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DIY Home Security Systems In Fort Myers Vs Professionally Installed Home Security Systems

February 19, 2021
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A Fort Myers DIY home security system can look like the right option. But then you’re relying on your handiness and troubleshooting skills, and your capability to put the right device in just the right spot. A handful of people can put up a security system that both looks and works well, and then there’s the people that will make the security system a huge disaster.

If only we asked ourselves before we started, what’s more preferred: a DIY home security system in Fort Myers or a security system that’s expertly installed by Vivint?

What can you expect with a DIY security system in Fort Myers?

The main draw with a DIY security system is that it’s easy to get individual devices a little at a time. You can start with one camera or sensor, and then slip in other devices in a piecemeal fashion from whatever company. Depending on what component you choose, installation can seem simple and some newer devices will easily pair with your Echo or Google Home.

Below are a few additional pros of a DIY home security system in Fort Myers:

  • Buying single devices may be cheaper.

  • You can customize the system over time and with competing companies.

  • A nice solution for people that just want a single component like one motion detector or a smart lock.

  • Some DIY home security devices are easy to put in, if you know where they should go.

Know that DIY security has plenty of drawbacks:

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

  • When you mix brands they might not “talk” with each other or connect to a central Smart Hub.

  • You will have to guess on the correct configuration for cameras, alarms, and other sensors.

  • You are in charge of installation, programming, and maintenance. Watching how-to videos can be a hassle.

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

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Benefits of a professionally installed home security system in Fort Myers

While a DIY system may seem like the ideal solution, there are reasons to consider having your residential security system set up by a pro. For instance, it’s easy to get 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 add monitored fire protection, round-the-clock monitoring, and home automation.

Learn just a few other benefits of a professionally installedresidential security system in Fort Myers

  • You get a complete security system installed around your house and security needs.

  • You can safeguard against fire, flood, burglaries, and safety emergencies with one system using the Vivint mobile app.

  • Your expert installer will know the best places to install alarms and cameras.

  • You're not stopped by your own construction or computer skills.

  • You’ll know all alarms and cameras will work as they should before your Vivint installer leaves.

  • If a camera, alarm, or sensor is broken, you can call Vivint to fix it.

  • 24/7 monitoring comes in your initial package.

Of course, there are some drawbacks in a home security system that’s installed by Vivint:

  • There may be fees for installation.

  • You have to use their components and Vivint mobile app.

  • 24-hour monitoring has a reoccurring charge.

So should you go with a professional home security system or go with a DIY solution?

If you only want one or two components and you enjoy scouring the internet for product comparisons and how-to install videos, a DIY home security system may be right up your alley. But, if you’d like a comprehensive system that easily links motion detectors, HD cameras, and smart devices, you’ll probably need a Vivint smart home system. It’s also recommended to use Vivint if you need products like monitored fire alarms, smart home devices, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work if you need a more robust solution. For a whole smart home, you should hire the pros.

The best expertly installed security system in Fort Myers comes from Vivint

Once you choose to buy a expertly installed home security system in Fort Myers, go ahead and call (239) 326-6141. Your Vivint professional will create the perfect security system that meets your needs. Contact a Vivint rep today or fill out the form below to get a free quote.