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

February 19, 2021
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A Brooklyn DIY home security system can look fairly easy to install. But that means you’re banking on your handiwork and electronic skills, and your ability to hang the right sensor or camera in just the right spot. Some people can install a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s the people that would make the system a huge disaster.

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

What could you look forward to when you install a DIY security system in Brooklyn?

One of the benefits of a DIY security solution is that you're able to buy individual components over time. You can begin your collection with only one camera or sensor, and then slip in other components piecemeal from whatever company. Depending on what component you choose, initial setup can be simple and a few newer packages can work with your smart speaker.

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

  • Purchasing individual components may be cheaper.

  • You can add components slowly over time and with competing companies.

  • A nice solution for homeowners that just want a single component like a doorbell camera or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY security components are easy to put in, if you understand where they should go.

Realize that DIY security has a few drawbacks:

  • A DIY home security system may become outdated faster than a professional security package.

  • When you use different product brands they may not “talk” in concert or connect to a central Smart Hub.

  • You have to decide on the ideal placement for cameras, alarms, and other sensors.

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

  • Your DIY security system may not come with professional monitoring.

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Pros of a Vivint home security system in Brooklyn

While a DIY system can appear to be a nice solution, there are pros to having your home security system set up by a pro. For instance, you're able to get a more robust system when you choose a company like Vivint. Not only can you get high-end security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but Vivint can also install monitored fire protection, 24-hour monitoring, and smart automation.

Learn just a few other benefits of a professionally installed home security system in Brooklyn

  • You get a customized security system installed for your home and security needs.

  • You can protect against fire, flood, intrusion, and health emergencies with one central hub using the Vivint App.

  • The installer will take the guesswork out of where to hang components.

  • You won’t have to rely on your own handiwork or computer skills.

  • You’ll know all devices work perfectly before your Vivint installer leaves.

  • If sensor, camera or alarm is broken, just contact Vivint to fix it.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes as part of every alarm.

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

  • There may be installation costs.

  • You need to use their equipment and mobile app.

  • Round-the-clock monitoring uses a small monthly charge.

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

If all you want is one or two security devices and you enjoy looking on the internet for technical specifications and installation walkthroughs, a DIY home security system might work well for you. However, if you need a robust system that seamlessly links motion sensors, HD cameras, and smart locks, you should consider a Vivint smart home system. It’s also recommended to contact Vivint if you want products like monitored fire alarms, home automation, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY if you need a more robust solution. For this type of smart home, you should stick with a pro.

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

Once you decide to get a expertly installed security system in Brooklyn, make sure to call (929) 552-2194. Your Vivint agent will customize the perfect system that meets your needs. Call Vivint today or fill out the form below to get started.