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DIY Home Security Systems In Ann Arbor Vs Professionally Installed Home Security Systems

February 19, 2021
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A Ann Arbor DIY home security system can look pretty alluring. But that means you’re relying on your handiwork and programming skills, and your capability to install the right device in perfect spot. A few people can install a security system that looks right and works perfectly, and then there’s the people that can make the system a hot mess.

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

What should you expect with a DIY security system in Ann Arbor?

The main draw with a DIY home security package is that you can get singular alarms and cameras over time. You can begin your collection with one alarm or camera, and then add components piecemeal from different companies. Depending on what brand you pick, installation can be simple and some newer devices can sync with your Echo or Google Home.

Here are some other benefits of a DIY home security system in Ann Arbor:

  • Purchasing single alarms and cameras may be cheaper.

  • Components can be added a little at a time and from different companies.

  • A nice solution for people that need a single component like a doorbell camera or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY home security components are easy to install, provided that you understand where the best place for them is.

Know that DIY security does come with some drawbacks:

  • A DIY residential security system could become outdated faster than a professional system.

  • Separate components may not work with each other or connect to one central Smart Hub.

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

  • You are responsible for installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Troubleshooting with customer service can become annoying.

  • Your low-cost system may not include 24/7 monitoring.

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Benefits of a professional home security system in Ann Arbor

While a DIY system may feel like the ideal solution, there are pros to having your residential security system set up by a pro. For instance, you're able to install a more complete system when you go with someone like Vivint. Not only are you able to get professional-grade security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but they can also add monitored fire, flood, and CO protection, round-the-clock monitoring, and home automation.

Here’s just a few other benefits of a professionally installed security system in Ann Arbor

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

  • You can safeguard against fire, flood, break-ins, and health emergencies through one central system using the Vivint mobile app.

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

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

  • You’ll know all components operate without issue before your Vivint rep leaves.

  • If something goes wrong with a camera, alarm, or sensor, just contact Vivint to come make repairs.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes in every alarm.

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

  • There may be installation fees.

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

  • 24-hour monitoring has a monthly payment.

So is it best to go with a Vivint home security system or get a DIY solution?

If you only want one or two security products and you enjoy looking on the internet for product comparisons and installation walkthroughs, a DIY home security system may be right up your alley. However, if you're looking for a full security system that easily syncs motion detectors, HD cameras, and CO detectors, you should consider a Vivint security system. It’s also wise to contact Vivint if you’d like services like monitored fire alarms, smart home devices, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY if you’re looking for a more complete option. For a whole smart home, you should hire a pro.

The best professionally installed home security system in Ann Arbor comes from Vivint

Once you choose to use a professionally installed security system in Ann Arbor, go ahead and phone (734) 206-7166. Your Vivint expert will create the ideal home security system that meets your home’s needs. Contact Vivint today or complete the form below to begin.