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

February 19, 2021
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A Spokane DIY home security system can feel like the right option. But then you’re depending on your handiwork and programming proficiency, and your innate talent to put the right sensor or camera in perfect spot. A handful of tinkerers can install a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s the people that would make the system a Frankenstein’s monster.

If only we checked in with ourselves ahead of time what was better: a DIY home security system in Spokane or a security system that’s professionally put in by Vivint?

What can you expect when using a DIY security system in Spokane?

The main draw with a DIY home security system is that it’s easy to purchase individual alarms and cameras a little at a time. You can start with a single sensor or security camera, and then add equipment in a piecemeal fashion from different companies. Depending on what brand you pick, setup can seem easy and some updated packages may easily pair with your Echo or Google Home.

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

  • Getting single components may be cheaper.

  • Devices can be added slowly over time and from different brands.

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

  • Some DIY home security devices are simple to configure, provided that you understand where to place them.

Be aware that DIY security has some issues:

  • A DIY residential security system might rely on old tech longer than a professional system.

  • Individual products may not work in concert or connect to a central Smart Hub.

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

  • You are in charge of installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Troubleshooting with customer service can become annoying.

  • Your DIY system might not come with professional monitoring.

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Pros of a professional home security system in Spokane

While a DIY security system may appear to be the right way to go, there are reasons to consider getting your security system installed by a pro. For example, you're able to get a larger,and more comprehensive system when you go with a company like Vivint. Not only are you able to get the best security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but they can also add monitored fire, flood, and CO detectors, round-the-clock monitoring, and smart automation.

Here are some other benefits of a professionally installed security system in Spokane

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

  • You can protect against fire, flood, burglaries, and safety emergencies through one central hub using the Vivint App.

  • Your Vivint rep will know the perfect spots to install alarms and cameras.

  • You won’t have to fall back on your own construction or computer skills.

  • You’ll know all components work as they should before your Vivint installer leaves.

  • If sensor, camera or alarm is broken, it’s easy to call Vivint to make repairs.

  • Round-the-clock monitoring comes in 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 need to use their components and Vivint App.

  • 24/7 monitoring has a reoccurring charge.

So should you go with a professionally installed home security system or go with a do-it-yourself solution?

If you only want one or two security devices and you enjoy browsing the web for technical specifications and YouTube install videos, a DIY home security system may be right up your alley. But, if you're looking for a full security system that easily links motion detectors, HD cameras, and smart locks, you’ll probably need a Vivint system. It’s also recommended to go with Vivint if you need features like monitored fire alarms, smart home appliances, or medical pendants.

Basically, you shouldn’t choose DIY if you need a more robust solution. For a whole smart home, you should stick with the pros.

The perfect professionally installed security system in Spokane is from Vivint

Once you make your choice to purchase a expertly installed security system in Spokane, make sure to contact (509) 794-3440. Your Vivint expert will customize the perfect system that meets your family’s needs. Contact Vivint today or complete the form below to get started.