box. But then you’re depending on your handiness and electronic skills, and your ability to hang the right sensor or camera in right spot. A handful of tinkerers can cobble together a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s some of us that would make the security system a Frankenstein’s monster.

If only we asked ourselves before we started, what was preferable: a DIY home security system in Harrisburg or a system that’s professionally put in by Vivint?

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

The main draw with a DIY security system is that you can purchase individual alarms and cameras one at a time. You can begin your collection with only one sensor or security camera, and then sprinkle in components in a piecemeal fashion from a slew of different companies. Depending on what brand you use, setup can be simple and some updated packages may sync with your Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Below are a few additional benefits of a DIY home security system in Harrisburg:

  • Buying individual alarms and cameras might save you money upfront.

  • Devices can be added slowly over time and with different companies.

  • Great for homeowners that need a simplified system like one motion detector or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY home security devices are simple to configure, if you understand where the best place for them is.

Know that DIY security includes a few drawbacks:

  • A DIY residential security system might be obsolete faster than a professionally installed security system.

  • When you mix and match product brands they may not communicate in concert or link to a central Smart Hub.

  • You will have to know the right placement for cameras, smoke detectors, and other sensors.

  • You have to do all the installation, repair, and upkeep. Online or phone troubleshooting can be a hassle.

  • Your DIY security system may not have round-the-clock monitoring.

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Benefits of a professionally installed home security system in Harrisburg

While a DIY security system may appear to be the ideal way to go, there are reasons to consider having your residential security system professionally installed. For instance, you're able to have a larger,and more robust system when you choose a company like Vivint. Not only can you get the best security alarms, sensors, and cameras, but Vivint can also give you monitored fire, flood, and CO protection, 24-hour monitoring, and home automation.

Learn some other benefits of a professionally installed home security system in Harrisburg

  • You get a complete security system built for your house and security needs.

  • You can protect against fire, carbon monoxide, intrusion, and safety emergencies through one system using the Vivint mobile app.

  • The Vivint rep will know the perfect spots to place components.

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

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

  • If a camera, alarm, or sensor is damaged, you can contact Vivint to make repairs.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes with your initial package.

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

  • There could be installation costs.

  • You can only use their components and Vivint mobile app.

  • 24/7 monitoring has a small monthly charge.

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

If all you need is one or two components and you enjoy browsing the internet for product comparisons and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system might be what you’re looking for. But, if you’d like a complete system that easily links motion detectors, security cameras, and smart locks, you should get a Vivint smart home system. It’s also a good idea to go with Vivint if you’d like services like monitored fire alarms, home automation, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work when you need a more complex system. For a whole smart home, just use a pro.

The perfect expertly installed home security system in Harrisburg is from Vivint

Once you choose to use a professionally installed home security system in Harrisburg, go ahead and contact (717) 844-9116. Your Vivint agent will create the ideal home security system that meets your family’s needs. Contact a Vivint rep today or fill out the form below to get started.