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

February 19, 2021
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A Riverside DIY home security system can seem pretty alluring. But that means you’re depending on your handiness and programming skills, and your capability to put the right device in perfect spot. Some homeowners can install a security system that works perfectly and looks nice, and then there’s the people that would make the entire house a hot mess.

If only we asked ourselves ahead of time what was preferable: a DIY home security system in Riverside or a system that’s expertly put in by Vivint?

What should you expect when you install a DIY security system in Riverside?

The main draw with a DIY security solution is that it’s easy to purchase individual alarms and cameras one at a time. You can start with a single camera or sensor, and then add devices one by one from a slew of different companies. Depending on what brand you use, installation can seem simple and some newer devices may work with your Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Below are a few other benefits of a DIY home security system in Riverside:

  • Purchasing one-off devices may cost less.

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

  • A nice solution for homeowners that want a simplified system like a smart lock or indoor camera.

  • Some DIY security systems are simple to install, as long as you know where to place them.

Realize that DIY security includes a few issues:

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

  • If you mix brands they might not “talk” together or connect to one central Smart Hub.

  • You need to choose the right spots for cameras, smoke detectors, and other devices.

  • You have to do all the work for installation, repair, and upkeep. Watching how-to videos can be a hassle.

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

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Pros of a professional home security system in Riverside

While a DIY system might look like a nice option, there are pros to getting your security system installed by a pro. For example, it’s easy to get a more complete system when you choose a company like Vivint. Not only are you able to use professional-grade security alarms, detectors, and cameras, but they can also give you monitored fire detection, 24-hour monitoring, and smart automation.

Here are just a few other benefits of a professionally installed home security system in Riverside

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

  • You can safeguard against fire, carbon monoxide, burglaries, and health emergencies with one central hub using the Vivint App.

  • Your Vivint rep will take the guessing out about where to install components.

  • You're not limited by your own handiwork or computer skills.

  • You’ll know all components will work perfectly before your Vivint rep leaves.

  • If a camera, alarm, or sensor is busted, you can call Vivint to come make repairs.

  • 24-hour monitoring comes as part of every alarm.

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

  • There might be installation costs.

  • You have to use their equipment and Vivint App.

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

So should you try a professionally installed home security system or gamble on a DIY solution?

If you only need one or two security products and you like looking on the web for technical specifications and YouTube install videos, a DIY home security system could be right up your alley. But, if you need a full security system that seamlessly integrates motion sensors, cameras, and smart locks, you should look into a Vivint security system. It’s also recommended to use Vivint if you need products like monitored smoke detectors, smart home devices, or medical pendants.

Basically, DIY won’t work when you need a more complex system. For a complete smart home, you should hire a pro.

The best expertly installed home security system in Riverside comes from Vivint

Once you decide to purchase a expertly installed security system in Riverside, go ahead and contact (951) 477-3741. Your Vivint agent will personalize the ideal security system that meets your home’s needs. Contact a Vivint rep today or fill out the form below to get a free quote.