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DIY Home Security Systems In Palm Springs Vs Professionally Installed Home Security Systems

February 19, 2021
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A Palm Springs DIY home security system can look fairly easy to install. But that means you’re banking on your handiness and troubleshooting proficiency, and your capability to put the right sensor or camera in just the right spot. A few homeowners can cobble together a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s the people that would make the entire house a huge disaster.

If only we thought to ask ourselves before we bought, what was better: a DIY home security system in Palm Springs or a smart home system that’s professionally put in by Vivint?

What could you expect when you install a DIY security system in Palm Springs?

One of the benefits of a DIY home security system is that you can buy individual components over time. You can start with one alarm or camera, and then sprinkle in equipment one by one from a slew of different companies. Depending on what component you pick, setup can seem simple and a few newer packages can easily sync with your Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Here are a few additional pros of a DIY home security system in Palm Springs:

  • Purchasing single components may save you money upfront.

  • You can add devices over time and from competing brands.

  • A nice solution for people that need a paired-down system like a smart lock or indoor camera.

  • Some DIY security components are easy to install, if you have a plan for where they should go.

Realize that DIY security does come with some cons:

  • A DIY home security system may be obsolete faster than a professional security solution.

  • If you mix brands they may not “talk” together or link to a central Smart Hub.

  • You have to choose the ideal spots for cameras, alarms, and other devices.

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

  • Your low-cost security system might not come with 24/7 monitoring.

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Pros of a professional home security system in Palm Springs

While a DIY system can look like a nice solution, there are pros to having your home security system installed by a pro. For example, you can get a more complete system when you use a company like Vivint. Not only are you able to use professional-grade security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also give you monitored fire, flood, and CO detectors, 24-hour monitoring, and home automation.

Here are just a few other pros for a professionally installed security system in Palm Springs

  • You receive a robust security system built for your family and security needs.

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

  • Your expert installer will take the guesswork out of where to place components.

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

  • You’ll know all devices operate as they should before your Vivint installer leaves.

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

  • Round-the-clock monitoring comes as part of your initial package.

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

  • There could be installation fees.

  • You have to use their devices and mobile app.

  • 24-hour monitoring has a reoccurring payment.

So is it best to try a professionally installed home security system or gamble on a DIY solution?

If you only want one or two components and you like scouring the web for product reviews and YouTube install videos, a DIY home security system may be right up your alley. However, if you're looking for a robust system that seamlessly links motion detectors, security cameras, and smart locks, you should get a Vivint security system. It’s also a good idea to go with Vivint if you want features 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 this type of smart home, just hire a reputable company.

The best expertly installed security system in Palm Springs comes from Vivint

Once you make your choice to get a professionally installed home security system in Palm Springs, make sure to call (760) 334-5668. Your Vivint agent will customize the ideal home security system that meets your family’s needs. Call Vivint today or complete the form below to begin.